PARTNER SPOTLIGHT - INNOVATIVE FITNESS
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Innovative Fitness' committed team of professionals ensures every IF experience is moving you forward. Each training coach is driven to seek out and apply new knowledge in the form of relevant, personalized and comprehensive programming. The collective diversity of their team affords them the time to continually improve not only their standard of business, but industry standards as well.
Innovative Fitness is offering three complimentary personal training sessions to PGA of BC Members and friends. For more information on the program and to sign up today, please click here.
SPEAKERS & TOPICS RELEASED FOR EDUCATION SERIES 1&2.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN - SIGN UP TODAY!
The PGA of British Columbia is proud to unveil speakers and topics for the first two legs of the 2017 PGA of British Columbia Education Series Events.
Since launching the program in 2011, Education Series events have taken place throughout various regions of the province. The program has allowed PGA of BC members the opportunity to attend, learn and expand their skills and knowledge base throughout the winter and spring months.
The PGA of BC is proud to unveil speakers and topic for the first two events:
EDUCATION SERIES 1
Monday January 23, 2017 (10am - 2pm)
Richmond Country Club - Richmond, BC
Topic 1 - "Building a Fact Based Coaching Case for Improvement " by Norman Baufeld
Topic 2 - "How to Enhance Learning - Not Just Teach" by Doug Hastie
Topci 3 - "Hosting a LPGA Event - From the Club's Perspective" by Byron Cook & Paul Batchelor
For Full details of this event and to register, please
EDUCATION SERIES 2
Tuesday February 7, 2017 (10am - 2pm)
Victoria Golf Club - Victoria, BC
Topic 1 - "Improving a Student's Swing - Where to Start" by John Randle
Topic 2 - "Hosting a PGA TOUR Event on 4 Months Notice" by Jordan Ray
Topic 3 - "Building a Sustainable Instruction Business" by Arlen Wocknitz
For Full details of this event and to register, please
Additional Speakers and Topics for the remainder of the Education Program will be released shortly. As a reminder, please save the dates for the following events:
PGA of BC Spring Education Seminar
February 20-21, 2017 - Beach Grove Golf Club, Tsawwassen, BC
PGA of BC Education Series #3
March 14, 2017 - Gallagher's Canyon G&CC, Kelowna, BC
PGA of BC Education Series #4
April 24, 2017 - Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
PGA of BC Education Series #5
October 11-12, 2017 - Richmond Olympic Oval, Richmond, BC
PGA OF BRITISH COLUMBIA SEEKS INTEREST FROM CLASS A MEMBERS WISHING TO SERVE ON THE BOARD
The PGA of BC Board of Directors invites qualified members interested in serving on the Board of Directors to submit their names for consideration.
In the coming election, there will be five (5) vacant positions on the Board, as well as one (1) position as Assistant's Representative (two separate elections will be held). All positions are two-year, non-renewable terms, and candidates must be Class "A" Professionals in order to be considered. Candidates in consideration for the Assistant's Representation Position must be in the Class "A" Professional or Teaching Professional Categories.
For full details and how to submit your application, please click here.
PGA OF BRITISH COLUMBIA LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
The PGA of British Columbia is proud to announce the launch of the
Association's new website. In
partnership with Kelowna-based Cheeky Monkey Media, www.pgabc.org, recently underwent
"It was important for us to work with not only a reputable company, but to support businesses with roots in BC" says Donald Miyazaki, Executive Director of the PGA of British Columbia. "Throughout the past six months, Cheeky Monkey Media have been exceptional partners to work with on this project. Not only listening to our Association's needs, they provided insightful recommendations and suggestions to better improve the functionality of the Association's primary communication tool" he adds.
The site's new custom design translates into a vivid and more visually appealing first impression on a timeless and user-friendly interface that better represents the PGA of BC brand. It is also easier for users to navigate in finding Golf Professionals, Facilities, and articles through filtered search features. At this time, we would also like to thank a number of golf courses and facilities throughout the province who generously sent hundreds of pictures and images for us to use in developing the site.
Apart from the fresh design, another primary and notable improvement is the capability for the site to be mobile-friendly. With a growing percentage of daily users accessing the website through their tablets and handheld devices, the new site dramatically improves usability for those browsing through these avenues.
Finally, the Administrative capabilities have also drastically improved, allowing the our Administration staff to better manage content and data while increased security features help better protect member information.
For member access to the "Member's Only" portion, login information will remain the same from the Association's previous website. For any difficulties logging in, please contact Russell MacKay, Membership & Events Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details on Cheeky Monkey Media's services, please visit their website by clicking here.
We hope you enjoy the new site and appreciate your patience as we iron-out and update content and graphics. In the meantime, should you encounter any possible bugs or issues, we encourage your feedback and please do not hesitate to contact the office at your convenience.
COMMUNITY COACH PROGRAM
BC Golf is hosting a Community Golf Coach Course taking place January 13-15 at the Musqueam Community Centre in Vancouver.
The workshop is designed for the Communicty Golf Coach who is, or would like to
work with children or youth and is introducing the basic skills of golf. The goal is to help prepare individuals to be competent in the skills required by a community coach.
Two days will take place at the Musqueam Community Centre with another at the BC Sport Conference in which registration is included with the course.
For more information and to register,
please click here
MEMBERS ON THE MOVE
Vince Trama will be joining Mountain View Golf Club as a Candidate for Membership as of February 1, 2017
Graham Frey has left Mountain View Golf Club
has left the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club and joins Smither's Golf Club as the Head Professional
Casey Johnson is leaving Copper Point Golf Club and will join Two Eagles Golf Course as the Head Professional effective February 1st, 2017
Steve Phillips has left Myrtle Point Golf Club
has left Eagle Ranch Golf Resort
Vince Cianfagna has left the Alberta Zone and joins the Hope Golf & Country Club as Head Professional
Shannon Glenesk has left the PGA of Canada
Tim Wilson has completed the PACE Program and becomes a Class A Professional at Morgan Creek Golf Course.
Greg Giblin has completed the PACE Program and becomes a Class A Professional at Harvest Golf Club.
Cindy Soukoroff has moved from Professional to Head Professional at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
has left St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino and joins Fernie Golf & Country Club as the Executive Professional
NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Front of House & Events Manager
- Kamloops Golf & Country Club
- Fairwinds Golf Club
- Morgan Creek Golf Course
Head Golf Professional - Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
Click here to view all career opportunities listed on the PGA of BC website (Members Only)
Click here to view career opportunities listed on the PGA of Canada website
FACT OF THE WEEK
The 2017 Professional Development Program (PDP) began December 1st and runs until November 30th. It's never too early to start earning points. Up to 24 points can be earned through Volunteerism opportunities and are available throughout the year. For more information and to learn how to get involved, please contact Russell MacKay - email@example.com.