Kal Tire is Canada’s largest independent tire dealer with more than 250 locations across Canada, including more than 60 in British Columbia.

Founded in 1953 in Vernon, Kal Tire offers a wide range of services and expertise not only in tires but also in custom wheels and certified mechanical services. Just like PGA of BC Professionals are trusted by players looking to fine-tune their games, Kal Tire’s certified tire and automotive technicians are the experts in ensuring your vehicle operates at its peak performance.

At Kal Tire, the safety and well being of their team members, customers, and the communities in which they operate is the number one priority. Kal Tire stores are currently open with enhanced cleaning, sanitization, and physical distancing procedures in place to ensure they can help Canadians can get back on the road safely. Kal also has a range of tire rebates in place right now to help you save some cash during these difficult times. Visit to learn more.

Kal Tire is proud to be a Silver-level Preferred Partner of the PGA of BC and a Contributing Partner to Canucks Junior Golf Week.
Registration is ongoing for next month's G&G Golf Company & Callaway Golf PGA of BC Pro-Assistant Championship, scheduled for July 6-7 at The Okanagan Golf Club.

The 36-hole team event is open to Club Professionals (Head, Executive & Head Teaching Professionals) and another member from the same facility. Teams compete against their colleagues with Round 1 played in best-ball format and final round in scramble.

All Club Professionals received an update via email on June 11 with more information specific to this year's event. Please contact if you would like these details re-sent. We are pleased to note that this tournament will now be contested on both the Bear and Quail courses for Round 1 and 2, respectively.

Registration will close at 4 p.m. PT on Friday, June 26. Please note that the early registration rate will remain in effect until the deadline this year.

Click below to access the tournament page, which includes full event details and a link to registration.
The Golfathon for ALS presented by Pacific Blue Cross is officially underway, with PGA of BC Professionals taking part in the first events of this season over the past week.

Andy Hajer and Jayme Young kicked things off Thursday at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, playing 108 holes over the course of the day.

On Sunday, it was Gallagher's Canyon Golf Club's turn, with Lee Alarie , Jason Jurimae and Lionel Taylor (pictured) braving the rain to complete 101 holes over 17 hours.

Non-Professional Deryl Priebe , a 69-year-old member at Black Mountain Golf Club, added to our 2020 totals by walking 81 holes at the Kelowna course on Monday.

Finally, the Copper Point Golf Club foursome of Brian Schaal , Scott McClain , Dale Moore and Dennis Bradle y teed off before 5 a.m. this morning, with Schaal recording an ace on the group's fourth tour of the day!

Further Golfathons scheduled to take place over the next week include:
  • June 22 - Northview Golf & Country Club
  • June 22 - Spur Valley Golf Resort
  • June 22 - The Vancouver Golf Club
  • June 23 - Long Beach Golf Course
  • June 24 - Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
  • June 24 - Talking Rock Golf Course
  • June 24 - The Okanagan Golf Club
  • June 24 - Williams Lake Golf & Tennis Club

Click below to make a donation in support of ALS patient services and see the full list of participating facilities and upcoming dates.
Eleven of 17 participants were successful in meeting 18-hole target scores during Wednesday's PGA of BC Playing Ability Test held at Rivershore Golf Links, the first to be conducted nationally under the PGA of Canada's new testing format.

Under the format introduced for 2020, each participant has a target score to meet based upon their age and gender to satisfy the PGA of Canada's playing ability requirements. For men and women aged 49 and under, the target score is calculated by adding nine and 13 strokes to the course rating, respectively. For men and women aged 50-plus, the target score is determined by adding 11 and 15 strokes, respectively.  

Congratulations to the following individuals who met their target scores during Wednesday's PAT:
  • Min Woo Kim (Swan-E-Set Bay Country Club, pictured right) 
  • Zach Pichor (Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club)
  • Bernie Xu (Par-Tee Golf)
  • Gagan deep Ghotra (Golf Town - South Surrey)
  • Miao (Lincoln) Li - (Fraserview Golf Academy)
  • Mayson Grunewald (Dawson Creek Golf & Country Club, pictured left) 
  • Ruel Perez (Modern Golf Vancouver)
  • Christopher Webster (Furry Creek Golf & Country Club)
  • Johnny Nguyen (Eaglequest Golf Centre at Coquitlam)
  • Leo Jing Shen Zheng (Richmond Driving Range)
  • Yi Liu (Furry Creek Golf & Country Club)

Each of the successful applicants have now taken an important step towards obtaining membership within the PGA of Canada. 

Applicants needing to register for an upcoming PAT, or individuals interested in applying to join the PGA of Canada, can click below for more details.
Last week, the PGA of Canada announced the creation of a Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, and welcomed all to apply to participate in the initiative.

The task force will be seeking opportunities for the Association to better serve under-represented groups, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBT2Q+ community. The task force encourages PGA of Canada members and those from outside the Association to apply.

"We pride ourselves on being the lifeblood of the game of golf -- and it's this very lifeblood that connects us together," read a PGA of Canada statement. "Golf has the opportunity to act as a powerful catalyst for change, and the PGA of Canada is committed to being part of the solution."

Interested individuals may click below to complete a short application form prior to June 26.
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. Reasonable offers will be considered.

If your facility is looking for decent quality range balls please contact Cultus Lake Golf Club Head Professional Brad Clapp at .
Brady Stead has transferred from the National Zone and joins Olympic View Golf Club as an Apprentice Professional

Roger Arnet has left Seymour Creek Golf Centre
Wedding & Banquet Sales Coordinator - Chilliwack Golf Club
The record for most holes played during a single Golfathon for ALS still belongs to  Jamie Stevens , who played 472 holes at Kelowna Golf & Country Club in a 24-hour period back in 2012. 

Not only does that add up to more than 26 full rounds of golf, Stevens also made 116 birdies, six eagles and an ace along the way.
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