• Changing The Stereotype Of The "Ladies Tees" In Golf

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    Back in 2019 British Columbia Golf held its Annual General Meeting at Tsawwassen Springs with some special invited guest speakers. One of those guest speakers was USGA Agronomist Larry Gilhuly. Mr. Gilhuly's presentation at that time focussed on the growing need to recognize the value of 'forward tees' for a large portion of the golf population, and definitely not just women. BC Golf writer/reporter Brad Ziemer wrote about Gilhuly's thoughts and reasonings on the subject and you can read that story HERE. Below we share a story written recently by Libby Gilliland for GolfPass.com. She carries on the conversation from a woman's perspective and makes some excellent points. 

    By Libby Gilliland/GolfPass.com

    Part of the reason golfers love the game is its variety.

    The morning maintenance crew sets up a new course every day, making each round a new challenge. New pin locations, varying green speeds and thickness of the rough are all alterable factors that change the way the game needs to be approached.

    These physical changes add excitement to each round, but beyond that, there is one key decision every golfer makes when he or she tees it up: picking which tee box to play. This has led to what I believe to be one of the most negative stereotypes in golf - the notion of "ladies tees." It's a term I'd love to see disappear. So would a lot of other women.

    Click HEREto the see complete story...

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  • Christina Proteau Doing Double Duty At Inaugural Indigenous Championship

    Christna Proteau Holds The Canadian Women's Mid-Amateur Trophy In 2021 - Golf Canada Image

    Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Christina Proteau is a multiple winner of national and provincial golf championships and also qualified to play in the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open.

    She cherishes each of those victories and all of the special moments she’s had playing the game she loves, but perhaps none of those events will be as meaningful as the one the Port Alberni native will compete in at the end of May.

    Proteau will not only play in the inaugural Indigenous Championship British Columbia, she has also agreed to serve as chair of the tournament, which goes May 28-30 at Nk’mip Canyon Desert Golf Course in Oliver.

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  • No Risk = No Fun - Jillian Foss, Founder Of #Legs, The Ladies Executive Golf Society

    In the latest edition of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator & host Colin Weston speaks with Jillian Foss, the foundeer of #LEGS Ladies Executive Golf Society. Jillian

    "My first job in Jacksonville was caddying at Sawgrass and a woman I met at the club said, 'I really want to learn how to golf.' But you're not going to go out on your own and practice putting. You wouldn't go out on a range if you have no idea what you're doing and no clubs. So I figured I might as well start something for all level," says Foss.

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  • GJAC Virtual Summit Presented by RBC: Women in Coaching

    L-R: Savannah Grewal, Salimah Mussani (Team Canada Head Women’s Golf Coach) & Noémie Paré - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    via Golf Canada

    The Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) Virtual Summit presented by RBC on Women in Coaching took place March 6, 2023, as part of an ongoing GJAC series intended to help golf journalists across Canada stay connected, as well as to generate discussion and opportunities around important issues in the game.

    GJAC Virtual Summits presented by RBC are approximately one hour in length and are recorded for public viewing...

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  • Happy International Women's Day!

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    The Women's Golf Project and British Columbia Golf would like to wish everyone a Happy International Women's Day! 

    The Women's Golf Project salutes International Women's Day#EmbraceEquity #IWD2023...and we invite you to check out this YouTube video 'Women In Golf Breaking Tradition'



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  • NEW PGA Tour & LPGA Mixed Team Event: Equal Opportunity, Equal Coverage, Equal Pay

    The PGA TOUR and LPGA TOUR have joined together to compete in an exciting new mixed-team event: The Grant Thornton Invitational.

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  • PGA Of Canada And Golf Canada Announce 2023 Women In Coaching Participants Including Five From B.C.

    Courtesy Golf Canada & PGA of Canada via press release

    Eight talented PGA of Canada coaches to receive in-depth career development and bring a stronger gender balance to high-performance coaching in Canadian golf

    Golf Canada and the PGA of Canada are excited to announce the names of eight talented coaches who will receive critical education to advance their careers as top golf coaches in the country.

    The eight participant coaches from the Women in Coaching program will receive in-depth career development focusing on four main areas: individualized learning plans with monthly one-on-one check-ins, virtual and in-person coaching education and hands-on training experience.

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  • 5 Things All Great Female Golfers Do

    Lexi Thompson (L) & Lydia Ko (R) Are Just Two Of The Top Female Golfers Dawkins Refers To - Images Credit Jurgen Kaminski(JKamPhotos)/BC Golf

    PGA pro Katie Dawkins looks at five things that separate the best female golfers from the rest

    By Katie Dawkins/GolfMonthly.com

    Many golfers say watching the women’s game is more motivational and they gain more insight from it. Perhaps that’s down to the slower swing speeds, though Anne van Dam launches the ball distances some men could only dream of.

    For context, the tour average is a shade over 250 yards but the Dutchwoman regularly features among the game's biggest hitters and averaged nearly 288 yards last season. Players on the female tours also appear to interact more with the fans, so perhaps golfers relate to them because they give more than just great shots.

    Click HERE to read complete article on Golf Monthly...

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  • Getting To Know Shelly Stouffer

    Women’s Golf Project contributor Karen Kloske recently spoke with Shelly Stouffer, who has been winning tournaments in Canada and the USA this year, to gather some personal insights into the woman behind the trophies...

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  • Women In Coaching Program Applications Now Open For 2023


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    Together with the PGA of Canada, Golf Canada is excited to announce the continuation of the Women in Coaching program and formally open applications for the 2023 cohort.

    The Women in Coaching program is an initiative that launched in 2021 with nine inaugural participants, that strives to deliver a stronger gender balance among high-performance coaches.

    Each participant receives in-depth career development support focused on four main areas: individualized learning plans, virtual and in-person coaching education, and hands-on training experiences with coaches and top players.

    The Golf Canada Foundation continues to be a key financial contributor to the program, including through the new Jocelyne Bourassa Scholarship.

    “The Women in Coaching program gives women in our industry an opportunity to network with likeminded, talented, and strong leaders to help increase the female representation in the sport.” said Jennifer Ha, 2022 program participant and assistant coach of Team Canada – NextGen. “This program is led by women who are driven to make coaching in this country more equal and equitable.”

    The 2023 Women in Coaching cohort will kick off with an in-person session at a national team training camp in Phoenix, Ariz., where participants will shadow national team coaches and engage in activities including technical skill development and women in sport leadership.

    “The Women in Coaching program presents an opportunity for some of Canada’s most-accomplished female leaders as well as up and coming coaching talents to further their career developments together,” said Jennifer Greggain, associate coach of Team Canada – Women. “The strong collection of PGA of Canada members will continue to drive the initiative through knowledge and experience sharing on the way to building a foundation for the future.”

    Now in its third year, the Women in Coaching program is led by Greggain, Emily Phoenix (Manager, High Performance Sport, Golf Canada) and new for 2023, Beth Barz joins the team. Barz brings over 20 years of coaching experience from rugby, is a coach developer and advisor with COACH+, and is currently pursuing her PhD at Queens University.

    PGA of Canada professionals interested in the National Women in Coaching program can click here to apply and are encouraged to reach out to Emily Phoenix (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with any questions.

    Applications close on Monday, Dec. 5 at 11:00pm EST.

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  • Trisha Larsen Remembered As A Golf Marketing Visionary

    The BC Golf Industry Lost A Special Friend With The Passing Of Trisha Larsen

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The British Columbia golf industry and tourism sector lost a great champion and friend with the recent passing of Trisha Larsen. 

    Larsen, who was 54, died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She founded The Web Advisors marketing agency in 2011, but Larsen’s involvement with and promotion of the British Columbia golf industry goes back nearly three decades...

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  • 8 Things Women Golfers Fear

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    By Alison Root/Golf Monthly

    Alison Root considers the things that women golfers fear most, which often doesn't involve hitting the ball...

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  • Former UBC Star Kat Kennedy Becomes First Full-Time Assistant Coach With SFU’s Golf Program

    They were the best days of her golfing life and as Kat Kennedy reflected upon them she wondered if she could perhaps recreate them in a different kind of way.

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  • De Groot, Rutherford, Ward, Ciot & BC’s Wong To Represent Canada At 2nd PGA Women’s Cup In New Mexico

    Teams from Canada, USA, Australia, Great Britain & Ireland, South Africa, and Sweden are set to head to Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico next week for the second PGA Women’s Cup, where Canada will look to build on their runner-up finish from the 2019 event in Texas.

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  • Your Autumn Watch List: 5 Movies About Women In Golf

    From shoulder season into Winter, the days for golf grow shorter and favourable weather grows harder to come by. If you find yourself missing golf in the off-season, check out our list of 5 movies about women in golf to get your fix.

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  • All Is Fair in Love… And Golf? LPGA vs. PGA

    Many LPGA Tour and PGA TOUR sponsors include equal opportunity as part of their corporate values. Yet, the LPGA Tour, like many other female professional sports leagues, struggles to get equal pay and benefits to the PGA TOUR...

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  • Women’s Golf Podcasts To Tune In To While You Practice

    Can’t get enough golf on the course? Listen to these six podcasts hosted by women for the latest golf news, stories, and tips!

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  • GolfFit With Laurie Dickson: Hello Hydration

    When it comes to golf, physical fitness and technique are emphasized, but proper hydration is often overlooked: a costly mistake to make on and off the course...

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  • An ORCA Golf Customized Bag Tells A Story About You

    ...and tells the story of two female entrepreneurs whose company reflects their core beliefs.

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  • Women In Canadian Golf Leadership

    Things are changing in the golf boardroom. More women than ever before are stepping up to the leadership tee in Canada, taking on national roles...

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