• Remembering Fallen Golf Heroes

    Geoffrey Cornish Was A Disciple Of Stanely Thompson And Helped Build The Capilano Golf Club In West Vancouver. He Was Also A Major In The Canadian Army, Serving In Europe From 1940-45 - Golf Canada Image

    By Terry Lenyk/Golf Canada

    They are some of Canada’s most renowned golf legends, a list amassed of professional and amateur players, course architects and administrators. They have all contributed to the growth of the game of golf in this country. However, their contributions to golf pale in comparison to their contributions to the fabric of our nation.

    November 11th is Remembrance Day. A day we remember and pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces. What better day to remember Canadian golfers of the past who helped our nation during its greatest times of need.

  • Hadwin Pumped About Another Crack At Presidents Cup

    Adam Hadwin Was Made One Of The International Team's Captain's Pick By Ernie Els - File Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Adam Hadwin has the second chance he so desperately wanted and is determined to make the most of the opportunity afforded him by Ernie Els. Ever since dropping his Sunday singles match 2&1 to Phil Mickelson at the 2017 Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey, Hadwin has been yearning for a return engagement to the biennial matches.

    The 32-year-old Abbotsford product got his wish when Els, the International captain for next month’s matches in Melbourne, Australia, made him one of four captain’s picks.

  • World Handicap System To Roll Out In 2020

    For Immediate Release

    (4 November 2019, St Andrews, Scotland and Liberty Corner, N.J., USA): The World Handicap System (WHS) is ready to be launched from January 2020 and will provide golfers with a unified and more inclusive handicapping system for the first time.

    Though many countries are planning to adopt the new system in January, the system will go live in other parts of the world throughout the year to accommodate different implementation plans and variations in the golfing calendar.

  • United States Holds Off Canada To Capture Inaugural Women’s PGA Cup

    Courtesy PGA OF AMERICA

    AUSTIN, Texas — Team golf, whether conducted on a televised global stage or in the cozy confines of the Fazio Foothills of Austin, Texas, is the sport’s minute-by-minute drama series.

    The inaugural Women’s PGA Cup had its share of compelling vignettes  as a five-member United States team dug deep to hold off Canada and capture a sparkling silver trophy by four strokes, 671-675, at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa.

    The 54-hole competition, the first international event for women PGA Professionals, opened with the U.S. owning a 10-stroke advantage only to see that cushion trimmed twice to four. The day closed on a sun-splashed tableau of rolling terrain with Canada and the U.S. dueling on the Foothills’ renowned final four holes.

  • European Disabled Golf Association Announced As Official Charity To Portugal Masters

    The European Disabled Golf Association Has Been Announced As The Official Charity To The Portugal Masters At Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course October 24-27th - Image Courtesy Facebook/EDGA

    Courtesy European Tour

    The EDGA changes the lives of people with disability through the power of golf. Made up of volunteers from the National Golf Federations from 29 countries around the world, its objective is to help more than half a million people living with a disability try the sport of golf.

    All charitable funds raised by EDGA at the Portugal Masters from tournament draw sheet sales, a longest drive competition sponsored by Golfbreaks, taking place during Wednesday’s Pro-Am, and a raffle, with some fantastic prizes to be won, will help fund the delivery of training, education and programmes in the country.

  • Another Week, Another Rules Controversy As Euro Tour Player’s Preferred Lies 10-Shot Penalty Leads To DQ

    By JOEL BEALL, Golf Digest

    It's a good thing professional golf does not have a "Number of Days Since Last Rules Controversy" sign placed at tournament sites. Because it would never crack double digits.

    [In a span of one week], the sport has seen Lee Ann Walker assessed 58 penalty strokes for having her caddie improperly line her up on putts and Jesper Parnevik dinged for not taking a mulligan.

    Joining those ill-famed ranks is Marcel Siem.

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  • Arnold Palmer To Be Honoured With U.S. Postal Stamp In 2020

    Via Press Release

    ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 22, 2019) – The United States Postal Service announced today that it will be recognizing Arnold Palmer with the issuance of a nationwide stamp as a part of its 2020 stamp program.

    The U.S. Postal Service will honor Palmer for his positive impact and compelling story, rising from humble beginnings to become a globally revered champion. The U.S. Postal Service notes, “with drive and charisma, he helped transform a game once seen as a pastime for the elite into a sport enjoyed by the masses.”

  • Harold Varner III Makes Big Donation To First All-Black Golf Team To Win State Championships

    By KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, Golf.com

    Back in the spring, the Drew Charter men’s golf team from Atlanta won the Class A Public State Championship in golf, lapping their competition to take home the trophy.

    Their win was especially notable for two reasons. First, they are the first Atlanta Public School to capture the state title. Second, they’re the first all-black team and coaching staff to earn top honors in the state of Georgia.

    Now, a PGA Tour veteran who took notice of their triumph is jumping in to support their continued success. Harold Varner III tweeted to congratulate the team and call attention to their accomplishment. In addition, Varner announced a donation of US$5,000 to the school’s golf program.

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  • Inaugural PGA Women's Cup Features 5 Teams Including Canada

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – A field featuring five PGA governing bodies: Australia, Canada, Great Britain & Ireland, Sweden and the United States, will compete in the inaugural Women’s PGA Cup – a first-of-its-kind team competition for women PGA Members from around the world.

    Canada's squad consists of Ontario's Emma De Groot (Team Captain), Meaghan Allum, Rebecca Lee-Bentham and Casey Ward along with Richmond, BC's Christine Wong.

    The international showcase event is Oct. 22-26, at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, in Austin, Texas.

  • Follow Canadians In The 2019 USAGA International Adaptive Golf Championship

    The 2019 USAGA International, America’s only USAGR triple-weighted tournament with opportunities to earn WR4GD world ranking points is underway at Desert Pines Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    The International is a 54-hole stroke play event with the 18-hole final round scores from selected players also determining the International Cup Team Challenge winner.

    After the opening round there are 3 Canadians in the top 5 and you can follow the results by clicking on the link shown below.

  • Folsom Wins PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur; BC's Horwood Repeats At Super Senior

    PNGA Senior Women's Champion Leslie Folsom (L) And Super Senior Champion Holly Horwood (R) - PNGA Photo

    Via Press Release

    Spokane, Wash. – Leslie Folsom of Tukwila, Wash. shot rounds of 73-76 to win the 33rd Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur; while Holly Horwood of Vancouver, B.C. successfully defended her title by winning the 8th Super Senior Women’s Amateur, her third consecutive title in this championship.

    Both 36-hole championships were held concurrently this week at Kalispel Golf and Country Club in Spokane, Wash., and were conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

    Visit thepnga.org for complete final scoring of both championships.

  • Women In Golf Charter Update

    British Columbia Golf CEO Kris Jonasson And Board President Michelle Collens Were Two Of The First Signatories On Board From A Provincial Association In Canada For The Women In Golf Charter - BC Golf Photo

    Courtesy R & A/ British Columbia Golf

    (Friday, 27 September, 2019) - To date, 153 organizations have given their commitment to the Women in Golf Charter, pledging to build on current initiatives and develop new projects to increase the number of women, girls and families playing golf and becoming members of clubs, as well as giving women wider opportunities to enjoy careers and volunteering in the sport.

  • Rampuri Wins First NCAA Tournament, SFU Captures True North Classic

    Jaya Rampuri Collected Her First Collegiate Win At The Inaugural True North Classic At Richmond CC - SFU Athletics Photo

    Courtesy Steve Frost/SFU Marketing & Communications

    RICHMOND, BC – Senior Jaya Rampuri captured medalist honours for her first collegiate tournament win and Simon Fraser University won the inaugural True North Classic, the first-ever NCAA golf tournament held in Canada at the Richmond Country Club.

    Rampuri fired a second round par 72, on the 5,978 yard layout to win by three strokes over first-round leader Cammie Decker of Concordia, who was the only player under par at -1 after one round. Rampuri shot two rounds of 72 to win the 36-hole tournament with a 144 after Decker slipped to a final round 4-over-par 76 during the wet and windy conditions on day two. Decker finished at 147.

  • The Astor Trophy Competition Marked The End Of A Very Busy Summer For Delta’s Mary Parsons

    Mary Parsons (Far Right) With Canadian Teammate Emily Zhu Before Their Match With Wenyung Keh (Far Left) And Julianne Alvarez Of New Zealand In The Astor Trophy Competition - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf

    VICTORIA -- Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Peru. Those are some of the places golf has taken Delta, BC's Mary Parsons the last few years.

    The last week of August was not quite as exotic for the 20-year-old Parsons, who was a member of Canada’s four-woman team at the Astor Trophy competition held at Royal Colwood Golf Club. She only had to hop on a ferry to get there. It marked the end of what was a hectic summer for Parsons, the 2018 B.C. Women’s Amateur champion.

  • PGA TOUR Developmental Tours Moving To Point System For 2020

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PONTE VEDRA, Fla. – The PGA TOUR’s three international tours—PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Series-China—will use a points-based system for its Orders of Merit, starting in 2020, the three Tours announced September 11.

    This will align these three Tours with the PGA TOUR and Korn Ferry Tour, which are both using points to measure players’ success.

  • How Canada’s Olympic Golf Team Gets Selected

    Canada Will Be Returning A Golf Squad In The 2020 Olympics In Tokyo - Image Used With Permission 

    By Terry Lenyk/Courtesy Golf Canada

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Wondering how Canada’s Olympic golf team will be selected? You’re not alone.

    In 2016, golf made its historic return to the Olympic Games for the first time in 112 years, dating back to when Canadian George S. Lyon won gold for Canada at St. Louis 1904. A lot has happened since 2016 (new Rules of Golf and new PGA TOUR schedule just to name a few) and many golf fans have forgotten how Olympic qualifying works, which is why we’re writing this article.

    The field for the 2020 Olympic golf competition will include 60 women and 60 men competing over 72 holes of stroke play in a men’s individual event (July 30-August 2) and a women’s individual event (August 5-8).

  • Volunteers Needed For 2020 CP Women’s Open At Shaughnessy

    The stars of the LPGA are heading back West to Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in 2020 for the CP Women’s OpenAugust 31st through September 6th.

    Each year over 1,200 people contribute their time and energy to volunteer at the CP Women’s Open. We are so thankful and fortunate to work with such a hardworking group of people each and every year. Registration fills up quickly, so be sure to get your volunteer registration in early.

  • New Zealand Captures Astor Trophy At Royal Colwood

    (L-R) Julianne Alvarez, Carmen Lim, Wenyung Keh, and Amelia Garvey (Photo: Chuck Russell/Golf Canada)

    By Brad Ziemer/For Golf Canada

    VICTORIA, B.C. – They wore all-black, of course, and just like their country’s famous rugby team, the New Zealand women took care of business in a very efficient manner Sunday at Royal Colwood Golf Club.

    The Astor Trophy, a five-country competition which has been played every four years since 1959, had never been won by New Zealand. Until now.

    And the fact New Zealand earned it with a victory Sunday over Australia made it that much sweeter. This was a little like the All Blacks beating the Wallabies in rugby, albeit on a smaller scale, but in a much more civilized setting.

  • New Zealand Squad Building On Nation’s History Of Stellar Play In BC

     Julianne Alvarez, Carmen Lim, Wenyung Keh, Amelia Garvey And Coach Jay Carter Of Team New Zealand At This Year's Astor Cup - Golf Canada Image

    Written by Brad Ziemer/For Golf Canada

    VICTORIA, B.C. – New Zealand golfers have a history of playing well in British Columbia.

    Lydia Ko won the CP Women’s Open twice, in 2012 and 2015, at Vancouver Golf Club. And way back in 1992, the New Zealand men’s team that included future U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell along with Phil Tataurangi, Stephen Scahill and Grant Moorehead won the World Amateur Team competition at Capilano Golf Club in West Vancouver.

    Now, it seems, the New Zealanders are at it again in British Columbia at this week’s Astor Trophy competition at Royal Colwood Golf Club. New Zealand earned a big point Friday by winning its match against South Africa. New Zealand has played two matches this week and collected the maximum two points.

  • Brooke Rivers Gives Canadians A Boost At Astor Trophy

    Brooke Rivers (AJGA File Photo)

    VICTORIA, B.C. – Brooke Rivers’ debut on the international golfing stage is off to a splendid start as the 14-year-old from Brampton, Ont. helped put Canada on the board Thursday at the Astor Trophy.

    Rivers, who is about to enter Grade 9, won both of her matches Thursday at Royal Colwood Golf Club as Canada earned half a point by tying its matches with Australia.

    Rivers teamed with Noémie Paré of Victoriaville, Que., to win their foursomes match 2&1 over Australians Amelia Mehmet-Grohn and Kirsty Hodgkins. After a quick lunch, Rivers then went out and beat Australia’s Emily Mahar 2-up in their afternoon singles match.