March 29, 2023
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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. Please visit their website for more information.
The PGA of BC and golf industry were saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Capilano Golf & Country Club's Steve Anderson.
Anderson was a valued member of the Capilano team, recently becoming the Golf Retail Manager of the highly anticipated new Pro Shop. The PGA of BC extends its deepest sympathies to the entire family. A GoFundMe has been set up to support Anderson’s family and partner, Jacqueline.

With under two months until tournament play returns, online registration for the upcoming PGA of BC 2023 championship season opens Monday, April 3 at 9 a.m. PT. We are thrilled to be welcoming you back to competition and can’t wait to see you all as the first event gets underway!

Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club is the host of our leadoff competition, the Tournament of Champions presented by Ping Canada. Head Professional Lee Alarie is ecstatic for the opportunity to show off the charming Kelowna course. He said PGA of BC professionals can look forward to the bright Okanagan sunshine, lush ponderosa-pine-lined holes and hilly climbs through the steep canyon.

“We’re very lucky to have a beautiful golf course, and there’s never a boring shot out here. This is the start of my tenth season here, and I never get tired of the shots it requires you to hit. I think every participant is going to find a lot of beauty and some challenges,” said Alarie.

Registration for all events will open at 9 a.m. on our website. Members are encouraged to register as early as possible, as spaces are projected to fill up quickly.

Jared Siminoff, PGA of BC Interim Executive Director, said he is looking forward to an active, competitive season and to visiting a wide range of courses throughout BC’s many unique regions.

"The PGA of BC championships are a key pillar for many of our members and we have several positive changes to our 2023 championships. Firstly, we are slated to have an average purse increase of nearly 25% for every event on the schedule, with no significant changes to entry fees," said Siminoff.

“A new, restructured regional format for our Pro-Junior tournament will provide an opportunity for our professionals to help support junior golf with a more accessible schedule and less travel. This structure should lay the groundwork to expand our junior golf footprint across the province moving forward. We are also expanding our coverage of women’s golf within the PGA of BC, with an exciting announcement in the coming weeks. Starting with our Women’s Golf Week in late May, the coverage will cascade into our Women’s Championship, capping off our 2023 season.”

The Association is grateful to all our generous sponsors who make the PGA of BC championships possible. For more information, please contact Siminoff at [email protected].
Courtesy of the PGA of Canada

Four impeccable venues have been selected in three provinces for the 2023 national championship season, while the date and location for next winter’s Head Professional Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf will be announced at a later date.
The season will open with the 101st playing of the BetRegal PGA Championship at Bigwin Island Golf Club in Baysville, Ontario from June 11-14. The flagship event will feature 75 of the top professionals in the country competing over the course of 54-holes, looking to join the likes of Arnold Palmer and Lee Trevino on the P.D. Ross Trophy.
From there, we will move to Canada’s southern-most city, Kingsville, Ontario, where Kingsville Golf & Country Club will host the top professional and amateur women in the country from July 3-5 for the 36-hole ORORO PGA Women’s Championship of Canada.
One month later, Ledgeview Golf Club in Abbotsford, British Columbia will host the top senior players in the country at the PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada presented by GOLFTEC. All eyes will be on reigning champion Jim Rutledge, who can tie Moe Norman’s record of eight senior championship titles.
The fourth national champion will be crowned September 18-21 just outside Edmonton, Alberta, as The Ranch Golf & Country Club will host the top assistants in the country at the PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf.

Registration for the championships are now open. Refer to the events page on to register. Contact PGA of Canada Championship Manager Matt Mueller via email at [email protected] for more information.
Members are reminded that registration for the next PGA of BC Virtual Education Series event closes tomorrow, March 30 at 4 p.m. PT. The presentation will be delivered by Alex Hay, Partner and Design Associate, and Oliver Tubb, Design Associate and PGA of Canada professional, who both represent golf course architecture firm Lobb + Partners.

Hay and Tubb will explain how they explore playable design strategies in order to benefit all golfers. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to gain insight into the different phases of design and what architects look for when constructing a great golf course.

“I really enjoy problem solving. Golf course design is really just problem-solving, and you’re trying to do it in a creative and elegant way. A golf course is a pretty special place to apply those skills and processes,” said Tubb.

To register for this event, please visit the registration link here.

For more information on the Education Series and other opportunities for Professional Development, please contact Interim Executive Director Jared Siminoff at [email protected].
The Lower Mainland G&G Tour held their first event Monday, March 27 at Richmond Country Club. Kevin Stinson (Cheam Mountain Golf Course) and Carson Kallis (Pacific Golf Academy) tied for the win. Greg Pool (Northview Golf & Country Club) finished one stroke behind the leaders to round out the top three. The next tour event takes place April 3 at Point Grey Golf & Country Club. The full schedule can be accessed here.

The Westland Insurance Interior PGA Tour gets the ball rolling April 3 in a two-person event at Penticton Golf & Country Club. The full schedule can be accessed here.

The Vancouver Island Club Pro Tour was at full swing earlier this month, with their first event of 2023 held at Victoria Golf Club March 7. Jesse Moussa (Campbell River Golf Club) took home the victory. Lance McCullough (Cordova Bay Golf Course) finished as runner-up. The next Vancouver Island Club Pro Tour event will take place April 18 at Highland Pacific Golf. The full schedule can be accessed here.

And finally, with snow melting and the sunshine of Spring emerging, the Kootenay Pro Tour returns for the 2023 season April 24 to Riverside Golf Course at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. This event is held in conjunction with the PGA of BC Kootenay Education Series, taking place earlier the same day at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.

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 are reminded of the April 1 deadline to receive a full refund of annual dues if resigning from the PGA of Canada, with the exception of insurance and Benevolent Fund amounts pro-rated by month. Please note that all late fees are non-refundable. 
Refunds will be pro-rated for any resignations taking place between April 2 and June 30. Refunds will not be issued for resignations taking place after July 1.

For more information, please visit the PGA of Canada Membership Policies and Procedures.
Scott Shepherd has reinstated with the PGA of Canada

Chris Medford has left Fairmont Hot Springs Resort and transfers to the Ontario Zone

Kendall Keeley has left Eagle Ranch Golf Resort

Luke McKenzie has left Eaglequest Golf Centre Coquitlam and joins Ledgeview Golf Club as Head Professional

Mike Loewen has left Sunset Ranch Golf Club and joins Morningstar Golf Club as Head Professional

Peter Oliphant has left GOLFTEC South Surrey

Rick Thompson has left Fairview Mountain Golf Club

Trevor Woynarski has resigned from the PGA of Canada

For all Members on the Move information, please click HERE.
Fairview Mountain Golf Club - Associate/Assistant Golf Professional

Nanaimo Golf Club - Assistant/Associate Golf Professional

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.
Monday, April 3
2023 PGA of BC Championship registration opens

Tuesday, April 4

Monday, April 24

Monday, May 29
2023 Championship season opens with
TOC at Gallagher's Canyon Golf Club

May 30 - June 6
Jared Siminoff
Interim Executive Director, PGA of BC
Doug Titterington
Membership & Events Manager, PGA of BC
Dan Czerwenka
Programs Manager, PGA of BC
Graham Abraham
Communications & Marketing Manager
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