June 21, 2023
June 27 is National Sunglasses Day! We have partnered with Maui Jim sunglasses to emphasize the importance of wearing sunglasses to protect the eyes from the sun’s harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays. Did you know that 5-10% of skin cancer occurs around the eyes and lower eyelid? Maui Jim is the only premium sunglass brand with the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation. Quality polarized sunglasses increase visual comfort and reduce eyestrain, eye fatigue, and headaches. Whether on or off the course, Maui Jim sunglasses will protect your eyes from intense glare and harmful UV, while providing unmatched color, clarity, and detail.
The 2023 PGA of BC Assistants’ & Seniors’ Championships at Chilliwack Golf Club wrapped up yesterday with a thrilling and electric finish. Steven Lecuyer (Seymour Creek Golf Centre) emerged victorious in the Assistants’ field, shooting a 67 today to finish the event at 9-under par, winning by one stroke. Rob Anderson (Kelowna Golf & Country Club) topped the Seniors’ Championship as the last man standing in a three-way playoff.

Lecuyer started the day tied for third place, with hopes of overtaking first round leader Cory Renfrew (Modern Golf Vancouver). Through four holes, he had already made a bogey and those hopes appeared nearly dashed. Over his final 14 holes, Lecuyer unleashed a barrage of pinpoint putts with scorching precision as he made six birdies, including a clutch two on the par-three 17th.

The Seniors’ Championship saw a tough battle to the end, as Anderson, Chad McAdie (Cheam Mountain Golf Course) and Greg Forbes (Black Mountain Golf Club) each finished the two-round event at three-under. The competitors then continued to the first tee, where they began a sudden-death playoff. Following a monster four-wood in, Anderson stood over his forty-footer for eagle, decided he’d had enough golf for the day, and buried the Championship clincher. This was Anderson's second victory in the Seniors' Championship, winning the title two years ago.

For the full leaderboard, please click here.
In less than one week since opening registration, more than 325 kids, ages 5 to 17, have already signed up for Canucks Junior Golf Week camps across the province.

Participating facilities are encouraged to spread the word to help the PGA of BC achieve its goal of helping introduce the game of golf to more than 750 kids this year. Promotional material for on-course display and social media will be provided by the PGA Administration Team over the course of the next few days. We thank all facilities hosting camps this year. For more information, please CLICK HERE.
The 2023 Golfathon for ALS continued for its third week. On Monday, Hillview Golf Course's Myles Johnson took on the Vernon track from dawn to dusk, playing over 300 holes! Johnson was joined throughout the day by Richard Colin and several of the club's golf academy juniors.

Also on Monday, Iron & Wood Golf Simulators hosted a 24-hour Golfathon that saw professionals from all across Vancouver Island participate! Participants were as follows:
  • Iron & Wood Golf Simulators: Derek Orr
  • Ardmore Golf Club: Axle Riley & Blake Hamilton
  • Cowichan Golf Club: Norm Jackson
  • Gorge Vale Golf Club: Mark Bicknell & Aaron Grice
  • Royal Colwood Golf Club: Winston Michell
  • Uplands Golf Course: Ian Stone, Justin Clews & Michelle McCann
  • Victoria Academy of Golf: Eric Wang
  • Victoria Golf Club: Lindsay Bernakevitch

St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino's Cindy Soukoroff and Mike Pearson participated in the Golfathon yesterday, playing 90 rainy holes joined by several club members.

Also yesterday, Michael Midyette and Bryan Armstrong tackled Windermere Valley Golf Course to help raise money for ALS.
The Golfathon, which sees professionals play as many consecutive rounds as possible from dawn until dusk, attracts donations in support of competing professionals. All donations go towards the ALS Society of BC and their mission to cure ALS through funding research, while advocating for and supporting those living with ALS.

To date, the initiative has raised $2,547,720 over 17 years! This funding goes towards several supports. The Equipment Loan program provides mobility equipment, lift equipment, beds & accessories, communication devices, and bathroom aids if needed. All equipment loaned is available at no charge to registered ALS patient members. Money raised also goes towards: support groups; psychological treatment services; Camp Alohi Lani, a youth summer camp for those with relatives living with ALS; and PROJECT HOPE, which raises money to fund an ALS research centre at UBC.

To donate, please click here. To see the list of participating facilities, please click here.
The Vancouver Island Club Pro Tour held a tournament at Bear Mountain Golf Club on June 13. Mark Bicknell (Gorge Vale Golf Club) was champion by two strokes. The tour returns to Gorge Vale Golf Club for their next event July 18.

The Westland Insurance Interior PGA Tour took on Shadow Ridge Golf Club on June 5. Mark Kitts secured a one-stroke victory at his home course shooting a 3-under 68. A Pro/Superintendent event will take place July 10 at Shannon Lake Golf Course in West Kelowna.

The Kootenay Pro Tour held their third tournament of the season June 5 at the Creston Golf Club. Jamie Curiston (Wildstone Golf Course) won the event with an emphatic five-stroke victory, shooting a 71. The tour travels to St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino in Cranbrook June 26 for their next event.

The Lower Mainland G&G Tour headed out to Meadow Gardens Golf Club on June 5. The day's champion was John Shin (Northview Golf & Country Club), who excelled en route to a 4-under 68 for the one-stroke win. Competitors will head up to Whistler Golf Club July 10 for the next tournament.

Make sure to read the Regional Tour Roundup every week to stay up-to-date with the achievements of our members and to never miss any information!
Members who have held Class "A" status for a minimum of 25 years whose age and number of years as a Class "A" Professional are a sum of 90 or greater may be eligible for Life Professional designation, provided they are retired or employed on a casual basis.

Please contact Membership & Events Manager Doug Titterington at [email protected] to inquire about your pathway to Life Professional status.
Richard Colin's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he joins Hill View Golf Club as an Apprentice Professional

Louis Choi's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he joins Young Future Golf Academy as an Apprentice Professional

Jonathan Ouyang's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he joins MyJoy as an Apprentice Professional

Steve Lawrence’s application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he joins Hill View Golf Club as an Apprentice Professional

Clay Atkinson’s application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he joins Mullin Agency as an Apprentice Professional

Sean Nault’s application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he joins The Okanagan Golf Club as an Apprentice Professional

Shanlee Johnston’s application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and she joins Point Grey Golf & Country Club as an Apprentice Professional

For all Members on the Move information, please click HERE.
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July 3-4
at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino

July 12
at Copper Point Golf Club

July 13
at Kamloops Golf & Country Club

July 14
at Tsawwassen Springs Golf

July 20
at Highland Pacific Golf
Mark Strong
Executive Director
Doug Titterington
Membership & Events Manager
Dan Czerwenka
Programs Manager
Graham Abraham
Communications & Marketing Manager
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