Natera Sport is a division of Pitt Meadows-based Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd., offering an array of hemp-based superfoods and supplements, providing sustainable nutrition options from a complete, natural protein source.

Natera Sport Bites have become well-known to PGA of BC Professionals as an activity-focused product meant to aid athletes in performing at their top level. Developed by Victoria's Dr. Stuart Love, who travels with the PGA Tour as a health-care practitioner for several of the world's best players, Natera Sport Bites achieve a balance between nutrition and taste for golfers and individuals from all walks of life.

Natera Sport Bites come in a variety of flavours – including Strawberries & Cream, Blueberry Lemon and Banana Bread – with three separate 20-gram bites per package, totaling a nutritious 60-gram serving. The eye-catching and unique packaging resembles a sleeve of golf balls, making them shelf-ready for any pro shop.

Natera Sport is a Silver-level Preferred Partner of the Association and a presenting sponsor of the PGA of BC Assistants' & Seniors' Championships. Please click below to learn more.
The Fairview Mountain Golf Club duo of Brian McDonald and Rob Tadey shot a 12-under-par 60 in the final round of the G&G Golf Company & Callaway Golf PGA of BC Pro-Assistant Championship on Tuesday at The Okanagan Golf Club to capture their second title in the event since 2017.

After a best-ball 66 Monday on the Bear Course, McDonald and Tadey trailed Northview Golf & Country Club's Greg Pool and Quinn Vilneff by one heading into Tuesday's scramble round on the Quail Course. Neck-and-neck with the Northview team with two holes to play, Tadey sank birdie putts on the 17th and 18th greens to lock up the victory. They became just the fourth team to win multiple Pro-Assistant titles and split the first-place prize of $2,500.

Click below for a complete recap of the tournament, including a link to final results and a video interview with the winners.

The PGA of BC would like to thank all competitors who took time out of their busy schedules to join us for two great days of play in Kelowna. As well, thank you to host Executive Professional Dan Matheson, Head Professional Lee Ranger and the entire staff at The Okanagan Golf Club for their hospitality in hosting the event, and to our tournament sponsors at G&G Golf Company and Callaway Golf for their on-site presence at and support for the tournament.
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.
The Golfathon for ALS is still going strong, with more PGA of BC facilities participating to support the ALS Society of BC over the past week and more yet to come later this season.

On July 2, Cindy Soukoroff, Doug Schneider (both pictured) and Mike Pearson all took on the Golfathon at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino, combining to play 144 holes. Adding to the challenge, Soukoroff walked 54 of her 72 holes on the Cranbook layout.

On Saturday, it was Crown Isle Golf Resort & Community playing host to the Golfathon for ALS. Rod Prieto, Brian Wise and Mark Valliere each completed 90 holes while garnering donations along the way.

Further Golfathons for ALS are in the planning stages at Richmond Country Club, Cowichan Golf Club, Bear Mountain Resort Community and Surrey Golf Club and will be taking place in the coming weeks.

The PGA of BC thanks all member Professionals and friends who have participated or donated in support of this tremendous cause. Please click below to learn more about the initiative or to make a donation.
Jason Smith has left McCleery Golf Course

Daniel O'Connor has left McCleery Golf Course

Taylor Chen  has reinstated with the PGA of Canada and joins Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club as an Apprentice Professional

Kathy Stecyk has joined Chilliwack Golf Club as a Teaching Professional

Johnny Nguyen 's application to the PGA of Canada has been accepted and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Eaglequest Golf Centre at Coquitlam
Teaching Professional - GolfTEC Vancouver

Teaching Professional - GolfTEC South Surrey
Members are reminded that early-registration rates are available for all championship events until three weeks prior to the tournament's start date. Accordingly, all remaining PGA of BC championships currently have early-registration rates in effect.

As noted in our June 22 competition update, the Association is proceeding with plans to administer the PGA of BC Championship, Club Professional Championship and Women's Championship as scheduled, with additional measures in place to safeguard all involved as required. Click below to access the PGA of BC Schedule of Events, which includes links to all tournament pages and registration.
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