TD Bank Group ("TD") is the sixth largest bank in North America by assets, with its Canadian Retail Business including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance. TD also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with more than 15 million active online and mobile customers.

TD has served customers in the Pacific region for more than 90 years. Since our first branch opened on Granville Street and West 12th Avenue in Vancouver in 1929, our presence has grown to more than 160 locations and 3,000 employees across British Columbia and the Yukon.

At TD, we believe when people are included and empowered to participate in their community, good things happen. That’s why we’re committed to helping increase access to the opportunities people need to participate and feel a sense of belonging in their community.
We're thrilled to work with the PGA of BC to support the Canucks Junior Golf Week program, which helps youth develop their skills and build important connections with others.
The Women in Coaching Program is a joint initiative by Golf Canada and the PGA of Canada that strives to reach stronger gender balance among high-performance coaches.

Now in its third year, the program focuses on providing participants with in-depth career development that is focused on three main areas: individualized learning plans, regular check-ins with a coach developer, virtual and in-person coaching education, and hands-on training experiences with coaches and top players.

The goal of the application process is to identify PGA of Canada coaches who would benefit from the program and also contribute meaningfully to the cohort's development as a group through sharing their experiences.

Applications are now open until Monday, December 5th at 8:00pm PST. Full details can be found at the link below. For additional information, please contact Emily Phoenix at [email protected].
The PGA of BC Board of Directors encourages all qualified members to consider putting their name forward as a candidate for board position terms that will commence in 2023. 
There could be up to four (4) openings on the board becoming available via election in the new year. The individuals filling these positions will be determined by a membership vote taking place in late January. 

Regional quotas will be confirmed closer to the formal voting period. All positions are two-year terms. Candidates must be Class "A" Professionals to be eligible to hold a board position. 

A formal call for candidacies will be made in early January.
Last week, The R&A and the USGA unveiled a regular update to the Rules of Golf as they continue to make the Rules easier to understand and apply. The new Rules will go into effect on January 1, 2023.

The 2023 edition continues the modernisation process, with an emphasis on both inclusion and sustainability. For the first time, the modified Rules for players with disabilities have been fully incorporated into the playing rules without the need to adopt a local rule. The governing bodies, supported by longstanding partner Rolex, will also promote digital and mobile app access to the Rules while significantly reducing the production and distribution of more than four million printed books.

Several penalties have been relaxed and language has been clarified to help golfers at all levels of play. Key changes include:
  • Modifications for Players with Disabilities
  • Handicap Usage in Stroke Play
  • Club Damaged During Round
  • Ball Moved by Natural Forces
  • Back-on-the-Line Relief Procedure

Golfers will be able to learn more about the major changes and review the official 2023 Rules of Golf by visiting and Full updates to the official Rules of Golf digital applications will be available starting on January 1, 2023. Fore more information, please click the below.
As the PGA of BC administration team looks to secure future venues for PGA of BC championships or other events, all members are encouraged to advise of their interest in hosting the Association for an event in seasons to come.

Hosting a PGA of BC championship tournament or other event is a tremendous way to showcase your facility to your colleagues and other members of BC's golf industry and community. As a great example of how hosting a PGA of BC event can raise the profile of your facility amongst your peers, seven of the past nine recipients of the Association's member-determined Golf Facility of the Year Award have earned the honour during a year in which they hosted a PGA of BC or PGA of Canada championship.

Although our events and championships generally occupy the same weeks on the calendar from year-to-year, the administration team is pleased to work with your facility to ensure a successful event for all involved. For reference, click here to review the PGA of BC's 2022 schedule of events.

Please direct any inquiries or expressions of interest to PGA of BC Membership & Events Manager Doug Titterington at [email protected]. When doing so, please indicate the events or championships for which you have interest, as well as which future season you may be able to accommodate.
Dean Kuntz has left Meadow Gardens Golf Club

Kyla Inaba has successfully completed the National Training Academy and becomes a Teaching Professional at Predator Ridge Golf Resort

Brodie Carle has left Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy and joins Predator Ridge Golf Resort as an Apprentice Professional (November 21)
Communications & Marketing Manager - PGA of British Columbia

Assistant Golf Professional - Storey Creek Golf Club
Executive Professional, Royal Colwood Golf Club

Member Since: 2002

Why did you become a PGA of Canada Professional?
Passion for golf and business since I was very young.

What is the most rewarding part about being a member of the PGA of BC?
I enjoy the community of PGA members I have had the pleasure of knowing throughout my career.

At which golf facility did you first begin working within the industry, and who was the PGA Professional?
Craig Rencher was my first Head Professional at Arbutus Ridge Golf & Country Club

If you had to share one piece of advice with a new member of our Association, what would it be?
Balance and communication are the two most important skills to master. Be fair but firm and treat others as you wish to be treated. Have integrity and be honest with others. You be you.
With the the late-fall and winter months representing a time of change for the Professional staffs at many of our facilities, please ensure the PGA of BC administration team is advised if you have found a new place of employment, or if any changes have been made to your team's personnel.
Club Professionals in particular are encouraged to review their Professional staff listing via the PGA of BC's Find a Facility page, accessible by clicking below. Each facility's roster of affiliated members in good standing is listed in that location for public view.
If you have changed facilities, or if your facility's staff listing is no longer current, please contact Membership & Events Manager Doug Titterington at [email protected] to have the administration team update affiliations accordingly. Similarly, if your home address or other contact information such as email address or phone number have recently been changed, please click here to log in to your PGA of Canada profile and update your information accordingly.

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