TRIBAL is much more than best-in-class women’s clothing. Its mission is to deliver on-trend collections that make you look and feel your best, for enjoying life’s adventures in comfort and style.

This spring marks 51 years as a Montreal-based women’s wear brand. What began as a women’s pants brand, TRIBAL has evolved into a fully merchandised lifestyle collection and fashionable golf and leisure line designed for on and off the course.

TRIBAL is stepping up its golf game with an expanded high-performance collection featuring a UPF50 fabric which is now available to order year round. Available in 2022, this fashionable assortment offers sun protection, moisture-wicking and quick drying properties. Golf facilities looking to add TRIBAL’S Golf and Lifestyle collection to their shops are encouraged to contact Western Canada Account Executive Jennifer Skala at [email protected] for more details.

TRIBAL is a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the Association and a co-presenting sponsor of the PGA of BC Awards Celebration. Click below to visit TRIBAL online.
The 2022 PGA of BC Spring Education Seminar, which came to a close yesterday afternoon, welcomed approximately 200 Association members to take in nine fantastic presentations covering a wide range of topics relevant to all Golf Professionals.

The two-day event featured a number of notable personalities and subject-matter experts in the areas of golf instruction, leadership, career longevity, club culture, fitness and more.

The PGA of BC thanks each of our 11 guest speakers for sharing their time and expertise during the gathering: Jimmy Dunne, Gareth Raflewski, Jarome Iginla, Bob Nicholson, Jim Hughson, Trillium Rose, Ali Gilbert, Lochlyn Munro, Christine Fraser, Andrew Rice and the PGA of BC's own Dave Zibrik (Point Grey Golf & Country Club).

Thanks also to the PGA of BC Education Committee for its efforts toward the event, with many committee members stepping in to assist with some of Monday and Tuesday's presentations: Padraic O'Rourke (The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club), Jared Siminoff (Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community), Simon Jones (Kimberley Golf Club), Brian McDonald (Fairview Mountain Golf Club), Lindsay Manion (Northview Golf & Country Club) and Mark Bicknell (Victoria Golf Club). The Association also thanks Cindy Soukoroff (St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino) and Keri Moffat (Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club) for assisting with the moderation of presentations.

As member feedback is crucial to the planning of future education events, the administration team kindly requests that all attendees complete a short survey to provide their thoughts on this year's seminar. Your responses will help ensure the PGA of BC's education programming continues to serve its members as effectively as possible. Please click below to access the survey.
Monday's PGA of BC Annual General Meeting, conducted virtually, provided an opportunity to reflect on a challenging yet successful 2021 season.

In addition to reviewing the highlights for the Association over the past year, approving amendments to PGA of BC Bylaws and welcoming the incoming cohort of directors elected to the board last month, the AGM also included special acknowledgements for Professionals set to achieve significant membership milestones in 2022.

The following PGA of BC Professionals were recognized for their upcoming achievements during the AGM:

50-year PGA of Canada Class "A" Members
  • Gerald Chatelain, Life Professional
  • Earl Davies, Life Professional

25-year PGA of Canada Class "A" Members
  • Lance Antonenko, TaylorMade Golf Canada
  • Jamie Baxter, Golden Eagle Golf Club
  • James Cronk, unaffiliated
  • Hal Eremko, Riverway Golf Course
  • Randy Frank, Olympic View Golf Club
  • Robert Fulton, St. Andrews by the Lake
  • Antony Harris, Golf Town Victoria
  • Matt Hardman, Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club
  • Scott Kolb, unaffiliated
  • Rob Larocque, Bear Mountain Golf Resort
  • James Legault, Seymour Creek Golf Centre
  • Don Mark, Life Professional
  • Dale Moore, Copper Point Golf Club
  • Doug Morgan, Richmond Country Club
  • Jeff Palmer, Highland Pacific Golf
  • Sean Spottiswood, Riverway Golf Course
  • Kathy Stecyk, Chilliwack Golf Club

Each of the members named above will receive special gifts from the PGA of Canada as a token to commemorate their achievements to come in the year ahead. The national office will be reaching out to each Professional reaching these milestones to coordinate delivery of these items. Congratulations to all!
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.
PGA of BC Communications & Marketing Manager Eric MacKenzie will be leaving the administration team to pursue a new career opportunity. Tomorrow will be his final day serving the Association.

After more than five years in his role with with the PGA of BC, Eric has accepted an offer to join the marketing and communications department of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver, where he'll begin his new role next week.

"To say it was a difficult decision to move on would be a major understatement. I am truly grateful for the time I've spent with the Association, for the chance to spend every day focused on the game I love like no other, and to have made meaningful connections with so many wonderful people within the PGA of BC membership," he said.

"To all of our members across the province: Thank you for always making me feel like an important part of the PGA of BC community, and for allowing me to document and share your stories, your successes and highlights during my time here."
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].
Shawn Jordan has left Tower Ranch Golf & Country Club and joins Shuswap Lake Golf Course as a Class "A" Professional

Jamie Stevens has left Kelowna Golf & Country Club and transfers to the Atlantic Zone

Nicholas Crookall has joined Glacier Greens Golf Club as an Apprentice Professional

Brett Saunders has resigned from the PGA of Canada
Assistant Golf Professional - Lakepoint Golf & Country Club

Associate Golf Professional - Kelowna Golf & Country Club

Director of Golf/Head Professional - Radium Golf Group

Assistant Golf Professional - University Golf Club

Office & Communications Coordinator - Northview Golf & Country Club

Teaching Professional - GOLFTEC Coquitlam
Head Professional, Eaglequest Golf Centre at Coquitlam

PGA of Canada member since: 1996

Why did you become a PGA of Canada Professional? 
Growing up in Newmarket, Ont., I competed in junior golf & competed at a high level of hockey. I worked in the backshop at 10, I was a junior caddie at Scarborough Golf Club, spent all my summers on the course. My love of golf is the path I chose. I became the youngest member of the PGA of Canada at 17, starting my apprenticeship under my father who had over 25 years in the industry.

Who has influenced your career the most, and how? 
My father is my greatest influence. He introduced me to the game, taught me the game, & I apprenticed under him. He made sure I knew all aspects of the industry. One year of my apprenticeship was spent working with the Superintendent & the greens crew - lessons I am grateful for to this day.

Which significant accomplishments are you most proud of? 
I would have to say the biggest accomplishment is that I am a GM/Director of Golf in an industry I have worked in since I was 10 years old and still love what I do. I have worked from public, to resort, private and exclusive clubs and enjoyed every step of the way.

What is your most cherished golf memory? 
Taking my son to the US Kids World Golf Championship in Pinehurst when he was 6 years old. Nothing can top that feeling.
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Perhaps you've been enjoying the action from the Winter Olympics in Beijing, but did you know that some PGA of BC members have Olympic pasts of their own?

Craig Young (Royal Colwood Golf Club) competed for Team Canada at the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, placing 12th in men's ski ballet (also known as acroski), which was a demonstration sport at the time.

That was just one highlight of a tremendous career Young had in freestyle skiing. He made 121 World Cup starts in acroski, aerials and moguls between 1984 and 1992, earning more than three-dozen top-10 finishes, including a podium result in acroski in Calgary in 1990.
Meanwhile, Alan Kristmanson (Whistler Golf Club) was a member of the Canadian men's basketball team that placed sixth at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

His most notable performance came in a near-upset of the American squad, when Kristmanson put up 25 points in a 76-70 defeat.

For his impressive career as a player and later an NBA broadcaster, providing colour commentary for Vancouver Grizzlies games on Sportsnet, Kristmanson was inducted into the BC Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.
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