TRIBAL is much more than best-in-class women’s clothing. Its mission is to deliver on-trend collections that make you look and feel your best, for enjoying life’s adventures in comfort and style.
This spring marked 51 years as a Montreal-based women’s wear brand. What began as a women’s pants brand, TRIBAL has evolved into a fully merchandised lifestyle collection and fashionable golf and leisure line designed for on and off the course.
TRIBAL is stepping up its golf game with an expanded high-performance collection featuring a UPF50 fabric which is now available to order year round. Available in 2022, this fashionable assortment offers sun protection, moisture-wicking and quick drying properties. Golf facilities looking to add TRIBAL’S Golf and Lifestyle collection to their shops are encouraged to contact Western Canada Account Executive Jennifer Skala at [email protected] for more details.
TRIBAL is a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the Association and a co-presenting sponsor of the PGA of BC Awards Celebration. Click below to visit TRIBAL online.
Earlier today, the Association proudly announced the schedule and lineup of featured speakers for the 2023 PGA of BC Education Series presented by Foresight Sports Canada.

Expanding upon the past success of regional in-person events and virtual sessions conducted over the past two years, the PGA of BC will offer a combination of both in 2023.

The schedule for the Education Series will be as follows (all times local, schedule & lineups subject to change):

January 17th, 10AM to 2PM Lower Mainland (Facility to be confirmed)
  • Building a Successful Teaching Business in the Digital World - Nathan Leonhardt, Head Teaching Professional, Par-Tee Golf
  • Strength Training for Golf - Groundwork Athletics
  • How Strong Leadership Builds Exceptional Workplace Culture - Dave Mowat, Former CEO of Vancouver City Savings Credit Union and ATB Financial, Chair of the Alberta Royalty Review Panel, and current Telus Board Member

  • Small Business Management & Accounting - Grant Thornton LLP
  • Does Club Fitting Matter? - Jason Giesbrecht, Head Teaching Professional, The Golf Performance Project
  • Teaching the Next Generation: Challenges and Opportunities - Michelle McCann, Professional, Uplands Golf Club

  • How to Improve A Players Game Without Changing Their Swing - Jeff Overholt, Teaching Professional, Harvest Golf Club
  • The Changing Economic Climate and Outlook - TD Bank Group
  • Using Sport and Performance Psychology Techniques to Maximize Golfer Learning, Motivation, Error Management, and Overall Performance - Shaunna Taylor, PhD, Past Chair, Canadian Sport Psychology Association, and current Member, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

  • Junior Golf: How to Run a Successful Program - Simon Jones, Head Professional, Purcell Golf
  • The Endless Pursuit of Chasing a Dream: Stories of Development, Golf and Life - Chris Medford, Head Professional, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

The schedule for virtual presentations as part of the 2023 Education Series will include the following sessions (all times PT, schedule subject to change)

  • From Burnout to Balance in 12 Weeks - Will Robins, Founder & CEO, RGX Coach

  • Taking Your Game as a Teacher and Coach to the Next Level - Henry Brunton, PGA of Canada Master Professional

  • A Session with Jeff Simonds, Assistant General Manager & Senior Director of Operations, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

  • Exploring Playable Design Strategies to Benefit all Golfers- Alex Hay & Oliver Tubb, Lobb + Partners Golf Course Architects

For more information including registration details, please click the below.

Additionally, the PGA of BC would like to inform members that the Spring Education Seminar is scheduled to take place February 6-7, 2023 in the Lower Mainland. More details will be released in the coming weeks.
The PGA of Canada National Championship of the year is now underway as 21 PGA of BC competitors are competing in the 2022 PGA Head Professional Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf. The event is taking place at Verrado Golf Club's Victory Course in Buckeye, Arizona, with the final round set to take place tomorrow.

The 54-hole event returns south of the border for the first time since 2019 and will feature a total purse of $55,000, with a $9,000 top prize for the Head, Executive and Head Teaching Professionals in the field.

The tournament will also include a 36-hole InterZone Team competition. The BC Zone team, determined by results in the 2022 PGA of BC Championship, includes Mark Kitts (Shadow Ridge Golf Club), Rob Tadey (Fairview Mountain Golf Club), Nathan Grieve (Talking Rock Golf Course), and Wes Doka (Pitt Meadows Golf Club).

Please click below for full information, including live scoring.
Please be advised that the PGA of BC administration office will close for a two-week break during the holiday period.

The final day of office operations in 2022 will be Friday, Dec. 16. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 4 at 8 a.m. PT. Please note next week's E-News will be the last publication for the calendar year as E-News will not be published during the weeks of the closure.

The PGA of BC wishes all members, industry friends and their families a safe and happy holiday season.

A couple of hundred assorted clothing hangers, available for free. Style and quantities are as follows:

  • Walnut Pant Hangers - 125 Units
  • Straight Shirt Hangers (Nude Color) - 165 Units
  • Curved Shirt Hangers (Nude Color) - 140 Units
  • Curved Shirt Hangers (Walnut Color) - 55 Units
  • Short Clip Hangers (Walnut Color) - 50 Units

Must pick-up from Marine Drive Golf Shop. Please contact Clint Foley at [email protected] or 604.261.3212.

Kate Weir has left Rivershore Golf Links
Golf Professional - Beban Park Golf Course & Driving Range

Head Golf Professional - Ledgeview Golf Club
Head Professional, Ardmore Golf Course

Member Since: 2010

What is the most rewarding part about being a member of the PGA of BC?
For me it is the camaraderie and friendships with fellow PGA professionals. Many of my closest friends I met through our industry, and I am very thankful for that.

Which significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
Winning the 2012 Vancouver Island Pro Tour Order of Merit was a nice accomplishment for me playing wise. Earning my Class A status 6-7 years ago was also an accomplishment I am proud of.

If you had to share one piece of advice with a new member of our Association, what would it be?
Do everything you can and soak it all up. Play pro events, go to seminars, go to education series, go to the Buying Show, etc. Meet as many fellow professionals as you can and learn as much as you can from each of them.

What is your favourite golf course in British Columbia, and why?
The Vancouver Golf Club. It reminds me of the courses I grew up on in Southern Ontario.
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