Long known as an innovator within the golf industry, TaylorMade & adidas Golf continues to be at the leading edge of equipment technology through their M-series clubs, most of which have been upgraded for 2017. Similarly, the adidas Climaproof outerwear line and shoes featuring the Boa Closure System offer players premier comfort and function for all conditions on the course. 
TaylorMade & adidas Golf is a Platinum-level preferred partner of the PGA of BC. For the third consecutive year, it will be the title sponsor of the PGA of BC Championship. For more information, visit the TaylorMade & adidas Golf websites. 

Ballots may be cast until Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Voting in the PGA of BC Board Election opened earlier this week. There are ten (10) candidates vying for five (5) vacant positions on the Board. Those seeking election to two-year, non-renewable terms are: 
Baufeld, Norman - Head Teaching Professional, GolfTEC Vancouver 
Blair, Adam - Head Professional, Talking Rock Golf Resort (Re-Elect)
Hajer, Andrew
- Head Professional, Mount Brenton Golf Course
Johnson, Casey -
Head Professional, Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy
Jones, Simon -
Head Professional, Kimberley Golf Club
Lacusta, Caine - Class "A" Professional, Riverway Golf Course 
Latimer, Russ - Head Professional, Black Mountain Golf Club (Re-Elect)
Liddicoat, Steve - Head Professional, University Golf Club 
Stevens, Jamie - Class "A" Professional, Kelowna Golf & Country Club
Walterhouse, Bradford - Class "A" Professional, Unattached/Unaffiliated
Each member may vote up to five (5) times but may cast only one (1) ballot. Your PGA of Canada membership number will be verified before your vote is recorded. Mass emailing or lobbying for member votes is highly discouraged.
Voting will close at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 24. To learn more about each candidate and to place your votes, please click here.

Greg Pool will be returning to the PGA of BC Board, having won the position of Assistant's Representative by acclamation.
Pool, a Class "A" Professional at Capilano Golf & Country Club, will be serving his second consecutive two-year term. 
He notched an impressive fifth-place finish on the 2016 PGA of BC PDP Order of Merit, having earned 104 Points, while also serving as Commissioner of the Srixon PGA of BC Tour.
The PGA of BC will be hosting the first Education Series event of the new year on Monday, Jan. 23 at the Richmond Country Club.

Registration for the event will remain open until Thursday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. The topics and speakers scheduled to present are: 

- "Building a Fact Based Coaching Case for Improvement" by Norman Baufeld
- "How to Enhance Learning - Not Just Teach" by Doug Hastie
- "Hosting a LPGA Event - From the Club's Perspective" by Byron Cook & Paul Batchelor

For full details of this event and to register, please  click here.

There's about a month to go until the PGA of BC Spring Education Seminar, which will feature an impressive list of speakers on a number of intriguing topics.

The two-day event, taking place Feb. 20-21 at Beach Grove Golf Club in Delta, will include the following presenters: 
- Tristan Mullally, Head Coach, Golf Canada National Women's Amateur Team  
- James Grass, Director of Brand Experience & Marketing, The Vancouver Club
- Nick Mueller, Director of Golf Performance, Innovative Fitness (White Rock) 
- Chris Wanlass, General Manager, Nordstrom (Vancouver) 
- Corey Lundberg, COO and High-Performance Coach, Altus Performance (Dallas, Tex.)
- Matt Wilson, Director of Instruction, La Rinconada Country Club (Los Gatos, Calif.)   
- Robert Thompson, Journalist and Editorial Director, Matchplay Golf Marketing 
- Jennifer Melanson, Director of Human Resources, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Registration will remain open until Feb. 14. Click here for full event information and to sign up. 

The PGA of BC is pleased to welcome Eric MacKenzie as the association's new Communications & Marketing Manager. 
Eric brings a decade of experience in sports media, with a background primarily as a newspaper reporter and editor. He officially joined the organization earlier this week and will be based out of our Richmond office. His connection to the game of golf goes back more than 20 years, including time spent working for the pro shop of his home club in Manitoba, playing competitively as a junior and writing about numerous golf events and facilities as a journalist. 

Click here to learn more about our newest team member. Please take a moment to introduce yourself to Eric at PGA of BC gatherings in the near future. 

It is with great sadness that the PGA of British Columbia announces the passing of Ward Stouffer. A member of the PGA of Canada since 1985, Ward Stouffer will be remembered best for his wit, loyalty, demeanor, exceptional playing ability, but most of all, a great friend.

Stouffer spent the better part of two decades at Fairwinds Golf Club in Nanoose Bay, BC. He attained Class "A" status with the PGA of Canada in 1995 and was appointed Head Professional the following year. In 2008, he appointed Steve Busswood as the Club's new Head Professional while he took on the title of Executive Professional and Director of Golf Operations until 2015.

Donations can be made to a fund supporting Ward's wife, Shelly, and their two children. 
Justin Ford has completed the PACE Program and becomes a Class "A" Professional at Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Graeme Kreiner has left the Alberta Zone and joins Golden Golf Club as Head Professional

Michael Van Horne is leaving Fernie Golf & Country Club and will join The Rise Golf Club as a Class "A" Professional as of March 1, 2017

Brett Standerwick has moved from Class "A" Professional to Head Professional at Fairwinds Golf Club

Michael Grabowski has completed the PACE Program and becomes a Class "A" Professional at Vancouver Golf Club.


Assistant Professional - Wildstone Golf Course

Assistant Professional - Highland Pacific Golf Course

Assistant Professional - Point Grey Golf & Country Club

Assistant Professional - Tower Ranch Golf Club

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