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Impact Canopies Canada has a long history of manufacturing and distributing all qualities and styles of Instant Canopies, Instant Canopy Accessories and now Baseline Marquees.

Impact customers can expect available inventory, an available rental fleet and expert sales and service advice. The Association proudly uses tents, flags, field boards, table coverings and other PGA of BC-branded accessories produced by Impact Canopies at all events, giving each of our tournaments and gatherings a sharp and professional look.

Impact Canopies Canada is a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the PGA of BC. See our Member Benefits & Corporate Discounts page (website login required) to view exclusive pricing available to PGA of BC members on many items. Click below to visit Impact Canopies Canada online.
Two PGA of BC Professionals received PGA of Canada National Awards last week when the Association presented its 2021 honours during a livestreamed broadcast.

Tim Wilson (Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, left) was selected as the PGA of Canada's George Knudson Teacher of the Year, having been previously named the PGA of BC's Alvie Thompson Teacher of the Year. Wilson became the first PGA of BC member to capture the award since Rob Houlding (Rob Houlding Golf Academy) in 2013.

Meanwhile, Christine Wong (University Golf Club, right) was the inaugural recipient of the Brooke Henderson Female Player of the Year Award. As the newly created honour recognizes the female PGA of Canada Professional who earned the most points toward the national player rankings, Wong's 2021 victory at the DCM PGA Women's Championship of Canada factored heavily into her being named as its recipient.

The PGA of BC congratulates Wilson, Wong, all of British Columbia's nominees and all award recipients across the country. Click below to view a complete list of National Award recipients, or click here to watch a replay of Thursday's program.
PGA of BC members are reminded that registration closes at the end of this week for Association’s 2022 Spring Education Seminar, which is set to be conducted virtually on Feb. 7-8.

The event will once again feature a variety of subject matter relevant to all members, delivered by some of the leading minds and experts in our sport and from notable figures outside the golf world. The presentations and discussions comprising this year’s seminar will cover topics that include golf instruction, leadership, career longevity, fitness and nutrition, golf-course design and more. 

The Day 1 schedule will include presentations from business mogul and Seminole Golf Club President Jimmy Dunne, acclaimed short-game guru Gareth Raflewski, a panel discussion featuring prominent hockey personalities Jarome IginlaBob Nicholson and Jim Hughson, and a session led by renowned instructor Trillium Rose.

Day 2 of the event will feature a workshop guided by fitness expert Ali Gilbert, PGA of BC Professional Dave Zibrik speaking on brand and culture, insights into the career longevity of actor Lochlyn Munro, a conversation with golf-course architect Christine Fraser and a session with esteemed instructor Andrew Rice.

CLICK HERE to read our Spring Education Seminar preview, including comments from Fraser and Raflewski to help us look ahead to the event.

Registration will close at 4 p.m. PST on Friday, Feb. 4. The two-day event is priced at $99 (plus tax) for PGA of BC Professionals. Non-members may attend for $199 (plus tax) with the reference of a Class "A" member.

Click below to access the Spring Education Seminar event page, which includes registration links, an event itinerary and more information on each of our featured speakers and topics.
More than 120 member Professionals logged in Tuesday to glean valuable insights from three excellent presentations that comprised the latest installment of the 2022 PGA of BC Education Series.

The PGA of BC thanks Mark Bicknell for sharing unique teaching programs that have been successful at Victoria Golf Club, Doug Hastie (British Columbia Golf) for providing best practices on setting up a course for competition, and an inspirational conversation between Padraic O'Rourke (The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club) and Jeff Palmer (Highland Pacific Golf) that traced O'Rourke's career travels.

The next traditional Education Series gathering remains scheduled for March 15 at The Harvest Golf Club. The administration team continues to monitor the public-health scenario to determine if it will be appropriate for the event to proceed in person.

Meanwhile, the PGA of BC Virtual Education Series resumes on Feb. 28, featuring a conversation with four-time Canadian Olympic skier Manuel Osborne-Paradis. Members are reminded that the Virtual Education Series is separate from the traditional series and requires a Virtual Education Series Pass.

Click below to visit the PGA of BC Schedule of Events, where more information and registration links for all upcoming education gatherings can be found.
The Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association of British Columbia (the “Association”) will be held on Monday, February 7, 2022, beginning at 4:00 p.m. PST. This meeting will take place in a virtual setting for the following purposes:
  1. To receive the financial statements of the Association for the period ended November 30, 2021, and the auditor’s report thereon;
  2. To appoint auditors for the ensuing year, and to authorize the directors to fix their remuneration;
  3. To pass motion to vote in new directors of the Association;
  4. To approve amendments to the Association's Bylaws;
  5. To approve all acts, deeds and proceedings of the directors since the last Annual General Meeting;
  6. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.
Further details, including relevant documents and resources, were included in an email to all members sent Friday, Jan. 7. Please contact the administration team if this message cannot be located. Information on how to access the virtual AGM and a copy of audited financial statements will be provided by email to all members prior to the meeting on Feb. 7.
Click below to view a formal notice for the Annual General Meeting. 
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.
The PGA of BC is pleased to share the news that Black Mountain Golf Club Head Professional Tyrel Griffith and wife Jill celebrated the birth of their first child, a baby girl, last month.

Briar Lynd Griffith arrived at 10:52 p.m. on Jan. 20 in Kelowna, weighing in at 5 lbs., 6 oz. Tyrel noted that he and Jill are "thrilled" to welcome their new addition.

Please join us in congratulating and wishing all the best to the Griffith family!
Steven Diack's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Modern Golf Vancouver

Ian Henson has joined Bighorn Golf & Country Club as Head Professional

Josh Legge has left University Golf Club and joins Point Grey Golf & Country Club as an Apprentice Professional

Chris Ward has transferred from the Alberta Zone and joins Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club as a Class "A" Professional

Scott Kolb has left Victoria Golf Club 

Cody White has resigned from the PGA of Canada

Cailean Hourigan has successfully completed the National Training Program and becomes a Class "A" Professional at Victoria Golf Club
Assistant Golf Professional - The Rise Golf Course

Assistant Golf Professional - Birchbank Golf Club

Tournament Director - Northview Golf & Country Club

Head Golf Professional - Revelstoke Golf Club
Head Professional, Northview Golf & Country Club

PGA of Canada member since: 2009

What career path led you to where you are today? 
Working at Marine Drive and Capilano and learning in those environments helped significantly.

Who has influenced your career the most, and how? 
Mark Thirtle -- He genuinely cares about other people, his staff and his members.

Which significant accomplishments are you most proud of? 
Becoming a Head Golf Professional was always a dream, so getting to the role I am in today at Northview has been pretty special.

What is your favourite golf course in British Columbia, and why? 
The Redwoods Golf Course - where I learned to play the game.
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Members are reminded that most Education Series presentations are recorded and made available for later viewing to any Professionals who were unable to participate in the live session.

All presentations from our Jan. 18 Education Series gathering are now available for rent at a nominal fee via the Education Series Archive, which can be accessed by clicking below. Sessions going back as far as 2013 are included in the archive, so there is plenty of content to review if you may have missed presentations from past years.

Those watching recordings in the Education Series Archive may also make a submission for PDP points, with one (1) point awarded per video viewed, to a maximum of two (2) videos per day. To claim points for a viewed video, complete the rental payment and watch the session in its entirety, then make a submission at and email your receipt to [email protected] for consideration.
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