SimplePay is a technology-driven, client-focused payment-processing company based in Port Coquitlam. We understand the complexities of building and managing the business of golf, and your need to deliver a next-level experience to every guest, every time.

SimplePay’s Account Executives are experts in building and streamlining payment-processing programs that help you drive efficiencies to increase guest experience, as well as your bottom line. Our solutions integrate with major golf POS systems and technologies. Whether you need guidance with mobile, in-shop or online payments, we are here and ready to help.

SimplePay is a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the Association and the title sponsor of the Show Lounge at the PGA of BC Buying Show, which is scheduled for Oct. 14-15 at Richmond Olympic Oval. For more information, please contact Carlos Borges, SimplePay VP Growth, at 778-386-8068 or .
Victoria Golf Club Executive Professional Scott Kolb (pictured), BC's representative on the National Board of Directors, has been elected as PGA of Canada Secretary.

Kolb's position as an officer was confirmed during last week's PGA of Canada Annual General Meeting. He will serve the role as Secretary for the next two years.

Should any members have questions or concerns about PGA of Canada operations or activities, they are encouraged to contact Kolb at any time by emailing .

The AGM also saw Ontario's Teejay Alderdice named the 48th President of the PGA of Canada. He succeeds Saskatchewan's Mark Patterson , who had served as President since 2018. Ottawa's Gord Percy has assumed the Vice-President role previously held by Alderdice.

In other business arising from the meeting, the title change of Candidate for Membership to Apprentice Professional was officially ratified.

Click below to watch a video recording of the AGM.
PGA of BC Professionals will begin participating in the Golfathon for ALS presented by Pacific Blue Cross this week, with many more events scheduled throughout the month of June.

Members and industry friends taking part in this great cause will try to complete as many holes as possible from sunrise to sunset in support of the ALS Society of BC. The initiative, now in its 15th season, is poised to surpass $2 million raised for ALS patient services since its inception this year.

The following facilities will host a Golfathon for ALS in the week ahead:
  • June 11 - Arbutus Ridge Golf Club - Andy Hajer & Jayme Young
  • June 14 - Gallagher's Canyon Golf Club - Lee Alarie & Jason Jurimae
  • June 17 - Copper Point Golf Club - Brian Schaal, Scott McClain, Dale Moore, Dennis Bradley

Thirty facilities are scheduled to conduct their Golfathon for ALS in 2020. Click below to learn more, view the list of participating facilities and Golfathon dates, and to make a donation.
The Vancouver Island Club Pro Series kicked off its schedule this week with 18 players in the field at Highland Pacific Golf.

Justin Clews (Uplands Golf Club) secured a three-shot victory in windy conditions Monday, posting an even-par 71 and taking home $485. Runner-up honours went to Gordy Scutt (Victoria Golf Club), whose 74 was worth $395. Nate Ollis (Cordova Bay Golf Course) carded a 75 for third place, earning $270.
For Sale: Range Balls

Cultus Lake Golf Club has between 19,000 and 20,000 used range balls for sale.

The used balls are a mix of grade “B” and grade “C”. Some were self-striped used balls approx. 7-10 years old. Most are varying name-brand range balls that have been purchased to top up the range each year. The most recent ones are Titleist Tour Practice balls that are 3 years old. Please see photo for reference. Balls do not have any club logos or branding.

Price is 20 cents per ball, or 15 cents per ball for purchases of 10,000 or more balls.

If your facility is looking for decent quality range balls please contact Cultus Lake Golf Club Head Professional Brad Clapp at .
Nespresso Professional

Valid through August 2020, PGA of BC members and member facilities receive 25% off the purchase of any Nespresso Professional machine. Exclusive coffee-capsule discount for PGA of BC members and member facilities.

New customers: try Nespresso Professional at your facility with a limited-time offer for a two-month trial of a Gemini CS224 machine and no minimum purchase requirement; further post-trial discounts are available.

Accent Inns

With convenient locations in Victoria, Burnaby, Vancouver Airport, Kelowna, and Kamloops, Accent Inns is pleased to offer Preferred Pricing to members of the PGA of BC during their next stay, whether it’s for work, tournament play, or pleasure.

Why Accent Inns is a great choice during 2020:
  • Exterior entrance to your rooms – curbside check in available
  • Extensive cleaning protocols adhering to BCCDC guidelines
  • Rooms cleaned with electrostatic sprayer
  • Detailed protocols available upon request or visit for more information

For more information and details on how to redeem these offers, please click below to visit the PGA of BC Member Benefits & Corporate Discounts page (website login required).
Jake Scarrow 's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Chilliwack Golf Club

Paul Wilks  has transfered from the Onatrio Zone and joins Kokanee Springs Golf Resort as an Apprentice Professional

Theo Tanski has transferred from the PGA of South Africa and he becomes a Class "A" Professional at Northview Golf & Country Club

Nathan Leonhardt has joined Par-Tee Golf as an Apprentice Professional

Par-Tee Golf  has been approved as a recognized PGA of BC Facility
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The PGA of BC will be administering the first Playing Ability Test in Canada to be conducted under the new testing structure next week in Kamloops.

Seventeen applicants to the PGA of Canada are registered to participate in the June 17 PAT taking place at Rivershore Golf Links.

As of 2020, those needing to verify their playing ability to join the PGA of Canada will now do so over 18 holes, with target scores now based upon age and gender. The PGA of BC wishes best of luck to all participating in next week's event.

Further PATs to be hosted in British Columbia are scheduled for July 14 at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort and Sept. 3 at Meadow Gardens Golf Club. Click below for more information.
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