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 their valued customer 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 and Instant Canopy Accessories. 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.

Impact Canopies Canada is a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the PGA of BC. For more information, please click below to visit the Impact Canopies Canada website. An exclusive offer for PGA of BC members and facilities is also available via our Member Benefits & Corporate Discounts page (website login required). 
The Association has proudly introduced  PXG  as presenting sponsor of the 2019 PGA of BC Spring Education Seminar taking place Feb. 11-12 at Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course.

In addition to its generous support of the Spring Education Seminar, PXG will be a Silver-level Preferred Partner of the PGA of BC through the end of the 2019 season.

PXG is a performance-focused brand that has made a significant mark on the golf industry with its unique approach to the development of premier clubs and custom fitting. Founded five years ago by businessman and philanthropist Bob Parsons with the goal of manufacturing the world’s best golf equipment, PXG proudly counts a number of top PGA Tour and LPGA Tour players amongst its Professional staff, including major championship winners Zach Johnson, Lydia Ko and Charl Schwartzel.

This year’s Spring Education Seminar will once again feature a renowned lineup of industry experts delivering informative and entertaining talks on topics of relevance to all Golf Professionals. Among this year’s featured presenters is PXG ambassador and acclaimed instructor Gabriel Hjertstedt, a two-time PGA Tour winner who will detail his transition from touring pro to coach, as well as his approach to scoring aspects and short-game play, in his headlining talk on Feb. 11.

Click below to read more about our partnership with PXG.
Members are reminded that Friday, Feb. 1 is the deadline to register for the 2019 PGA of BC Spring Education Seminar presented by PXG.

Our signature professional-development event will be returning to Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course on Feb. 11-12 with a variety of great presentations relevant to all Golf Professionals on the schedule.

Approximately 160 PGA of BC members and guests are currently signed up to attend, so this year's seminar is once again shaping up to be a memorable, can't-miss event.

Acclaimed instructors Gabriel Hjertstedt and Joseph Mayo will headline the annual gathering, 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.

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.

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 was pleased to release the results of the Association’s 2019 Board of Directors election earlier this week.

The following members have been elected to two-year, non-renewable terms:

  • Lenny Cyr; Class “A” Professional, Seymour Golf & Country Club
  • Cindy Soukoroff; Head Professional, St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
  • Mark Thirtle; Head Professional, Capilano Golf & Country Club
  • Brian Wise; Class “A” Professional, Glacier Greens Golf Course

The following members have been elected to one-year, non-renewable terms:

  • Steve Liddicoat; Head Professional, University Golf Club
  • Jared Siminoff; Class “A” Professional, Point Grey Golf & Country Club

Congratulations to each of the Directors-Elect for being named to the Board of Directors by their peers. Membership of the 2019 Board of Directors will become official during the 2019 PGA of BC Annual General Meeting, which takes place Monday, Feb. 11 at 4:30 p.m. at Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course.

Bill Kelly  (Glacier Greens Golf Club, seven-year tenure on Board),  Russ Latimer  (Black Mountain Golf Club, four years),  Greg Pool  (Capilano Golf & Country Club, four years),  Norman Baufeld (GolfTEC Vancouver, two years) and  Jamie Stevens  (Kelowna Golf & Country Club, two years) will serve out the remainder of their terms on the Board of Directors until the AGM. On behalf of the PGA of BC, we thank them for their years of service and dedication to the Association.

Thank you to all members who voted in this year’s election and congratulations once more to this year’s successful candidates.
The Vancouver GolfExpo will generously offer complimentary admission to PGA of BC members when the event returns to the PNE on Feb. 9-10. 

Show your PGA of Canada digital membership card upon arrival to receive free entry for yourself and a guest. Juniors aged 17 and under are also welcome to attend at no cost. 

PGA of BC Professionals will once again have presence at the show, conducting lesson demonstrations for the public on the Expo's seminar stage at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Thank you to all members who have volunteered their time to represent us at the event.
The Association is excited to share the news that reigning PGA of BC Teacher of the Year Jeremy Johnson became a father for the first time earlier this month.

The Head Professional at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort and wife Alana Cotterall welcomed daughter Willa Eve Johnson to the world on Jan. 12. Willa weighed in at 6 lbs., 5 oz and the entire family is well settling in at home.

The PGA of BC extends its warm congratulations to the Johnson family!
Dave Munn  has left Talking Rock Golf Course and joins Shuswap National as Head Professional

Nawin Khaikaew has left Golden Eagle Golf Club and joins GolfTEC Coquitlam as a Candidate For Membership

Brent Firminger  has completed the PACE Program and becomes a Class "A" Professional at Golden Golf Club

Ryan Galay has left Lakepoint Golf & Country Club and joins Lone Wolf Golf Club as Executive Professional
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The PGA of BC administration team provides photo portraits in front of our Association-branded backdrop as a complimentary service to our Golf Professionals. 

Dozens of members like Copper Point Golf Club Executive Professional  Brian Schaal  (pictured) took advantage of this opportunity during last year's Spring Education Seminar. These photos are ideal for use on your club website, social media channels and personal profiles. The Association also keeps these images on file for use in PGA of BC marketing and communications when needed.

We will once again be taking portraits at the Spring Education Seminar and encourage all attendees to have their photo taken, or to update a past photo. If you had your portrait taken at a past PGA of BC event and wish to obtain your copy, please contact Communications & Marketing Manager Eric MacKenzie at .  
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