British Columbia Golf enhances 2014 schedule


By Christopher McGrath, Manager, Communications and Marketing, BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLF

November 2, 2013 (ISN) – In an effort to increase golfer participation and amateur competition in this province British Columbia Golf has decided to introduce changes to the 2014 Championship Schedule previously announced last month.


A number of changes scheduled to take effect beginning in the 2014 season will involve individual tournaments in relation to flights, Club Team competitions, yardages and entrance and qualifying fees.

Highlighting these changes for the upcoming Championship season will be the elimination of qualifying fees for the BC Amateur and Junior Boys’ Championships, the retiring of the Club Team competition from all Championships and the introduction of a two-player Better-Ball competition at all Championships, except the Bantams.

“Careful consideration was made at the Board of Directors level regarding our Championships, based on recommendations from our Championship Committee and we decided to change things for 2014,” says David Atkinson, President of British Columbia Golf.

“Our Championships have long been considered the most competitive fields in British Columbia for amateur golf and we did not want to jeopardize this but we also realized that positive change needed to be made in order to sustain that level of excellence going forward.”

Looking at ways to increase participation in the Women’s and Junior Girls’ events, active recruitment outside of the province is slated for the Junior Girls’ and the Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur.

“Our Junior Girls’ and Women’s Amateur/Mid-Amateur features our provinces most talented female golfers but it has the capability of being more. By hopefully increasing participation by outside talent, we will bring the competition in these events to a level that will be recognized on a national and international level while continuing to provide our home grown talent the venue to compete,” mentioned Atkinson.

In the Women’s Master-40/Senior/Super Senior Women’s Championship, three distinct competitions will take place from the same set of tees including the addition of a reduced length Stableford competition that includes three flights.

The last change of note is the proposed addition of a Novice Division to the Bantam Boys’ and Girls’ Championship that will see younger-aged children play shorter yardages than their Bantam-aged counterparts with the age of entrance yet to be determined. This change is also dependant on field and course availability.

Entrance fees in British Columbia Golf events have been moderately adjusted for the 2014 season. For further details on all British Columbia Golf Championships: 

A full outline of the 2014 Championship: 

2014 Championship Schedule


Men’s Mid-Amateur – – June 3-5 – – Big Sky GC – – Pemberton

Master-40/Senior Women’s – – June 17-19 – – Vernon G&CC Vernon

Junior Girls’ – – July 1-4 – – The Dunes at Kamloops – – Kamloops

Women’s Amateur/Mid-Amateur – – July 8-11 – – Kamloops G&CC – – Kamloops

Junior Boys’ – – July 8-11 – – Meadow Gardens GC – – Pitt Meadows

1112th BC Amateur – – July 15-18 – – Seymour G&CC – – North Vancouver

Senior Men’s – – July 22-24 – – Christina Lake GC – – Christina Lake

Bantam Boys’/Girls’ – – August 21-22 – – Meadowlands GC – – Chilliwack

Juvenile Boys’/Girls’ – – August 26-28 – – Royalwood GC – – Chilliwack

Other 2014 Events


High School ‘A’ – – May 25-27 – – Osoyoos G&CC – – Osoyoos

High School ‘AA’ – – May 25-27 – – Fairview Mountain GC – – Oliver

High School ‘AAA’ – – May 26-28 – – Squamish Valley G&CC – – Squamish

BC Summer Games – – July 17-20 – – Nanaimo GC – – Nanaimo


British Columbia Golf – a member-based organization governed by the British Columbia Golf Association (BCGA) – is the governing body of amateur golf in British Columbia and functions for the benefit of all golfers in the province. British Columbia Golf fosters and promotes the sport of golf, preserves the traditions and history of the game and provides a leadership role for the sport in British Columbia. Through its affiliation with Golf Canada, British Columbia Golf is also involved in National golf affairs. Follow us on Twitter @bc_golfer and Facebook /BritishColumbiaGolf