Amateur News

  • Prince Rupert GC Improvements A Community Affair

    From free labour to donations of vehicles, the Prince Rupert GC has amazing community support...

  • Selkirk Offers Kids Chance To Learn The Game This Summer

    Kids 7 to 17 are encouraged to take advantage of a great opportunity to learn or hone their golfing skills…

  • Birchbank Offers Retirees A Great Option

    Birchbank GC members as well as non-members who are retired - or about to retire - can join in for a great day of friendly competition once a week through the season...

  • Junior Golf Tour Works To Promote Sport In Thompson-Okanagan

    The Zone 2 Junior Tour offers both boys and girls a chance to participate in a number of events that feature friendly competition…

  • Men’s Zone Two Championship Set To Go At Vernon G&CC

    The Men and Senior Men will contest the Zone Championships May 27-28. Registration is now open and here are all the details…

  • BC Golf, Lieutenant Governor Announce First Indigenous Championship

    British Columbia Golf, in partnership with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and the Osoyoos Indian Band owned Nk’mip Canyon Desert Golf Course, announce the launch of the inaugural Indigenous Championship British Columbia.

  • Nk’mip Canyon Proud To Play Host To Inaugural Indigenous Championship British Columbia

    Nk'mip Canyon Desert Golf Course In Oliver, BC - Image Credit Steve Austin/Nk'mip Canyon GC

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Dave George, the longtime general manager of Nk’mip Canyon Desert Golf Course, discovered golf relatively late in life.

    Baseball and fast-pitch softball were his sports of choice in his younger days. Then he caught the golf bug and George is happy he did. “I started golf at a late age but when I finally did take up the game I fell in love with it so much I quit playing ball, other than occasional tournaments, so I could concentrate on my golf,” George says.

    “It’s a therapeutic sport. It’s a sport that you can never, ever master. You are forever learning and it will frustrate you and then at another point it will make you ecstatic. The game has meant the world to me.”

  • BC Summer Games In Prince George A Big Success

    Image Courtesy George Sasaki/BC Summer Games

    The 2022 BC Summer Games held in Prince George went off beautifully these past few days and more tremendous memories and friendships were made by people from all over our great province...

  • BC Summer Games Underway In Prince George

    The 2022 BC Summer Games are officially underway in Prince George. 

    Of course one of the main sports being contested is golf and you can follow the live scoring by clicking on the link below...

  • Jackson Rothwell Wins BC Amateur In A Playoff At Christina Lake GC

    Jackson Rothwell Is The 2022 BC Amateur Champion Winning In A Playoff Over Tony Li - BC Golf Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Winning seldom seems to come easy, something Jackson Rothwell can certainly attest to after capturing his second B.C. Amateur Championship title...

  • James Lee Comes From Behind To Win BC Junior Boys Championship

     James Lee Is The 2022 BC Junior Boys Champion - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    OLIVER -- At the beginning of the week, there was some discussion among players and tournament officials who all wanted to know, who is this James Lee from Whistler...

  • Luna Lu Bounces Back To Win BC Junior Girls Championship

     Luna Lu Holds The BC Junior Girls Championship Trophy - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    OLIVER -- This time, there was no heartbreak on the 18th hole. Instead, Luna Lu was just about perfect in the final round of the B.C. Junior Girls Championship at Nk’mip Canyon Desert Golf Course...

  • 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.”

  • Nonie Marler Goes Wire-to-Wire At B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship At Talking Rock, Shelly Stouffer Wins Mid-Master Title

    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.

  • Nonie Marler, Ed Bellrose Grab First-Round Lead At B.C. Mid-Amateur Championships

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    CHASE, British Columbia — Three back-nine birdies propelled Vancouver’s Nonie Marler to an even-par 72 and a four-shot lead after the first round of the B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Talking Rock Golf Course.

    Marler, the 2020 B.C. Mid-Am champion who plays out of Marine Drive Golf Club, birdied the 10th, 12th, and 15th holes to finish off her round nicely. Shelly Stouffer, the reigning B.C. Senior Women’s Champion from Nanoose Bay, is alone in second place after opening with a four-over 76.

  • Talking Rock GC Gets Set To Host 2022 BC Mid-Amateur

    By Roy Wood, British Columbia Golf

    On the tree-lined fairways of Talking Rock Golf Course, the British Columbia Golf championship season begins in mid-May, as 144 men and women over 25 embark on 54 holes of stroke play competition.

    With generous maximum index requirements, the Women’s and Men’s Mid-Amateur/Mid-Master provide an opportunity for players with a range of playing abilities to enjoy the experience of a big-time tournament.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces Canada Summer Games Coaches

    Jennifer Greggain and Cody Stewart

    With the Canada Summer Games back on the schedule following its postponement in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, British Columbia Golf is pleased to announce the selection of the coaches who will be in charge of our province’s team heading to Niagara, Ontario, on August 6th-21st.

    Golf is being played the second week from August 14th-21st, and will feature two events. Both the team event and individual event will be played at the Legends on the Niagara Battlefield Course in Niagara Falls with four rounds of play.

  • Michael Kennedy Wins BC Seniors In A Playoff At Kimberley’s Bootleg Gap

    Michael Kennedy

    By Bryan Outram, British Columbia Golf

    North Vancouverite Michael Kennedy’s goal to start the day in the final round of the 2021 BC Senior Men’s Championship was just to put in a good performance and have a shot at maybe making the BC Senior Men’s Provincial Team. He most certainly accomplished both... and more.

    He started the day 3 shots back of the 36-hole leader and defending BC Senior Men’s Champion Norm Bradley, but a bogey-free 2-under par front nine by Kennedy closed the gap to one and helped set the stage for some real excitement in the home stretch.

  • B.C. Senior Men’s Championship Competitors Loving Bootleg Gap

    John Gallacher

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KIMBERLEY, British Columbia — John Gallacher recently turned 70 so the fact he shot a four-under 68 to share the lead after the first round of the B.C. Senior Men’s Championship at Bootleg Gap Golf Course was noteworthy. But Gallacher, a two-time B.C. Senior Men’s winner from Burnaby, was more interested in talking about the golf course than his impressive play.

    “I think this is the best course we have been at since the Canadian Senior was at Capilano (in 2014) or maybe since I have been a senior,” Gallacher said of Bootleg Gap after his round, which left him tied with Jim Shaw of Sooke and defending champion Norm Bradley of Kelowna.

  • Shelly Stouffer Rallies To Win Her Second Straight B.C. Senior Women’s Title

    Shelly Stouffer

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Shelly Stouffer’s second straight B.C. Senior Women’s Championship title didn’t come quite as easy as the first one. Nothing was easy about the final round for Stouffer, who saw an eight-shot lead evaporate before she rallied to win in dramatic style at Revelstoke Golf Club.

    After surrendering the lead late in the round, Stouffer birdied the final two holes to force a playoff and then added another one on the first extra hole to beat six-time champion Jackie Little.