NOVEMBER 8, 2023



The vision of 2UNDR was simple. Inspired by the kangaroo pouch, 2UNDR set out to create a high-performance men’s athletic underwear with the versatility of everyday use. Using the most advanced construction techniques and materials, 2UNDR separates your equipment from your body to reduce unwanted skin-on-skin contact. With more support than a standard brief and improved airflow to keep you cool, 2UNDR products provide the best fit, comfort and style a man could ever need.


2UNDR was designed in Vancouver but is worn everywhere. Brand ambassadors include PGA Tour stars Rickie Fowler and Matt Every, plus many other major and action-sport athletes throughout North America.


Part of the Rampion Enterprises Ltd. brand family, 2UNDR is a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the Association and presenting sponsor of the PGA of BC’s Golf Shop of the Year Award.


Thank you to all members and industry professionals who attended the 2023 PGA of BC Buying Show and Awards Celebration. We extend our appreciation to Buying Show sponsor Boxto Golf, and to Awards Celebration sponsor Tribal.

We additionally would like to thank Troy Slogocki from iScoreGolf for providing audio & visual presentation services for both the Buying Show and our Awards Celebration. The digital screens provided by iScoreGolf gave us the opportunity to enhance the visual flair of the event and put on an improved Awards Celebration presentation. 

We are always looking to improve our show each year and value the feedback from attendees. If you have any questions or would like to provide additional feedback outside of the context of a survey, please feel free to reach out to Programs Manager Dan Czerwenka at [email protected].

To complete the post-event member survey, please click the link below:


Tagmarshal is proud to host an exclusive educational webinar with 2016 and 2029 Ryder Cup host, Hazeltine National, taking place on Thursday, November 9 at 8:00am PST. 

Find out how Hazeltine has embraced technology to enhance the player experience, while operating at maximum efficiency. This is an opportunity to learn from one of the best in the business, Kyle Brandt, PGA, Head Golf Professional at Hazeltine National, who'll be sharing valuable insights into their operation and how they are achieving success by embracing technology. 



Coming to you LIVE on November 10 at 3:00pm PST, Foresight Sports Canada is excited to present their very first live webinar: Foresight Talks. This first session will be hosted by Golf Talk Canada’s very own Mark Zecchino, and the featured speaker will be Ralph Bauer.

Mark Zecchino is a PGA of Canada Professional who has worked in the golf industry for over 30 years. Formerly representing Augusta National and The Masters Broadcast in Canada behind the camera lens for 11 years, in 2009 he launched Canada’s only National Golf Talk Program (Golf Talk Canada). Once again in 2024, Mark will be a member of the TSN Major Coverage crew starting in April with The Masters in Augusta Georgia. 

Ralph Bauer has coached on the PGA Tour for the past 16 years, with his students this year winning almost $40 Million. He is the Director of Instruction at Hamilton Golf & Country Club and the Co-Founder of the Tour Read Green Reading system. He is looking forward to sharing concepts and ideas he has learned from working with new golfers to PGA Tour Players.

Foresight Sports Canada looks forward to diving into some exciting and interesting topics, ranging from how Ralph utilizes the GC Quad on Tour to provide his players with the best data for performance, to his life on Tour and what that experience was like for him. 



Information via the PGA of Canada

Tee Talks Live, a multi-day professional development conference for PGA of Canada Members and Apprentices, is back, this December 1-3 in Ottawa, ON.

The conference is also open to non-members to attend!

This year's conference is held at a spectacular event, with an array of speakers covering teaching & coaching, golf operations and blended and other related topics over the three days.

In addition, there will be a tremendous blend of networking events, socials, keynote speakers and interactive sessions throughout the conference to ensure YOU get the most out of this opportunity.

The lineup of speakers will continue to evolve as we move closer to the conference, with multiple announcements expected throughout the spring and summer.

Please register by November 15, 2023 and don't miss out on this incredible opportunity for education and networking!

For more information, please contact Kendra Isaak, PGA of Canada Director of Operations at [email protected]


Peter Boyce, Life Professional, has been a PGA of Canada professional since 1965. He is working towards Master Professional status by completing his thesis. The subject is "How to improve the lives and image of a PGA of Canada Professional in these modern times."

If you are interested in completing the questionnaire, click here. Please email your answers to [email protected].

Message from Peter:

Having been a member of the PGA of Canada since 1965 (when it was known as the Canadian Professional Golfers Association) I have loved every minute and have been proud to be a member. My hopes are that our young professionals feel the same and will be able to lead successful and happy lives. Yes, things have changed but the game will continually need our input and guidance. I have been fortunate to enjoy the profession, travel to 18 different countries to play the game (sometimes not too well 😊) and I sincerely hope that the younger generation has the same opportunity.

If you would like your opinion not to be shared, please let Peter know and it will be labelled as “anonymous”


Did you know the 2024 KPMG Women's PGA Championship is coming to Washington's Sahalee Country Club on June 20-23, 2024?

The PGA of BC has partnered with the KPMG Women's PGA Championship to offer PGA of BC members the exclusive opportunity to serve as marshals on Hole 13 throughout the Championship.

Registration for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship opened September 12, 2023 and will run until 2 weeks prior to the Championship. 


· Visit the official Volunteer Portal

· Click ‘Register Here’ on the right-hand side of the page 

· Select ‘Adult Volunteer’ as your volunteer type

· Create a username and password and fill out all necessary contact information

· When prompted to select a Committee Choice, select "Marshal Hole 13 - PGA of British Columbia" from the drop down box, enter the security code PGABC2024, and complete the entire registration process

* Using this code ensures that all members of your club will be assigned to the correct hole.

For more information, please contact Executive Director Mark Strong at [email protected].


With regional pro tours having wrapped up their seasons, the PGA of BC would like to highlight the latest competition results from BC university and college golf teams. Welcome to the College Golf Corner!

UBC Thunderbirds

The UBC Men's Golf Team won the Arizona Christian University Firestorm Fall Invitational in a come-from-behind victory on November 6-7. The Thunderbirds outlasted Ottawa University (AZ) by three strokes. Aidan Schumer was the low UBC individual, finishing third in the individual standings after shooting 72-71-72.

The UBC Women's team competed against Division One NCAA schools in the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Invitational on October 23-25. The Thunderbirds finished 12th, topping several Division One programs. Bo Brown shot 72-76-75 to pace the team. The UBC Women's team remains undefeated in Cascades Conference play.

Simon Fraser University Red Leafs

The SFU Women's team competed in the Dennis Rose Intercollegiate in Wailakoa, Hawaii on October 27-28. The Red Leafs earned a seventh place finish, led by freshman Dana Smith's great play. Smith posted rounds of 70-75 to finish 11th on the individual leaderboard.

The Men's Red Leafs earned an eighth place finish at the Otter Invitational in Seaside, California on October 16-17. Redshirt freshman Denby Carswell led the team, shooting an impressive 75-70-70.

UVic Vikes

The UVic Vikes Women's team competed in the Canada West Championships at Abbotsford's Ledgeview Golf Club on October 2-3, ultimately earning a fourth place finish. Cindy Koira led the way for the Vikes with rounds of 86 and 75. The team also competed in the Western Washington University Fall Invitational on October 9-10 at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club. Koira again paced the team, posting scores of 79 and 77.

The Men's Vikes competed in the Canada West Championships, also finishing in fourth place. Zach Ryujin played incredible, shooting 73 and 67 over the two-day tournament, tying for first place individually. He was defeated in an individual playoff to finish as silver medallist.

UBC Okanagan Heat

The UBCO Men's team placed second at the Canada West Championships at Ledgeview Golf Club on October 2-3. The Heat were powered by Canada West individual champion Justin Towill, who posted scores of 69 and 71 en route to earning a spot in the individual playoff. Towill was able to make a clinching birdie on the third playoff hole to secure the individual title.

The Heat Women matched the men with a silver medal of their own at the Canada West Championships. Freshman Julia Alexander-Carew shot 75-68 to earn a fifth-place finish on the individual leaderboard. The team then traveled to Bellingham Golf & Country Club for the Western Washington University Fall Invitational where they won the tournament by two strokes over the host school. Emily Cornwall shot 71-72 to secure the individual title and help the Heat sweep both team and individual honours.

University of the Fraser Valley Cascades

The Cascades Women's team earned a third place finish at the Canada West Championships, which they hosted at Ledgeview Host Club. Morgan Best and Lucy Park paced the Cascades, with each firing impressive rounds to share seventh place.

The Men's Cascades also finished in third place at the Canada West Championships. The team was led by Ben Whiton, who shot six-over-par across two round en route to a sixth place finish on the individual leaderboard.

South of the border, Surrey's Lauren Kim has put forth a dominant start to her University of Texas career. The 2023 Canadian women's amateur golf champion is among the top performers in all of Division One women's golf this season. In her third career NCAA tournament, the two-time US Women's Open competitor and Longhorn freshman topped the individual leaderboard at the Jackson T. Stephens Cup with a win coming after a four-hole playoff. Kim was recently named a Rolex Junior All-American by the American Junior Golf Association, and has moved up to 33rd in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

BC university and college golf teams have entered their winter breaks, and will take a hiatus before returning to competition in early 2024. We look forward to continue our updates upon the return of competitive play.


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For all job opportunities listed on the PGA of BC website, please click HERE (Log-in required).

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February 5 & 6, 2024

Spring Education Seminar

February 7, 2024

National Golf Course Owners' Association (NGCOA) Spring Conference


Mark Strong

Executive Director

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Doug Titterington

Membership & Events Manager

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Dan Czerwenka

Programs Manager

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Graham Abraham

Communications & Marketing Manager

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