British Columbia Golf

British Columbia Golf is recognized by the Government of BC as the official golf association in BC. It provides programs and services benefitting golfers and the golf industry in the province. We would like to acknowledge the support of the Province of British Columbia along with our sponsors/partners who are so generous in helping maintain and grow this great game. 

 

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British Columbia Golf Is Committed To Safe Sport - With An Inclusive, Respectful Environment For All Golfers

Sport organizations in British Columbia are committed to creating a sport that is accessible, inclusive, respects their participant's personal goals and is free from all forms of Maltreatment.

Please click HERE to see details and resources on Safe Sport in BC and across Canada.

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  • Sport BC Announces In Her Footsteps & Bobbie Steen Foundation Award Recipients

    October 24, 2022 – (Vancouver, BC) ProMOTION Plus is excited to recognize three deserving women that will be celebrated at the 55th Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at the Vancouver Convention Centre East.

    Two women will be honoured with the prestigious In Her Footsteps, including British Columbia Golf Managing Director of Player Development, Debbie Pyne . . . Celebrating BC Women in Sport recognition program and one recipient will receive the Bobbie Steen Legacy Foundation Award...

  • Honouring National Day For Truth And Reconciliation, September 30th

    VIASPORT BRITISH COLUMBIA - On September 30, individuals and communities will be honouring Orange Shirt Day, as well as the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.

    Collectively, we are marking this important occasion by encouraging members of the sport, physical activity, and recreation sectors to actively participate in this day of Truth and Reconciliation...

  • A September To Remember For Kevin Stinson

    Kevin Stinson Tees Off During A VGT Event - Image Courtesy Vancouver Golf Tour

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Kevin Stinson has collected something much more valuable than a bunch of frequent-flier points the past three weeks. He has stored away some precious golfing memories that will last a lifetime...

  • Padraic O’Rourke Named New Director Of Golf At Marine Drive Golf Club

    Padraic O'Rourke, The 2021 PGA of BC Club Professional Champion, Is Heading To Marine Drive As The Venerable Club's New Director Of Golf - PGA of BC Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Padraic O’Rourke grew up on the west coast of Ireland and had the opportunity to play many of the famed links courses in his homeland.

    He quickly gained an appreciation of the game’s history, something he said was top of mind in accepting the position of director of golf at Vancouver’s Marine Drive Golf Club...

  • EDGA 359 Pilot Project To Enhance Coach Training For All Abilities Athletes

    Golf Canada

    (September 1, 2022) – Golf Canada and the PGA of Canada are committed to providing opportunities for people with disabilities to experience the physical, psychological, and social benefits golf can offer.

    As part of this commitment, the national golf organizations have launched the EDGA 359 Pilot Project, presented by Golf Canada and the PGA of Canada, partnering with EDGA (formerly the European Disabled Golf Association) on coach training designed to demystify adaptive golf and give coaches the confidence needed to launch and develop programs for golfers with disabilities across Canada.

    “Through this coach training, we are eager to increase support for golfers of all abilities and make our sport inclusive of more Canadians,” said Laura Wilson, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Safe Sport for Golf Canada.

    Click HERE for complete article...

  • A Parent's Guide On How To Watch Your Child Compete In Golf

    Photo Courtesy Golf Canada/Youth On Course

    By Brad Ewart

    Casper the friendly ghost would make a good golf parent. As an invisible ghost he could always remain out-of-sight and out-of-mind allowing his golfer to play without distraction...

  • Golf Industry Guru Helping Courses Navigate What Can Be A Complicated Business

    Golf Industry Guru Gurus, Scott Masse (L) And James Cronk (R) - Image Courtesy GIG Website 

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Golf is not only a hard game, it’s also an extremely difficult business. Think about it. There’s a lot more to operating a golf course than simply ringing in green fees.

    There’s the food and beverage side of the operation. There’s the agronomy side of the business. There’s staff to recruit, manage and retain in today’s challenging environment and so much more...

  • Zalli’s Childhood Dreams Come True With Vancouver Open Win At Fraserview

    Ilirian Zalli Holds The Trophy After Winning The Vancouver Open - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Vancouver Golf Tour commissioner Fraser Mulholland has a video he shot 11 years ago when now PGA TOUR regular Adam Hadwin won the Vancouver Open in a playoff at Fraserview Golf Course. In that video, you’ll see a youngster watching the action rather intently. That kid was Ilirian Zalli and on Sunday he became the latest Vancouver Open champion...

  • Shaughnessy’s Patrick Weeks Prevails In Playoff To Win B.C. Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship At Talking Rock

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    CHASE, British Columbia — Seven final-round birdies weren’t enough, so Patrick Weeks made one more. The longtime Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club member birdied the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to beat Brent Pound of Kamloops and win the B.C. Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Talking Rock Golf Course.

    “This is amazing,” said Weeks. “I honestly can’t believe it is true. I have been second so many times — [in 2021] at the B.C. Amateur, then I lost in a playoff at Big Sky in the Mid-Am in 2014. This is redemption. I was two shots back the last time the Mid-Am was here at Talking Rock [in 2015] and they called off the final round due to rain. So this is poetic justice.”