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A field of 46 Club Professionals will head to Oliver, BC next week to compete in the 2022 Srixon/Cleveland Golf PGA of BC Club Professional Championship presented by Oakcreek Golf & Turf LP & Nike Golf at Fairview Mountain Golf Club.

The 2022 event will take place September 19-20th and marks the 17th annual edition of this championship, which is contested over 36 holes of medal play with a purse of nearly $15,000. The winner will take home $2,700 and etch their name in the Dick Munn Memorial Trophy.

2021 champion Padraic O'Rourke (The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club) looks to defend his title amongst a list of past champions that includes Dave Zibrik (Point Grey G&CC), Rob Anderson (Kelowna G&CC), and Mark Kitts (Shadow Ridge Golf Club) while host Executive Professional Brian McDonald and Head Professional Rob Tadey look to win on home soil.

Please click below for a full event preview.
The PGA of BC and many others from across the Canadian golf community are mourning the passing of Life Professional Harry Turriff. He passed away on September 2, 2022, aged 71.

Turriff was a PGA member for nearly 50 years. He had a life-long passion for golf and took great joy in mentoring new golf professionals. Originally becoming a member of the PGA of Canada on March 1, 1974, Turriff became a Class “A” Member in 1978.

Turriff’s career in British Columbia began with Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club. Later, he moved to the Capilano Golf & Country Club, before becoming Head Professional at Guildford Golf Club in 1995. He then moved to the University Golf Club as a Class "A" Professional before lastly working at Lakepoint Golf & Country Club prior to attaining Life Designation.

Before moving to BC to work with Shaughnessy, Turriff was a Professional at Summit Golf & Country Club in Richmond Hill, ON.

For more information including a link to his obituary, please click below
Less than two weeks following his return from South Africa to help the PGA of Canada capture the inaugural Four Nations Cup, Cheam Mountain Golf Course Apprentice Professional Kevin Stinson wins the 2022 PGA Assistants' Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf.

Stinson finished the event at 17-under par after rounds of 66-66-67 over the 54-hole championship, good enough for a 2-stroke win. An eagle on the par 5 17th hole on Wednesday's final round helped him fend off the Alberta duo of Mitchell Fox and Wes Heffernan to seal the victory. For his victory, Stinson picks up the $9,000 first place cheque.

GolfTEC Kelowna's Ethan Danish finished the event at even par (73-66-77), which eaned him $550 for 16th place.

The BC Inter-Zone team consisting of Stinson, Danish, Lionel Taylor (Talking Rock Golf Course) and Brodie St-Martin finished the team matches with a respectable total of -14, good enough for third place and a $600 bonus split amongst the team. The Alberta Zone won the Inter-Zone competition with a team score of -28.

The 2022 PGA Assistants' Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf took place September 12-14 at the Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Please click below to view full results.
Twelve individuals successfully met their respective target scores Tuesday in the final PGA of BC Playing Ability Test (PAT) of 2022, conducted at Belmont Golf Course in Langley, BC.

Tuesday’s PAT featured 39 applicants to the PGA of Canada attempting to fulfill their playing ability requirements over 18 holes, needing to achieve an 18-hole target score based upon their age and gender.

Congratulations to the following successful applicants who had achieved their pass scores:
  • William Byrne, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler GC (75)
  • Eric Yan, Modern Golf (Vancouver) (76)
  • Deneb Rondinone, Par-Tee Golf (77)
  • Tony Wang, Musqueam Golf & Learning Academy (77)
  • Michelle Kim, Eaglequest Golf Centre - Coquitlam (78)
  • Maxwell Sobczuk-Fisher, Modern Golf (Vancouver) (78)
  • Daniel Cormier, Tower Ranch Golf Club (78)
  • Gordon Swenson, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club (79)
  • Chen Kun Hu, Hazelmere Country Club (79)
  • Rodrigo Pena, Point Grey Golf & Country Club (79)
  • Anica Yoo, Eaglequest Golf Centre - Coquitlam (80)
  • Jacqueline Phillips, Hope Golf & Country Club (81)

By demonstrating their playing ability, each of the successful applicants listed above have taken an important step toward obtaining Apprentice Professional status within the PGA of Canada. For a full event recap include scores, please click below.
The PGA of BC Women's Championship presented by adidas Golf is fast approaching and all eligible Professionals are encouraged to register to compete before Friday's deadline.
The Women's Championship is a 36-hole, individual stableford-scoring event that will be held at the historic Victoria Golf Club on Sept. 27-28.

The first round of the championship will take place in conjunction with Victoria Golf Club's Barb Doell Women's Pro-Am in which over 60 amateurs have already registered.
The field of registered competitors already features past winners, Christine Wong (University Golf Club), two-time titlist Ashley Zibrik (Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club) and defending champion Kat Kennedy (Simon Fraser University).
Registration remains open until Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. PT. Click below to access all event details via the tournament page, including a list of confirmed competitors and a link to registration.
Members are advised that the deadline to apply for the 2022 Jim Gibson Scholarship and PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary closes Friday.
The Jim Gibson Scholarship is given annually to an individual within the PGA of BC community that best exemplifies volunteerism and demonstrates dedication to furthering their education to benefit others in a community. The 2021 recipient was Robert Clarke (Nanaimo Golf Club) to assist his pursuit of High-Performance Coaching and Leadership at the University of British Columbia.
The PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary is awarded to an individual or member facility within the Association demonstrating an extraordinary desire and passion to make a significant difference in the lives of those around them, and in doing so, sets an example of “giving back” that all PGA of BC members can be proud of. The 2021 recipient was Larry Ramstad (Lone Wolf Golf Club) to benefit the continued growth and accessibility of junior golf in the surrounding areas of Taylor, BC.
Both awards are in the amount of $1,000. Applications will be accepted until Friday September 16th at 4:00pm PT.
Click below to learn more about the two awards and access their respective application forms.
The PGA of BC is pleased to announce that attendee registration is now open for all attendees wishing to attend the 2022 PGA of BC Buying Show.

The event will take place October 12-13 at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond, BC. Complimentary attendance is extended to members of the PGA of BC, as well as all delegates from the facilities in which they are employed. Please click here to register a PGA of BC member or facility.

Additionally, members of the NGCOA, CMAC and PGA of Canada members outside of the BC Zone are also invited to attend at no cost. Please click here for registration of invited guests.

All other Golf Retail Buyers at facilities not included in the above are welcome to attend at the regular registration rate. Please find this form by clicking here.

As a final reminder, host accommodation partner, Accent Inns Vancouver Airport and River Rock Casino Resort will release rooms from the group block allocations next week. Attendees and Exhibitors are encouraged to book their accommodations prior to September 16th in order to receive preferred rates. For more information, please visit the event page by clicking below. 
Prospective exhibitors are reminded that registration for the 2022 PGA of BC Buying Show closes next week.
After two successful years in a virtual format due to health and safety guidelines, the annual fall gathering of PGA of BC members and golf industry delegates will return to an in-person format at the Richmond Olympic Oval, October 12-13 in Richmond, BC.

Since 2013, the PGA of BC Buying Show has featured industry exhibitors showcasing an array of products, including equipment, apparel, carts, accessories, golf balls, footwear, training aids, software, sunglasses, signage, and storage solutions, to name a few. The Buying Show serves as a one-stop-shop for all facilities in British Columbia. This event is attended by the majority of the PGA of BC membership, representing over 150 golf facilities throughout the province, making it the industry's largest buying show in British Columbia.
For all information and details related to the 2022 PGA of BC Buying Show, please visit the event page clicking here. The Exhibitor Registration form can be found by clicking here. For additional information, please contact Programs Manager, Dan Czerwenka - [email protected].
In anticipation for a busy few weeks upcoming as the Association looks to close the 2022 Tournament and Events schedule, the PGA of BC Administration is seeking assistance in a paid capacity.

A contract position is available for the right candidate effective immediately and continuing up until the end of October. Duties will include assistance at upcoming tournament and events, including but not limited to tournaments, Buying Show, Awards program, and education sessions to name a few.

Interested parties are asked to contact Executive Director Donald Miyazaki at [email protected].
In the season-long finale on the Kootenay Pro Tour, congratulations goes to Bootleg Gap Golf Course Head Professional Trevor Simkins who claimed the Tour Championship on Tuesday.

The 36-hole championship was hosted at Purcell Golf and Wildstone Golf Course where Simkins shot rounds of 71-69 to finish the event at 3-under par, narrowly edging out The Springs at Radium Apprentice Professional Bradley Gagnon (73-68) by a single stroke. Class "A" Professional Jeff Wiggins finishes in third place after posting rounds of 74 and 71.

For his win, Simkins collects the $1,250 first place cheque, while Gagnon cashes $800 and Wiggins $540. The victory also solidifies Simkins as the 2022 KPT Order of Merit champion.
Jeff McDowall has transferred from the Atlantic Zone and joins Pitt Meadows Golf Club as a Class "A" Professional

Hannah Lee has joined Pitt Meadows Golf Club as an Apprentice Professional
No new career opportunities this week
Class "A" Professional, Eaglequest Golf Centre at Coquitlam

Member Since: 1984

Why did you become a PGA of Canada Professional?
I love the game of golf and what it represents. I was a decent player as a junior and much of my tutelage came from PGA professionals. One of them in later years was Sandy Kurceba of Trail, BC who taught me how to break 70.

What is the most rewarding part about being a member of the PGA of BC?
Educational programs are first rate and the tournaments are always top notch

At which golf facility did you first begin working within the industry, and who was the PGA Professional?
My first job with the PGA of Canada was supposed to be at the Regina Golf Club with Head Professional Cec Ferguson in 1984. During the winter of 1983/1984, Cec made a sudden move out to Richmond, BC to become the Head Professional at Quilchena Golf & Country Club. Cec asked me to come to the Vancouver area.

If you had to share one piece of advice with a new member of our Association, what would it be?
Work hard for your Head Professional. Show up early to work and don’t mind staying late. Be inquisitive and learn as much as you can both about playing the game and work ethics. Have fun and make sure you have a sound work/life balance. You will succeed.
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Did you know that last year, the PGA of Canada amended policies surrounding the Association's code of professional practice and introduced the PGA Code of Professional Conduct and Safe Sport Policy?

Safe Sport refers to the process and measures implemented to protect and effectively care for the health, well-being, and human rights of all participants in the PGA of Canada community, especially children and youth. Individuals participating in all disciplines of golf in Canada, including athletes, coaches, officials, sport administrators, volunteers and others should be able to engage in a sport environment free from abuse, discrimination and potential harm. 

All PGA of Canada Professionals and anybody involved with golf in Canada in any form are encouraged to read the PGA Code of Professional Conduct and Safe Sport Policy to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all golfers and athletes. Click below to read today's complete announcement, review the updated code and access relevant resources.
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