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British Columbia Golf acknowledges and respects the many diverse
Indigenous Nations in whose traditional territories golf and its operations take place

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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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  • Top Five Images From Social Media For June

    Our round-up of eye-catching images from social media and websites across the Lower Mainland...

    #1 A Family Affair At Augusta

    Preceding every Masters Tournament is the famous Par 3 contest, which has become very much about family in recent years. Here we see Abbotsford, BC's Adam Hadwin with his wife Jessica on the bag and daughter Maddox ready to assist. Meanwhile, Adam's friend and 2023 RBC Canadian Open champion Nick Taylor plays onto the green as his young son, Charlie, tends the flag. 

    #2 Worlds Apart

     

    At the recently played qualifier for the U.S. Women's Amateur held at Vancouver Golf Club, multi-time Provincial Champion in many categories, Shelly Stouffer, strode down the 1st fairway as she started her round...with the stark reality of the concrete jungle that exists outside the golf course looming on the horizon. 

    #3 Wile E. Coyote goes to University

     

    During the 2nd annual Indigenous Championship British Columbia, held this year at University Golf Club in Vancouver, a four-legged visitor cruised the links in search of perhaps something to eat...or in search of the Acme Corporation to construct his next roadrunner trap, we're not sure...

    #4 Keep Calm & Canada On

     

     This groupl of Canadian golf fans were spotted in attendance at the WM Phoenix Open and seemed only to willing to pose for a team photo. 

     

    #5 It's A Hole New Year At Squamish Valley Golf Club

     

    Squamish Valley Golf Club posted this Instagram photo proclaiming that, "We really took our 'New Year, New Me' resolutions to another level for 2024."  The major project they undertook as they created their new back 9 for 2024 is seen from above in this image. 

     

    To see the Instagram photo post click HERE.

     

     

  • Stroke Survivor Brad Thomas Returns To The Game He Loves And Calls His Therapy

    Recently British Columbia Golf Writer Brad Ziemer, already a Golf Canada Distinguished Service Award recipient, received another accolade with an award from the Golf Journalists Association of Canada for his feature story last year on stroke survivor Brad Thomas who took part in the inaugural All Abilities Championship of BC. We are reposting the story here to recognize the accomplishments of both Brads, well done gentlemen - ed. 

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It was Jan. 22, 2014 and Brad Thomas was at home, chatting on the telephone, when he suddenly felt a strange sensation.

    “It just came out of nowhere,” Thomas says. “I had a really weird feeling, like pins and needles, that went right up my body. Then 15 seconds later, I was unconscious on the floor.”

    Thomas’s life changed forever that day, a month before his 60th birthday. The massive stroke he suffered should have killed him, doctors have told him.

  • Sea To Sky (Zone 4) News & Notes For June

    July is 'FREE GOLF MONTH' for kids playing with a paid adult in the Take A Kid To The Course program and Big Sky GC is on board. Also register early for two upcoming events on the Sea To Sky golf corridor - at Sunshine Coast GC and Nicklaus North and check out some of the good deals available in Zone 4...

  • Whistler Couple Give New Meaning To Breaking 100

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Doug and Janet O’Mara really didn’t set out to play golf in 100 different countries. It kind of just happened.

    The Whistler couple love to travel and are also avid golfers. After a number of different trips to all corners of the globe, it suddenly occurred to them that they had played a lot of golf in a lot of different places. So they started counting.

  • Lower Mainalnd PGA of BC News

    The PGA of BC Professionals Lead National Award Wins + Pros On The Move & Other News...

  • Poa Greens Explained

    If you're curious about why the greens on your course look the way they do, Morgan Creek Superintendent Alan Ayres has the answers...

  • Sea-To-Sky News & Notes (Zone 4)

    Whistler's RBC Scramble qualifier, new golf company opens in North Van machining putters, Seymour GC a busy host, recognizing Zone 4 contributors and more....

  • Top Five Images From Social Media

    Our round-up of eye-catching images from social media and websites across the Lower Mainland...

  • Shauna Wilton Elected As Newest BC Golf President

    Shauna Wilton Becomes The Third Woman To Lead The Organization Since The Amalgamation Of The BCGA & The BCLGA

    For Immediate Release

    Delta, BC - April 9, 2024 - British Columbia Golf, BC's Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) for golf, is pleased to announce the election of its newest president, Shauna Wilton. Wilton was officially elected by the BC Golf Board on April 6th and succeeds Greg Moody, who will remain on the board as past president.

    Wilton, the third woman to hold the position of president with the Association since the amalgamation of the BCGA and the BCLGA in 2004 said, "It’s an honour to work alongside the board, staff and volunteers to positively influence the sport I love so much."

    A lifelong participant in sport and an avid recreational golfer, Wilton brings a wealth of related professional experience to her new position.

  • News & Notes From The Fraser Valley (Zone 3)

    Exclusive Travis Matthew retail golf shop opens at Chilliwack, also their Senior Men's Open entry is now available, step back in time at Sandpiper, earn free golf at Guilford and enjoy a bottomless buffet for Mom's Day at Meadow Gardens... 

  • The Zone 3 & 4 Junior Girls Spring Tour Series is BACK!

    The Spring Tour Series is BACK!

    Ezzabella Hernandez and Christine Wong have committed to their roles as the Zone 3 and Zone 4 Junior Girls Chair for 2024 and look forward to hosting the junior girls this year.

    A big thank you to the Spring Tour Series hosts this year for supporting the Junior Girls - Richmond GCC, Quilchena GCC, Capilano GCC. Your support is greatly appreciated!

    *They will be adding to the schedule in the next few weeks. The official schedule has now been shared to the public, click on the link below.

  • Registration Now Open For April & May Women's Golf 'Cloud' Series

    The 2024 golf season is upon us in many areas of BC and to help kick things off the Women's Golf Cloud Series events for April and May are now open for registration. See more information and the link for registration below. 

  • Volunteer Spots Are Filling Up For The '23 CP Women's Open At Shaughnessy G&CC

    Volunteer spots have been filling up fast for the 2023 CP Women’s Open at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, BC, taking place August 21-27, 2023.

    But there's still time to sign up and be a part of a great event and see the best women golfers in the world, including Canada's own Brooke Henderson

  • Langley's Redwoods GC May Not Re-Open Until 2024

    The Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Continues At Langley's Redwoods GC - Image Courtesy Redwoods

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A closure that was anticipated to last six months could drag on for two years as work on the Trans Mountain pipeline project continues at a snail’s pace at Redwoods Golf Course in Langley. 

    When the last shots were struck at Redwoods on April 18 of this year, the hope was the popular course would be back up and and running this fall. But managing director Doug Hawley’s worst fears are now being realized....

  • 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...

  • 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...