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SimplePay is a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the Association and the title sponsor of the Show Lounge at the PGA of BC Buying Show. Click below for more information, or contact Carlos Borges, SimplePay Founder & CEO, at 778-386-8068 or [email protected].
Members are reminded that the second-leg of the 2022 PGA of BC Virtual Education Series featuring Manny Osborne-Paradis will take place at 10:00am PST on Monday February 28th.

In a presentation titled “Perseverance & Podiums: A Canadian Cowboy's Journey”, the four-time Olympian and a three-time winner on the FIS World Cup circuit will share his successes achieved on the slopes and what he did to overcome some significant obstacles along the way.

The session will be moderated by PGA of BC Professional Simon Jones (Kimberley Golf Club) and will also touch on career longevity, the hurdles he navigated over a 14-year World Cup career and how he now works to share his elite-level experience with a new generation of ski racers.

Those interested in participating not already registered for the Virtual Education Series may do so by purchasing a Series Pass granting access to all sessions for $39 (plus tax) - please click here to register.
The PGA of BC is pleased to announce an addition to the already impressive list of presentations for the 2022 PGA of BC Virtual Education Series.

Confirmed to present March 31st at 10:00am PST, Michael Gregory of GGA Partners (pictured, right) and PGA of Canada Employment Manager, Jeff Fry will share their insight in a presentation titled "The Bottom Line - Employability in the Canadian Golf Industry". The 60-minute session will speak on their knowledge on employment standards in the golf industry, from the five differentiating factors to making yourself more appealing in a competitive search environment to strategies for facilities to attract and retain great people.

The presentation will also go over the employment department at the PGA of Canada including, services offered to PGA of Canada members and employers, employment legislation and the Compensation & Benefits information and how to use it.

Those members who have purchased the Virtual Education Series pass will gain entry into this event at no additional charge. An email to all registrants leading up to the event will include all information to access the event. Please click here to register for the Virtual Education Series or the below link for more information about this event.
The NGCOA Canada will be conducting the Canadian GOLFEXPO nationwide from Feb. 28 to March 6 and the PGA of BC is once again calling upon member Professionals to provide content for the event's Virtual Teaching Stage.

The online event will feature five individual, regional shows, including the Western GOLFEXPO covering BC and Alberta where Virtual Teaching Stage content will be made available for thousands of anticipated attendees. All PGA of BC Professionals are invited to submit videos of lessons, tips and tricks or other golf instructional content, which will be accessible on demand for any attendees and provides an excellent avenue to promote yourself and your facility at no cost.

When considering any existing videos you may have to submit or in developing any new content to share in the Western GOLFEXPO, you are welcome to cover any topic of your choosing. Videos should be between five to 45 minutes in length, include an introduction of yourself and a title relevant to the subject matter. Videos can be delivered in English or French.

Please also observe the following for any video submissions:
  • Film in landscape orientation (horizontal)
  • Video should be continuous (one clip or several short clips edited together)
  • Ensure video stability by using a tripod or phone stand rather than handheld filming
  • Make sure video is in focus
  • Audio quality should be consistent and clear, with volume at an appropriate level

Send any questions or content you wish to share to CK Golf Solutions' Jeff Ciecko, Western GOLFEXPO Show Manager, at [email protected]. All submissions should be accompanied by a brief bio and portrait photo of yourself, as well as your contact information, to help promote you and your video.

Click below to learn more about the Canadian GOLFEXPO.
Please be advised that the PGA of BC administration office will be closed next week in observance of BC Family Day.
The office will be closed Monday, February 21. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, February 22 at 8 a.m. PST. As well, the next issue of E-News will be delivered on Thursday, February 24.
The administration team wishes all members, industry friends and their families a safe and happy holiday weekend.
For Sale: Trackman 3e Indoor/Outdoor

Used professionally by PGA of BC member Jesse Moussa for instruction and club fitting. Used for one season only.  

The Trackman 3 is USB Hardwired, which means there is no delay in ball tracking data. Once you hit the ball it appears on screen and tracks.

Included in the sale are the Trackman, power cable, high-speed USB cable, box and instructions. 

Asking $12,000 OBO. 

Please direct any inquiries to Jesse at [email protected].
Keith Jackson has reinstated with the PGA of Canada and joins Cheam Mountain Golf Course as a Class "A" Professional

Daryl Allercott has left Northview Golf & Country Club and joins Burnaby Mountain Golf Course as a Class "A" Professional

Golf Shop Supervisor - Balfour Golf Club

Assistant Professional - Creston Golf Club

Associate/Assistant Golf Professional - Royal Colwood Golf Club
Teaching Professional, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club

PGA of Canada member since: 1997

Why did you become a PGA of Canada Professional? 
I became a member of the PGA because I love to see students push themselves to be the best they can be at golf.

At which golf facility did you first begin working within the industry, and who was the PGA Professional?
I turned pro in Ontario under my dad's guidance who was also a PGA member. I worked for him at his Teaching and Fitting Centre as well as at Kingsville Golf & Country Club.

What is the most rewarding part about being a member of the PGA of BC? 
I love it when a student achieves the goal they have been working towards. The look on their face at the exact moment they do something they didn't think they could is amazing.

What is your most cherished golf memory? 
My most cherished memory in golf isn't one, but a collection of many because for me it been about the amazing people this sport has brought me. I have made connections and friendship that will last a lifetime.
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