Author: gbc (page 1 of 11)

GolfBC Championship announces donation to two Kelowna charities in 2019; four-year total of $600,000 to charity

The GolfBC Group is pleased to announce a $150,000 donation to charity at the 2019 GolfBC Championship held at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club, bringing the total charitable contribution over the four years to $600,000.

While the BC Cancer Foundation remained as the tournament’s designated charity beneficiary and received a donation of $100,000, GolfBC also committed to direct a portion of this year’s donation to support a local charity or not-for-profit program that serves and benefits the Okanagan region. The Kelowna community was invited to help select this year’s secondary charity beneficiary, and after an overwhelming response of nominations and votes, it was announced that the Central Okanagan Food Bank would be the recipient of a $50,000 donation.

Continue reading

GolfBC Group, Mackenzie Tour Agree to Multi-Year Extension of GolfBC Championship

Third Stop on BC Golf Swing to continue support of local charities, showcase future PGA TOUR stars

KELOWNA, British Columbia, Canada – The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announced today that GolfBC Group has extended its title sponsorship of the GolfBC Championship. The tournament unveiled the multi-year agreement immediately after Jake Knapp won the fourth edition of the tournament, held at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club.

Continue reading

Jake Knapp makes it a British Columbia double by winning GolfBC Championship

By Brad Ziemer

Jake Knapp was strolling confidently up the ninth fairway at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club and couldn’t quite believe what he was seeing. The Costa Mesa, Calif., native spotted a leaderboard and his name was not on top.

“I saw the board and I was like, you’ve got to be kidding me,” Knapp said.

Continue reading

Greyson Sigg scorches Gallagher’s Canyon with only the second 59 in Mackenzie Tour history

By Brad Ziemer

The first phone call Greyson Sigg planned to make, of course, was to his dad.

“I think it will be a pretty good Father’s Day present,” Sigg said after carding a 59 in Sunday’s final round of the GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club.

The 24-year-old native of Augusta, Ga., scorched Gallagher’s par-71 layout with 12 birdies and did not make a bogey. It is only the second 59 recorded since the PGA Tour-Canada-Mackenzie Tour circuit started in 2013. Brady Schnell, at the 2014 ATB Financial Classic in Calgary, has the only other 59 in Mackenzie Tour history.

Continue reading

John Mlikotic has no time to savour amazing GolfBC Championship experience…

…Kelowna native off to Lethbridge to try and Monday qualify his way into next event

By Brad Ziemer

John Mlikotic got a taste of his first full PGA Tour Canada-Mackenzie Tour event and wants more.

So just a couple hours after finishing his fourth and final round of the GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club, Mlikotic was on his way to the airport for a flight to Calgary and a drive south to Lethbridge.

Continue reading

Chris Crisologo’s game showing signs of life at Gallagher’s Canyon

By Brad Ziemer

Many of the pros competing in the GolfBC Championship will tell you that Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club takes the driver out of their hands on many holes.

Some are only hitting their driver two or three times a round, preferring to play more conservatively from most of the tees. Not Chris Crisologo, the reigning B.C. Amateur Champion from Richmond who is determined to grip it and rip it around the Kelowna course.

Continue reading

Lorens Chan leads the tournament that jump-started his career

By Brad Ziemer

Lorens Chan has the lead heading into Sunday’s final round of the GolfBC Championship, an event the Hawaiian native credits with helping jump-start his professional golf career.

Chan played the first two years of the PGA Tour Canada-Mackenzie Tour event, in 2016 and 2017, on a sponsor’s exemption granted by Caleb Chan, owner of GolfBC’s parent company, Burrard International Holdings.

Continue reading

UCLA roommates share halfway lead at GolfBC Championship

By Brad Ziemer

No introductions were needed on the first tee when Jonathan Garrick and Jake Knapp played in Saturday’s final pairing of the GolfBC Championship. These two guys know one another really well.

Garrick and Knapp, who at 11-under share the 36-hole lead of the PGA Tour Canada-Mackenzie Tour event, spent four years as college roommates at UCLA. And their closest pursuer, Lorens Chan, played on the same Bruin golf team.

Continue reading

Older posts