OCTOBER 12, 2023



Enhance Your Members' Experience with Ship Sticks


Fore! Get ready to transform your golf travels with Ship Sticks - a revolutionary solution that makes transporting golf clubs and luggage effortless and enjoyable for both you and your members.


Who They Are


Ship Sticks isn't just a shipping service; they’re the travel caddy you never knew you needed. Their mission is to eliminate the hassles of carrying, checking, and claiming golf clubs and luggage at the airport, allowing golfers to focus on what they love most - playing the game. With their easy-to-use platform, real-time tracking, and on-time delivery guarantee, members can conveniently ship their clubs and luggage nearly anywhere.


Club Benefits


Picture this: your members traveling hassle-free, your pro shop buzzing with activity; that's exactly what Ship Sticks can deliver. Here's what you can expect by opening a complimentary account with Ship Sticks:


Added Service for Your Membership: Elevate your club's reputation by offering your members access to Ship Sticks. They'll appreciate the convenience and remember your club as one that truly cares about their experience.


Generate Additional Revenue: Partnering with Ship Sticks not only benefits your members but also provides a unique revenue stream for your club. Earn commissions for each shipment made through your club's account.


Drive Foot Traffic into the Shop: Ship Sticks can boost foot traffic and drive business to your pro shop with a steady stream of members coming in to pick up or ship their clubs.


Complimentary Supplies and White-Glove Support: Your club will receive complimentary shipping supplies. And, you’ll be assigned a dedicated Ship Sticks Account Manager to ensure a smooth experience for both you and your members.


Beyond the Borders


Winter is coming, but that doesn't mean the golf season has to end. Ship Sticks ensures your members can easily escape to warmer destinations without worrying about their clubs. They also service 180 countries and territories - perfect for those far-flung, off-season member trips or other exciting events.


To learn more about this exclusive partnership or to get started, contact Brett Noll at [email protected] or by phone at 561-515-5178.


Thank you for considering Ship Sticks as a valuable addition to your club's offerings. 


The Association's Professional Development Program presented by Sunice & Bobby Jones enters its final two-month stretch as the season draws to a close. The standings race continues until November 30. Callum Ashby (Highland Pacific Golf) continues to pace the field, reaching the 100-point milestone and maintaining a nine-point lead over his closest challenger, Ryan Tofani (Chilliwack Golf Club).

Ashby also leads the Assistants' field, with Dennis Bradley (Copper Point Golf Club) earning a total of 83 points this year in second place.

Finally, Shania Remandaban (The Vancouver Golf Club) has overtaken Bradley Gagnon (Capilano Golf & Country Club) in the Rookies' race, leading with 50 points to Gagnon's 48.

The PGA of BC thanks Sunice & Bobby Jones for their generous support of the Professional Development Program. To see the full standings, please click here.


The PGA of BC is proud to announce Boxto Golf as the Official Contributing Partner of the 2023 Buying Show and Official Shoe Apparel Partner of the PGA of BC.

Boxto Golf understands the importance of looking your best on and off the golf course. That’s why they have designed the perfect match of shoes and belts that will make you look elegant and sophisticated while you dominate the field. Their team of experts have carefully selected the finest materials to create a visually appealing and balanced look. With Boxto, you can trust that every detail has been considered to ensure maximum style and comfort.

Be sure to check out some of Boxto’s products at the PGA of BC Buying Show Registration area and meet with Anthony Riley, Vice President – Sales Canada Region, and Jorge Corral, President Global Sales & Marketing, as well as the President of the PGA of Mexico.

For more information, please contact Programs Manager Dan Czerwenka at [email protected].


The PGA of BC is thrilled to award draw prizes to Buying Show attendees at this year's event. The following prizes have been generously donated by our incredible exhibitors. We encourage attendees to extend their appreciation to the following exhibitors for their contributions. Please click here (Theatre level) and here (Second floor foyer) to see the floor plans and learn where each exhibitor is located:

High Noon Spirits: Beverage Prize Pack

Tilley Canada: Tilley LT-M6 Large Brim Hat

Levelwear: $300 Levelwear Gift Card

Boxto Golf: Premium Shoes and Belt

Maui Jim: Multiple Pairs of Sunglasses

Flyte Golf: Complete Flyte Golf Outfit

Podium Imports: Garmin Watch, Tifosi Seek FC 2.0 Sunglasses

Rawhide Golf: Custom Leather Headcover

And more!


The PGA of BC reminds members to purchase their tickets for the 2023 PGA of BC Awards Celebration presented by Tribal, taking place October 25 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond.

Members wishing to attend the event can purchase their tickets by clicking the link sent to all members via email last week. If you did not receive an email containing a link to purchase tickets, please reach out to Communications & Marketing Manager Graham Abraham at [email protected]. Multiple tickets can be bought by utilizing the quantity drop down on the left side of the transaction page.

For more information, please contact PGA of BC Programs Manager Dan Czerwenka at [email protected].


The Association is seeking volunteers for the upcoming PGA of BC Buying Show, held October 25-26 at the River Rock Casino Resort.

Volunteers will assist in several ways: Registration; helping exhibitors move in an out of the theatre; acting as an usher to guide attendees to the show floor; and offering assistance and support to exhibitors throughout the Show.

PGA of BC members who volunteer at the 2023 Buying Show will be awarded one Professional Development Program (PDP) point per hour. We thank all volunteers in advance for their dedication to and support of the Association and its initiatives.

For more information and to sign-up as a volunteer, please contact PGA of BC Events Membership & Events Manager Doug Titterington at [email protected].


The Vancouver Island Club Pro Tour held its Tour Championship on October 2 & 3, with Round One taking place at Royal Colwood Golf Club and Round Two at Gorge Vale Golf Club. Dylan Bell (Golf Town Victoria) earned the title of Tour Champion in a come-from-behind, one-stroke victory. Bell shot rounds of 71-70 to finish at one-under par. Tying in second place, Mark Valliere (Glacier Greens Golf Club) and Eric Wang (Victoria Academy of Golf) were phenomenal, playing to even-par on the challenging tracks. Ben Griffin (Uplands Golf Club) finished a stroke behind the runners-up, ultimately placing fourth.

The Westland Insurance Interior PGA Tour took on Gallagher's Canyon Golf Club for the Tour Championship on October 2. The battle for the title was a hard-fought event, with Lionel Taylor (Talking Rock Golf Course), Austin Bosquet (Shuswap National) and Lucas Rachkowski (Harvest Golf Club) sharing the Championship title after all three put forth spectacular rounds to tie at even-par. One stroke back of the leaders, Keith Martin (Tower Ranch Golf & Country Club), Rob Anderson (Kelowna Golf & Country Club), Todd Tweedy (Nk"Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course) and Jesse Crowe (Overlander Golf & Events Centre) tied as runners-up.

The Kootenay Pro Tour held their Tour Championship on September 11 & 12 at The Springs at Radium and Copper Point Golf Club. Trevor Simkins (Bootleg Gap) made up a five-stroke deficit in Round Two to force a playoff with Nicklaus Kennedy (Granite Pointe Golf Club), which Simkins won to clinch the Championship. Dennis Bradley (Copper Point Golf Club) and Jeremy Johnson were one stroke back of the leaders, tying for third.

The Lower Mainland G&G Tour travelled to Ledgeview Golf Club in Abbotsford on September 11. Overcoming some challenging hole locations, Zach Olson (Chilliwack Golf Club) emerged triumphant, outlasting his opponents to win by a stroke. John Shin (Northview Golf & Country Club) was runner-up, shooting 67. The Tour Championship is set for October 17 & 18 at Morgan Creek Golf Course and at The Vancouver Golf Club.

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


Do you need a suit, blazer or dress shirt for the upcoming PGA of BC Buying Show?

Association Members can take advantage of INDOCHINO's VIP pricing. Enjoy 20 per cent off any premium or luxury suit, blazer or outerwear. Get three dress shirts for $269 or five dress shirts for $389.

For more information, including a discount code, please visit the Member Benefits & Corporate Discounts page on our website. Member log-in credentials are required to access this page.


Brandon McClure's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Capilano Golf & Country Club

Tyrel Griffith has resigned from the PGA of Canada

Chris Hood has left the Falls Golf Club and joins Sagebrush Golf Club as an Executive Professional

Randy Smith becomes Head Professional at Sagebrush Golf Club

Christopher Love's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club


Greg Pool has left Northview Golf & Country Club

For all Members on the Move information, please click HERE.


Revelstoke Golf Club - Assistant/Associate Golf Professional

Skeena Valley Golf & Country Club

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.



October 25 & 26

PGA of BC Buying Show

at the River Rock Casino Resort

October 25

PGA of BC Awards Show presented by Tribal

at the River Rock Casino Resort


Mark Strong

Executive Director

[email protected]

Doug Titterington

Membership & Events Manager

[email protected]

Dan Czerwenka

Programs Manager

[email protected]

Graham Abraham

Communications & Marketing Manager

[email protected]

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