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Looking for a great, unique alternative for your tournament prizing or tee gifts this season and beyond? Team Sales Ltd. has countless premium wares and recognition pieces that can fit the bill. Its extensive inventory and experienced customer service team will ensure you receive exactly what you need to proudly represent your brand. Team Sales Ltd. supplies many of the items used in gifting for PGA of BC events and initiatives each year, including the exclusive rewards acknowledging our Top 100 Golf Professionals.

Team Sales Ltd. is a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the Association. Click below to visit Team Sales Ltd. online, or for more information on what TSL can offer your facility, contact partner Mike Robertson at 604-233-1979.
In the interest of the health and safety of all participants, the PGA of BC administration team and Board of Directors advises that the Association's upcoming Education Series gatherings scheduled for Jan. 18 at Richmond Country Club and Feb. 1 at Victoria Golf Club will be conducted virtually.
Although these events are technically permissible to go forward under the current Provincial Health Order, it has become apparent that accommodating and safeguarding all prospective attendees, presenters and staff at our host facilities poses a significant challenge. However, the shift to a virtual format will hopefully make these gatherings accessible to more member Professionals across the province.
These events will proceed online with the same lineup of featured presenters on a revised schedule, with the program running approximately 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST on both dates.
Please note that the registration fee for each event will be adjusted to $19 (plus GST). All individuals who had previously registered for either Jan. 18 or Feb. 1 will be granted access to the virtual sessions on both dates with no action required.

These two now-online gatherings will be treated as standalone events just as if they were to be held in person as originally scheduled. As such, individual registrations are required for these events unless you had already registered for one of the in-person events as noted above. These events are also separate from those comprising the Virtual Education Series that kicked off earlier today with Colby Johannson's presentation.

Please contact the administration team if you are uncertain about your registration status for any upcoming Education Series event. Click below to access the PGA of BC Schedule of Events and view more information or register for any of our upcoming education programming.
The PGA of BC extends its thanks to Colby Johannson, co-founder of our Preferred Partners at Par Six Golf (P6R Golf), for kicking off the Association's 2022 education programming with Wednesday morning's session focused on social media.

Johannson's informative, hour-long session provided great strategies for social-media success to more than 120 attendees, taking pages from the playbook that has helped make P6R Golf a leader in digital golf content and marketing.

This webinar marked the first installment of the PGA of BC's Virtual Education Series. All who are registered for a Virtual Education Series Pass, including those unable to join us for today's live session, will have access to a recorded replay for a limited time. Details on replay access will be included in the post-event email delivered to all passholders, which will also include copies of Johannson's presentation slides and a social-media workbook.

As well, those who have yet to register for the Virtual Education Series Pass may still do so by clicking below, and will also receive access to the recorded replay. The Series Pass will also provide access to the sessions scheduled with Manuel Osborne-Paradis on Feb. 28, with Three & Jackie Carpenter on March 9, and additional content to be announced in the near future.
PGA of BC members are encouraged to register now for the 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.

Registration is open now until 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.
The PGA of BC Board of Directors invites qualified members interested in serving on the Board of Directors to submit their names to run in this month's upcoming election for open positions. 
In the coming vote, there will be four (4) vacant positions on the Board. Each member elected will serve a two-year term. Due to the Board's current composition, at least one of the directors elected must be a representative of the Vancouver Island region.
All candidates must be Class "A" Professionals who are members in good standing with the PGA of Canada to be eligible to run in the election. Click here to review the expectations and requirements of board directors.

Prospective candidates are asked to submit a brief biography and write-up detailing why they feel they are qualified for a position on the PGA of BC Board of Directors. Submissions may not exceed 200 words and may not include any supplementary documents or files -- these are firm requirements that will be strictly enforced. Candidates' submissions will be made available online to voting members on the election ballot. Please note that each candidate's Professional Development Program point total and ranking in the PDP Order of Merit will be included with their personal info on the ballot.
To submit your name for consideration, please send an email with your written submission no later than Friday, Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. PT to Executive Director Donald Miyazaki at [email protected]. Confirmation will be sent to candidates upon receipt of application. 
Once a list of candidates has been compiled, the membership will have an opportunity to vote in the online election for a period of one (1) week. Please note that, contrary to previous communications, the voting period will run from Jan. 17-24. Due to regional quota considerations, the Vancouver Island-based candidate receiving the most votes will be guaranteed one of the four open positions regardless of their finish in the overall vote totals. 
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 those related to meeting access, 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.

Click below to view a formal notice for the Annual General Meeting. 
Chris Medford has transferred from the Atlantic Zone and joins Fairmont Hot Springs Resort as Head Professional (effective Feb. 14)

Connor Rosenlund has successfully completed the National Training Program and becomes a Class "A" Professional at Seymour Golf & Country Club
Assistant Golf Professional - Point Grey Golf & Country Club

Course Superintendent / Assistant General Manager - Michaelbrook Golf

Golf Shop Manager / Teaching Professional - Tower Ranch Golf Club

Apprentice / Assistant Golf Professional - Cranbrook Golf Club

Golf Shop Assistants - Kelowna Springs Golf Club
Head Teaching Professional, Lago Golf Academy

PGA of Canada member since: 2007

What career path led you to where you are today? 
My goal was the originally be a Head Professional at a world-class golf facility. Working at some of the top golf facilities in the country as an Assistant professional, I had one thing that was missing from my resume, golf instruction. So I decided to get at job teaching golf... and I have never looked back.

Who has influenced your career the most, and how? 
Bob Beauchemin; Director of Instruction at Oakdale Golf and Country Club in Toronto. Bob was the first person to teach me about the mechanics and proper techniques of the golf swing. He helped me understand the cause and effect of the swing.

Which significant accomplishments are you most proud of? 
Passing my PAT, getting my Class "A" certification, starting my own business.

What is a common misconception that golfers make about what your job entails? 
You must get tired of teaching the same thing over and over again. Every student that comes in has their own specific tendencies and concepts of how to swing a golf club, and what might work for one student will not always work for another. Their physical limitations and past injuries can greatly influence their overall swing techniques. Also, don't forget about the six inches between their ears.
Want to be featured in the Professional Spotlight of an upcoming E-News? Click here to complete the PGA of BC member profile questionnaire.
PGA of BC Professionals have an opportunity to benefit from the Partner Referral Program, through which members or facilities may be compensated for introductions to new Preferred Partners.

For more information, please contact Executive Director Donald Miyazaki at [email protected].
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