DECEMBER 6, 2023



Axis Insurance was formed in 2010 through a brand amalgamation of several BC-based insurance brokerages with roots tracing to 1928. The experience of its combined 150 team members is uniquely positioned to serve Canada with risk-management and insurance services.


Whether it's mitigating liability risk, protecting your commercial property, insuring a tournament's hole-in-one contest or anything else in between, contact Axis to find out what coverage options are available to be customized for your facility. By partnering with the largest insurance companies in Canada, Axis Insurance has access to the best coverage solutions on the market. Consider them for your personal needs as well, including for auto, travel, homeowner, or tenant insurance and more.


Axis Insurance is a Gold-level Preferred Partner of the Association and the presenting sponsor of the PGA of BC Championship. Click HERE to access Axis Insurance’s website or contact Account Executive Lee Fulsher at [email protected].


The PGA of BC is excited to announce our newest partner, Honma Golf, who will be serving as Presenting Sponsor of the 2024 Seniors’ & Women’s Championships taking place June 24 & 25 at Nicklaus North Golf Course in Whistler.

Founded in Sakata, Japan, Honma gathered the top technical minds, experienced craftsmen and accomplished artisans to design beautiful golf clubs. Now in North America, Honma is committed to elevating the game of golf with the highest levels of artistry, quality and innovation.

Lorena Padilla, Chief Marketing Officer for Honma Golf North America, said the brand is thrilled to partner with the Association and support the Seniors’ & Women’s Championships.

“For more than half a century, Honma has grown, evolved, and adapted along with the golf industry and to become one of the most revered brands. Joining up with the PGA of BC is a natural extension of our success. We look forward to working alongside the PGA of BC to promote enjoyment, participation, and improvement in the game of golf during the Seniors’ & Women’s Championship,” said Padilla.

Mark Strong, PGA of BC Executive Director, extended his gratitude to Honma for their support of our Championships and Association members.

“The PGA of BC is very happy to be able to re-establish a partnership with a world-renowned company such as Honma Golf. We feel that their strategic objectives are a great fit for our Seniors’ and Women's Championships, and sincerely appreciate their sponsorship. It is only through support like this that we are able to continually enhance our events and initiatives. Thank you Honma.”

For more information, please contact Strong at [email protected].


The G&G Tour Winter Series at Haus of Golf wrapped up its inaugural event in November, competing virtually at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club. The new league offers PGA of BC professionals the opportunity to compete against their peers during the winter months.

The event opened with a hot start for Justin Min (University Golf Club), who finished with back-to-back birdies to hold the early lead at 1-under par. Cory Renfrew (Modern Golf Vancouver) was next to take the belt, moving the pace car up one slot to 2-under par, which included an eagle on the par-5 8th hole. The switch was flipped as scores started pouring in, starting with Jonnie Motomochi (Morgan Creek Golf Course) firing a front-9 32. He added another birdie on the 12th to get to -5, before a closing birdie solidified a bogey-free 6-under par 66 and the clubhouse lead. Matt Palsenbarg (Point Grey Golf & Country Club) was the first to give him a scare the following day, after a tournament-best 31 on the front side. An even-par back-9 secured the runner-up position, where he was joined by the final competitor to post, Tim Wilson (Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club).

A KP contest was held on the 4th hole, with Point Grey's Shanlee Johnston taking the win at 9' 2", and Point Grey's Dave Zibrik's 340-yard poke on 18 was more than enough to take home Long Drive honours.


You can find a full breakdown of the scores on the Trackman app. The G&G Tour Winter Series at Haus of Golf is back at it with Event #2 at Albany in the Bahamas from December 11-17, and you can sign up by clicking here!


Do you have items that are still in good working condition at your facility that you are planning to replace for the season ahead? Or are you looking for gently-used items that can be re-purposed at your club? Don't forget that the PGA of BC offers classified listings as a complimentary service to members wishing to post want-ads and items for sale.


Members are welcome to place classified advertisements in our weekly newsletter for up to two consecutive weeks, but listings can remain on the Association's dedicated classifieds web page for longer periods. This page is restricted to members only, so website login will be required.


To place a classified listing in E-News and on the website, please contact Communications & Marketing Manager Graham Abraham at [email protected].


BC university and college golf teams have entered their winter breaks, and will take a hiatus before returning to competition in early 2024. We look forward to continuing our updates upon the return of competitive play.

For more information on BC's collegiate golf programs, including their 2023-24 results and schedule, please visit the links below:

UBC Men's | UBC Women's

SFU Men's | SFU Women's

UVic Men's | Uvic Women's

UBCO Men's | UBCO Women's

UFV Men's | UFV Women's


Wanted: Used & Good Condition Ball Washer for Gabriola Golf Course

Interested parties may contact Sylvie Gendreau at [email protected] or 250-247-9291.

If you would like to place an advertisement in the Classifieds section, please contact Marketing & Communications Manager Graham Abraham at [email protected] to place a listing.


Bryce Barker has resigned from the PGA of Canada

Matthew Jones has successfully completed the National Training Academy and becomes a Class “A” Professional at Penticton Golf Club

For all Members on the Move information, please click HERE.


Assistant Golf Professional - Talking Rock Golf Course

Assistant Golf Professional - Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy

Centre Manager - GOLFTEC North Vancouver

Golf Instructor - GOLFTEC North Vancouver

For any job postings that have been approved and published on the PGA of BC website, the Association will share relevant social media posts to assist your facility in the search for a candidate. We will share one post/story per job posting. Please ensure that you tag the PGA of BC's social media account in any post or story relevant to the posting. To ensure that we share the post/story in a timely matter, please also reach out to Communications & Marketing Manager Graham Abraham at [email protected] to notify us of the post.

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.



February 5 & 6, 2024

Spring Education Seminar

February 7, 2024

National Golf Course Owners' Association (NGCOA) Spring Conference


Mark Strong

Executive Director

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Doug Titterington

Membership & Events Manager

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Dan Czerwenka

Programs Manager

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Graham Abraham

Communications & Marketing Manager

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