• ModGolf Podcast: The "Accidental Agronomist"

    In this edition of the ModGolf Podcast, creator and host Colin Weston speaks with Shelia Finney, Senior Director of Member Programs at The GCSAA. She shares the engaging programs they are leading that encourage more women and young people to consider careers in the golf industry.

  • Take Part In BC Golf's 'Cloud Scramble' In Celebration Of Women's Golf Day

    As part of this year's Women's Golf Day celebration, British Columbia Golf is holding a 'Cloud Scramble' and you can win prizes by entering your own team. The Scramble format has proven to be a fun way to play and to have everyone get a chance to contribute to the team. 

    There will be prizes drawn from the scorecard images entered by each team, thus the 'awards' are strictly based on participation. Have fun, it's called 'playing' Golf ????

    Teams will receive clarification on the basics of the rules upon entering the event from Tyler McKay. See more details below. 

  • Women's Golf Day Excited To Announce WGD Palooza 2021

    via Press Release

    Golf legends, Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam, are leading the stellar line-up of stars from the world of golf on May 25th for WGD Palooza, a virtual online event brought to you by Women’s Golf Day and hosted at The World Golf Hall of Fame.

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Creating Innovative Solutions To On-Course Traffic Jams

    ModGolf Podcast creator and host Colin Weston recently sat down with Tagmarshal Co-Founder and CEO Bodo Sieber. A German national with an extensive understanding of design thinking, user experience and process optimization, Bodo has honed his applied data science expertise during more than a decade in the field. 

    "Slow pace of play continued to be a key negative experience factor for golfers and course operators. No one was building technology-led solutions to relieve this pain point, so we did."

    - Tagmarshal Co-Founder and CEO Bodo Sieber joins us to share his entrepreneurial journey and how they create innovative solutions to reduce on-course traffic jams.

  • BC's Christine Wong, Titleist's Newest Brand Ambassador

    Richmond Native Christine Wong Was Recently Named A Titleist Brand Ambassador - Image Courtesy Titleist/FootJoy

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    When she has a spare moment, which doesn’t happen often in her life, Christine Wong sometimes thinks about one final run at the LPGA Tour. But then she reflects on how happy she is with her life right now and wonders why she’d want to change a thing.

    “I think for the next couple of years or so I will probably just keep doing what I have been doing,” Wong says. “I feel like I am in a really good place in my life right now and it’s kind of nice.”

    Nice and busy. Wong, a two-time B.C. Women’s Amateur champion who is now nearly eight years removed from a successful collegiate golf career at San Diego State University, has a lot on her plate.

  • Building The 'Wakanda' For Young Black Golfers

    In the latest edition of The ModGolf Podcast, creator and host, Colin Weston, interviews Andy Walker, the Director of The UGA Academy & Player Development.

    Walker explains how the state-of-the-art facility in Florida he calls The Wakanda For Golf aims to teach this game at the highest level "...with resources that include biomechanics and short game area to learn how to score develop emotionally, physically and mentally.”

    We will introduce players of African decent to the industry because not all of them are going to play on tour. We want to flood the industry with qualified professionals that go into the management side of the game, or golf architecture, club design, agronomy. All the different opportunities with the PGA and on The PGA Tour.”

  • Happy Vaisakhi To All From British Columbia Golf

    British Columbia Golf is pleased to recognize that Tuesday (13 April) was the first day of the Vaisakh month. We sincerely hope everyone was able to celebrate in a happy and safe manner. 

    Vaisakhi (Punjabi: ਵਿਸਾਖੀ, IAST: visākhī), also known as Baisakhi, Vaishakhi, or Vasakhi is a historical and religious festival in Sikhism and Hinduism.... Vaisakhi marks the Sikh new year and commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.

    Traditionally, Vaisakhi (also known as Baisakhi) festival is celebrated in Punjab region and is especially important for the Sikh community as it marks the establishment of the Khalsa. More recently, this festival is also celebrated around the world by the Sikh diaspora. Vaisakhi is a harvest festival of Punjab, or according to Punjabi calendar it is the New Year for Punjabi people.

    This day is also observed as the Thanksgiving day by the farmers whereby the farmers pay their tribute, thanking God for the abundant harvest and also praying for future prosperity.

    Vaisakhi is one of the three festivals chosen by Guru Amar Das Ji to be celebrated by Sikhs. 

  • Can A Canadian Win The Masters? At Least One Writer Thinks So...

    With The Masters about to tee it up in a couple of days, we thought it might be interesting to read why one prognosticator includes at least one Canadian in his top 10 picks for players 'Most Likely To Win The Masters'- ed.

    By Rich Hunt/golfwrx.com

    Each year for the Masters, I create a filtering process to help determine the players who are most likely to win the green jacket based on criteria that have strongly predicted outcomes at Augusta. I usually get the list down to roughly 20-25 players.

    Last year, Dustin Johnson was one of my 21 players who could win the Masters. Dustin was at 9/1 odds. The other top finishers, like Cameron Smith and Sung Jae Im, were filtered out unlike previous years where players that were in contention were typically shortlisted. My theory on that is that due to the tournament being played in November, the course was not playing as firm and as fast as it normally does, and that allowed players who typically do not get through my filter to get into contention.

    Before I discuss my picks for this year’s Masters....

    Click HERE to see full article

     

  • Titleist & FootJoy Parent Company Acushnet Commits To R&A's Women In Golf Charter

    Acushnet, the parent company of global golf brands Titleist and FootJoy, has demonstrated its commitment to creating a more inclusive culture within golf by becoming a signatory of The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter.

  • Video: What Does it Mean to be a Woman Working in Golf?

    Recently, in celebrating International Women's Day, The R & A asked women working in golf - inside and outside of The R&A - to talk about their work and why having more women in the industry is essential for the future success of the sport.

    British Columbia Golf joins The R&A in being committed to broadening the appeal of the sport for women and girls in all forms whether that is playing the sport or working within it. The Women in Golf Charter and #INVITEHer​ campaign aims to improve inclusivity of golf for women and girls.

    Read more on The R&A's efforts https://www.randa.org/en/theranda/ini...

     

  • World Champions Cup Set To Debut In 2022

    The PGA Tour Champions Is SetTo Hold A 3-way Cup For All Parts Of The World - Image Courtesy World Champions Cup

    CHICAGO (MARCH 16, 2021) – A unique and exciting new professional golf competition is ready to take the world stage, as sports media and marketing firm Intersport announced the creation of the World Champions Cup, scheduled to debut in the fall of 2022.

    Inspired by the passion and tradition of the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup, the World Champions Cup will be a first-of-its-kind golf tournament featuring Team USA, Team Europe and Team World squaring off over three days of competition that will renew some of the game’s most storied rivalries as the teams battle for international pride and global bragging rights.

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Creating A Business Model That Makes Golf Accessible To Everyone - Kathy Erikson, The Short Game Place

    After the sudden passing of her beloved husband Mike three years ago, Kathy Erikson made a life-changing decision: dedicate her energy to crate a golf experience that appeals to everyone, year round, 24 hours a day.

    ModGolf Podcast creator and host, Colin Weston, sat down with Kathy Erikson to learn about the passion that drives her to create an indoor golf arena that started with an AHA moment almost thirty years ago.

  • Participate In The Golf & Health Survey – Win A £200 Voucher For St. Andrews!

    via Golf Canada and The R&A

    The R&A is keen to understand the importance of health messaging and how to best communicate health benefits to existing and potential golfers.

    We would very much appreciate your feedback on your experiences and perceptions of the health benefits of playing golf and your thoughts for promoting this in the future.

    As a thank you for your time you will have an opportunity to enter a prize draw to win a £200 voucher for Auchterlonies golf shop in St Andrew’s (worldwide shipping)

    To take part in the survey please click on the survey link below:

    The survey is being undertaken by independent research agency Sports Marketing Surveys. Please be assured that the information that you provide will remain confidential.

  • 'The Sihota Line': Playing TPC's 18th up No. 9 isn't Bryson DeChambeau's idea

    Victoria, BC's Jeevan Sihota - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    By  BRENTLEY ROMINE/golfchannel.com

    Bryson DeChambeau's thought of driving it over the lake and into the ninth fairway while playing No. 18 this week at TPC Sawgrass isn't unprecedented.

    The aggressive line is already known as “The Sihota Line.”

    Last September at the AJGA Junior Players Championship, Jeevan Sihota, a high-school junior from Victoria, British Columbia, played the Stadium Course's par-4 finishing hole down the ninth all three days.

    “It’s a lot wider target to hit,” Sihota told GolfChannel.com on Tuesday. “I knew I had speeds capable of doing it, so I figured why not? It leaves you a better angle into the green and basically takes the water out of play.”

    Click HERE to read complete story...

  • The ModGolf Podcast: James Cronk, Co-Founder Of Golf Industry Guru

    Understanding Customer Needs To Create Value For The Golf Industry - James Cronk, Co-Founder Of Golf Industry Guru

    ModGolf Podcast creator and host Colin Weston recently sat down with Golf Industry Guru Co-Founder James Cronk to learn how his team puts the customer first to create new value in a traditional market space.

  • 2021 RBC Canadian Open Cancelled Due To Ongoing COVID-19 Challenges

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA AND TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA – Due to logistical challenges related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the PGA TOUR, title sponsor Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Golf Canada announced today that the 2021 RBC Canadian Open, scheduled for June 7-13 at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in Etobicoke, Ontario, has been cancelled.

    “Even with an extensive health and safety plan in place, we faced a number of significant logistical challenges that led us to this decision,” said PGA TOUR President Tyler Dennis. “While we are disappointed to cancel Canada’s National Championship, we are thankful to our partners RBC and Golf Canada – along with our Canadian fans — for their unwavering support and cooperation throughout this process. We look forward to the RBC Canadian Open returning to our schedule next year.”

  • Women’s Golf Day Calls On Golfers To Support International Women’s Day With Ballsy Campaign

    Via The Golf Wire & Women's Golf Day

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Monday March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD), an annual, global event celebrating women and their achievements.

    Women’s Golf Day (WGD) will be encouraging male and female golfers to celebrate #IWD2021 this year by taking part in a #WGDUnites social media campaign by posting a photo of a golf ball marked with the name of a woman that drives, inspires, motivates, empowers or supports you.

  • It's International Women's Day, Celebrate With 'Women Leading Women' Lunch & Learn

    Welcome to a Monthly Lunch & Learn Series to bring together women in the sport and physical activity sector (and beyond) to discuss a range of topics

    In partnership with ProMOTION Plus and Sport BC, Pacific Sport Fraser Valley is presenting a series of online events to bring women together in the sport and physical activity sector (and beyond) to discuss a range of topics.

    Their next session is on International Women’s Day!

    Monday, March 8th they welcome Ifeoma Esonwune to speak about women, power, and leadership. Ifeoma is a dynamic, empathetic, and enthusiastic international speaker and publisher, and the founder/CEO of Network for the Empowerment of Women.

    Click HERE to learn more and register for participation.

  • B.C.‘s Jody Jackson Relishing Her New Role As LPGA’s Technical Lead Of Instruction

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp notwithstanding, the LPGA Tour is not exactly being over-run by Canadian content these days. But behind the scenes, one other Canadian is playing a significant role in another key area of the LPGA’s business.

    Jody Jackson, a longtime resident of southern Vancouver Island and a former coach with British Columbia Golf, was named this past fall as the LPGA’s technical lead of instruction.

    “It is really cool for them to have hired a Canuck as second in command on the teaching education side,” Jackson says with a touch of pride in her voice.

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Building A Business That Helps People Fall In Love With Golf - Dr. Greta Anderson, Founder Of Dr. Greta Golf

    To open Season 9, host Colin Weston is joined by LPGA Teaching Professional Dr. Greta Anderson - Founder of Dr. Greta Golf - to learn how she applies her PhD in Higher Learning and voracious curiosity to help students understand the WHY.

    "We are making progress but there definitely are a lot of areas that we need to do more work. It's implied bias. I'm continuously saddened by the number of people - especially women of colour - who land at my lesson tee. Often times it is a return to golf after a bad experience that happened a decade or two ago and for whatever reason they have decided to give it one more shot and they found me."

    - Dr. Greta Anderson

    Listen to the podcast by clicking on the image below. You can hear more ModGolf podcasts HERE

     

    To learn more about Dr. Greta, check out her bio page and Instagram @drgretagolf