Dexim Golfwear is a Canadian-owned and operated manufacturer of high-quality women’s golf apparel that is proudly 100-per-cent made in Canada.
Dexim’s colourful and diverse designs in golf dresses, polos and skorts, featuring reliable and comfortable materials, have made them an industry leader.
Dexim was founded in 1989, creating and tailoring garments achieving a mix of performance and style. Its lines are recognizable by their sporty cut, casual and chic, and for keeping ahead of the curve in golf fashion.
Over the years, the Dexim Golfwear collection has proudly distinguished itself from its competitors through the use of high-quality fabrics that are both durable and reliable. Today, Dexim’s offerings are distributed through more than 400 stores, golf shops and other renowned boutiques specializing in sports across Canada.
Dexim Golfwear is a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the Association and the presenting sponsor of Women’s Golf Week. Please click below to learn more and check out Dexim's collection.
The PGA of BC proudly named the provincial recipients of the Association's 2022 Award Program at the 2022 PGA of BC Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies & Tribal. The event took place on October 12th at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, BC.
The following individuals and facilities were recognized as provincial award recipients during last week's festivities:

Dick Munn Golf Professional of the Year presented by Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
  • Nathan Grieve, Talking Rock Golf Course
Cec Ferguson Executive Professional of the Year presented by Fresh Golf Solutions
  • Padraic O'Rourke, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
Fred Wood Class "A" Professional of the Year presented by adidas Golf
  • Cody Bell, Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club
Jock McKinnon Apprentice Professional of the Year presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf/XXIO
  • Bradley Gagnon, The Springs at Radium
Jack Westover Coach of the Year presented by Maui Jim & Zeal Optics
  • Clay Stothers, The Okanagan Golf Club
Golf Facility of the Year presented by Replay Golf Supplies
  • Talking Rock Golf Course
Herb Paterson Sales Representative of the Year presented by TD Bank Group
  • Mark Lindsay, Nielsen Agencies
Ben Colk Golf Shop of the Year presented by 2UNDR
  • Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
Alvie Thompson Teacher of the Year presented by Axis Insurance
  • Nathan Leonhardt, Par-Tee Golf
Davie Black Professional Development Award presented by Dexim Golfwear
  • Cindy Soukoroff, St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino

Jack McLaughlin Junior Golf Leader of the Year presented by COBRA PUMA Golf
  • Michelle McCann, Uplands Golf Club
Additionally, the six other award recipients previously announced earlier this month were acknowledged during the program, while Nathan Grieve (Talking Rock Golf Course) was introduced as the 2022 recipient of the NGCOA Canada-BC Chapter's Fore Season Golf Professional Award.

Finally, a special presentation from the ALS Society of BC revealed that the 2022 Golfathon for ALS resulted in more than $228,500 raised, brining the 17-year cumulative total to more than $2.5 million in support of ALS patient services.

Thank you to all members and other guests who participated in last week's PGA of BC Buying Show at the Richmond Olympic Oval. 

Thanks also to those members who volunteered their time to help make the Buying Show and Awards Celebration great events: Gordon Mink, Alec Hubert, Derek Orr, Jeff Palmer, Derek Whipple, Graham Ogden, Michael Thompson, Vaughn Marshall, Courtney Campbell-Leveck, and Tyler Roope.

Additionally, we'd like to thank our members and guests who participated in education sessions held on the Foresight Sports Canada Education Stage: Chris Ward, Stephanie Wong, Trevor West, Meegan West, and Scott Kolb.

With more than 50 exhibitors and another strong turnout of attendees -- more than 125 golf facilities and retailers were represented -- the Buying Show continued its trend of year-to-year growth.

However, the Association is always looking to improve upon the event each year, and your feedback is crucial to enhancing the Buying Show and Awards Celebration experience. To help with this, all members are asked to complete a short survey to share their thoughts on the events. 

Click below to access our member survey on the Buying Show and Awards Celebration. Please note that your feedback is helpful even if you did not attend either event. Each survey respondent will receive a set of questions applicable to their attendance or non-attendance at the Buying Show and Awards Celebration. The administration team thanks you for sharing your insights on these gatherings.

ALS Society of BC Manager of Patient Services Alexandra Guerrero (pictured centre) with the help of Jan Bruce revealed that the 2022 Golfathon for ALS was another big success during last week's PGA of BC Awards Celebration.

Guerrero announced that $228,500 was raised through the initiative this year, bringing the 17-year cumulative total of funds raised to support ALS patients and their families to over $2.5 million.

PGA of BC Professionals will look to continue pushing that total when the Golfathon for ALS returns for a 19th consecutive year in 2023. Members interested in hosting a Golfathon for ALS at their facility next season can contact Wendy Toyer at [email protected] for more information on how to get involved. Click below to learn more about this great cause.
Members are reminded of the Nov. 1 deadline to complete payment of 2023 PGA of Canada membership dues to avoid late fees and suspension.

All members whose dues have not been received in full by Nov. 1, or who have not set up a payment plan in advance, will be subject to late-payment fees. Those paying their dues in full by Nov. 1 via cash, cheque or online banking will be eligible to win one of three PGA of Canada gift cards -- one valued at $1,000 and two worth $750 -- that can be redeemed for any PGA of Canada or Zone service, including tournament registrations, education and professional-development undertakings or future membership dues.

Late payments submitted by Jan. 1 will include a $125 penalty. Those who have not completed payment by Jan. 1 will be placed in the suspended category and will be subject to a reinstatement fee of up to $450 plus tax, in addition to a mandatory background check.

As well, all Professionals are reminded that dues notices are now delivered online. Click here to access your invoice; PGA of Canada website login is required.

Those unsure of their plans for 2023 are reminded that a full refund of dues can be obtained if resigning from the Association by April 1, while pro-rated refunds are available between April 2 and June 30.
Best of luck to University Golf Club Apprentice Professional Christine Wong, who was recently selected to represent the PGA of Canada at the Women's PGA Cup, taking place October 24-29.

Teams from Canada, USA, Australia, Great Britain & Ireland, South Africa, and Sweden are set to head to Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico's Twin Warriors Golf Club next week for the second Women’s PGA Cup, where Canada will look to build on their runner-up finish from the 2019.

Wong joins Emma de Groot, Katy Rutherford, Casey Ward, and Caroline Ciot in a format where five players will play their own ball. The low three scores on each team make up a team total for that day, with the low aggregate score of all three rounds determining the champion.

First round takes place October 27th. For full details and scoring from this event, please click the below link.
Congratulations to the team from Kelowna's Black Mountain Golf Club, who placed third earlier this month in the RBC National Final at Cabot Cape Breton.

The team was comprised of Apprentice Professional Greg Forbes alongside amateurs Keenan Hall, Sandeep Sandhu, Amardeep Munjal, and Armaan Khangurra. In the net-based scoring system, Black Mountain finished just 0.8 strokes back of the winners from Belvedere Golf Club in Charlettetown, PEI.

Two other teams from BC competed in the championship. Fraserview Golf Course's team led by Head Professional Tom Monaghan placed 11th while Lionel Taylor's squad from Talking Rock Golf Course finished in 15th place.
Michelle Kim's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and she becomes an Apprentice Professional at Eaglequest Golf Centre at Coquitlam

Gordon Swenson's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club

David Bogstie has left Breaking Par Golf Academy and transfers to the Alberta Zone
Head Professional - Summerland Golf & Country Club

Assistant Golf Professional - Vernon Golf & Country Club

Teaching Professional - GolfTEC Vancouver

Teaching Professional - GolfTEC South Surrey
Head Professional, Point Grey Golf & Country Club

Member Since: 2004

What is the most rewarding part about being a member of the PGA of BC?
Being around my passion each and every day. The people I work with and the friendships and relationships that being a PGA member has afforded me the life I get to enjoy.

At which golf facility did you first begin working within the industry, and who was the PGA Professional?
Swan-e-Set Bay and the Head Professional was Vaughn Marshall

If you had to share one piece of advice with a new member of our Association, what would it be?
Figure out what you want to do in the industry and find the best people in that area to surround yourself with. The community of PGA of BC Professionals are incredibly collaborative and supportive.

Which significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
Most proud of seeing what our Professional Staff has been able to accomplish and the accolades they have received. The team has won a number of awards and each of them deserve what they have accomplished in their own right. The opening of The Farm at Point Grey was a big accomplishment for myself and the club as it was a tremendous amount of work to get over the finish line and have a vote approved by the membership for such a major capital project.
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Apprentice Professionals are reminded of their requirement to submit their 2022 employment hours to the PGA of Canada by the Dec. 1 deadline. All Apprentice Professionals must log a minimum of 3,000 hours worked in the golf industry in order to obtain Class "A" status.
All Apprentices have been contacted by the national office recently via email with a link to the hours submission portal contained in the message. If you did not receive this information in your inbox, please ensure your email address on file with the PGA of Canada is up to date.
Please note that all employment-hours submissions now must be verified by an employer. Individuals working in multiple golf-industry positions must have their hours verified by each unique employer.
Should you have any questions regarding submission of hours, please contact PGA of Canada Operations Coordinator Jacob Savage at [email protected].
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