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Impact Canopies Canada has a long history of manufacturing and distributing all qualities and styles of Instant Canopies, Instant Canopy Accessories and now Baseline Marquees.

Impact customers can expect available inventory, an available rental fleet and expert sales and service advice. The Association proudly uses tents, flags, field boards, table coverings and other PGA of BC-branded accessories produced by Impact Canopies at all events, giving each of our tournaments and gatherings a sharp and professional look.

Impact Canopies Canada is a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the PGA of BC. See our Member Benefits & Corporate Discounts page (website login required) to view exclusive pricing available to PGA of BC members on many items. Click below to visit Impact Canopies Canada online.
A reminder to all prospective exhibitors that early registration for the 2022 PGA of BC Buying Show taking place October 12-13 in Richmond, BC closes tomorrow.

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.
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 has been strong since opening on June 15th and tomorrow marks the final day of registration. Many camps have reached capacity, but various regions including the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, Interior, Kootenays, and Prince George still have availability.
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.
When the tournament kicks off Monday at Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community, the field of 60 two-person teams will make-up the largest participation ever gathered in the 31-year history of the G&G Brands & Callaway Golf PGA of BC Pro-Assistant Championship.

The annual event touted by many PGA of BC professionals as their favourite event of the season features teams comprising of one Club Professional (Head, Executive or Head Teaching Professional) and another PGA of BC member from the same facility. Teams from across British Columbia will challenge the Graham Cooke-design over 36-holes in best-ball and scramble formats.

The 60-team field eclipses the previous capacity record of 50 teams, which was accomplished in 2021. The Shadow Ridge Golf Club team of James Presnail and Mark Kitts are registered and will look to defend their title. Teams will be playing for a piece of the $18,000 purse with the winning squad set to split a top prize of $3,200. Competitors tee off in shotgun start formats on Monday at 1:00pm and Tuesday at 8:00am.

Please click below to read the full event preview.
The PGA of BC in partnership with presenting sponsor COBRA PUMA Golf are proud to host the return of the Jack McLaughlin PGA of BC Pro-Junior Championship July 22nd at Shuswap Lake Golf Course in Blind Bay, BC.

The popular event that has traditionally featured teams competing from all over the province in a two-best-net format sees its return after a two year pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Registration for the event in fast approaching with the deadline set July 12th. For more information on this event and to view the list of currently registered teams, please click below.
Sixteen PGA of BC Members competed in the 100th playing of the PGA Championship of Canada, hosted at Beacon Hall Golf Club in Aurora, ON last week.

Congratulations to Cheam Mountain Golf Course's Kevin Stinson, who led BC Zone contingents with a 12th place finish amongst the field of 100 competitors. Stinson finished with a very respectable four-day total of 6-over par 294, after carding rounds of 71-74-71-78 on the extremely difficult Bob Cupp & Thomas McBroom designed golf course. Stinson takes home $2,300 for his efforts.

Other BC Zone members in the top 25 include Bryn Parry (Seymour Creek Golf Centre, T18, +8, $1,900), Nate Ollis (Cordova Bay Golf Course, T20, +11, $1,400), Finlay Young (GolfTEC Kelowna, T23, +12, $1,150), Oliver Tubb (Lobb & Partners, T25, +13 $950), and Ethan Danish (GolfTEC Kelowna, T25, +13, $950).

Beacon Hall Golf Club has long been touted as one of Canada's most difficult golf courses as it features a course rating of 76.1 and slope rating of 153 from the Black tees.

The tournament was won by PGA of Canada Player Ranking Points leader and Alberta Zone member Wes Heffernan, who blitzed the field finishing the event at 10-under par. His five-stroke victory over National Zone member and Victoria-native Jim Rutledge earned Heffernan the $12,000 first place prize.

Please click here for full details on this Championship or click below for final results.
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 as the 2022 campaign sees its conclusion:

June 29: Aberdeen Glen Golf Course
June 29: Chilliwack Golf Club
June 29: Fairview Mountain Golf Club
June 30: Gallagher's Canyon Golf Club
June 30: St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
July 10: Glacier Greens Golf Club
July 11: Kings Links by the Sea

Please click below to view full participating facilities, event dates or to make a donation.
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].
Please be advised of upcoming dates on which the PGA of BC administration office will be closed over the next week.

The office will close Friday July 1st in observance of Canada Day. The PGA of BC wishes all members, industry friends and their families a safe and happy Canada Day.

As well, the office will be closed on July 4-5 while the administration team is conducting the G&G Brands & Callaway Golf PGA of BC Pro-Assistant Championship at Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community. Regular office hours will resume Wednesday July 6th at 8am PT.
The Interior PGA Tour resumed their schedule on Monday where a field of 42 PGA of BC members teed off on The Okanagan Golf Club's Quail Course. Congratulations to Finlay Young (GolfTEC Kelowna - pictured above), whose round of 2-under par 69 was one better than Vernon Golf & Country Club's Bryce Barker to take home medalist honours and the $580 first place cheque. Barker cashes $385 for his runner-up efforts while Matt Jones (Penticton Golf & Country Club) and Matt Hardman (Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club) shared third place, each taking home $317.

On the Kootenay Pro Tour circuit, Peter Kenneford (Creston Golf Club - pictured below) managed to tame the field and difficult scoring conditions at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino, also taking place on Monday. His 2-under par round of 70 was good enough for a two stroke victory over Trevor Simkins (Bootleg Gap Golf). Rounding out the top finishers were Jeremy Johnson & Jeff Wiggins who both tied for third place after rounds of 74. Kenneford cashes $530 for his win while Simkins earns $400. Johnson and Wiggins each take home $280 for their efforts.

Smithers Golf & Country Club is seeking 12 patio tables with bases (around 36"x 48") and 48 stackable chairs. Ideally colours are black, grey or wood.

If you are to assist, please contact Steven Coulthard, Director of Golf at 250-847-3591 or
Mike Ryan's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Strictly Golf (Vernon)

Sergej Dronov becomes Head Teaching Professional at Pacific Golf Academy (Richmond)

David Bolton goes from Head Teaching Professional to Teaching Professional at Pacific Golf Academy (Richmond)

Ruel Perez has joined The Vancouver Golf Club as an Apprentice Professional

Rhona Law has successfully completed the National Training Program and she becomes a Teaching Professional at Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club

Aaron Obst's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino

SungSan Oh's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Vancouver Golf Academy
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Teaching Professional, Squamish Valley Golf Club

Member Since: 2016

What is the most rewarding part about being a member of the PGA of BC?
Most rewarding part of being a PGA of BC member is making long last relationships within in the industry and being around like-minded individuals.

Who has influenced your career the most, and how?
Lori Hamstra- having being coached my another female at a young age was immensely helpful in my develop as a young female athlete. She was able to understand how to coach someone with fundamentals tailored to me. In addition, her confidence in me never fell short which allowed me to make where I am today.

If you had to share one piece of advice with a new member of our Association, what would it be?
My best advice for new members is find a mentors that you value, and never stop learning. There is always more knowledge out there that can help you become a better golf professional!

What is your favourite golf course in British Columbia, and why?
Royal Colwood Golf Club. I love the design of the course, especially how beautiful the trees are.
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