April 19, 2023
The PGA of BC is proud to introduce our newest Preferred Partner, Xonic Golf, who is excited to support and connect with our Association’s professionals.

Xonic Golf was recently recognized as one of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Sports for 2023 by Fast Company. Furthermore, their iTQ app was awarded SCOREGolf’s 2022 Canadian Golf Product of the Year, Australian Golf Digest’s #1 Golf App to have in your bag, and Fast Company’s 2022 Next Big Things in Tech Award. The PGA of BC is thrilled to be working alongside a company that strives for innovation.

Eileen Jurczak, CEO of Xonic Golf, said: "Xonic Golf is very excited about our newest PGA partnership with the PGA of British Columbia, as we continue to support our amazing PGA pros across North America by helping them to increase student and member engagement, along with great benefits for the PGA pros themselves.” 

The Xonic iTQ is golf’s first ever Quick Tip Caddie app, giving amateur golfers instant PGA professional Quick Fixes and Tips based on the A.I. Analysis of their overall Swing Signatures. The tips are small adjustments for quick, in the moment help, and the more you use the iTQ, the better it gets at giving you advice. The app does not provide lessons or practice drills, as it is designed to be used as a complement to lessons. PGA teaching professionals wrote all the fixes and tips exclusively for the iTQ app and a team of PGA teaching professionals also helped Xonic Golf train the A.I.. 

Xonic Golf has just launched the iTQ Quick Checks Program (QCP) for Golf Instructors, which increases engagement with their students and increases ongoing revenue for the instructor throughout the year, at no cost to them. Contact Jurczak at [email protected] to learn more.

Xonic Golf is a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the Association. For more information, please visit Xonic Golf's website.
The PGA of BC is proud to introduce changes to our Professional Development Program presented by Sunice & Bobby Jones.

The top 10 point-earners by November 30, 2023 will be rewarded cash bursaries from a purse of $4,000. In addition to the overall race, which determines the Top 100 Professionals in the PGA of BC each year, we will track an Assistants’ Standings race. The top 10 Assistants, not otherwise recognized in the top 10 of the general standings, will also be rewarded cash bursaries from a purse of $2,500. Those eligible for the Assistants' Standings are professionals not otherwise eligible for the PGA of BC's Club Professional Championship. Furthermore, this season includes the introduction of the Rookie of the Year race, with the top point-earner recognized at the Annual General Meeting and a cash bursary of $250. A 'rookie' is defined as any professional who has joined the PGA of Canada from January 1 of the previous year through the present day.

Having staked out an early lead, Chris Ward (Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club) is currently in the driver’s seat of this season’s Top 100 Professionals race. With 54 points, Ward has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to his club and community. Hot on his heels, Steve Liddicoat (University Golf Club) sits as runner-up with 46 points, while Vaughn Marshall (Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club) rounds out the top three with 40 points. Bradley Gagnon (Capilano Golf & Country Club) leads all rookies in a competitive race, with a razor-thin one point lead over Carson Spooner (Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club) and Jacob Vanderpas (Point Grey Golf & Country Club). Points thus far have been earned through attendance at in-person and virtual Education Series events and the Spring Education Seminar, as well as through self-submissions.
Registration for next Monday's Kootenays Education Series event at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort closes tomorrow at 4 p.m. PT. Sign-up is available on our website, don't miss out on an awesome lineup of speakers at a stunning location!

We will be joined by Purcell Golf’s Head Professional Simon Jones, who will deliver a presentation on how to run a successful junior golf program. Then, Cindy Soukoroff (St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino) will speak on staffing strategies in the industry, including how to overcome challenges in the Kootenays and how to align with the Association’s Career Advisory Program.

Following an informative morning, professionals are encouraged to participate in the Kootenay Pro Tour event occurring just after the presentations. The tournament takes place at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort’s Riverside Golf Course.

The PGA of BC thanks Foresight Sports Canada for their generous support of the Association's Education Series. For any questions, please reach out to Interim Executive Director Jared Siminoff at [email protected].
The Lower Mainland G&G Tour hosted their most recent tournament April 17 at Marine Drive Golf Club, a Major which qualifies for the PGA of BC's Order of Merit. Cory Renfrew (Modern Golf) emerged victorious with a convincing 2-stroke edge over runner-up Curtis Baldwin (Meadow Gardens Golf Club). Zach Olson (Chilliwack Golf Club), Steven Lecuyer (Seymour Creek Golf Centre) and Jacob Vanderpas (Point Grey Golf & Country Club) tied for bronze. The next G&G Tour event takes place April 24 at Kings Links.

The Vancouver Island Club Pro Tour returned to action yesterday at Highland Pacific Golf. The tournament counts towards the PGA of BC Order of Merit standings. Nate Ollis (Cordova Bay Golf Course) secured the victory with a one-shot triumph over runner-up Jamie Moran (Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community). Mark Bicknell (Gorge Vale Golf Club) joined them on the podium following a third-place finish. The Tour heads to Olympic View Golf Club May 9 for a Pro-Pro 6-6-6 tournament.

The Westland Insurance Interior PGA Tour returns on April 24 to Kelowna's Black Mountain Golf Club. Their first event of the season took place April 3 at Penticton Golf & Country Club.

Finally, the Kootenay Pro Tour kicks off its 2023 season on April 24 at Riverside Golf Course at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. This event is held in conjunction with the PGA of BC Kootenay Education Series, taking place earlier the same day at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.

Make sure to read the Regional Tour Roundup every week to stay up-to-date with the achievements of our members and to never miss any information!
Members who have held Class "A" status for a minimum of 25 years whose age and number of years as a Class "A" Professional are a sum of 90 or greater may be eligible for Life Professional designation, provided they are retired or employed on a casual basis.

Please contact the zone or national office to inquire about your pathway to Life Professional status.
2021 EZGO Freedom RXV Carts for Sale

Excellent condition with low hours; 12v batteries with charger; Fully loaded including cooler, ball/club washer, 2 sand bottles, black bag cover, tinted windshield, premium seats and JBL Bluetooth speaker system.

Asking $8500 each (9 available)
Contact Director of Operations, The Rise Golf Course, Chad Scott to inquire: (250) 575-5219; [email protected].
Range Balls
$30/Srixon box; $40/NXT box

38 boxes of yellow Srixon flight restricted balls, 300/box $30.00 per box

6 boxes of white assorted condition NXT tour balls, 300/box $40.00 / box.

Please contact Clint Foley at [email protected] or 604-261-3212.
Callum Ashby has successfully completed the National Training Academy and becomes a Class "A" Professional at Highland Pacific Golf

Kyle Roszmann has successfully completed the National Training Academy and becomes a Class "A" Professional at McCleery Golf Course

Xiongrui (Richard) Zhou's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at GoGO Golf Indoor Golf Centre

For all Members on the Move information, please click HERE.
For all job opportunities listed on the PGA of BC website, please click HERE (Log-in required).

For all job opportunities listed on the PGA of Canada website, please click HERE.
Monday, April 24

Monday, May 29
2023 Championship season opens with
TOC at Gallagher's Canyon Golf Club

May 30 - June 6

June 19 - 20
at Chilliwack Golf Club

July 3-4
at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
Jared Siminoff
Interim Executive Director, PGA of BC
Doug Titterington
Membership & Events Manager, PGA of BC
Dan Czerwenka
Programs Manager, PGA of BC
Graham Abraham
Communications & Marketing Manager
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