Tournament News

  • Thunderbirds Bickell, Lafayette Top Leaderboard After First Round of B.C. Amateur Championship

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf •  ABBOTSFORD (July 9, 2024) — They are college teammates and good friends, but Mackenzie Bickell and Hudson LaFayette are always trying to beat one another. Nothing has changed now that school is out for the summer.

  • Girl power! Crofton House And York House Win B.C. High School Golf Championships

     By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    In what is a B.C. first, two all-girl teams have won British Columbia High School Golf Championships.

    The girls from Vancouver’s Crofton House School captured the Double-A Championship played at Pheasant Glen Golf Course in Qualicum. Up the road in Nanoose Bay, the York House School all-girls team from Vancouver was winning the Single A provincial title at Fairwinds Golf Course.

    This is the first year that Crofton House, which is an all-girls private school, has had a golf program. Nothing like starting out on top.

  • Zone Qualifying Starts As BC Summer Games Gets Set For Maple Ridge In 2024

    The Golf Competition In The 2024 BC Summer Games Will Take Place At Meadow Gardens GC - Image Credit: Bryan Outam/BC Golf

    After having the 2020 version of the BC Summer Games cancelled due to Covid-19, Maple Ridge will host the 2024 BC Summer Games, from July 18-21

    “Maple Ridge is home to a number of famous athletes and will soon become the centre of sports in our province with the upcoming B.C. Summer Games,” said Anne Kang, Minister of Municipal Affairs.

    As a prelude to the BC Summer Games there will be a number of qualifying events at various sites and that will hold true for golf as well. You can find general information and more details on zone qualifying for golf to take part in the games 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. 

  • North Vancouver’s Taylor Durham Plays His Way Into RBC Canadian Open

    Two-Time Marine Drive Club Champion Taylor Durham Shot 5-under 65 To Win The Regional Qualifier at Ledgeview Golf Club - Image Credit Golf Canada/Twitter

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    ABBOTSFORD — When it comes to his golf, Taylor Durham has always been something of a late bloomer.

    He wasn’t quite good enough in high school to get an opportunity to compete collegiately, but Durham’s passion for the game kept him playing and he got better. A lot better.

  • BC Golf - Zone 3 & 4 Junior Girls Spring Tour Series

    The Spring Tour Series is BACK!

    Vancouver, BC – Zone 3 & 4 (encompassing the regions of the Fraser Valley, Delta, Greater Vancouver, Squamish & the Sunshine Coast) Junior Girls Chairs Christine Wong and Ezzabella Hernandez are proud to announce its 2023 Spring Tour Series schedule.

    The golf season is just around the corner and after a very successful 2022 season, the planning is underway to continue the momentum into the 2023 season. In what should be another great year for championship golf in BC, 2023 will include some great courses for our junior girls.

  • Women's Golf 'Cloud' Series Set To Launch In BC

    We are excited to announce the first Women’s Golf Cloud Series – Presented by British Columbia Golf. We received rave reviews from the Women’s Cloud Scramble Event that we hosted each of the past two years, so we decided to expand and turn it into a series of six events. There will be one event per month from April to September...

  • British Columbia Golf Excited To Announce The Inaugural All Abilities Golf Championship For BC At Vancouver's McCleery GC

    Iconic McCleery GC (pictured here) To Host BC's First All Abilities Golf Championship This Summer - Image Courtesy vancouver.ca/parks-recreation

    Delta, B.C. February 28, 2023 - British Columbia Golf is pleased to announce the inaugural All Abilities Golf Championship taking place at McCleery Golf Course from June 12 - 13, 2023.

  • British Columbia Golden At Canada Summer Games

    The Triumphant Golf Squad From British Columbia - Image Credit Ryan McCullough/Media Release

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Solid gold. That would be an apt description of British Columbia’s performance at the Canada Summer Games golf competition...

  • 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...

  • Ollis Captures 2022 PGA of BC Championship At Pitt Meadows GC

    Cordova Bay Golf Course's Nate Ollis Hoists The William Thompson Trophy As He Claims The 2022 PGA of BC Championship Presented By Axis Insurance At Pitt Meadows Golf Club - PGA of BC Photo

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    (AUGUST 24, 2022) PITT MEADOWS, BC (PGA of British Columbia) – Nate Ollis of Cordova Bay Golf Course birdied the third playoff hole at Pitt Meadows Golf Club to capture the 2022 PGA of BC Championship presented by Axis Insurance...

  • 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...

  • Ziemer's July Golf Notes...

    Another award for A.J. Ewart; Angela Arora makes final of PNGA Women’s Amateur; Pacific Coast Amateur set for Columbia Edgewater in Portland...

  • 2022 Chilliwack Open Features Multiple Big Winners

    The 2022 Chilliwack Open Presented by Langley Concrete Group saw two pros - and one am - take home some significant cheques…

  • Some Parental Advice From Jack Nicklaus

    All Images Courtesy Brad Ewart

    18-Time Major Winner Jack Nicklaus Presents Coquitlam, BC's A.J. Ewart With The 2022 Jack Nicklaus Award 

    By Brad Ewart

    It’s not easy being a golf parent.

    But, there are times when advice from another source can be very helpful. Especially when that source is Jack Nicklaus...

  • 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.”

  • Vancouver’s Nonie Marler Goes Wire-to-Wire At B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship At Talking Rock

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    CHASE, British Columbia — Nonie Marler led from start to finish at the B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t have to overcome a little adversity along the way.

    During the final round at Talking Rock Golf Course, Marler was cruising along with a three-shot lead when her tee ball on the par 4 13th hole sailed slightly right, struck the top of a tall tree, and was never seen again. 

    No one saw it come down — there’s a good chance it remained up in the tree V and suddenly Marler was under some pressure.

  • Venerable Marine Drive GC To Hold Inaugural Junior Invitational

    Marine Drive is set to host a new competitive Junior Tournament this coming summer. The Invitational will be catered to highly competitive golfers looking to test their skills at a premier golf club.

  • ‘Birds Capture 10th Straight Win With CCC Championship

    UBC’s Elizabeth Labbe shot a final-round 4-under-par 68 to erase a 4-stroke deficit to earn medalist honours, helping the Thunderbirds claim their second Cascade Conference Women’s Golf Championship and 10th straight victory of the season at Eagle Point Golf Club.

  • Grizzly Golf Tour Gears Up For The Season

    The golf season is very much upon us here in British Columbia and a number of events are getting back on track as we move carefully away from the cancellations and postponements caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last couple of years.