• ParaLong Drivers Are Stand Up And Play Athletes

    Josh Williams Launches A Drive In The ParaLong Drive Championship

    all images credit Fairways Media/Randy Dodson

    January 28th, 2015

    by Jim Claggett, Inside Golf


    Getting the ball to go forward off the tee is something most golfers can accomplish on a regular basis.

    Getting it to go forward as well as long is a different matter and we marvel at those who can bomb it off the tee.
    Back in October I had the opportunity to witness a group of men and women who could hit it straight for the most part but the length of their tee shots was something to behold.
    Some drives crept past the 200 yard mark while more than a few topped 300 yards.
    Did I mention these competitors were missing an arm, a leg, both legs or maybe their vision?
  • Victoria's Cory Renfrew Monday Qualifies For Waste Management Phoenix Open

    January 26, 2015

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    It was just after 6 p.m. at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale and almost too dark to see anything, but Victoria’s Cory Renfrew smiled so widely that it almost lit up the course.

    Renfrew, listed officially as a Scottsdale resident – he does live here with roommate Eric Hawerchuk, as they chase their golf dreams – is the pride of Victoria and shot a (-6) round of 66 on the Pine Course at McCormick Ranch to claim one of the three spots into the Waste Management Open, Phoenix’s biggest party masquerading as a golf tournament.

  • BC Women Golfers At The Astor Cup

    Team Canada’s Women’s Development Squad, including 3 players from BC, is geared up to showcase their talent at The Grange Golf Club for the time-honoured Astor Trophy. 

    Ann Carroll, Canada’s Development Squad coach, leads Grace St. Germain (Ottawa), Naomi Ko (Victoria, B.C.), Jaclyn Lee (Calgary), Alisha Lau (Richmond, B.C.) and Michelle Kim (Surrey, B.C.) into overseas action for one of their first events as a new team.

  • Talking Rock Recognized By Pacific Northwest Golfer Magazine

    November 14, 2014

    Tom Cade, (PNGA)

    Par-3 15th hole selected as one of the ‘Great Holes of the Northwest’

    Federal Way, Wash. – In the upcoming November issue of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, the par-3 15th hole at Talking Rock Golf Resort in Chase, B.C. is recognized as one of the “Great Holes of the Northwest,” one of just four holes selected each year by the Northwest’s largest and longest-running golf publication.

    Measuring anywhere from 152 to 210 yards, this downhill par-3 marks the return of the layout to the shores of Little Shuswap Lake and provides spectacular scenery for the finishing holes.

    Guarded by bunkers left and right, the mounded green allows for shots to run up onto the surface, while shots hit long will roll into the surrounding fescue.

  • Svensson, Carrigan, Proteau And Ko Win 2014 PNGA Player Of The Year Awards

    November 14, 2014

    Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    A strong crop of British Columbia nominees resulted in Canadians winning half of the eight Pacific Northwest Golf Association Player of the Year awards for the 2014 championship season.

    Adam Svensson of Surrey won the top honour in the Men’s category while Kevin Carrigan of Victoria won for the third consecutive year in the Men’s Mid-Amateur category.

    On the women’s side, Christina Proteau of Port Alberni won in the Women’s Mid-Amateur category while Naomi Ko of Victoria triumphed in the Junior Girls’ category.

  • America's St. Andrews

    November 10, 2014

    Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    If you don’t have the coin to golf Chambers Bay, site of the 2015 US Open, then this might be the best alternative. And at $40, it gives you many hours of enjoyment and sheer wonderment that an old sand and gravel pit in the middle of literally nowhere will be hosting the Pacific Northwest’s first US Open in less than nine months.

    Blaine Newnham and Tom Cade have put together a truly amazing book which chronicles the history of Chambers, from the vision of Pierce County executive John Ladenburg to the belief of the USGA’s Mike Davis that the US Open could be contested in Tacoma.

  • Pace of Play Survey by R and A.

    October 9, 2014

    Adam Helmer, Golf Canada

    One of the hot topics in golf at the moment is pace of play.

    Pace of play is affected by many factors, including player ability and behaviour, management practices and course difficulty and set-up. Many commentators argue that golf nowadays takes too long, that slow round times are driving people away from the game and that something needs to be done. Conversely, others would say that golf is not a race, that not everyone wants to play in a hurry and that some courses are just not capable of being played in under four hours.

    The R&A is interested to hear the views from golfers around the world on this issue and has compiled a survey with this in mind.

    Please take a few moments to fill out their survey by clicking here.

  • BC's Grant Wins Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur; Hubbard Wins Super Senior Title

    October 9, 2014

    Scotty Crouthamel - PNGA

    Federal Way, Wash. – Melanie Grant of Kelowna, B.C. won the 28th Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur, while Sue Hubbard of Kent, Wash. took the title in the 3rd Pacific Northwest Super Senior Women’s Amateur. Both championships were held concurrently at Fairwood Golf & Country Club in Renton, Wash., and were conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

    Grant’s final round of 2-over par 73 was the championship’s low round, and vaulted into first place for a two-shot victory over second-place finisher Gretchen Klein of Hoquiam, Wash. Grant had shot an 82 in the first round.

  • USA Wins World Junior Girls Championship, Canada Takes Bronze

    October 1, 2014
    Dan Pino (Golf Canada)

    Markham, Ont. (Golf Canada) –Team USA got out to an early lead and never let it go, finishing with a team-total score of 17-under par 559 for the wire-to-wire victory at the inaugural World Junior Girls Golf Championship at Angus Glen Golf Club (South Course) in Markham, Ont.

    The Americans (137-141-137-144—559) began Wednesday’s final round with a commanding 16-shot lead and went on to shoot a team-total, even-par 144 to capture top spot on the medal podium.

  • Canada finishes second at men’s World Amateur Championship

    September 13, 2014
    Tyler Costigan (Golf Canada)

    KARUIZAWA, Japan – Team Canada made it interesting down the stretch but could not catch the Americans, falling short by two strokes to finish second at 36-under par at the 2014 men’s World Amateur Team Championship at Karuizawa 72 Golf East.

  • Canada finishes second at Women’s World Amateur Golf Championship

    September 6, 2014
    (Golf Canada)

    Team Canada had history in their sights but it wasn’t meant to be as Australia, with a combined 131 from world no. 1 ranked Minjee Lee and Su Oh in the final round, came from seven strokes back to win the 2014 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship (WWATC) at 29-under-par 547 at Karuizawa 72 Golf East’s Iriyama Course.

    Canada, which led on each of the first three days and was vying for its first Women’s World Amateur victory, finished second at 27-under 549 to capture the silver medal.

  • Golf Canada names 2014 Canadian World Amateur Teams

    August 19, 2014
    (Golf Canada)

    Oakville, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the six individuals selected to represent Canada at the 2014 World Amateur Team Championship, conducted by the International Golf Federation. The championships – features both a women’s (Sept 3rd-6th) and men’s (10th-13th) competition which will take place in Karuizawa, Japan from September 3 – 13, 2014.

  • Team BC returns to Portland to defend title at the 46th Hogan Cup

    August 6, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    Richmond, BC (British Columbia Golf) – Team British Columbia is set to return to Portland, Oregon on August 8 – 10, heading Riverside Golf and Country Club to defend the title at the 46th Hogan Cup.

    Under the guidance of coach Todd Spring, a team of four BC junior boys will compete against some of the top juniors from across the western United States in the 36-hole event.

  • Hawaii declared champions at 42nd Junior Americas Cup

    July 31, 2014
    Erin Lennox (CJGA) 


    Vancouver, BC Golfers participating in the 42nd Junior America's Cup were faced with sunny skies again at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club as they entered the third and final round of this year's tournament. The Shaughnessy course really challenged the players each day as they all battled to take home the title. Hawaii team members were able to read the greens and master the course to be declared champions and take home the title.

  • Patrick Murphy fires course record to lead Canadian Junior Boys Championship

    July 29, 2014
    Katrina Owens (Golf Canada)

    Niagara Falls, Ont. (Golf Canada) –Patrick Murphy of Crossfield, Alta. grabbed the opening round lead at the 2014 Canadian Junior Boys Championship at Legends on the Niagara after firing a 8-under 64 on Tuesday.

  • Yang Takes Medalist Honors in U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Qualifying at The Home Course

    June 10, 2014
    (Washington State Golf Association)

    DUPONT, WA. – Jennifer Yang of Coquitlam, B.C. shot a 5-under par 67 and took medalist honors in leading the field who competed today in sectional qualifying at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.

  • Adam Svensson wins Jack Nicklaus Award

    June 1, 2014
    Morgan Bell (Golf Canada)

    The accolades keep rolling in for Team Canada’s Adam Svensson who recently captured his second straight NCAA Division II Team Championship with the Barry University Buccaneers.

  • Team BC takes fourth place in Lima

    April 26, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    RICHMOND, BC (British Columbia Golf) – Team British Columbia returned to Lima to defend their title at the XXVI International Amateur Tournament April 23-26, the team finished fourth at +14 after four days of competitive play.

    British Columbia Golf was represented by Kevin Carrigan and Brent Wilson at the Lima Golf Club in Peru. The pair beat 26 international teams.

  • Royal & Ancient Golf Club Of St Andrews

    ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews will vote in September on whether to have women as members for the first time in its 260-year history.

    A statement from the club Wednesday said all committees are “strongly in favour of the rule change and are asking members to support it.”

    The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews has about 2,400 members from around the world and dates to 1754. The clubhouse is among the most famous buildings in golf, overlooking the Old Course at St. Andrews.

    Pressure has been building in recent years on the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews to change its men-only policy, especially after Augusta National Golf Club announced in August 2012 that it was inviting two women to join – former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore.

    The British Open last year was held at Muirfield, one of three links courses on the Open rotation that does not allow female members.

    “This is welcome news from the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, and I urge its members to follow their committees’ recommendations and vote `yes’ for women members,” British sports minister Helen Grant said in a statement. “It would mark a step in the right direction for the sport and I would hope encourage the remaining golf clubs that still have anachronistic single-sex member policies to follow suit.”

    The next Open at a men-only club is in 2016 at Royal Troon.

    The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews devolved responsibility for running the Open Championship and administering the Rules of Golf to a separate entity in 2004 known as The R&A.

    The R&A governs golf everywhere in the world except for the United States and Mexico. It also organizes the British Open and other championships.

  • AJ Ewart Claims Victory At Future Collegians World Tours Event

    A.J. Ewart, a 14-year-old from Coquitlam, claimed victory at the Future Collegians World Tour event hosted by the Sandpiper GC in Santa Barbara, CA from February 15-16.