Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, TaylorMade Golf is a leading manufacturer of high-performance golf equipment with industry-leading, innovative products like SIM metalwoods, P790 irons and TP5 / TP5X golf balls.

TaylorMade is major force on the PGA TOUR with marquee athletes such as Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa and Tiger Woods. Players who put TaylorMade in their bag continue to rack up victories worldwide, including British Columbia’s own Nick Taylor, who used 14 TaylorMade clubs and the TP5 ball to win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am earlier this season.

TaylorMade Golf is also a proud supporter of its communities. In addition to the TaylorMade Driving Relief initiative, which raised more than $5 million USD during in support of organizations leading the fight against COVID-19, TaylorMade Golf Canada partnered with its Staff Professionals and ambassador facilities across the country to provide front-line healthcare workers with complimentary packs of six TaylorMade Golf balls as a thank you for their tireless efforts battling the pandemic during the first half of the golf season.

TaylorMade Golf is a Gold-level Preferred Partner of the Association and a co-title sponsor of the 2020 PGA of BC Championship, which will take place Aug. 24-25 at Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community. Click below to visit TaylorMade online
Due to ongoing public-health circumstances, the PGA of BC advised last week that the Association’s 2020 Buying Show will be conducted as a virtual event on its originally scheduled dates of Oct. 14-15.

Presently, there is no anticipated timeline for when British Columbia will enter Phase 4 of the provincial government’s COVID-19 Restart Plan, which would be required for large events like the Buying Show to proceed, and for international travellers representing out-of-country exhibitors to visit the province. Furthermore, all other potential options to produce a Buying Show in its traditional format were exhausted.

The Association is announcing this decision approximately 90 days out from the scheduled event to provide our industry exhibitors and members with as much notice as possible in the event that the lack of an in-person show impacts approaches to buying and selling this fall.

However, as the largest show of its kind in British Columbia, the Buying Show plays a key role within the province’s golf industry, connecting PGA of BC Professionals and non-member retailers with manufacturers and suppliers to place orders for the season ahead in a one-stop shop setting. By reimagining the 2020 Buying Show as a virtual event, the PGA of BC hopes to continue facilitating these interactions in a safe and convenient forum.

The 2020 Buying Show will continue to be a private event, open only to PGA of BC members, affiliated facilities and non-member buyers as attendees. The Association will host a dedicated online space for all Buying Show activity to take place. Exhibitors will be provided with a “virtual booth” where their content – including pricing and product information, catalogues, contacts and more – can be viewed by attendees.

Further Buying Show information, as well as registration details for exhibitors and non-member attendees, will be provided in the near future.

Additionally, the PGA of BC Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies & Tribal has traditionally been hosted on the evening following the first day of the Buying Show. This year’s Awards Celebration will still be held Oct. 14 as scheduled but will be conducted as an online broadcast. The revised format will allow the Association to safely proceed with honouring each of our 2020 Regional and Provincial Award Recipients. Further details will be announced closer to the event.

Click below for our full announcement about the changes to the Buying Show and Awards Celebration.
The Jack McLaughlin Memorial Junior Golf Challenge presented by COBRA PUMA Golf kicked off Monday with young players across the province participating in the event at their home clubs.

Running in lieu of the Pro-Junior Championship this year to continue honouring McLaughlin's legacy and commitment to junior golf, the Junior Challenge is a net-scoring event in which competitors complete rounds under mock tournament conditions and submit scores to their facility's PGA of BC Professionals.

Dozens of juniors across the province are participating and the PGA of BC looks forward to sharing results once all scores have been reported in next week. All competitors are eligible for post-event prizing through either their performance in the event or random draw.

Click below for full event information. PGA of BC Professionals can still get their facilities involved before the event closes on Sunday, July 26: contact Communications & Marketing Manager Eric MacKenzie at for full details.

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.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Jim Gibson Scholarship and PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary.

The Jim Gibson Scholarship is given annually to an individual within the PGA of BC community that best exemplifies volunteerism and demonstrates dedication to furthering their education to benefit others in a community. The 2019 recipient was Jared Siminoff (Point Grey Golf & Country Club) to pursue extracurricular education on the topic of advanced statistics in golf.

The PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary is awarded to an individual or member facility within the Association demonstrating an extraordinary desire and passion to make a significant difference in the lives of those around them, and in doing so, sets an example of “giving back” that all PGA of BC members can be proud of. The 2019 recipient was Myles Johnson (Hillview Golf Course) to support his club's junior-golf programming and initiatives.

Both awards are in the amount of $1,000. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 11.

Click below to learn more about the two awards and access their respective application forms.
Cory Betz (Eaglecrest Golf Club) topped a 20-player field Monday when the Vancouver Island Club Pro Series stopped at Cowichan Golf Club.

Betz (pictured) carded an even-par 70, good for a one-stroke victory and a $400 payday.

Nate Ollis (Cordova Bay Golf Club) earned his third straight top-three finish, securing second place and $320 with a 71. Trying for third spot with 72s were Justin Fram (Royal Colwood Golf Club) and Ben Griffin (Uplands Golf Club), who pocketed $290 apiece.
Aaron Grice has reinstated with the PGA of Canada and becomes an Apprentice Professional at Gorge Vale Golf Club

Maxwell Cohen has left Olympic View Golf Club and joins Golf Mecca Junior Academy as an Apprentice Professional

Christine Wong has left Premier Royal Sports and joins University Golf Club as an Apprentice Professional

Zach Olson 's application to the PGA of Canada has been accepted and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Chilliwack Golf Club

Nathan Leonhardt  has successfully completed the National Training Program and becomes Head Teaching Professional at Par-Tee Golf

Brett Greenman 's application to the PGA of Canada has been accepted and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Mount Paul Golf Course
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Don't forget that anybody -- PGA of BC Professionals and non-members alike -- are welcome to submit nominations for our 2020 Awards Program.

With 11 award categories that are determined via peer recognition, all are encouraged to highlight the great work being done by PGA of BC members, affiliated facilities and industry representatives during this challenging season. All submissions will be considered by regional panels comprised of PGA of BC members to help determine this year's provincial award finalists.

Nominations will be accepted until Aug. 14. Click below for full information on the PGA of BC's 2020 Awards Program and to access the nomination form.
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