Impact Canopies Canada understands its customers' need for superior and innovative solutions to effectively promote their brand. That's why they make it their business to provide customers with a range of solutions to showcase their corporate message and attract prospects in seconds.

Impact Canopies Canada has a long history of manufacturing and distributing all qualities and styles of Instant Canopies, Instant Canopy Accessories and now Baseline Marquees.

Impact customers can expect available inventory, an available rental fleet and expert sales and service advice. The Association proudly uses tents, flags, field boards, table coverings and other PGA of BC-branded accessories produced by Impact Canopies at all events, giving each of our tournaments and gatherings a sharp and professional look.

Featuring a new minimum order size for 2021, help your patrons and staff stay safe with customizable two-layer polyester face coverings, which can be branded with your facility's logo, and are washable and reusable. Orders start at 100 units, contact Greg Swalwell at for full details.

Impact Canopies Canada is a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the PGA of BC. See our Member Benefits & Corporate Discounts page (website login required) to view exclusive pricing available to PGA of BC members on many items. Click below to visit Impact Canopies Canada online.
The PGA of BC congratulates the four candidates elected by their peers to the Association's Board of Directors through voting held Jan. 18-25.

Pictured from left, the following members were the four candidates receiving the most votes from the pool of 13 vying for vacancies on the board:
  • Strong, Mark; Class "A" Professional, Unaffiliated
  • Lindsay, Mark; Class "A" Professional, Nielsen Agencies
  • Orr, Derek; Class "A" Professional, Iron & Wood Golf Simulators
  • Soukoroff, Cindy; Head Professional, St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino (re-elect)
Membership of the 2021 Board of Directors will become official during the PGA of BC Annual General Meeting taking place virtually on Monday, Feb. 8 at 4:00 p.m. PT.

The PGA of BC would like to thank outgoing directors Chad Scott (The Rise Golf Course, eight-year tenure), Mark Thirtle (Capilano Golf & Country Club, two years) and Brian Wise (Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community, two years) for their service and dedication to the Association. Scott, Thirtle and Wise will serve out the remainder of their terms on the Board of Directors until next month’s AGM.

Thank you to all members who put their names forward as candidates in this election and to all member Professionals who voted. Congratulations once more to the successful candidates. Click below for the official results announcement.
Registration is now open for the 2021 PGA of BC Spring Education Seminar, which will be conducted virtually Feb. 8-9.

Thanks to the efforts of the PGA of BC Education Committee, the seminar 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.

The seven presentations comprising this year’s seminar will cover topics that include golf instruction, club management, enhancing facilities’ offerings for patrons, statistical analysis, online coaching and more.

The Day 1 schedule will include presentations from golf-media personality Matt Ginella, Dubai-based PGA of Canada Professional Alex Riggs, renowned golf statistician Lou Stagner, and a session conducted jointly by TPI Fitness Advisory Board co-director Lance Gill and Jason Baile, Director of Instruction at Florida’s Jupiter Hills Club.

Acclaimed coaches Terry Rowles and Chris Como will share their expertise with members as part of the Day 2 schedule, which will also feature a talk delivered by Henry DeLozier, a principal with GGA Partners.

In a unique opportunity for members, Como will be answering pre-submitted questions from PGA of BC Professionals, while Rowles will close the event with a two-hour session. CLICK HERE to submit a question for Como's consideration.

The seminar itinerary has also been designed to accommodate those wishing to participate in the PGA of Canada Tee Talks Digital Series session that will be held Feb. 9.

Registration is open now and is priced at $99 (plus GST) for PGA of BC members. Non-members are welcome to register for $149 (plus GST) and with the reference of a Class “A” member. Registration will close at 4 p.m. PT on Feb. 5.

Click below to access the event page and view synopses for each presentation, more information about each presenter, registration links and more.
The PGA of BC's 2021 Education Series presented by Foresight Sports Canada is on break for this week but will return on Thursday, Feb. 4 with another member-led presentation.

Building upon his 2020 Education Series talk on alignment and rotation, Clay Stothers (The Okanagan Golf Club) will continue the conversation toward sequencing, applied pressure and matchups in his talk scheduled for 1 p.m. PT.

Click here for more information on next week's session, or view all remaining workshops and registration information via the PGA of BC’s Schedule of Events page.

Member registration for individual sessions is priced at $10 (plus GST) each. The Education Series Pass, a member-exclusive offer granting access to all remaining sessions, is $70 (plus GST). Non-members are welcome to attend any workshop of the series, with a reference from a Class “A” Professional, for $20 (plus GST).

Please note that registration fees do not include recorded sessions posted to the Education Series Archive. Registration for all individual sessions closes at 12:00 p.m. PT the day prior. Information on joining each session will be sent to each registrant by email in the afternoon prior to each scheduled session.

The PGA of BC also thanks the approximately 140 members who participated in last week's session administered by Dale Carnegie Training of British Columbia. Please be reminded that Dale Carnegie sessions in this year's series won't be available for later viewing. However, the first two sessions of the 2021 series -- featuring Nick Starchuk and our panel on golf and public health -- are now posted to the Education Series Archive.
Members are reminded that the PGA of Canada's 2020 National Awards will be handed out Thursday during a virtual ceremony beginning at 4 p.m. PT.

The PGA of BC is proud to be one of only three zones with a nominee in each category, including multiple nominees for the inaugural Warren Crosbie Community Leader of the Year Award.

TSN personalities Kayla Grey and Bob Weeks will be joined by the PGA of Canada's Ian Leggatt in hosting the ceremony.

Pre-registration is required by 9 a.m. PT on Thursday in order to view the event broadcast. Click below for registration and more event info.
Each year, the PGA of Canada Foundation awards bursaries to assist, encourage and promote the attainment of professional development opportunities.
Bursary applications are now being accepted to help subsidize the cost of any professional-development undertakings you may have completed within the past year.
These bursaries are in the amount of $500 each, with a maximum of 20 awarded nationwide each year. They are available to all members, contingent upon a Golf Professional completing one or more professional-development opportunities in 2020. Last year, six PGA of BC Professionals were awarded bursaries through this initiative.
Please note that members still working towards their Class "A" designation are welcome to apply but may not use 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 Jan. 29, with bursaries to be awarded in March.
Impact Canopies Canada

Preferred Pricing is available to PGA of BC members on select branding materials, canopies and more.

Click below to access the Member Benefits & Corporate Discounts page (website login required) and view updated pricing for the 2021 season.
Jennifer Greggain has left Chilliwack Golf Club and joins Golf Canada

Miles Bruce has left Riverway Golf Course and joins GolfTEC Vancouver Terminal Ave. as an Apprentice Professional
Apprentice Golf Professional - Rivershore Golf Links

Assistant Golf Professional - Christina Lake Golf Club
The PGA of BC administration team provides photo portraits in front of our Association-branded backdrop as a complimentary service to our Golf Professionals. PGA of BC Membership & Events Manager Doug Titterington is pictured here to provide an example of the resulting image.

However, as these photos are typically taken at major PGA of BC gatherings such as the Spring Education Seminar and Buying Show, there have been few opportunities to offer this service over the past year.

In the absence of these gatherings for the foreseeable future, the administration team would be pleased to add the PGA of BC backdrop to an existing portrait photo for any interested members. Photos should be framed from the middle of the torso and up, with the subject facing the camera straight on but with their body oriented right of the camera as in the example photo, preferably on a solid-colour or white background. Business formal attire is strongly recommended.

Send your high-resolution image meeting the above description to Communications & Marketing Manager Eric MacKenzie at for processing.
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