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In this edition of British Columbia Golf’s newsletter, Golf Hall of Fame writer, Brad Ziemer, is making up for ‘lost time’ in his writing/reporting realm as we feature no less than 6 stories from Mr. Ziemer.

The subjects range from what teaching pros are doing to adapt to ‘social distancing’ and still being able to interact with students, to how the pandemic has affected both golf course facilities and many of BC’s top flight professionals.

We also have a very exciting announcement with respect to a new affiliation British Columbia Golf has with the LPGA Amateurs Golf Association, including 3 newly created chapter here in B.C. 

And, as always, we are pleased to point out the continued success by BC’s best in the game of golf. This time it’s SFU Golf Coach Matthew Steinbach and the latest recognition he’s been given for his outstanding work with both the Women’s and Men’s golf squads from Burnaby Mountain. 

Enjoy your golf and please stay safe,  

The British Columbia Golf Editors

BC Golf Excited To Announce Affiliation With LPGA Amateur Golf Association June 17th

Recently, British Columbia Golf became one of the latest golf associations to affiliate with the LPGA Amateur Golf Association, with the creation of 3 ‘Chapters’ in B.C. READ MORE

Kimberley’s Jared du Toit Intrigued By PGA TOUR’s Proposal For Late Summer Make-Up Events

Jared du Toit of Kimberley BC is intrigued by the PGA TOUR’s hint at having some ‘make-up’ events for players who have been affected by the shutdown. READ MORE

Matthew Steinbach Named Div. II West Region Coach Of The Year

In his fourth year as head coach of the Simon Fraser golf porgram, Matthew Steinbach was named the Golf Coach Association of America, NCAA Division II, west region coach of the year. READ MORE

BC Golf’s ‘Coach Shayain’ Hosts Social Distancing Women’s Golf Day Clinic

In honor of Women’s Golf Day, on Tuesday, June 2nd, Coach Shayain Gustavsp hosted a Women’s Golf Clinic in Richmond. READ MORE

British Columbia Golf Resorts Relying On ‘Staycation’ Visits This Summer

British Columbia golf resorts that rely heavily on tourist traffic are hoping the provincial government will soon give the all-clear for non-essential travel. READ MORE

Golf Pros Forced To Adjust Their Teaching Styles In COVID-19 World

 COVID-19 has most certainly had an impact on the golf pros who teach the game. READ MORE

Membership Currently Has No Privileges For B.C. Golfers Who Belong To Clubs In Washington State

Tom Larscheid is missing the camaraderie as much as the golf at his home club, Semiahmoo G&CC in Blaine, Wash., since the Canada-U.S. border closed to non-essential travel in March. READ MORE

Mackenzie Tour Cancellation Puts Dreams Of Allenby And Wheeldon On Hold For Another Year

James Allenby and Riley Wheeldon are extremely disappointed that the 2020 Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada season was cancelled. READ MORE

Posting Of Scores Amid COVID-19 Protocols

The information provided here offers guidance in response to questions received from golf course owners, administrators, tournament organizers and golfers. READ MORE

B.C. Private Clubs Seeing Tiger-Like Surge In Demand

Richmond CC is just one of many British Columbia private clubs that have experienced a surge in membership inquiries this spring. READ MORE