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Members are reminded that registration will soon be closing for the March events of the PGA of BC Education Series presented by Foresight Sports Canada .

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

The presentations scheduled for each upcoming 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

Registration deadline: Thursday, Feb. 27
“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

Registration deadline: Thursday, March 5
“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

Registration deadline: Thursday, April 23

Please note tomorrow's registration deadline for next week's Education Series event at Victoria Golf Club.

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.
Individuals interested in becoming a PGA of BC Professional are encouraged to submit their application to the PGA of Canada and begin thinking ahead to participating in a 2020 Playing Ability Test (PAT).

The PGA of Canada has made significant changes to the PAT process for 2020. This includes administering the test over 18 holes instead of 36, elimination of the "IN" and "OUT" target scores, and the establishment of separate target scores for men, women and seniors.

Prospective applicants may click below to learn more about the steps to become a PGA Professional, the benefits involved in joining the Association, and the pathway to obtaining Apprentice and Class "A" Professional status.

Please note that due to the new PAT structure, past years' PAT schedules should not be used as a reference to predict this year's eligible events. The PGA of BC's 2020 PAT schedule will be released in the weeks ahead, but applicants are advised that the first of five anticipated opportunities to participate in a British Columbia PAT will take place in early April in the Lower Mainland region. More information about this event will be available when the full PAT schedule is revealed.
British Columbia Golf will be conducting seminars on the new World Handicap System in Kamloops and Kelowna next month.

The seminars provide a detailed look at the system that took effect on Jan. 1, and are appropriate for club staff or volunteers who will be involved with handicapping at a club level. Please note that at least one person from each club will need to be certified under the WHS. Exams will be administered to certify each club; more information on certification will be released at a later date.

The details for these Interior-region seminars are as follows:

Bighorn Golf & Country Club (Kamloops)
Friday, March 20; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Click here for registration information

Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club (Kelowna)
Saturday, March 21; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Click here for registration information

Click below for more seminar details via British Columbia Golf.

Members are advised that points can be earned toward the PGA of BC Professional Development Program when making a requisition after attending the event and providing the necessary supporting documentation to .

As well, those who missed seminars in their region earlier this winter are reminded that a video recording of the Introduction & Overview of the World Handicap System presented by Doug Hastie (British Columbia Golf) during our Education Series presented by Foresight Sports Canada event at Richmond Country Club in January is available to view for a nominal fee in the PGA of BC Education Series archive .
Courtney Campbell-Leveck has joined Gleneagles Golf Club as the Head Professional 

Kelvin Trott has left Myrtle Point Golf Club 

Gordy Scutt has left Olympic View Golf Club and joins Victoria Golf Club as a Class "A" Professional

Todd Tweedy has left Osoyoos Golf Club and joins Fairview Mountain as an Apprentice Professional 

Carson Kallis has left Kelowna Golf & Country Club and joins Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club as an Apprentice Professional
Assistant and Senior Teaching Professionals - Rob Houlding Golf Academy

Sales & Marketing Coordinator - G&G Golf Company

Assistant Professional - Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club
Are you looking to contact a BC sales representative for a specific manufacturer or product line? Don't forget that you can always access this information on the PGA of BC website using our Industry Guide. Click below to access the electronic version of the Industry Guide, or navigate to it manually at under the "Resources" tab at any time. 
No website login is required to view the publication, so feel free to share the guide with other non-member industry contacts. The PGA of BC administration team updates the online guide throughout the year; suppliers may contact  to request changes to their listing at any time.  
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