JULY 19, 2023



Dexim Golfwear is a Canadian-owned and operated manufacturer of high-quality women’s golf apparel that is proudly 100-per-cent made in Canada.


Dexim’s colourful and diverse designs in golf dresses, polos and skorts, featuring reliable and comfortable materials, have made them an industry leader.


Dexim was founded in 1989, creating and tailoring garments achieving a mix of performance and style. Its lines are recognizable by their sporty cut, casual and chic look, and for keeping ahead of the curve in golf fashion.


Over the years, the Dexim Golfwear collection has proudly distinguished itself from its competitors through the use of high-quality fabrics that are both durable and reliable. Today, Dexim’s offerings are distributed through more than 400 stores, golf shops and other renowned boutiques specializing in sports across Canada.


Dexim Golfwear is a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the Association and the proud presenting sponsor of Women’s Golf Week. Please click here to learn more and check out Dexim's collection.


The PGA of BC is pleased to announce that registration for the 2023 Buying Show is now open.

This year’s show will be taking place on October 25 & 26 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, BC. The River Rock offers an intimate and energetic venue for the Buying Show and will also host the PGA of BC Awards Night on October 25. Additionally, the PGA of BC is excited to offer social and entertainment programming throughout the event. All of this housed under one roof provides for a convenient, accessible two-day event where Professionals and Vendors can network and conduct business. The River Rock Casino Resort is conveniently located less than 10 minutes from Vancouver International Airport and 20 minutes from the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal and Downtown Vancouver.

PGA of BC Executive Director Mark Strong said the Association is looking forward to offering a first-class event at the new location.

"While the specific needs of our industry's trade shows have been changing in recent years, the PGA of BC is excited to again evolve its Fall Trade Show," said Strong. "The change in venue to the River Rock Theatre will allow the show to enhance its atmosphere and improve our on-site offerings, while still allowing our members and vendor partners to conduct business in this ever-changing environment."

To register for the show, please use the following link: BUYING SHOW REGISTRATION

Upon receipt of the online registration submission, a PGA of BC Administration Team member will reach out to you with payment details. This year, we will be accepting Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, EFT/E-Transfer, in addition to payment by cheque.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out at any time to Dan Czerwenka, Programs Manager at [email protected], or by calling the office line at 604-303-6766. For additional information, please visit the Buying Show page on our website, found HERE.


Canucks Junior Golf Week wrapped up on Monday, with over 600 kids gaining valuable skills while enjoying fun-filled camps coached by PGA of BC professionals!


From July 7-17, junior golfers between the ages of 5 and 17 attended camps located at PGA of BC facilities across the province. Attendees were taught fundamental golf skills, as well as important lessons on etiquette and professionalism. For many attendees, this was their first introduction to the sport, paving the way for a new wave of young athletes. To date, over 5500 kids have participated in the program.


Fin, the Canucks mascot, visited two camps at Clayton Hills Golf Course, where juniors got to experience a unique introduction to the sport through Discover Golf Canada products, which are a series of creative games designed to emphasize play while developing sport skills. The kids at the camps were ecstatic to meet Fin, and even got to see him hit a few shots. Each camp ended with a winner-take-all putting contest, with Fin hoisting the champions in the air to celebrate their victory!

Executive Director Mark Strong said the Association is excited to grow the program.

"The PGA of BC is proud of its Junior Golf Week program, and is very appreciative of the Vancouver Canucks' support and participation; without sponsorship like theirs, we would not be able to put on these fun-filled and educational camps. Based on the positive feedback that we receive from parents and kids alike, we will be increasing the scope of this program going forward, and plan to make those exciting announcements this fall."


Attendees at each camp received a free Vancouver Canucks and PGA of BC-branded hat. The Association extends our gratitude to the Vancouver Canucks for their partnership in this program, and to G&G Brands for their support. Finally, we are so grateful to every one of our incredible professionals who helped create lasting memories and impart a love for the game among BC juniors!


The Westland Insurance Interior PGA Tour took on Shuswap National Golf Course on July 17. With a two-stroke victory, Brian McDonald (Fairview Mountain Golf Club) continued his run of strong play this season. Keith Martin (Tower Ranch Golf Club) and Kyle McMurphy (Two Eagles Golf Course) shot even-par to finish tied for second. Competitors will head to Kamloops Golf & Country Club on August 21 for the next event.

The Vancouver Island Club Pro Tour held a tournament at Gorge Vale Golf Club on July 18. Gordy Scutt (Victoria Golf Club) won the event by a single stroke over runner-up Eric Wang (Victoria Academy of Golf). Nate Ollis (Cordova Bay Golf Course) finished in third to round out the podium. The Tour returns August 22 to Cordova Bay Golf Course for its next tournament.

The Kootenay Pro Tour held an event on July 10 at Eagle Ranch Resort & Golf Course. Nicklaus Kennedy (Granite Pointe Golf Club) took home the win with a two-stroke victory. The next Kootenay Pro Tour event will take place July 24 at Trickle Creek Golf Resort.

The Lower Mainland G&G Tour headed to Whistler Golf Club on July 10. The champion was Carson Kallis (Pacific Golf Academy), who was able to hold on for a one-stroke victory. Competitors will travel to Nicklaus North Golf Course July 31 for the next tournament.

Make sure to read the Regional Tour Roundup every week to stay up-to-date with the achievements of our members and to never miss any information!


The PGA of Canada Member Assistance Program (MAP) provided by Family Services Employee Assistance Programs (fseap) is a benefit for PGA of Canada members offered by an experienced national provider with a background in not-for-profit organizations and member-based associations.

The MAP provides members and eligible immediate family members with access to free, professional, and confidential counseling, coaching, and consulting services. These services can help you manage personal, family, and/or work-related concerns.

For full details on the MAP and how you can reach their 24-hour services, please click here.


James Wickstrom's application for Life Professional Designation has been approved by the PGA of Canada

For all Members on the Move information, please click HERE.


For all job opportunities listed on the PGA of BC website, please click HERE (Log-in required).

For all job opportunities listed on the PGA of Canada website, please click HERE.


July 20

Pro-Junior Championship Series presented by COBRA PUMA Golf

at Highland Pacific Golf

August 14 & 15

PGA of BC Championship presented by Axis Insurance

at Revelstoke Golf Club


Mark Strong

Executive Director

[email protected]

Doug Titterington

Membership & Events Manager

[email protected]

Dan Czerwenka

Programs Manager

[email protected]

Graham Abraham

Communications & Marketing Manager

[email protected]

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