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A Silver-level Preferred Partner of the Association, adidas Golf is a co-title sponsor of the PGA of BC Championship, which will take place Aug. 24-25 at Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community. Click below to learn more about adidas Golf.
The G&G Golf Company & Callaway Golf PGA of BC Pro-Assistant Championship will open the Association's 2020 competition calendar during play Monday and Tuesday at The Okanagan Golf Club.

The 36-hole event, set to feature a best-ball Round 1 on the Bear Course and a scramble-format final round on the Quail Course, will have 29 teams in the field. Among them are defending champions Alec Hubert & Ian Henson (Kamloops Golf & Country Club) and the tournament's next two most recent winning teams: James Presnail & Mark Kitts (Shadow Ridge Golf Club) and Brian McDonald & Rob Tadey (Fairview Mountain Golf Club).

Click below to read our comprehensive event preview, including comments from Hubert and host Head Professional Lee Ranger , who will be partnering with another past Pro-Assistant champion in Clay Stothers . Click here to view the tournament page for full event details, including a list of competing teams.
The PGA of BC is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the Association's 2020 Awards Program.

Nominations may be submitted by members of the PGA of BC and the general public in recognition of excellence on the part of a member Golf Professional, Facility or Sales Representative.

Nominations are accepted for awards in the following categories:
  • Dick Munn Golf Professional of the Year
  • Fred Wood Class "A" Professional of the Year
  • Jock McKinnon Apprentice Professional of the Year
  • Cec Ferguson Executive Professional of the Year
  • Golf Facility of the Year
  • Alvie Thompson Teacher of the Year
  • Ben Colk Golf Shop of the Year
  • Jack McLaughlin Junior Golf Leader of the Year
  • Herb Paterson Sales Representative of the Year
  • Jack Westover Coach of the Year
  • Davie Black Professional Development Award

Click below for complete details on the award-determination process, submission instructions and a link to the nomination form.

The 2020 PGA of BC Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies & Tribal will honour this year's Regional and Provincial Recipients on Wednesday, Oct. 14. More details about this event will be made available in coming months. 
Members and member facilities are encouraged to join us for the Jack McLaughlin Memorial Junior Golf Challenge presented by COBRA PUMA Golf , which will run July 20-26 as a special event in lieu of the Pro-Junior Championship.

For nearly 30 years, the PGA of BC has celebrated the legacy of Jack McLaughlin and his significant contributions to junior golf through the Pro-Junior Championship, which sadly cannot go ahead this year. In addition to honouring McLaughlin, the Pro-Junior has represented inclusiveness in competition, with a format that allows girls and boys of all ages and ability levels to participate and contribute to their teams’ success in the event, while providing junior golfers with an opportunity to play alongside a Golf Professional.

As such, we hope to preserve the qualities of this event via the Jack McLaughlin Memorial Junior Golf Challenge. From July 20-26, junior golfers with an established handicap will be challenged to complete a 9- or 18-hole round under mock tournament conditions at their home course and submit their scorecard to their PGA of BC Professional. Net scores relative to par for each participant will be added to province-wide leaderboards to recognize the top performances recorded throughout the week.

If possible, PGA of BC Professionals are encouraged to take time out of their busy schedules to accompany participating juniors on course, assist with rulings during play and to cheer them on! There is no cost or entry fee for junior competitors, aside from any green fees that may apply at their respective facilities, and all participants will be eligible for post-event prizing through either their event performance or by random draw.

Click below for full event information; PGA of BC Professionals can declare their facility's intent to participate by accessing registration using the link below.

The PGA of BC thanks COBRA PUMA Golf for its support of the Jack McLaughlin Memorial Junior Golf Challenge in the absence of a 2020 Pro-Junior Championship.
ALS Awareness Month in BC may have come to a close with the calendar switching to July, but the Golfathon for ALS presented by Pacific Blue Cross keeps going strong this week.

At least a dozen Golfathons have been conducted over the past week and the PGA of BC salutes all member Professionals and friends who have participated and donated.

Among recent highlights, Brian Coe and Nicole Jordan put in an 18-hour shift on course at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club, completing 10 full rounds each on June 24. Playing in memory of Dave Ranger on the same day, The Okanagan Golf Club crew (pictured from left) of Steven Coulthard , Josh Horsthuis and Lee Ranger completed 162 holes apiece while collecting thousands of dollars in donations along the way.

Meanwhile, Cheam Mountain Golf Course hosted its first Golfathon on Tuesday, with Kevin Stinson and Cody Stewart competing 156 holes at the Chilliwack facility. Jessey Church completed Prince George's first Golfathon at Aberdeen Glen Golf Club, pegging it for 160 holes last Friday while garnering significant community support.

The Golfathon for ALS continues this week, with the team at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino on course today and the crew at Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community taking on the challenge Saturday.

It's not too late to donate! Click below to make a donation in support of ALS patient services and see the full list of participating facilities and upcoming dates.
Applicants are reminded of Monday's deadline to register for the July 14 Playing Ability Test to be held at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.

The test will be conducted on the resort's Riverside Course. The pass score is set at 79 for men younger than 50 and 81 for men 50-plus. Women will play for a target score of 82, or 84 if aged 50 and older.

Registration will close as of Monday, July 6.

Click below to access PAT registration via the PGA of Canada website. Please direct any inquiries to Membership & Events Manager Doug Titterington at .
Members are encouraged to review a recent communiqué from the USGA regarding impacts to the Rules of Golf related to current public-health circumstances, particularly if seeking guidance on applications to club tournaments and championships.

Last week's update provides direction on the Rules of Golf and handicapping on four main topics: bunkers & bunker rakes, the flagstick, modifications to the hole & hole-out requirements, and scoring & scorecards. This guidance is in addition to the USGA's Back2Golf Operational Playbook released in March.

Click below to access last week's rules guidance and additional related resources from the USGA.
The PGA of BC is reminding prospective exhibitors for the Association's 2020 Buying Show that the early registration period will end tomorrow.
The Buying Show, scheduled to run Oct. 14-15 at Richmond Olympic Oval, is the largest annual gathering of PGA of BC members at British Columbia's premier golf-merchandise buying show. We are proud to continue to offer booth rates that are among the most affordable in Canada, with special pricing available to Preferred Partners and Sponsors of the Association.
Although it is difficult to predict the impacts related to COVID-19 that may persist by the scheduled dates of this year’s Buying Show, please be assured that the PGA of BC is closely monitoring the guidance and regulations set forth by regional and provincial health authorities in assessing the safety and viability of this event. Should it be determined that the 2020 Buying Show exceeds the parameters of permissible gatherings outlined by relevant authorities, or that it cannot otherwise be conducted in a manner that is safe for all participants, registered exhibitors will receive a full refund of their registration fees. 

The early registration rate will be discontinued after 4 p.m. PT on Friday, July 3. General registration rates will be available until Sept. 11.
Click below to access the Buying Show event page to see full details, or click here to access the exhibitor registration form. 
Nate Ollis (pictured) secured a two-stroke victory when play on the Vancouver Island Club Pro Series resumed last week at Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club.

The Cordova Bay Golf Course Professional finished with a 3-under 67 in the June 22 tournament, pocketing $400 for the win. David Kuss (Nanaimo Golf Club) earned runner-up honours and $320 after carding a 69. A three-way tie for third saw Brad Liptrot (Olympic View Golf Club), Mark Forrest (Morningstar Golf Club) and Ben Griffin (Uplands Golf Club) record even-par rounds of 70 to take home $267 apiece.

The Kootenay Pro Tour kicked off its schedule on Monday at Wildstone Golf Course, where Trevor Simkins (Bootleg Gap Golf Course) topped the field with an even-par 72, earning $550 with the victory. Jeff Wiggins was one shot back and collected $400, while Jeremy Johnson (Fairmont Hot Springs Resort) and Doug Schneider (St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino) shared third spot at 75, good for $275 each.

Although the PGA of BC's Order of Merit has been suspended this year, we will continue to report results from regional tour events that were scheduled to award OOM points in E-News for the remainder of the season.
Thunderbolt Sign

In addition to Preferred Pricing on custom signage, Thunderbolt Sign is now offering a variety of items and resources to help businesses respond to COVID-19. Sneeze guards and shields, waterproof floor decals, safety signage, and custom-branded hand sanitizer dispensers are among the items available to PGA of BC facilities.

Click below to learn more via the Member Benefits & Corporate Discounts page (login required).
Mayson Grunewald 's application to the PGA of Canada has been accepted and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Dawson Creek Golf & Country Club

Cameron Code  has transfered from the Alberta Zone and joins Kamloops Golf & Country Club as a Class "A" Professional

Tony Trozzo  has resigned from the PGA of Canada
No new opportunities
No individual has ever won the G&G Golf Company & Callaway Golf PGA of BC Pro-Assistant Championship with multiple partners, but there are three players in the field next week who can buck that trend.

Clay Stothers (The Okanagan Golf Club), Randy Smith (The Vancouver Golf Club) and Rob Anderson (Kelowna Golf & Country Club) are all past champions of the event who will tee it up in the 2020 event with a different partners than they won with previously. Anderson came close last year when he and Jamie Stevens were one shot off the winning score.

Look back on more historical results for the Pro-Assistant and other past tournaments via our Championship History Hub below.
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