For more than 30 years, Vancouver's Kerr's Recognition Services Inc. has helped corporate clients, sports teams, schools and charities in British Columbia and beyond recognize, reward and celebrate their people and organizations with trophies, awards, promotional and advertising products.

Kerr's is dedicated to providing the best quality products and services, featuring a wide selection and great prices. If you're looking for something unique and distinctive that's never been done before, Kerr's is the place. 

With a wide variety of personal protective equipment (PPE) and related items available, Kerr's can help keep staff and patrons safe at your facility during these unprecedented times. Face masks and coverings, hand sanitizer, disposable gloves, protective barriers and more are among the products Kerr's has to offer. Many items can be customized to include your company or facility logo.

The PGA of BC proudly recognizes its patrons, champions and award winners with trophies and keepsakes supplied exclusively by Kerr's Recognition, a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the Association. Click below to see all Kerr's has to offer online. 
Although no new names appear among the top five following this month's update to the Professional Development Program (PDP) Order of Merit, there has been a minor shakeup to the standings.

Lee J.H. Lee (GolfTEC Richmond) continues to hold a commanding lead with 57 points accumulated this year. Doug Morgan (Richmond Country Club), meanwhile, has jumped up to the No. 2 position after adding a number of points via extracurricular education, reaching a total of 37. Morgan's move up the standings means Nathan Grieve (Talking Rock Golf Course, 36 points) now sits third, followed by Steve Liddicoat (University Golf Club, 32 points) and Doug Hastie (British Columbia Golf, 30 points).

Members are reminded to make submissions for PDP points, especially if they completed any education or professional-development pursuits in 2020, and to send supporting documentation by email to . Click below to view the updated PDP Order of Merit, to make a submission or learn more about the program.

Please note that the PDP page of our website has recently undergone an update to make the content more easily accessible. The link below will direct you to the main PDP page, which includes current standings and program information. The PDP point schedule and requisition form is now hosted on a separate page, accessible from the main page. Both pages can also be navigated to under the "Membership" drop-down menu at
With June quickly approaching, that means the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS presented by Pacific Blue Cross will be taking place at golf facilities across the province over the next several weeks.

Each June, PGA of BC members across the province play from sunrise to sunset with the goal of playing as many holes as possible in one day, lending their muscles in honour of those who have lost the use of theirs to the deadly disease. The initiative is heading into its 15th year, with the cumulative total of funds raised to support ALS patients and their families poised to eclipse $2 million this year.
It's not too late for your facility to get involved in this tremendous cause. PGA of BC members interested in registering their course to participate in this year's Golfathon are asked to contact ALS Society of BC Executive Director Wendy Toyer at .

Click below to learn more about the Golfathon for ALS, make a donation and to see a list of participating locations and Golfathon dates.
The PGA of Canada Foundation is now accepting applications for Ian Webb Scholarships.

The foundation will award five (5) scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to PGA of Canada members and their immediate family members pursuing post-secondary education. These scholarships, awarded for more than 25 years, were re-named in memory of PGA of Canada member Ian Webb last year following his battle with cancer.

Applicants must be a PGA of Canada member, or the spouse, child or grandchild of a PGA of Canada member, living or deceased. Being engaged in full-time education as of September 2020 is another requirement to apply.

The deadline to apply is June 26. Click below to access the application form. Please direct any inquiries to Brittany Mullin at .
The PGA of Canada announced earlier this week that the Association's 2020 Annual General Meeting will be conducted online due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.

Previously scheduled for next week in Elbow, Sask., the AGM will now be held via Zoom on Thursday, June 4 at 10 a.m. PT. Attendees must pre-register to attend; those registered will receive more information, including a link to the Zoom meeting, via email closer to the AGM date.

All members are encouraged to participate, though only Class "A" members are permitted to vote on any motions under consideration. Eligible members can vote on the motions under consideration now until June 4 on the PGA of Canada website. Log in to your PGA of Canada account to be prompted with a pop-up voting window; you may need to log out and log back in for the window to appear. Members are encouraged to vote in advance, but for those wishing to vote in real-time during the AGM, it is recommended to use separate devices to vote and view the meeting.

Click below to access full AGM details, including registration, meeting agenda, a list of motions under consideration and audited financial statements.
The PGA of BC administration office has re-opened following a temporary closure necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Administration Team members had continued to work remotely during the closure, but returned to a regular office schedule at the beginning of this week. We thank you for your understanding of any inconveniences that may have resulted from the temporary closure.

Regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT, Monday to Friday. The Administration Team can once again be reached by phone during these hours at 604-303-6766.
Bryce Barker has left Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy and joins Vernon Golf & Country Club as an Apprentice Professional

Kathy Stecyk has left Northview Golf & Country Club

Dan Naismith has left The Tour LAB @ Northview and joins Northview Golf & Country Club as an Apprentice Professional

John Shin has left The Tour LAB @ Northview and joins Northview Golf & Country Club as an Apprentice Professional

Matthew Palsenbarg has left The Tour LAB @ Northview and joins Point Grey Golf & Country Club as a Teaching Professional

Andrew Rasmussen has joined Delta Golf Centre as an Apprentice Professional

Chris Lutes has left The Tour LAB @ Northview and joins the Langley Golf & Banquet Centre as a Teaching Professional
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This past Monday would have marked the start of our 2020 competition calendar, as the PGA of BC Tournament of Champions was scheduled for May 25 at Nanaimo Golf Club prior to its cancellation due to public-health concerns.

Although we are disappointed to not be contesting the Tournament of Champions this year, we are spending this week celebrating past highlights from the event, such as the history-making wins involving Matthew Palsenbarg (Point Grey Golf & Country Club) over the past two years pictured here.

Follow along with these tournament memories via our posts on Facebook and Twitter , as well as our Stories on Instagram. Look for more of these past highlights next week as we reflect on our Assistants' & Seniors' Championships' histories.

Don't forget that you can explore the details of past PGA of BC competitions via our Championship History Hub , which includes results and info from all eight of our active championships dating back several decades.
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