• Nathu And Mandur To Represent BC In Mexican Amateur

    Ziggy Nathu (L) And Tristan Mandur (R) Are Headed To Mexico To Represent British Columbia In The 2019 Mexican International Amateur - BC Golf File Photo

    British Columbia Golf has announced that Zaahidali (Ziggy) Nathu of Richmondand Tristan Mandurfrom North Cowichan will be BC's representative team at this year's prestigious Mexican Amateur taking place the week of June 6-9th in Mexico City at the Club de golf México.

    The event is a 72 hole stroke play championship with a cut after 36 holes. It draws an international field from North, South and Central America.

  • SFU’s Rampuri Impresses With T7 Finish At NCAA Division II National Championship

    Simon Fraser University Junior Jaya Rampuri Parlayed Her First Appearance In The NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championships Into An Admirable T7th Finish - Image Courtesy SFU Athletics

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Jaya Rampuri finished off her NCAA Division II National Championship tourney in style, rolling in a 10-foot downhill putt for birdie on the 18th green.

    It was a fitting conclusion for the Simon Fraser University junior, who did herself and her school proud with a tie for seventh place. Rampuri and teammate Kylie Jack were the first SFU women to ever compete in the National Championship tourney. Both received invitations to nationals after strong performances at the West Regional tournament.

  • Kelowna, BC's Megan Osland Plays Her Way Into 2019 U.S. Women's Open

    Image Courtesy Facebook

    Kelowna’s Megan Osland won the 36-hole U.S Women’s Open Sectional Qualifier held at the Bradenton Country Club in Florida, Monday, May 6th shooting 3-under par 68 in the first round and 1-under par 70 in the second to finish 4-under in the one day tournament.

    This secured her a spot in the 2019 U.S Women’s Open Golf Tournament to be held at the Country Club of Charleston in South Carolina May 30-June 2.

  • Hank Haney Has Coached The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Former Coach Of Tiger Woods, Hank Haney Had A Lot Of Very Intriguing Thoughts To Share During The Callaway Golf Learning Summit At Morgan Creek GC - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Hank Haney figures he knows a thing or two about golf instruction. “I feel like I am uniquely qualified,” Haney told a clinic at Morgan Creek Golf Course in Surrey this week. “I am really the only instructor who has taught arguably the greatest player in the history of the game in Tiger Woods and the worst player in the history of the game in Charles Barkley.”

    That line drew lots of laughs from clinic participants -- mostly Vancouver-area club pros -- who had gathered at Morgan Creek to hear four of Callaway Golf’s heavy hitters talk golf.

  • Bald Eagle And Kyle German Reunited In Point Roberts

    Kyle German Has Returned To The Former Point Roberts GC Now Reborn As Bald Eagle - Images Courtesy Brad Ziemer & Bald Eagle GC

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Kyle German was out of the golf business and so, for a time, was Point Roberts. Now they are both back, reunited -- and it feels so good -- in the sleepy Washington state resort community south of Tsawwassen at Bald Eagle Golf Club.

    German ran the original Point Roberts Golf Course for about seven years between 2005 and 2012. He left after things began to slide downhill when the previous owner stopped paying some bills. The course had its water supply cut off, fell into disrepair and was eventually closed. Now it’s back, rebranded as Bald Eagle Golf Club at Point Roberts, and better than ever.

  • Ziggy Nathu And Andy Kim To Become First Players From Canadian School To Compete In PGA Minority Collegiate Championship

    UBC Thunderbirds Men's Golf Team Members Ziggy Nathu (Right In Large Photo/Left In Inset) And Andy Kim Are Off To the PGA WORKS Championship - Inset Image Courtesy UBC Twitter

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A huge month of May for the University of B.C. Thunderbirds men’s golf team has become even bigger for Ziggy Nathu and Andy Kim.

    The two UBC players are heading to Florida to compete in the 33rd PGA WORKS Championship. The 54-hole event runs May 10-12 at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

    For its first 32 years, the tournament was known as the PGA Minority Collegiate Championship, but it has been rebranded this year as the PGA WORKS Championship. UBC is the first Canadian school to send athletes to compete in the event.

  • Team WSGA Wins 14th Annual PNGA Cup

    The Team From WSGA Mounted A Comeback In The Singles Matches To Win The 14th Annual PNGA Cup Held This Week At The Crosswater Club At SunriverResort In Oregon - Image Courtesy PNGA

    (Federal Way, Wash.) – Team WSGA mounted a comeback in today’s Singles matches to win the 14th Annual PNGA Cup, held this week at the Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Ore.

    This is the third title for Team WSGA in the 14-year history of the matches, which is a Ryder Cup-style competition featuring the finest 48 amateur golfers among the four allied golf associations that comprise the Pacific Northwest Golf Association – the Idaho Golf Association, Oregon Golf Association, Washington State Golf Association, and British Columbia Golf.

  • New World Handicap System Prepares For Implementation Beginning 2020

    For Immediate Release

    (30 April 2019), St Andrews, Scotland and Liberty Corner, NJ, USA: Golf’s new World Handicap System (WHS), which is designed to bring the game of golf under a single set of Rules for handicapping and provide a more consistent measure of players’ ability between different regions of the world, remains on track for implementation starting in 2020.

    Education has begun with events being held in Singapore, South Africa, Great Britain and Ireland, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Continental Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and the USA.

    A secure resource portal, accessible via whs.com, has also been launched to provide national associations with a library of materials that they can use to help support their own education efforts.

  • Canada’s Golf Industry Celebrates National Golf Day With Nation-Wide Campaign Launch On Parliament Hill

    Image courtesy Golf Canada

    Via Golf Canada

    OTTAWA – On the second annual National Golf Day, the Canadian golf industry, represented by We Are Golf, is launching a national campaign to encourage Canadians to get involved in the sport. Industry leaders are meeting with Parliamentarians throughout the day, while golf stakeholders are working to spread the word in municipalities nationwide.

  • Follow Live Scoring With BC Golf Team In PNGA Cup

    The 14th annual PNGA Cup is now underway at Crosswater GC in Sunriver, Oregon. British Columbia Golf is in competition with teams from the Idaho Golf AssociationOregon Golf Association and Washington State Golf Association.

    The annual Ryder Cup-style competition is held on a rotating basis throughout the region, with this year’s event being held in Oregon and hosted by the Oregon Golf Association.

    Each association has selected a 12-person team consisting of eight men and four women. The representation includes four mid-amateur men of 25 years of age or older, two men of 40 years or older, two senior men of 55 years or older, two mid-amateur women of 25 years or older and two senior women of 50 years or older.

    The two-day competition includes four-ball and foursome matches the first day and singles matches on the second and final day. With three matches for each player, the championship allows each competitor to compete against players from each of the other associations. With both men’s and women’s scores used to determine the team result, it is the only known event of its kind in the U.S.

    The Oregon Golf Association will be attempting to defend its title, having won the event for the 7th time last year. British Columbia Golf has won the competition on 3 occasions, in 2009, '13 and '14.

    CLICK HERE for Live Scoring

  • 14th Annual PNGA Cup Set To Begin At Oregon's Crosswater Club

    Federal Way, Wash. – The 2019 Pacific Northwest Golf Association’s (PNGA) championship season kicks off this week as 48 of the top amateur golfers in the region prepare to square off in the 14th PNGA Cup, to be held May 1-2 at the Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Ore.

    The PNGA Cup was created in 2006 by past PNGA President Dr. Jack Lamey as a way of continuing the friendship and partnership of the region’s allied associations under the PNGA umbrella – British Columbia Golf, Idaho Golf Association, Oregon Golf Association and Washington State Golf Association.

    The annual Ryder Cup-style competition is held on a rotating basis throughout the region, with this year’s event being held in Oregon and hosted by the Oregon Golf Association.

  • SFU Clan's Lin, Jack And Rampuri Named To Women’s Golf All-GNAC First Team

    Courtesy SFU Athletics/Women's Golf

    PORTLAND, OR - Coming off the stunning come-from-behind victory at the 2019 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships, Simon Fraser University golfers Belinda Lin, Kylie Jack, Jaya Rampuri and Estee Leung were selected to the 2018-19 GNAC Women's Golf All-Conference Team.

  • Video: Andy Sullivan Tries To Make A Hole-in-One With 500 Balls

    European Tour Originals presents the 'Chase The Ace Hole-In-One Challenge', episode 3. How many balls would it take a professional golfer to make a hole-in-one?

    The odds of an average golfer making an ace are roughly one in 100,000, while stats suggest a European Tour pro's chances are closer to one in 2,500. Introducing Andy Sullivan...

  • Delta, BC's Mary Parsons Earns First Collegiate Win For Indiana

    BC's Mary Parsons (Back Row 3rd From Right) Poses With Her Teammates After She Led Them To A Win In The Lady Boilermaker Classic With Her First Collegiate Victory(Image Courtesy IU Athletics)

    Courtesy IU Women's Golf

    Sophomore Mary Parsons picked up her first collegiate win for the Indiana Hoosiers Women's Golf Team  after rounds of 70 and 66 put her at 8-under par, six shots ahead of second place Inez Wanamarta of Purdue.

    Parsons led her team to the overall victory in the weather-shortened Lady Boilermaker Classic held in West Lafayette, Indiana.

  • 2019 Masters Tee Times

    By Christopher Powers/GolfDigest

    The Masters can't get here soon enough, and it will always signal the beginning of golf season, specifically for those who live in cold-weather areas.

    The sights and sounds at Augusta National kick off the year in a way that no other tournament can, and this year's edition of the Masters promises to be a special one. There are too many intriguing storylines to count, with Rory McIlroy's quest for the career Grand Slam leading the way following his Players Championship victory.

    Of course, there's also Tiger Woods, who will be the main draw as long as he's still healthy enough to compete at Augusta National. Patrick Reed, whose game is beginning to trend in the right direction, is the defending champion.

    To read the rest of Christopher Powers' column please click here

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  • Drive Chip And Putt Contest Shows Promise For Future Generations Of Golfers

    From One Canadian Champion At Augusta To Another, 2003 Masters Winner Mike Weir Presents The Trophy To Nicole Gal For Taking Her Age Division Title - Image Courtesy Augusta Media Hub

    By Kris Jonasson/British Columbia Golf

    Started in 2013, Drive Chip & Putt is a joint initiative of the Masters, PGA of America and the USGA. Boys and girls are organized into 4 categories, by age, and compete in driving, chipping and putting. Ages groups are 7-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15.

    Qualifying takes place at over 250 local qualifying sites throughout the United States. Top finishers at each site advance through sectional, then regional qualifying, with the final 80 competitors representing 10 finalists, in 4 age divisions for both genders.

  • Current Masters Odds

    The 2019 Masters field is set. With Corey Conners' win at the Valero Texas Open, the field has moved from 86 to 87 to match last year's small field, with Patrick Reed eventually earning the Green Jacket.

    The 87 golfers in each of the last two Masters represent the smallest field for the first major of the year since there were 86 golfers in the field when Tiger Woods won in 1997.

    According to CBS Sports golf columnist Kyle Porter, "Conners is a nice late addition, but he's obviously not one of the favorites. This year's Masters favorite happens to also be the best golfer on the PGA TOUR this season and the man to whom a victory here would probably mean the most of any of the superstars in the game.

    "Rory McIlroy is an 8-1 favorite to win his first Masters, and he's followed closely by Dustin Johnson at 10-1 and Justin Rose at 12-1. Combined, that trio has 10 top 10s in 11 Masters over the last four years."

  • Another Historic Final Round at Augusta National

    Jennifer Kupcho Of The United States Poses With The Trophy On The No. 12 Hole After Winning The Augusta National Women's Amateur, Saturday, April 6, 2019 - Image Courtesy ANWA Images

    By Kris Jonasson/British Columbia Golf

    A Masters Champion arrives on the first tee, then stands respectfully to the side as four legends in women’s golf, all World Golf Hall of Fame members, stroll across the tee and stand beside their clubs.

    Bubba Watson listens intently as Augusta National Chairman, Fred Ridley, welcomes everyone to the final round of the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur.

  • Thibault Represents Canada Well At Augusta National Women's Amateur

    Brigitte Thibault Was Canada's Only Representative At The Inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur - Image Courtesy Fresno State/ Matt Burkholder / Director of Communications

    By Kris Jonasson/British Columbia Golf

    Tristan Mullally is the Golf Canada National Team Coach for Women. He reports directly to Jeff Thompson, Chief Sport Officer for Golf Canada. Derek Ingram coaches the men’s team while Robert Ratcliffe coaches the boys and Matt Wilson coaches the girls’ junior squad.

    These individuals are not widely known by Canadian golfers but they, along with excellent support staff, are the reason Golf Canada is gaining significant notice for the quality of our national development program.