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Jim Rutledge, Rick Gibson: Champions Tour Qualifiers

Victoria, British Columbia's Jim Rutledge and Rick Gibson, long time Islander ball chasers, can't be too unhappy with the way things turned out at the Champions Tour qualifying school.

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The Tiger Woods 2015 Golf Foundation Fund Raiser

tigerwoods2014300pix.jpgOne of golf's most decorated players, Tiger Woods has always kept himself busy away from the sport; whether he's doing commercials or making personal appearances around the world, Eldrick Woods has become a global superstar on and off the course.

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Four BC golfers selected as 2014 PNGA Players of the Year

Adam Svensson of Surrey, Kevin Corrigan of Victoria, Christina Proteau of Port Alberni and Naomi Ko of Victoria have been selected as the 2014 Pacific Northwest Golf Association's Players of the Year.

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A Boat Built For 'The Shark'

theshark_aussierules500pix.jpgGreg Norman recently took delivery of his newest toy, named 'Aussie Rules', which he helped to design and, at 69.5 meters in length (228 feet long), it is the world's largest aluminum and composite private yacht.

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Nick Taylor Is Canada's Newest PGA TOUR Winner

nicktaylorpgatournov914.jpgSunday, November 9, Nick Taylor of Ledgeview in Abbotsford became the first native-born Canadian since Mike Weir in 2007 to win on the PGA Tour.

(COOKIE GILCHRIST was the former Sports Editor and award winning columnist at the Vancouver Province newspaper)

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Was it Robert or Stanley? Who routed Capilano?

CapilanoGC500pix.jpegDesigned in the mid-1930's, that famous course in West Vancouver is back in the news again; this time the question is, who actually did the routing . . . who was responsible for turning this magnificent mountainside layout into British Columbia's most inspired routings in the history of golf?

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Tom Monaghan Tops PGA of BC Award Recipients

tommonaghanpgaofbcpix.jpgIn a special ceremony at Richmond's River Rock Casino Resort sixteen awards were handed out this week to PGA of British Columbia members and partners, including Golf Professional of the Year, presented by Pin High Golf, to Tom Monaghan, Head Professional at Fraserview Golf Course.

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SFU student Jade Richardson Wins NWGMA Scholarship

jade_richardson_sfu-naniamo300pix.jpgJade Richardson, a fifth-year senior at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Burnaby, B.C., has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 NWGMA Scholarship, which is given annually by the Northwest Golf Media Association. The 22-year-old will receive $2,500 at the 15th annual banquet on October 7 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., site of the 2015 U.S. Open.

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America Wins Inaugural World Junior Girls Amateur Title

wjgc2014200oix.jpgTeam USA jumped into an early first day lead and held it for all four rounds to capture the inaugural playing of the World Junior Girls Golf Championship at Angus Glen Golf Club (South Course) in Markham, Ontario.

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Amateur or Professional: Which Career Is For You?

amatuerorprofessional225pix.jpgThe questions have been asked many times:
Do you have what it takes? Can you compete against the best players in the game? Do you trust your swing in all situations? Do you expect to win each time you play?

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UBC & Simon Fraser Hot in NCAA Division II Golf

ubcthunderbirds200pix.jpgThe UBC Thunderbirds men's golf team rewrote the program's history books, repeating as champions at the 43rd Annual Western Washington University Invitational Men's Golf Tournament, played this week at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club.

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Ryan Williams, PGA TOUR Canada Championship Winner

ryanwilliams2014pgatourcdachamp300pix.jpgVancouver's Ryan Williams saved his best for last and after six seasons on the PGA TOUR Canada circuit finally claimed his first tournament victory, a one shot triumph in the TOUR Championship of Canada presented by Freedom 55 Financial in London, Ontario.

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Canada Showing Signs of Amateur Golf Domination

igf2014logo200pix.jpgFor the second week in a row Canada finished second by two shots in the 2014 World Amateur Team Champion final, this time coming up short against the United States men's team at Karuizawa 72 Golf East in Japan.

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Now 2 Canadians have been named World #1 Amateur

brookehenderson2014300pix.jpgIt was the ultimate birthday present.

Earlier this week, just as Brooke Henderson was celebrating her 17th birthday, the young golfing sensation from Smiths Falls, Ont. was named No. 1 on the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR), marking the first time in program history that a Canadian female has held the top spot.

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TOUR Championship of Canada - Final Event for 2014

pgatourcanadalogo175pix.jpgThe TOUR Championship of Canada, presented this week by Freedom 55 Financial, brings to a close the 12-week Canadian schedule and concludes the all important race to finish in 'The Five" to earn status on the Web.com Tour for 2015.

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Adam Hadwin's 2nd Web.com Tour Win Of 2014

adamhadwin2ndwin2014kweb.com350pix.jpgTweeting "tomorrow should be fun", Moose Jaw's Adam Hadwin had no idea Saturday just how much fun Sunday was going to be before he won for the second time on the Web.com Tour.

Now the fun REALLY begins as he prepares for the start of the 2014-2015 season as a full-time member of the PGA TOUR.

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Australia wins WWATC, Canada 2nd, Henderson Low Amateur

Australia-WWATCsm1-300x202.jpgComing from seven stokes back, Australia won the 2014 Women's World Amateur Team Championship (WWATC) and the Espirito Santo Trophy for the third time bypassing Canada, the leader through the first three rounds, by two shots at Karuizawa 72 Golf East's Iriyama Course in Japan Saturday.

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The 2016 Olympic Golf Course In Rio Will Likely Disappoint

olympicgolfcourse2016rio_de_janeiro500pix.jpgThe golf course being built for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is not going to be as good as it could be and the layout will likely have to be re-modified after the games in order to meet a court ruling and environmental concerns.

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Chambers Bay & 2015 U.S. Open - 'America's St. Andrews'

usopenhistory2015-500pix.jpgUpcoming Book on Chambers Bay and 2015 U.S. Open - 'America's St. Andrews' - to be Featured in Washington State Fair Exhibit

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Doug Roxburgh - - A Record For The Ages

dougroxburgh2014cdnamateur260pix.jpgBy Barry Sharpe

The feat Doug Roxburgh accomplished Friday at Capilano Golf and Country Club by winning his first Canadian Senior Men's Amateur Championship is more than remarkable . . . it's phenomenal.

It marked the first time in Canadian golfing history that one player, male or female, has succeeded in winning national titles as a junior, an Amateur and a Senior.

It may never be accomplished again.

(Photo: Mark van Manen, Vancouver Sun)

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