• BCer's Chris Crisologo, Tristan Mandur Earn Spots In U.S. Amateur Championship

    BC's Chris Crisologo (Inset Left) And Tristan Mandur (Inset Right) Have Each Qualified For Next Month's Prestigious U.S. Amateur

    Richmond’s Chris Crisologo has played his way into next month’s United States Amateur Championship. Crisologo earned one of two available spots at a 36-hole qualifier at Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Palouse, Wash. Crisologo fired rounds of 72 and 67 to finish one-under par for the day. That was six shots behind medalist Joe Highsmith of Lakewood, Wash.

    The 119th playing of the U.S. Amateur goes Aug. 11-18 at the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. Crisologo, a member of Canada’s National Amateur Team and the 2018 B.C. Amateur champion, will be joined in the U.S. Amateur field by fellow British Columbian Tristan Mandur of North Cowichan.

  • Daylight Saving Time Is Good For Golf And Golfers

    British Columbians are being invited to share their views on how we should observe time in our province. Most areas of B.C. currently “spring forward” into Daylight Saving Time during summer months and “fall back” to Standard Time in the winter.

    British Columbia Golf believes that continuing to change our clocks bi-annually is of particular benefit for recreational activities including, of course, golf.

    Please read on and take the online survey if you wish to make your voice heard on the subject.

  • Everything’s Coming Up Ivy For Tiffany Kong And Angela Zhang

    Young Vancouver Golfers Tiffany Kong (L) And Angela Zhang (R) Are Heading To Princeton University And Dartmouth College To Play Golf And Study This Fall - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Tiffany Kong and Angela Zhang aren’t just good golfers, they are also excellent students and that combination has the two Vancouver friends heading to the Ivy League.

    Kong is off to Princeton University in New Jersey this fall, while Zhang is bound for Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Both are beyond excited about what lies ahead and delighted they will be seeing one another on the course as they begin the next phase of their lives.

  • BC's Sihota One Of 8 Canadians In The Field For 72nd U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

    Victoria, BC's Jeevan Sihota Will Tee It Up In The 72nd U.S. Junior Amateur At The Famed Inverness Club Next Week - Image Credit Chuck Russell/Golf Canada

    TOLEDO, Ohio (July 9, 2019) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced tee times for the first two rounds of the 72nd U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, Monday (July 15) and Tuesday (July 16), at 7,339-yard, par-71 Inverness Club.

    Victoria, BC's Jeevan Sihota is one of 8 Canadians in the field for the event.

  • Four From BC To Compete In 118th PNGA Men’s Amateur Championship

    Lakewood, Wash. – The Tacoma Country and Golf Club in Lakewood, Wash. is set to host a full field of 168 of the most talented male amateur golfers in the Pacific Northwest and beyond on July 8-13 for the 118th Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship, conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA). Tacoma was the site of the first Pacific Northwest Amateur Championship, held in 1899.

    In the field from British Columbia are Richmond's Chris Crisologo, the 2018 BC Amateur Champion, and his younger brother Michael, who earlier this year picked up a win in the Future Links, Driven By Acura, Pacific Championship. Also competing from BC is 2016 BC Juvenile Boys Champion Khan Lee of Langley and Port Alberni resident Spencer Rhodes.

    Other Canadians in the field are Quebec's Laurent Desmarchais and Alberta's Kai Iguchi. 

    The championship begins with 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying held on July 8-9, followed by a cut to the low 64 players who will advance to single-elimination match play.

  • ModGolf Podcast Season 6 Episode 6: Larry Gilhuly - TEE IT FORWARD To Increase Enjoyment And Participation In Golf

    Courtesy Colin Weston/ModGolf

    In Larry Gilhuly’s opinion, the three biggest issues facing the game of golf are pace of play, player enjoyment and economic sustainability. Larry believes he has the solution for all three: “The answer for all of these, in my opinion, are properly placed forward tees.”

    This week host Colin Weston speaks with Larry Gilhuly, who is an Agronomist with The United States Golf Association and a passionate advocate of the TEE IT FORWARD program.

  • Parsons Pumped About Pan Am Games In Peru

    Delta's Mary Parsons Is The Defending B.C. Women's Amateur Champion - BC Golf Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    When Mary Parsons tees it up in the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship July 9-12 at Nanaimo Golf Club, the Delta resident will be doing more than defending the title she won last year. Parsons will also be preparing for what figures to be the biggest event of her young golfing life.

    The 20-year-old, who just completed her sophomore year at Indiana University, will represent Canada later this summer at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. And yes, that has her more than a little excited.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces Morse Cup Team For 53rd Pacific Coast Amateur

     Representing British Columbia Golf In The Morse Cup At This Year's Pacific Coast Amateur Are (L-R), Henry Lee, Jeevan Sihota And Chris Crisologo - Images Courtesy UW/PNGA/BC Golf

    The 53rd Pacific Coast Amateur Championship tees off Tuesday, July 23rd at the Championship Course at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. This will be the first time in history that the Pacific Coast Amateur will be played in New Mexico.

    All players will be vying for the individual Ed Updegraff Trophy, named after the longtime volunteer and standout amateur golfer who played on three Walker Cup teams (1963, 1965, 1969), won the inaugural Pacific Coast Amateur title at Seattle Golf Club in 1967 and was the 1999 Bob Jones Award recipient from the USGA.

    Taking place concurrently with the first and second rounds will be the battle for the Morse Cup, a 36-hole stroke play team competition using predetermined rosters representing the 15 member associations of the Pacific Coast Golf Association. The Morse Cup team trophy was donated by Samuel F. B. Morse, founder and developer of Pebble Beach Company and Pebble Beach Golf Links.

  • Canada's Christopher Vandette Third At TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup

    Canada's Christopher Vandette Had A Fine Tournament At The TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Finishing Third Individually - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    TOYOTA CITY, Japan – Christopher Vandette of Beaconsfield, Que., fired a 3-under-par 68 in the final round to finish third in the individual boys division at the TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup. Canada finished sixth in the team competition.

    Vandette’s score of 68 was his third round in the 60s during the week. A bogey on the par-4 13th was the lone blemish on the 17-year-old’s scorecard. His score of 63 on Thursday was tied for the lowest round of the competition, helping him finish five shots back of winner Samuel Simpson of South Africa.

  • PGA TOUR Announces Korn Ferry As Umbrella Sponsor Of Newly Named Korn Ferry Tour

     Image Courtesy PGA TOUR/Korn Ferry Tour

    Written by Korn Ferry Tour Communications/Courtesy Golf Canada

    (June 19, 2019) PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida – The PGA TOUR and Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) announced today a 10-year agreement making the Los Angeles-based, global organizational consulting firm the Umbrella Sponsor of the newly named Korn Ferry Tour.

    In replacing Web.com, Korn Ferry’s sponsorship takes effect June 19 and extends through the 2028 season. The Korn Ferry Tour will continue to award PGA TOUR membership to the Tour’s 50 leading players, including the top 25 from the Regular Season points list and the top 25 from the three-event Korn Ferry Tour Finals points list.

  • Tee It Forward And Have More Fun

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    In Larry Gilhuly’s opinion, the three biggest issues facing the game of golf are pace of play, player enjoyment and economic sustainability.

    Gilhuly likes to think he has the solution for all three. “The answer for all of these, in my opinion, are properly placed forward tees,” Gilhuly told the Annual General Meeting of British Columbia Golf at Tsawwassen Springs Golf Club.

    For much of his 35-year career with the United States Golf Association, Gilhuly was all about agronomy. His formal title with the USGA is Agronomist, West Region. In other words, Gilhuly is an expert on growing grass. But in recent years, Gilhuly has become passionate -- very passionate -- about teeing it forward. And by forward, he means way forward. “This topic that I am talking about has got me fired up,” Gilhuly told his audience.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Hadwin Earns Open Spot; Allenby Takes Positives From MC; Little Set To Defend Sr. Title; Parsons 4th At Porter Cup

     

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    He did not get the ultimate prize, but Abbotsford’s Adam Hadwin did earn something else of note with his solo sixth-place finish Sunday at the RBC Canadian Open. 

    Hadwin claimed one of three spots that were up for grabs at Hamilton Golf & Country Club into next month’s Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Hadwin also hoisted his fourth Rivermead Cup as low Canadian in the Canadian Open. He had high hopes of ending the long Canadian victory drought when he began Sunday’s final round just one shot out of the lead.

    But no one was going to catch Rory McIlroy, who closed with a nine-under 61 to finish 22-under, seven shots clear of the field.

  • Juli Inkster Wins Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup, BC's Little 2nd Low Amateur

     Juli Inkster Was The Wire-to-Wire Winner In The Second Annual Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup At White Horse GC In Kingston, WA - Photo credit: Rick Sharp

    SEATTLE, June 8, 2019 – Californian Juli Inkster was a wire-to-wire winner at the second annual Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup presented by Boeing.

    The LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame member posted a final-round score of 7-under 66 to finish at 15-under 131 at White Horse Golf Club.

    Inkster played two bogey-free rounds and added final-round birdies on hole Nos. 16 and 18 to win by four strokes over runner-up Michele Redman of Minnesota. Redman recorded a final-round score of 66 for a two-day total of 11-under 134.

  • BC's Legendary Little To Let It Fly With LPGA Legends At White Horse GC

    Procter, BC's Jackie Little Is Set To Tee It Up With The LPGA Legends This Week At White Horse GC As One Of Four Amateurs In The Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup - Image Credit Bryan Outram

    By Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    If ever there was an aptly named professional event for amateur great Jackie Little to appear in it has to be this one.

    The LPGA Legends Cup taking place at the White Horse Golf Club in Kingston, WA this Friday and Saturday will feature several of the best known and accomplished LPGA stars over the last few decades. 

    With an amateur record that has her already in both the BC Golf Hall of Fame and the PNGA Hall of Fame, Little is looking forward to teeing it up with and against some of the players she looked up to as an amateur player growing up.

  • BC's Mary Parsons Named To Golf Canada's Pan Am Team

    Delta, BC's Mary Parsons Is Joining The Canadian Pan American Games Golf Squad For The Pan Am Games In Lima, Peru This August - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    For Immediate Release

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Golf Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee have announced the four athletes on Canada’s golf team nominated to compete at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

    The Canadian athletes nominated by Golf Canada for the Pan Am golf competition—which runs August 8-11, 2019 at the Country Club Villa—were determined based on an assessment of world rankings and head-to-head results among those with a declared intent to compete.

    On the women’s side, 20-year-old Brigitte Thibault of Rosemère, Que. has accepted selection to the Pan Am golf team and will be joined by Mary Parsons of Delta, B.C.

  • PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours Canadian Player Results Week of May 20, 2019

    The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of players from Canada as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and their performances.

  • Team B.C. Makes It Four In A Row At North Pacific Junior Ladies Matches

    Team British Columbia Pose As Winners Of The North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches For The Fourth Consecutive Year - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Foursomes, otherwise known as alternate shot, is for many players the most nerve-wracking format of match play golf. You never would have known it by watching Team British Columbia perform Sunday at the North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches at Quilchena Golf & Country Club in Richmond.

    The six B.C. girls earned all nine points up for grabs in their three alternate-shot matches Sunday to register their fourth straight victory in the annual event that includes fellow juniors from Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

  • BC's Golf Facilities Hosting A Women's Golf Day Event June 4th

    Over 30 Clubs and courses are participating. Find below a list of events set to take place around the province for this year's Women's Golf Day...

  • BC's NPJLTM Squad Goes For The 'Four-Peat' At Quilchena G&CC

    The British Columbia Golf North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Clockwise From Top Left: Chaewon Baek, Euna Han, Angela Zhang, Tiffany Kong, Lauren Kim & Angel (Mu Chen) Lin - BC Golf Image

    The 33rd annual edition of the North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches are being held at Richmond's Quilchena Golf & Country Club this year and the squad from British Columbia are not only acting as hosts, they are looking to repeat as defending champions - for the fourth year in a row.

    The team from BC were victorious in 2016 at Pitt Meadows GC, in 2017 at Illahe Hills Country Club in Salem, Oregon and again last year at the Rock Creek Country Club in Portland, Oregon. The North Pacific Junior Ladies' Team Matches (NPJLTM) will see squads from British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington competing May 24th - 26th.

  • UBC Women Play The Round Of Their Lives To Clinch NAIA Championship

    UBC Women's Golf Senior Avril Li Led The Way For The T-Birds With A 3-under 69 In The Final Round - BC Golf File Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The day did not start quite the way Avril Li or Kate Johnston had hoped, but it sure ended well. Li and Johnston, the No. 1 and 2 players for the UBC Women’s Golf Team, both double-bogeyed the opening hole in Friday’s final round of the NAIA National Championship tourney at Lincoln Park Golf Club in Oklahoma City.

    Johnston followed up with a bogey on the second hole and you could almost see UBC’s slim lead slipping away. But UBC’s two top guns recovered beautifully and led the Thunderbirds to a five-shot win over Keiser University of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.