For more than 30 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. 

With a wide variety of personal protective equipment (PPE) and related items available, Kerr's can help keep staff and patrons safe at your facility during these unprecedented times. Face masks and coverings, hand sanitizer, disposable gloves, protective barriers and more are among the products Kerr's has to offer. Many items can be customized to include your company or facility logo.

The PGA of BC proudly recognizes its patrons, champions and award winners with trophies and keepsakes supplied exclusively by Kerr's Recognition Services Inc., a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the Association. Click below to see all Kerr's has to offer online.
The PGA of BC reminds all members that the 2021 Education Series presented by Foresight Sports Canada will kick off Tuesday with the first of 10 virtual presentations to be held in January through March.

Registration for all sessions is available until 12 p.m. PT the day prior to each session. Members are also able to purchase a Series Pass bundle for all Education Series seminars at discounted rate.

The schedule for the Education Series will be as follows (all times PT, schedule subject to change):
Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. – Nick Starchuk, PGA of Canada
“Putting Performance for the Club Pro: A new business plan waiting on your practice green”

Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. – Panel discussion: Bill Kelly, Steve Haggard & Drew Scollon; moderated by Greg Pool
“New Challenges, New Solutions: Safe Operations amid a Health Crisis”

Thursday, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. – Erin MacAngus-Marshall, Dale Carnegie Training of BC
“Communicating with Different Personality Styles”

Thursday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. – Clay Stothers
“Swing Sequence, Applied Pressure & Matchups”

Thursday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. – Panel discussion: Gail Graham, Tiffany Gordon, Judy Forshner; moderated by Cindy Soukoroff
“Industry Empowerment: Experiences & Impacts for Women Working in Golf”

Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. – Jeff Palmer
“Values-based Approaches to Leadership”

Thursday, March 4 at 1 p.m. – John Randle
“Understanding and Working with a Player’s Squaring Mechanism”

Tuesday, March 9 at 10 a.m. – Erin MacAngus-Marshall, Dale Carnegie Training of BC
“Recognizing Leadership Blind Spots”

Tuesday, March 16 at 10 a.m. – Casey Johnson, PGA of Canada
“Looper Lessons: An LPGA Tour Caddie’s advice for Club Professionals”

Thursday, March 25 at 1 p.m. – Jason Giesbrecht
“Teaching with Technology”

Member registration for individual sessions will be priced at $10 (plus GST) each. The Education Series Pass, a member-exclusive offer granting access to all 10 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).

Click on any workshop heading for registration details and more information on each individual session, or view them from the PGA of BC’s Schedule of Events page.

Click below to read full details about the 2021 Education Series presented by Foresight Sports Canada.
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, eligible members based in the Vancouver Island region are encouraged to run in the interest of ensuring the board's regional composition quota is met.
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.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a brief biography and write-up detailing why they feel they are most 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. 15 at 4 p.m. PT to PGA of BC Executive Director Donald Miyazaki at Confirmation will be sent to candidates upon receipt of application. 
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 in late January.

Click below to view a list of requirements and expectations for those serving the board.
Although the 2021 British Columbia GolfEXPO will be conducted virtually, the PGA of BC will once again be involved by providing informative and instructional content for attendees of the event running Feb. 26-28.

Rather than the on-stage presentations that PGA of BC members have provided in-person in past years, the Association will have a series of pre-recorded videos available in the event's Seminar Stage area.

The administration team is accepting pitches from PGA of BC Professionals to provide Seminar Stage content. When developing your idea, please keep in mind that videos should last at least 15 minutes and will need to be self-produced. Topics can be related to any area of your golf-industry expertise, so long as they provide useful or interesting information for Expo attendees. Existing videos that can be re-purposed for this usage will be considered.

Additionally, the administration team is seeking a variety of shorter "quick tips" videos that will be used in the event's promotion. These should be of a duration in the 60- to 120-second range and existing videos will also be considered.

Those whose pitches are approved and included with PGA of BC Seminar Stage content at the event will be credited with two (2) PDP points toward the 2021 Order of Merit. Those with a quick-tips video used for the event will earn one (1) PDP point.

Please submit your pitch or existing content to Membership & Events Manager Doug Titterington at
British Columbia Golf will be administering Level 2 Provincial Rules Seminars online starting next month, and registration is open now.

Apprentice Professionals are reminded that achieving Level 2 certification is an elective course in the Golf Operations specialization stream of the PGA of Canada Training Academy.

Interested individuals have two course schedule options to choose from: Each Monday and Wednesday between Feb. 1 and March 3 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., or each Tuesday and Thursday between Feb. 2 and March 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Included with the registration fee of $150 (plus GST) are 13 hours of preparation seminars, a full Rules of Golf book, an Official Guide to the Rules of Golf book, the Level 2 examination and a gift from BC Golf.

Participants must first obtain their Level 1 certification, which can be completed online via the R&A Rules Academy by clicking here. In addition to participating in the seminar and passing the associated examination, on-course experience as a referee for a set number of hours is a requirement of Level 2 certification.

Registration is open until Jan. 28. Click below to access seminar registration, or contact British Columbia Golf Manager of Field Operations Doug Hastie at for more information.
Jordan Murphy has transferred from the Alberta Zone

Kyle Stoudt has left Campbell River Golf & Country Club

Jonathan Wiegner has left Langley Golf Centre and transfers to the Manitoba Zone

Lionel Taylor has left Gallagher's Canyon Golf Club and joins Talking Rock Golf Course as an Apprentice Professional

Doug Schneider has left St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino and joins Shadow Mountain Golf Course as a Head Professional

Jeff Dinn has resigned from the PGA of Canada

Jaegan Patron has left Seven Hills Golf & Country Club and joins The Vancouver Golf Club as a Class "A" Professional (February 1)
Assistant/Apprentice Golf Professional - Myrtle Point Golf Club

Assistant Golf Professional - Gorge Vale Golf Club

Head Golf Professional - Gorge Vale Golf Club

Assistant Golf Professional - Fairview Mountain Golf Club

Assistant Golf Professional - Rivershore Golf Links

Associate Golf Professional - Campbell River Golf & Country Club

Club Fitter/Instructor - Modern Golf Vancouver
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 may be 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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