April 5, 2023
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As a Gold-level Preferred Partner of the Association, Nike realizes the pivotal role that club pros play as they help usher in a new wave of enthusiasm and excitement around the game of golf. Nike Golf is also a proud presenting sponsor of the PGA of BC Club Professional Championship. Click here to learn more.
Registration for the PGA of BC championship season opened Monday morning, fields are filling fast and any members who have not yet registered are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Utilizing our new streamlined payment processor, members will receive a receipt as confirmation of their entry into the event. For any questions or concerns surrounding payment, please contact Interim Executive Director Jared Siminoff at [email protected].

The Assistants’ Championship and Seniors’ Championship have been waitlisted. To be added to the waitlist for any given tournament, please contact Membership & Events Manager Doug Titterington at [email protected].

Registrants are reminded of our Withdrawal Policies:

  • Registrants will receive their full entry fee refunded within 10 Days of registering.
  • Registrants will be charged a $50 administration fee if withdrawing after 10 Days of registering for an event but 14 Days before the start of the event.
  • Registrants will not be refunded their entry fee if they withdraw from an event after 14 Days before the start of the event, unless the position is filled by another player.
  • Members who do not have priority into events and are on the waitlist will be notified of any open spots in the event 21 Days before the start of the event.
  • 21 Days before the start of the event registration will be on a first come first serve basis.

Information about local hotels and accommodation can be found on each corresponding event page. PGA of BC partner Accent Inns offers all members a preferred rate on their stay at their British Columbia locations. For more information, please contact Titterington.
The ALS Society of BC will once again participate in the Canadian Giving Challenge. For the whole month of June, every $1 donated to the ALS Society of BC Canada Helps donation page counts as one entry to win an additional $20,000 for the charity. The proceeds from the Giving Challenge will go towards the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS.

The ALS Society of BC will be sending out to your course the promotional supplies for this year’s Golfathon next week. If you do not receive this before April 24, please let us know.

Thank you for your support!
The Lower Mainland G&G Tour held their second event Monday, April 3 at Point Grey Golf & Country Club. Kevin Stinson (Cheam Mountain Golf Course) took home the victory with an impressive 7-under 65. Zach Olson (Chilliwack Golf Club) finished as the runner-up. The next tour event, a major championship and Order of Merit qualifier, takes place April 17 at Marine Drive Golf Club.

The Westland Insurance Interior PGA Tour held their first tournament in a two-person event at Penticton Golf & Country Club on Monday, April 3. Keith Martin (Tower Ranch Golf Club) and Ryan Stugis (GOLFTEC Kelowna) secured the crown with a one-stroke victory over Vernon Golf & Country Club's Bryce Barker and Keith Vandenbrink. The tour returns April 24 to Kelowna's Black Mountain Golf Club.

The next Vancouver Island Club Pro Tour event will take place April 18 at Highland Pacific Golf. This event will count towards the PGA of BC Order of Merit standings. The tour then heads to Olympic View Golf Club May 9 for a Pro-Pro 6-6-6 tournament.

And finally, with snow melting and the sunshine of Spring emerging, the Kootenay Pro Tour returns for the 2023 season April 24 to 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!
The week of The Masters is always a great time to reflect on how two PGA of BC Lifetime Achievement Award recipients -- Stan Leonard (left) and Alvie Thompson -- made their mark by playing in the storied tournament at Augusta National.

No Canadian had as much sustained success at The Masters as Leonard. The longtime Head Professional at Marine Drive Golf Club and a former PGA of BC president, Leonard was once a perennial contender at The Masters. In the seven tournaments held between 1955 and 1961, Leonard finished among the top 25 every year, notching four top-10 finishes. That included back-to-back T4 results in 1958 and 1959, sharing the 54-hole lead with Arnold Palmer the latter year, when Art Wall, Jr. birdied five of the final six holes to claim the title.

Leonard would exact some revenge on Wall, Jr. the following year by defeating him in a playoff to win the 1960 Western Open, the last of his three PGA Tour victories. The Vancouver native made his 12th and final Masters appearance in 1965. The PGA of BC's Player of the Year Award is named in Leonard's honour.

Thompson, meanwhile, joined Leonard in the field at the 1963 Masters. Although Jack Nicklaus won the first of his six Masters titles that year, Thompson's 13 birdies on the week were two more than the Golden Bear made during the tournament. Thompson carded a final round 1-under 71 to finish in a tie for 28th place. The PGA of BC's Teacher of the Year Award is named in memory of Thompson, himself a former Head Professional at Marine Drive Golf Club.
Golf Bag Storage and Display Unit
Price $550.00 obo

Suitable for storing and displaying multiple golf bags. It was used in my Pro Shop to display complete sets of Demo/Rental sets with enough room for Staff bags displaying mens regular, stiff, senior, left hand and woman’s sets. Perfect to roll around the shop or park outside next to the tee enticing golfers to view and or sign out demos for their round leading to possible sales. Pristine condition. Heavy-duty custom steel construction with swivel air tires. Can be towed with golf cart or pushed around easily. Other display or back shop storage uses possible.

Please call or text Marc McAndrews at 250-246-5883.
Indoor Golf Simulator Set-Up

Foresight GC Quad with FSX 2020 ball software and 36 golf courses, Net Return Simulator Series Net, Turf Hound Double Sided Tee Station Mat, Optoma EH200ST Projector, Acer D19W6 Predator Series gaming computer, All Sports Terrashield Projector Enclosure and Shock Athletic Gym Foam Flooring.

All Purchased in July 2021 and limited use.

Please contact Jamie Stirling at 778-389-9910 or [email protected].
Flightscope Xi Tour Launch Monitor
Price $3,500 obo (willing to pay shipping)

Flightscope Xi Tour Launch Monitor in great condition. Includes Carry bag, charger, and metallic dots. Compatible with PC and IOS (Ipad). No annual or transfer fee required. Collects 27 accurate data parameters with each shot.

Please contact Ryan Brown at [email protected].
Danny Long goes from Head Professional to Executive Professional at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club

Paul Heritage has transferred from the Alberta Zone and joins The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club as Head Professional

Tony Vogel has left Shuswap Lake Golf Course at Blind Bay

Steven Hayes has left Point Grey Golf & Country Club and joins Capilano Golf & Country Club as an Apprentice Professional

Braeden Cooper has left Vernon Golf & Country Club and transfers to the National Zone

Jamie Stirling has left GOLFTEC Coquitlam

For all Members on the Move information, please click HERE.
Victoria Golf Club - Associate/Assistant Professional

Victoria Golf Club - Retail Manager

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
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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