June 7, 2023
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Srixon®, with more than 80 years of golf ball manufacturing experience, is committed to producing the highest quality, technically innovative golf balls which offer maximum performance to golfers of all levels of ability. XXIO®, with its longstanding tradition of premium golf clubs in Japan, brings the No. 1 golf brand in Japan to North America. Cleveland® Golf, Srixon®, and XXIO® remain steadfastly committed to providing "Tour proven, premium golf equipment to passionate golfers seeking to improve their performance while enhancing their experience playing the game of golf.

Visit SrixonCleveland Golf & XXIO online to learn more.
On behalf of the PGA of BC, its members, and its other stakeholders, I would like to thank Jared Siminoff for stepping up and filling the role of Interim Executive Director these past five months. Jared has done an excellent job in pursuing some of the initial priorities given to him by the Executive, in making needed preparations for the 2023 season, and has been a huge help in transitioning the association towards a successful future. His efforts are greatly appreciated and we thank him for his positive impact.

Jared will be moving on to a new venture in the golf business, and we wish him all the best in this endeavor. Going forward he can be reached at [email protected].

Ashley Zibrik,
President, PGA of BC
Registration for Canucks Junior Golf Week closes next week and we encourage all interested parties to sign up today! Facilities and professionals wanting to host a Canucks Junior Golf Week event can register through our online portal available here.

Canucks Junior Golf Week is open to children and youth aged 5-17 years at golf facilities throughout British Columbia. Participants will effectively learn the game of golf through certified PGA of BC-instructed, single-day camps in their respective communities.

The program will take place July 10-17 in dozens of communities throughout British Columbia. Last year, we had over 600 kids at more than 30 golf facilities as we returned from COVID. We have nearly 25 facilities already signed up this season. This year, we are looking to grow the program to over 750 junior golfers at over 30 golf facilities.

The cost for a one-day camp during the 2023 Canucks Junior Golf Week is only $20 (+GST), which includes equipment rental (if required), facility fees, a Vancouver Canucks-branded gift, and certified golf instruction. The length of each camp varies depending on the host facility, the number of attendees and the general age of the participants, however camps are estimated on average to run for approximately 60-90 minutes.

For more information, please contact Programs Manager Dan Czerwenka at [email protected].
GreenTee Golf is excited to invite you to participate in the highly anticipated GreenTee Cup, one of the most prestigious golf tournaments of the year! This is your chance to showcase your skills, compete against top-level players, and win exciting cash prizes.

The GreenTee Cup Qualification Round will take place on July 10, and is currently seeking talented golfers to join the growing roster. With 30 confirmed PGA of Canada golfers already on board, they are aiming to have a total of 45 participants.

During the qualification round, you will have the chance to play on the pristine GreenTee Golf course, renowned for its challenging fairways and impeccable greens. The top eight players from the qualification round will then advance to the GreenTee Cup, scheduled for August 8, where the stakes will be even higher.

The GreenTee Cup offers a substantial prize pool, with $7,000 for the first-place winner, $2,000 for the second-place winner, and $1,000 for the third-place winner.

To secure your spot in this prestigious tournament, simply complete the registration form by June 15 using the link provided below:

GreenTee encourages you to register early, as spots are limited. You will have the opportunity to network with fellow professionals, showcase your talent, and compete at the highest level.

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to Bo Wu, Director of JKWG Golf, at [email protected].
The 2023 Golfathon for ALS kicked off June 1 at Mount Brenton Golf Course in Chemainus. Head Professional Jan Best played a staggering 171 holes over 10 hours! Best potted one eagle and 32 birdies throughout the day.

Steve Liddicoat and Jason Smith took on the Golfathon June 6 at University Golf Club, playing 81 holes!

Rivershore Golf Links' Wes Driessen tackled the initiative yesterday, during which he golfed 90 holes!
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 PGA of BC reminds professionals that the last day to withdraw from the Assistants' & Seniors' Championships presented by Rolo Golf and Replay Golf Supplies is this Friday, June 9.

Information on the tournaments can be found on our website under the Schedule of Events tab. We are grateful to Rolo Golf and Replay Golf Supplies for their generous support of the championships.

For more information, please contact Executive Director Mark Strong at [email protected].
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. Ethan Danish (GOLFTEC Kelowna) was runner-up with an impressive 2-under 69. Lionel Taylor (Talking Rock Golf Course) and Cody Bell (Salmon Arm Golf Club) tied for third. A Pro/Superintendent event will take place next 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. Trevor Simkins (Bootleg Gap Golf) and Scott Merriam (Cranbrook Golf Club) tied as runner-ups, while Dan Bourgeois (Purcell Golf) and Peter Kenneford (Creston Golf Club) drew in third place. 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. Clark MacPherson (Point Grey Golf & Country Club) finished in second, while Mewail Kidane (Pacific Golf Academy) and Bryn Parry (Seymour Creek Golf Centre) rounded out the podium tied for third. Competitors will head up to Whistler Golf Club July 10 for the next tournament.

The Vancouver Island Club Pro Tour held a Pro-Pro 6-6-6 tournament at Olympic View Golf Club May 9. Bear Mountain Golf Club will host the next tournament on June 13.

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!
Are you looking to contact a BC sales representative for a specific manufacturer or product line? Don't forget that you can always access this information on the PGA of BC website using our Industry Guide
No website log-in is required to view the publication, so feel free to share the guide with other non-member industry contacts. The PGA of BC administration team updates the online guide throughout the year; suppliers may contact Programs Manager Dan Czerwenka [email protected] to request changes to their listing at any time.
For all Members on the Move information, please click HERE.
For all job opportunities listed on the PGA of BC website, please click HERE (Log-in required).

For all job opportunities listed on the PGA of Canada website, please click HERE.
June 19 - 20
at Chilliwack Golf Club

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
Foresight Sports GC Quad Simulator ($25,000)
  • Can be used independently of the sim on the range for fittings, general coaching data on an iPad etc as well.
Please contact Jonathan Garratt, Academy Director at Gallagher's Canyon, at [email protected] or 1-250-870-2629.
Mark Strong
Executive Director
Doug Titterington
Membership & Events Manager
Dan Czerwenka
Programs Manager
Graham Abraham
Communications & Marketing Manager
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