For more than 25 years, Vancouver's Kerr's Recognition Services Inc. has helped corporate clients, sports teams, schools and charities in British Columbia and beyond recognize, reward and celebrate their people and organizations with trophies, awards, promotional and advertising products. 

Kerr's is dedicated to providing the best quality products and services, featuring a wide selection and great prices. If you're looking for something unique and distinctive that's never been done before, Kerr's is the place. 

The PGA of BC proudly recognizes its patrons, champions and award winners with trophies and keepsakes supplied exclusively by Kerr's Recognition, a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the Association. Click below to see all Kerr's has to offer online.
The 2019 PGA of BC Education Series presented by Foresight Sports Canada officially kicks off Monday in the Lower Mainland and today is the last day that members can sign up to attend.

The series will return to Richmond Country Club on Jan. 21 with three unique presentations on the schedule. Innovative Fitness Director of Golf Performance Nick Mueller will examine trends, myths and beliefs in the golf-fitness industry, while host Executive Professional Mark Strong and Point Grey Golf & Country Club Professional Jared Siminoff will discuss the use and analysis of data in everyday situations facing Golf Professionals. Lastly, PGA of America member Cyrus Janssen , former Head Professional at Shanghai's Sheshan Golf Club, will detail strategies for Professionals and their facilities to make connections with BC's Chinese golf community.

Registrations will not be accepted for this event after today, so click below to register now and see full information about the Richmond event.
The 2019 PGA of BC Spring Education Seminar returns to Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course on Feb. 11-12 with a superb lineup of expert presenters covering a variety of topics relevant to all Golf Professionals.

Acclaimed instructors Gabriel Hjertstedt and Joseph Mayo will headline the annual event, conducting half-day presentations to close out the schedule on Day 1 and 2, respectively. Other featured presenters include Victoria-based chiropractor Dr. Stuart Love , who works closely with many top PGA Tour players; Tom Mayenknecht of Vancouver-based brand-builders Embematica and TSN Radio's "The Sport Market"; and Golf Canada rules guru Adam Helmer looking at the changes to the Rules of Golf now in effect. As well, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club Head Professional Alan Palmer and father Denzil Palmer , who served more than 25 years as GM at Royal Montreal Golf Club, will make a joint presentation on the evolution of premier golf facilities.

Our signature education gathering each year, the seminar also represents a key opportunity to earn points toward the Professional Development Program Order of Merit presented by Sunice & Bobby Jones. Members will receive eight (8) PDP points for each day they attend and sign in at seminar registration. The Top 100 Golf Professionals of 2018 list featured 85 members who attended at least one day of the seminar last year.

Registration is open now until Feb. 1. Please click below to access the full schedule, registration link and more information about each speaker and the content of their presentations. We hope to see you at Tsawwassen Springs for two great days of learning next month.
The PGA of BC Board of Directors invites qualified members interested in serving on the Board of Directors to submit their names for consideration. 
In the coming election, there will be six (6) vacant positions on the Board. Four (4) of these positions will be two-year, non-renewable terms; the remaining two (2) will be one-year, non-renewable terms. Due to the Board's current composition, at least one (1) of the two-year term positions must be assumed by a member based in the Vancouver Island region, and one (1) must be assumed by a member eligible to serve as Assistants' Representative (Class "A" or Teaching Professional).

All candidates must be Class "A" Professionals who are members in good standing with the PGA of Canada to be considered. Click below for a list of requirements and expectations of an Association board member.

Candidates will be asked to submit a brief biography and write-up detailing why they wish to run for a position on the PGA of BC Board. Submissions of the above may not exceed 250 words -- this is a firm requirement that will be strictly enforced. Candidates' submissions will be made available to voting members online. New for 2019, 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.
Once a list of candidates has been compiled, the membership will have the opportunity to vote in the online election for a period of one (1) week, starting Monday, Jan. 21. The Vancouver Island candidate and the Assistants' Representative-eligible candidate receiving the most votes, regardless of overall position, will automatically earn two-year terms to fulfill the required quotas. A single individual could potentially fill both quota positions. The remaining two-year term positions will be awarded accordingly to those candidates otherwise receiving the highest vote totals. The one-year terms will be offered to the candidates otherwise receiving the next-highest vote totals. 

To submit your name for consideration, please send an email with your biography no later than Friday, Jan. 18 at 4 p.m. PT  to Executive Director Donald Miyazaki at . Confirmation will be sent to candidates upon receipt of application. Please forward any other inquiries regarding the board positions or election to Donald as well.
The  Vancouver GolfExpo  will be back at the PNE Forum Feb. 9-10 and the PGA of BC is seeking Professionals to conduct volunteer lesson demonstrations for Expo attendees on behalf of the Association. 

In addition to being credited with four (4) PDP points for volunteering their time, these lesson demos are a great opportunity for exposure to potential new clients. 

Available presentation times remaining are on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Please contact Executive Director Donald Miyazaki at  for more information or to indicate your interest in presenting at the Expo. 
The Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association of British Columbia will be held on Monday, Feb. 11, beginning at 4:30 p.m., at Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course at the conclusion of the day's Spring Education Seminar schedule, for the following purposes:
  1. To receive the financial statements of the Association for the period ended November 30, 2018, 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 all acts, deeds and proceedings of the directors since the last Annual General Meeting;
  5. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.

Business Formal dress code is highly recommended for the AGM. Click below for the official meeting notice.
Impact Canopies Canada, a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the Association, has updated its exclusive pricing special to PGA of BC members for 2019.

Click below to access the Member Benefits & Corporate Discounts page at to view the products and savings available for Golf Professionals (website login required).
Ryan Mackenzie has transferred from the Alberta Zone

Ryan Desharnais has resigned the PGA of Canada

Andrew Bentley has left Kamloops Golf & Country Club and transfers to the Alberta Zone

Brian Miller transfers from Alberta Zone and joins TaylorMade Golf Canada as a Class "A" Professional 
You may have noticed in last week's E-News that six members had their applications for Life Professional designation approved by the PGA of Canada. Congratulations to David Crosby , Billy Kulyk , Kenneth Lea , James McMurdo , Peter Knill and Tom Campion on achieving this distinction for their longstanding service to the Association.

Members who have held Class "A" status for a minimum of 25 years whose age and number of years as a Class "A" Professional are a sum of 90 or greater are eligible for Life Professional designation, provided they are retired or employed on a casual basis. Please contact the zone or national office to inquire about your pathway to Life Professional status.
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