The Joseph Richard Group’s collection of ventures encourages you to make your moment. Through an ever-expanding portfolio of public houses, restaurants and liquor stores, the Joseph Richard Group has effectively deployed various strategies resulting in new establishments and product lines. Recent expansion has allowed the group to develop its catering division with emergence of Blank Canvas Catering as well as the acquisition of Glass House Estate Winery , further expanding its hospitality division. Embracing the digital era and continuing to challenge the status quo, JRG launched Meal Ticket Brands in 2019. Servicing guests through “ghost” restaurants and online-only delivery platforms, the venture allows JRG to build out a number of concepts, optimizing its ability to cater to the changing tastes and trends of consumers.
Download the Joseph Richard Group Rewards App from the App Store or Google Play to pay, load, send e-gift cards, receive points and redeem rewards. With the same security and encryption as bank apps, it’s easy to use and accepted at all JRG public houses, restaurants and liquor stores.
Joseph Richard Group is a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the PGA of BC. Please click below to learn more and view a full list of JRG public houses, restaurants, liquor stores and other ventures.
This year's PGA of BC Spring Education Seminar presented by ESI Industries was once again a fantastic event, with 150 attendees enjoying the opportunity to hear from four outstanding speakers.

The Association's signature professional-development event wrapped up Tuesday at Tsawwassen Springs with a high-energy presentation from Glen Daman of 10th Degree Consulting Inc. and an insightful talk from PGA Professional Will Robins on his unique approach to growing instruction business through a coaching mindset. Monday's presentations from PGA Tour coach and Course Kings founder Jeff Smith and GGA Partners director George Pinches were also full of great info for all Golf Professionals and guests attending.

Click here to read a complete recap of the event, including comments from Smith, who was thrilled with his experience presenting to PGA of BC members.

Each year's education programming is informed by member feedback, so all Professionals are encouraged to provide their input on this year's event . Please click below to access this year's post-event survey and share your thoughts on our 2020 speakers, future topics, event dates and more. Those who did not attend are also welcome to complete the survey to detail how to facilitate their participation in future years.

The Association's Annual General Meeting was also held following the close of Monday's program. Click here to view AGM minutes.

Tsawwassen Springs, which hosted the Spring Education Seminar for the third consecutive year and fourth in the last five, was once again a tremendous venue for the event. The Association would like to thank host Head Professional  Danny Long  and the entire staff at the facility for their hospitality.

The PGA of BC would also like to thank  ESI Industries  for its generous support of the event as exclusive presenting sponsor and its significant presence throughout the two-day seminar.
Members are reminded that registration is open now for the remaining events of this year's PGA of BC Education Series presented by Foresight Sports Canada .

Upcoming events will take place March 3 at Victoria Golf Club, March 10 at Gallagher's Canyon Golf & Country Club and April 27 at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.

The presentations scheduled for each event are as follows:

“Pathways to Long-Term Progress in Competitive Golfers”
Robert Ratcliffe ; Director of Instruction, Bear Mountain Resort Community
“The Top 10 Traits Every Golf Professional Should Have”
Greg Pool ; Head Professional, Northview Golf & Country Club
“Today's Competitive Advantage: Attitudes that Drive the Customer Experience”
Lindsay Benard ; Senior Corporate Trainer, Dale Carnegie Training of British Columbia
“Building a Junior Culture at your Club”
Myles Johnson ; Head Professional, Hillview Golf Club
“Overcoming Obstacles to Instruction”
Clay Stothers ; Class "A" Professional, The Okanagan Golf Club
“Mental Fitness: Be the Boss of your Brain”
Sian Flanagan ; Founder, The Business of You
“Effective Tourism: Leveraging & Maximizing Available Grants”
Trevor Simkins ; Head Professional, Bootleg Gap Golf Course, &
Simon Jones ; Head Professional, Kimberley Golf Club
“Taking Advantage of Technology”
Jason Giesbrecht ; Head Teaching Professional, The Golf Performance Project

Click each event's heading for more detailed information and access to registration, or click below to view the PGA of BC Schedule of Events with direct registration links.
The Association was proud to once again be part of the Vancouver GOLFEXPO by providing lesson demonstrations and other great info for attendees at this past weekend's event on the PGA of BC Presentation Stage.

Andrew Jeffers (Eaglequest Golf Centre at Coquitlam, pictured) gave an excellent crash-course on custom club fitting on Saturday morning, while Jeff Palmer (Highland Pacific Golf) shared drills to help with making solid contact on iron shots later in the day. Sunday featured Gordon Mink (Hi-Knoll Golf Centre) with PGA of BC Business Development Manager Grant Gray giving tips in a Q&A format, while our final presentation came from Patrick Lago (Lago Golf Academy), who had great insights on maximizing power.

The PGA of BC would like to thank all of our volunteer presenters for sharing their expertise at the event.
Please be advised that the PGA of BC Administration office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17 in observance of BC Family Day.

Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 8 a.m. PT. The next edition of E-News will be issued on Thursday, Feb. 20.

The PGA of BC wishes all members and friends a safe and happy holiday weekend.
For Sale: Golf Club Operation at Hope Golf Club

Bonavin Professional Services Inc. is offering a complete turnkey business operation for sale at the Hope Golf Club. It is a fully operational, busy, well established business complete with all needed equipment and assets for continued operation. Training and consultation will be provided as needed and agreed upon to ensure a smooth transition. The business is multifaceted and includes operating the golf course, 36-seat restaurant, 30-seat patio and 125-seat banquet facility. Lands and Buildings not part of the sale as they are owned by the District of Hope and the Hope Golf & Country Club Society.

Click here for full details and contact information for interested buyers.
Guang Yu (Cory) Chu  has successfully completed the National training program and becomes a Teaching Professional at Savage Creek Golf Club 

Dylan Green 's application to the PGA of Canada has been accepted and becomes an Apprentice Professional at Cordova Bay Golf Club

Jake Pilon  has reinstated with the PGA of Canada and joins Gallagher's Canyon Golf & Country Club as an Apprentice Professional

Evan Webber  has left Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community transfers to the Alberta Zone

Jeff Liddle joins Talking Rock Golf Course as a Class "A" Professional
Golf Shop Supervisor - Eagle Ranch Resort

Assistant Professional - Mountain View Golf Club

Golf Sales Manager - Bear Mountain Resort Community

Associate Professional - Bear Mountain Resort Community

Assistant Professional - Gorge Vale Golf Club
Eager for more learning opportunities after this week's Spring Education Seminar? Don't forget that many of the PGA of BC's Education Series videos are available to view at your convenience.

Videos can be viewed for a nominal rental fee and become available for 30 days upon payment. Watching a video is worth one (1) point towards the Professional Development Program Order of Merit when a receipt is provided by email to .

Please note that we have begun posting videos from the 2020 Education Series presented by Foresight Sports Canada. Presentations delivered at last month's event by Doug Hastie (British Columbia Golf, pictured) on the new World Handicap System and by Lindsay Benard of Dale Carnegie Training of British Columbia are now published to the Education Series archive. Click below to see all available videos.
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