Kerr's Recognition Services Inc. is a local Vancouver company that has been in business for more than 30 years in helping corporate clients, sports teams, schools and charities in British Columbia and beyond to recognize, reward and celebrate their people and organizations with trophies, awards, promotional and advertising products. 
The PGA of BC proudly recognizes its patrons, champions and award winners with trophies and keepsakes supplied exclusively by Kerr's Recognition Services Inc., a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the Association. Click below to visit Kerr's online.
Fairview Mountain Golf Club Executive Professional Brian McDonald finds himself in a familiar spot as he takes the lead in the 2022 PGA of BC Professional Development Program (PDP) through July.

The 2021 PDP Order of Merit winner, McDonald finds himself alone atop the standings with 51 points after a busy July that included participation in the PGA Championship of Canada, an Interior Regional tour event, and the Golfathon for ALS.

Making a five-spot jump into a tie for second place is 2021 Jock McKinnon PGA of BC Apprentice Professional of the Year, Callum Ashby of Highland Pacific Golf. Through his participation in the Golfathon for ALS and hosting three Canucks Junior Golf Week camps, Ashby gained twelve points in the last 30-days to trail McDonald by just two points. Lenny Cyr (Seymour Golf & Country Club) also finds himself in a tie for second place at 49 points, while Ryan Tofani (Chilliwack Golf Club), and Wes Driessen (Sandpiper Golf Course) round out the top five at 48 points apiece.

For more information on the PDP, please click below.
The PGA of BC is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the Association's 2022 Awards Program.

The open period will take place for one (1) month, closing on Thursday August 25, 2022. Submissions may be made by members of the PGA of BC and the general public in recognition of excellence on the part of a member Golf Professional, Facility or Sales Representative.

Nominations are accepted for awards in the following categories:
  • Dick Munn Golf Professional of the Year
  • Fred Wood Class "A" Professional of the Year
  • Jock McKinnon Apprentice Professional of the Year
  • Cec Ferguson Executive Professional of the Year
  • Golf Facility of the Year
  • Alvie Thompson Teacher of the Year
  • Ben Colk Golf Shop of the Year
  • Jack McLaughlin Junior Golf Leader of the Year
  • Herb Paterson Sales Representative of the Year
  • Jack Westover Coach of the Year
  • Davie Black Professional Development Award

The 2022 PGA of BC Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies & Tribal will honour this year's Regional and Provincial Recipients on Wednesday, Oct. 12th, 2022 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, BC. More details and ticketing information about this event will be made available in coming months. For full details on the nomination process, please click the below link.
The Surrey-based Birdies & Buckets Family Golf Centre team consisting of Head Teaching Professional Jeff Hallborg and juniors Gavin Giesbrecht, Nathan Freer, and Levi Hallborg blistered Shuswap Lakes Golf Course last Friday, taking home their first Jack McLaughlin Memorial trophy.

The popular event made its return after a two-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last hosted in 2019 at Highland Pacific Golf in Victoria, BC. The tournament’s unique format comprises teams of one PGA of BC Professional and three juniors from the same facility in an 18-hole, Two-Net Best Ball format.

Birdies & Buckets Family Golf Centre claimed victory at 14-under par, two strokes better than Andrew Bentley, Bryden Cavanagh, Nate Turner, and Aaron Cattermole representing Kamloops Golf & Country Club, and the all junior girls team of Malania Sidhu, Lauren Nedo, Meera Miunhas representing The Vancouver Golf Club led by Professional Jordan Rourke.

All participating juniors enjoyed their day, each having taken home a piece of the $8,500+ retail prize table, furnished mostly of COBRA PUMA Golf products. Additionally, participants also received valuable tee gifts representative of both brands.

For a full recap on this event, please click below.
FOR SALE: Kaddy-Lac Carts

Richmond Country Club has 45 gently used 3-wheel Kaddy-Lac push carts for sale.

Carts are in good condition and are approximately 8-years old. Each comes attached with mesh cargo bag, cup and umbrella holders, along with thick strapping for bags. Cart fleet store compact and easy lock together overnight if required. $75.00 per cart. If interested, please contact:
Mike Cyndroski
Head Professional
Congratulations to Lago Academy Head Teaching Professional Patrick Lago and his wife, Vivian, who tied the knot at the Parq Vancouver in downtown Vancouver on Saturday July 30th.

The newlyweds celebrated their special day amongst friends and family from all over North America, including Patrick's entire immediate family from Ontario.

The PGA of BC wishes the couple all the best as they begin this new chapter together!
No member moves this week
No new career opportunities this week
Apprentice Professional, Royal Colwood Golf Club

Member Since: 2016

At which golf facility did you first begin working within the industry, and who was the PGA Professional?
A brand new 27 hole golf course called The Quarry in Northeast Edmonton under Taylor Scinski and Daniel Philpott. I spent my first season there ringing in green fees in a temporary trailer while the clubhouse was under construction.

What is the most rewarding part about being a member of the PGA of BC?
Being immediately injected into a community of great professionals. You sure know how to make a guy feel welcome.

What is your most cherished golf memory?
Playing The Old Course at St. Andrews with my Dad. That’s a special memory we’ll both hang on to for a very long time.

If you had to share one piece of advice with a new member of our Association, what would it be?
Trust your instincts and pursue what makes you and others happy. Be helpful always, and accept great opportunities when they come your way.
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Through the PGA of BC's Spring Education Seminar, Education Series events, the PGA of BC is committed to providing a forum for members to expand their knowledge on important topics by learning from experts in their field -- in golf operations, instruction, business, leadership, management and more. 
We encourage members interested in sharing their expertise with their colleagues to put their names forward as a presenter for future events. The PGA of BC strives to have our members involved in educating their fellow Professionals wherever possible. Please feel welcome to submit a proposal to speak on a specified topic or area of knowledge, and to work with the PGA of BC administration team to narrow your focus for a presentation to your peers.
Additionally if there is a particular topic you'd like to see covered, or a certain speaker whose expertise you feel would be of benefit to our Professionals, suggestions are always welcomed to ensure these educational opportunities are serving you best. Please contact Membership & Events Manager Doug Titterington at [email protected] with any pitches or suggestions.
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