National: What's New

John Randle Appointed to PGA of BC Board of Directors

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 23:37 Monday, 10 March 2014 23:34


In accordance with PGA of BC bylaws, the Board of Directors have unanimously appointed John Randle (Teaching Professional, Bear Mountain Golf Resort) to fill the casual vacancy until the next Annual General Meeting. The results of the recent Board election showed the membership's confidence in John's ability to be a leader.



Jeff Palmer Leads 2014 PDP

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 23:33 Monday, 10 March 2014 23:25


The PGA of BC launched a successful Professional Development Program (PDP) in 2013 which served as a measurable tool to recognize members of the Association who showed a tremendous contribution to the Association, the industry, and mostly importantly, themselves.



Stanford’s Rogers to Turn Pro After Season

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:43 Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:38

Patrick Rodgers

Canadian Press

Antonio Gonzalez (AP)

STANFORD, California — Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers, the No. 1 ranked amateur in the world, said that he will forgo his final year of eligibility to pursue a professional career after this season.

The two-time All-American said he decided to make the announcement now because he didn't want the growing speculation about his future to become a distraction for the team. The eighth-ranked Cardinal are hoping to make a deep run at the NCAA championships in May before Rodgers leaves.



Par-3 Course to Host Historic Legends of Golf Event

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:38 Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:34

Tim Finchem

RIDGEDALE, Missouri - A seven-year collaboration between one of the nation’s most passionate conservationists, Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, and three of the most successful golfers in the history of the sport has resulted in the creation of a spectacular new golf course that will now host one of golf’s most beloved events.

The Champions Tour’s newly-named Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf presented by Bass Pro Shops, a two-man team competition conducted over 54 holes, will be played June 2-8, 2014 on the resort’s Par-3 Top of the Rock course, designed by Jack Nicklaus and the 18-hole Buffalo Ridge Course (formally Branson Creek GC), freshly redesigned by Tom Fazio.



Hyler, Lang Named USA Captains for 2014 World Amateur Team Championships

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:29 Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:25


FAR HILLS, New Jersey — The United States Golf Association announced that past USGA President Jim Hyler and past USGA Women’s Committee Chairman Martha Lang will serve as USA captains for the 2014 World Amateur Team Championships. The events will be played September 3-6, 2014, (women) and September 10-13, 2014 (men) at Karuizawa 72 Golf East in Karuizawa, Japan.



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