Par Six Golf Media (P6R Golf) is a Vancouver-based digital agency aimed at providing social media marketing solutions to golf course and brands. P6R Golf has a deep understanding in how we communicate and seek awareness in the digital age. With that in mind, P6R creates and manages original social content that brings awareness to your brand, encourages engagement, and elevates your business.

P6R Golf’s team members are experts in the promotion of golf-industry brands, providing a full suite of digital content marketing and strategy services, including the creation and management of photo, video, social-media strategy and advertising. With an exclusive focus on the golf industry and a breadth of experience with our sport, P6R Golf has positioned itself as British Columbia’s premier agency for golf communication solutions.

Multiple PGA of BC facilities have already entrusted P6R Golf with video and photo content creation. Member Professionals may see P6R Golf staff on site at PGA of BC events and championships going forward as the agency works to develop unique content to promote the Association as a whole.

P6R Golf is a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the PGA of BC. Click below to learn more.
Following an extensive search process, the PGA of British Columbia is proud to welcome Dan Czerwenka as the Association’s Programs Manager.

Czerwenka joins the Administration team after thirteen years in the financial services industry. Since re-locating to the Lower Mainland in 2019, the Edmonton, Alberta-native has spent the past three years with the BMO Group where he served in the capacity of Credit Analyst in the Corporate Banking Industries.

A Business Administration graduate from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Czerwenka sought for change to pursue a career in a field driven by his passion. When the opportunity to apply his education and work experience surfaced in golf, he leaped at this opening with the PGA of BC.

Under his umbrella of responsibilities, Czerwenka will lead the Association through programs and events such as Canucks Junior Golf Week, PGA of BC Awards program, Buying Show, and play a key role in Association education, playing ability tests and tournaments.

He can be reached by phone at the PGA of BC Administration office at 604.303.6766 or by email, [email protected].
Early exhibitor registration for the 2022 PGA of BC Buying Show taking place October 12-13 in Richmond, BC closes next Thursday.

Many exhibitors have already taken advantage of the discounted rates as the deadline for early registration closes on Thursday June 30th at 4:00pm PT.

After a two-year pause of the in-person setting, the PGA of BC is excited for this event's return to the Richmond Olympic Oval.

Since 2013, the Buying Show has featured industry exhibitors showcasing an array of products, including equipment, apparel, carts, accessories, golf balls, footwear, training aids, software, sunglasses, signage, and storage solutions, to name a few. The Buying Show serves as a one-stop-shop for all facilities in British Columbia. This event is attended by the majority of the PGA of BC membership, representing over 150 golf facilities throughout the province, making it the Industry's largest buying show in British Columbia.

For full details on this year's show including registration form, please click below.
Sixteen PGA of BC Members teed off at the 100th playing of the PGA Championship of Canada taking place this week at Beacon Hall Golf Club in Aurora, ON.

At the time of this E-News's publication, Kevin Stinson (Cheam Mountain Golf Course) is leading the BC Zone contingents, sitting in 8th place at even-par. Other PGA of BC members inside the top-25 in the 100 player field event include Nate Ollis (Cordova Bay Golf Course) Khan Lee (Valley Golf Centre), Finlay Young (GolfTEC Kelowna), John Shin (Northview Golf & Country Club) and Bryn Parry (Seymour Creek Golf Centre).

Fresh off his start at the RBC Canadian Open, Alberta's Wes Heffernan leads the championship at 7-under par after rounds of 68-69. National Zone member and BC-native Jim Rutledge finds himself two strokes back after posting rounds of 68-71.

The tournament will see a 54-hole cut where the low 70 players and ties will play Friday's final round for a piece of the $85,000 total purse.

Please click here for full details on this Championship or click below for live scoring.
After a two-year pause due to health and safety guidelines, the PGA of British Columbia, in partnership with the Vancouver Canucks are pleased to announce TD Bank Group as a new partner of the program to help bring the return of Canucks Junior Golf Week in 2022.

Canucks Junior Golf Week presented by TD will take place from July 11-18, 2022, featuring over 50 single-day camps for youth located at over 30 golf facilities throughout British Columbia. Children aged 5 & up will have fun learning the game of golf from certified PGA of British Columbia Professionals within their respective communities.

Participant registration opened last week and many of the camps have already reached capacity. Many opportunities in various regions still remain, including the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, Interior, Kootenays, and Prince George locations.
The cost for a one-day camp during Canucks Junior Golf Week is only $20 (+GST), which includes equipment rental (if required), facility fees, certified golf instruction led by PGA of BC Professionals and a take-home gift. The length of each camp will vary by facility, the number of attendees and the general age of the participants, but sessions generally last about 60-90 minutes in length.
Please note that registration for all camps will close Thursday June 30 at 4:00pm PT. Registration takes place on a first-come, first-served basis and camps fill up fast, so early registration is encouraged to secure your preferred time and location.
In championships that saw a wide-range of weather conditions, Zach Olson of Chilliwack Golf Club (picture right) and Doug Morgan (Richmond Country Club) battled the elements to win the 2022 PGA of BC Assistants' & Seniors' Championships presented by Arbor Memorial at Sandpiper Golf Course in Harrison Mills, BC.

Last Monday’s first round saw a rain delay for players in the afternoon draw, which halted play for approximately 45-miuntes while crews cleared greens of standing water and debris. Tuesday’s final round featured less than desirable temperatures, but soft conditions that yielded lower scores for the full field of 72 Assistants and 36 Seniors.

Olson captured the Assistants' Championship over Cory Renfew (Modern Golf Vancouver) after the duo were tied at 8-under par. Olson made birdie on the first playoff hole to capture his first PGA of BC tournament title.

Meanwhile, Doug Morgan etched his name on the Ben Colk trophy for the second time after posting one-under par, narrowly edging four players. Daryl Stubbs (Pacific Golf Academy), Brett Burgeson (Breaking Par Golf Academy), Keith Vandenbrink (Vernon Golf & Country Club) and round 1 leader Eddward Boudreau (Gorge Vale Golf Club) all finished just one shot back at even par.

The PGA of BC thanks host Professional Trevor West and the entire team of staff and volunteers at Sandpiper Golf Course for their outstanding hospitality. Further thanks go to presenting sponsors Arbor Memorial for its continued support of these championships and their on-site presence and a prize draw for competitors on Monday, won by Olympic View Golf Club's Randy Frank.

For a full recap on these championships including full results, please click the link below.
The PGA of British Columbia has an opening for a self-motivated, team-oriented candidate to join the Association’s administration team as Communications & Marketing Manager on a full-time basis.

The ideal candidate will have completed relevant education (such as a degree or diploma in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or a related field) and past experience in a similar role, preferably in association or brand management. They must be organized and detail-oriented with excellent communication skills, problem-solving abilities, a positive attitude and effective self-management capabilities. Candidates must be comfortable dispensing friendly, accurate, and professional guest service. Ability to produce professional, well-written content is a requirement for this role.

Application deadline is Friday June 24, 2022. Please click below for full details.
June is ALS Awareness month and that calls for another year of the PGA of BC's annual Golfathon for ALS presented by Pacific Blue Cross.

Now in its 17th year, PGA of BC Professionals have raised more than $2.3 million in support of the ALS Society of BC since its inception, including a record, single-year total exceeding $235,000 in 2021.

Over 30 facilities have already registered, provided dates and conducted events for this year's campaign. The following facilities will be taking part in events over the next week:

June 22: Copper Point Golf Club
June 22: Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
June 22: The Okanagan Golf Club
June 23: Cowichan Golf Club
June 23: Kamloops Golf & Country Club
June 24: Seymour Golf & Country Club
June 27: Meadow Gardens Golf Club
June 27: Richmond Country Club
June 28: Mount Paul Golf Course
June 28: Shuswap National
June 28: Talking Rock Golf Course

It's never too late to register your facility as some facilities will conduct their event in July. Please contact Wendy Toyer, Executive Director at [email protected]. Please click below to view participating facilities, event dates or to make a donation.
Nathan Hickey's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Marine Drive Golf Club

Carson Spooner's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club

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Head Professional, Copper Point Golf Club

Member Since: 1995

Why did you become a PGA of Canada Professional?
I think it was to honour my Dad, who provided an opportunity for our family to get into golf. They supported me on and off the course and never forced my decision making. I am inspired to give back to the game and business of golf, one that given me so much to me over the past 25 years.

What is the most rewarding part about being a member of the PGA of BC?
Being included and recognized alongside all the amazing humans who happen to be amazing PGA of BC members. Their strength and dedicated determination, inspires me to continue seeking both mentorship and mentoring opportunities within our association.

If you had to share one piece of advice with a new member of our Association, what would it be?
Go for it! You get out what you put in and often the most valuable learning and experience, is found from seizing the opportunities that present themselves, even if they seem too far fetched at the time. Be aware and mindful to maintain the best balance you can between your career, your family and most importantly, yourself!

What is an interesting fact about yourself that doesn't involve golf?
For 3.5 months each year, I have a career as a professional A.C.M.G. Ski Guide, leading helicopter and ski touring trips into the Columbia and Rocky Mountains. I also volunteer my time year round for our local Columbia Valley Search & Rescue, serving on the Mountain, Avalanche and Swiftwater rescue teams. I love the mountains and try to find regular doses of nature to balance my world.
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The PGA of BC will be conducting its third of four Playing Ability Tests (PAT) of 2022, July 14th at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club in Cobble Hill, BC.

Introduced in 2021, prospective members require one letter of recommendation from a Class “A” Professional in addition to a reference letter for confirmation of employment in the golf industry as part of the application process. Members requested to provide a letter confirming employment should include information such as job title, start date, and estimated work hours for the calendar year. Please note that should an Applicant be employed by a Class “A” Professional, one letter containing both should be provided by the employing member.

For full information on qualifications and requirements to become an Applicant, please click here or contact Membership & Events Manager Doug Titterington at [email protected].

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