(The PGA of BC Professional Spotlight is a new feature that will appear weekly in E-News, highlighting a different member each week. These features are based upon responses submitted to the PGA of BC's member profile questionnaire, which all members are welcome to complete. A selection of responses will appear in this space, while full responses can be viewed via the member's PGA of BC website profile linked below.
We are proud to debut this recurring item by profiling new PGA of BC President Adam Blair.)
Executive Professional, Talking Rock Golf Course
PGA of Canada member since: 2001
Why did you become a PGA of Canada Professional?
I always wanted a career in hospitality and was fortunate to get a job in high school at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club. I fell in love with golf and knew that my passion for service and sports would be fulfilled as a Professional.
Who has influenced your career the most, and how?
It is hard to name just one. Murray Blair, Miles Mortensen and Jeff Ciecko were all instrumental in my early growth. I have been fortunate to have a vast network of professionals in our province to lean on for all aspects of advice.
If you could give one piece of advice to a new member of our Association, what would it be?
Create a vast network of professionals. There are some many incredibly smart people in our association. Sit and listen. The best advice I ever had was if you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room. Education is key. Always be growing your knowledge.