London, Ontario-based Tee-On Golf Systems Inc. provides a complete suite of premier golf-management software that allows facility operators to take greater control over their business, significantly increase their club’s efficiency and dramatically improve customer service.

When you choose Tee-On as your golf technology partner, you're choosing to partner with a leader in the industry who understands that you want complete control over your business. Tee-On offers a full suite of integrated software solutions for golf facilities and their patrons, including online booking for golfers, tee-sheet management and point-of-sale systems for use in pro shops, food and beverage software with an iPad option, integrated online food ordering, an online store and more.

Tee-On technology is employed by golf courses in all 10 provinces, including nearly 25 PGA of BC facilities. Its customizable tee-sheet system provides seamless and efficient bookings for facilities and golfers alike, allowing 24/7, real-time online reservation capability. More than 50 million rounds of golf have been booked through Tee-On since 2001.

Tee-On Golf Systems Inc. is a Silver-level Preferred Partner of the Association and Presenting Sponsor of the PGA of BC Tournament of Champions. Please click below to learn more. 
The PGA of BC Board of Directors election is on now, and members have until Monday to submit their votes.

There are four (4) positions available, each of which will consist of a two-year term, expiring at the 2022 Annual General Meeting.
Due to the Board's current composition, one (1) position in this election must be filled by a candidate representing the Vancouver Island region. As such, the candidate from this region receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to one of the board vacancies, regardless of their standing in overall vote totals. The remaining three (3) positions will be assumed by the candidates receiving the highest number of votes, regardless of the region in which they are based. 

Your PGA of Canada membership number will be verified before your vote is recorded. Please note that all PGA of BC membership categories may vote for positions on the Board of Directors, including Apprentice Professionals. To be eligible to cast a ballot, voters must be members in good standing. Voter confidentiality will be strictly maintained.
Twelve (12) candidates have put their names forward for the open positions:
  • Bernakevitch, Lindsay* - Head Professional, Victoria Golf Club
  • Clapp, Brad - Head Professional, Cultus Lake Golf Club
  • Hajer, Andy* - Head Professional, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
  • Haraguchi, Mike - Class "A" Professional, Capilano Golf & Country Club
  • Hubert, Alec - Executive Professional, Kamloops Golf & Country Club
  • Ogden, Graham - Class "A" Professional, Richmond Country Club
  • O'Rourke, Padraic - Head Professional, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
  • Scollon, Drew - Class "A" Professional, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
  • Siminoff, Jared - Class "A" Professional, Point Grey Golf & Country Club (incumbent)
  • Thompson, Michael - Class "A" Professional, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  • Vermee, Bruce - Head Professional, The Harvest Golf Club
  • Wilson, Tim - Class "A" Professional, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
* - denotes candidate representing Vancouver Island region

To vote, click on the link below, read the biographical information provided by each candidate, fill out the required information and submit the ballot. Each member may vote for up to four (4) candidates but may only submit one (1) ballot. Any additional ballots will void all ballots. 

Please read your ballot instructions carefully and note that the voting form will vacate your screen immediately after clicking the "Submit" button.

Voting in this election will close at 12:00 p.m. PT on Monday, Jan. 27. Please direct any inquiries to Communications & Marketing Manager Eric MacKenzie at .
Members are reminded that registration is open now for the 2020 PGA of BC Spring Education Seminar, which returns to Tsawwassen Springs on Feb. 10-11.

Jeff Smith , PGA Tour coach and founder of online instruction platform Course Kings, will open the seminar, while  Will Robins , an award-winning PGA Professional and developer of the RGX coach-training program, will close out the schedule on Day 2. As well, the Association is proud to be welcoming Global Golf Advisors director  George Pinches  and longtime auto-industry executive and business coach  Glen Daman  of 10th Degree Consulting Inc. as presenters for the PGA of BC’s signature professional-development event.

Click here to view last week's complete lineup announcement.

The schedule for the two-day event will be as follows:

9:45 a.m. - Introductory remarks: Donald Miyazaki; Executive Director, PGA of BC
10:00 a.m. –  Jeff Smith ; Tour Coach & Instructor, TPC Summerlin; Founder, Course Kings
12:00 p.m. – Lunch
12:45 p.m. – Jeff Smith (continued)
2:00 p.m. -  George Pinches ; Director, Global Golf Advisors
4:30 p.m. – PGA of British Columbia Annual General Meeting

8:30 a.m. –  Glen Daman ; Owner, 10th Degree Consulting Inc.
11:30 a.m. - Lunch
12:15 p.m. -  Will Robins , PGA; CEO, Robins Golf Logistix (RGX)
3:00 p.m. - Closing remarks; Donald Miyazaki

Click below to view the event page and view more information about each speaker and their respective topics.

The registration fee for PGA of BC members is $129 (plus GST), while non-members can attend for $199 (plus GST) with a reference from a Class “A” member. Lunch service for both days of the event is included in the registration fee. Registration will close Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. PT click here to sign up  or find the registration link on the event info page.
The PGA of BC administration team is pleased to introduce Apprentice Professional Doug Titterington as the Association’s new Membership & Events Manager.

The 28-year-old comes to the administration team from Northview Golf & Country Club, where he has spent the past three years as an instructor and pro-shop supervisor on the Surrey facility’s Professional staff. Titterington already had many years’ experience in British Columbia’s golf industry prior to joining the PGA of Canada in 2017. He is a 2019 graduate of the Professional Golf Management program at Ontario’s Humber College.

Titterington will assume the role as of Jan. 27.

Prior to his tenure at Northview and joining the PGA of Canada, Titterington spent several years working in pro shops at Pitt Meadows Golf Club and Eaglequest Golf Centre at Coquitlam. Through these positions, Titterington has played key roles in the execution of tournaments, events and other club operations. As an Association member working towards his Class “A” status, Titterington’s first-hand knowledge of the PGA of Canada Training Academy will also be a valuable asset in assisting and providing support to fellow Apprentice Professionals.

Please join us in welcoming Doug to the role. He can be reached via email at . Click below to read more about our newest administration team member.
The Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association of British Columbia will be held on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Tsawwassen Springs Golf, 5133 Springs Blvd, Tsawwassen, BC, V4M 0A6, for the following purposes:

  1. To receive the financial statements of the Association for the period ended November 30, 2019, 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.

Important reminders:

Dress code : PGA of BC “Business Formal” dress code is highly recommended for the Annual General Meeting.  Click here  for more information.

Copy of financials : Should any PGA of BC Member require a copy of the Association’s Audited Financial Statements in advance of the Annual General Meeting, please contact the PGA of BC office to obtain a copy by mail.

Click below to view a formal notice for the Annual General Meeting.
​​​​​​​ Each year, the PGA of Canada Foundation awards bursaries to assist, encourage and promote the attainment of professional development opportunities.
Bursary applications can be submitted for any professional development opportunities you may have completed last year.
These bursaries are in the amount of $500 each, with a maximum of 20 awarded nationwide annually. They are available to all members, contingent upon a Golf Professional completing one or more professional development opportunities in 2019.
Please note that members still working towards their Class "A" designation may not apply for a bursary to offset the cost of PGA of Canada Training Academy courses or programs. There are no restrictions for Class "A" members.
Click below to access the application form and learn more about the initiative. Applications must be received by Friday, Jan. 24, with bursaries to be awarded in March. 
British Columbia Golf is offering two upcoming World Handicap System (WHS) certification seminars in the Lower Mainland.

With the WHS taking effect at the beginning of this year, these seminars provide a detailed look at the new system and are appropriate for facility staff and volunteers involved in handicapping at the club level. Golf clubs are advised that one person from each club needs to certify under WHS, with an exam administered to achieve certification.

Seminars will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pitt Meadows Golf Club on Jan. 31 and at Langara Golf Course on Feb. 1. The Langara event is limited to the first 50 registrants. The seminar registration fee is $25, which includes lunch.

Click below for full details on both events and to access registration links.
Members are advised that a PGA of BC Professional has reported the theft of a launch monitor from their Victoria home earlier this week.

The missing unit is a Foresight Sports GC2 in its original hard carrying case. Members and facilities are encouraged to exercise caution if approached with any private-sale offers on this particular model.

Anyone with reason to believe they may have been offered the stolen unit for sale or otherwise encountered it is asked to contact the PGA of BC administration office to provide that information to the victim.
Joel Trainor has resigned from the PGA of Canada

Brian Wise has left Glacier Greens Golf Course and goes to Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community as a Class "A" Professional

Jared Rempel has successfully completed the National training program and becomes Class "A" Professional at Cheam Mountain Golf Course

Derek Orr has left Victoria Golf Club

Doug Titterington has left Northview Golf & Country Club and goes to the PGA of British Columbia Administration Office as an Apprentice Professional
Head Professional - Olympic View Golf Club

Assistant Professional - Shuswap National

Assistant Professional - Kamloops Golf & Country Club

Assistant Professional - Victoria Golf Club

Golf Services Supervisor  (multiple positions) - The Vancouver Golf Club

Assistant Professional - The Okanagan Golf Club

Apprentice Professional/Outside Services Manager - Northview Golf & Country Club

Associate Professional - Northview Golf & Country Club
Don't forget that many of our Preferred Partners offer special opportunities and discounts available exclusively to PGA of BC members in good standing and their facilities. These member benefits are listed under the 'Resources' tab on our website and are updated as new offers become available to our Professionals. 
We strongly encourage members to take advantage of these discounts as a way of supporting our Preferred Partners, who in turn support Association programming and events throughout the year. Click below to access the Member Benefits & Corporate Discounts page and view the most updated offers available to members (website login required). 
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