SEPTEMBER 20, 2023



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As a Gold-level Preferred Partner of the Association, Nike realizes the pivotal role that club pros play as they help usher in a new wave of enthusiasm and excitement around the game of golf. Nike Golf is also a proud presenting sponsor of the PGA of BC Club Professional Championship. Click here to learn more.


PGA of BC Club Professionals gathered at Point Grey Golf & Country Club Monday and Tuesday to compete for the Dick Munn Memorial Trophy, named after the longtime Point Grey Head Professional and BC golf legend.

Battling the club’s windy conditions and challenging greens during the Srixon/Cleveland Golf Club Professional Championship presented by Nike Golf, host professional Dave Zibrik held on to win his second career CPC title. His win lifted five years’ worth of weight from his shoulders, ending his streak of consecutive runner-up finishes in the tournament.

Zibrik emerged as leader after round one Monday, entering play today with a one-shot advantage over Jamie Moran (Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community). A bogey on the par-4 fourth spelled some trouble, with Moran, Eric Wang (Victoria Academy of Golf) and Nathan Leonhardt (Tour Development Academy) nipping at Zibrik’s heels. Despite a double bogey on the 16th, he was able to hold on and outlast his opponents by adding four birdies. With a crowd forming around the 18th green to cheer on Zibrik, who serves as Director of Golf at Point Grey, he fired a rocket of a five-iron to the back of the green. Two calm and composed putts for a birdie later, he walked off to a gallery of applause as the 2023 Club Professional Champion.

“Winning the trophy named after our longtime golf professional Dick Munn, seeing a few members out there supporting me, it means a lot. We have such an incredible facility here, a golf course with a lot of history. To win this event here, it’s really special,” said Zibrik.

To read the full recap, please click here.


A number of PGA of BC professionals are competing in the PGA Assistants' Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf this week at The Ranch Golf & Country Club in Alberta.

Zach Olson (Chilliwack Golf Club), Carson Kallis (Pacific Golf Academy) and Kevin Stinson (Cheam Mountain Golf Course) were all inside the top-10 following Round One yesterday.

Olson has continued his strong play in Round Two and currently sits atop the leaderboard through 14 holes.

The BC Zone Team is represented by Stinson, Luke Bogdan (Cheam Mountain Golf Course), Ethan Danish (GOLFTEC Kelowna) and Steven Lecuyer (Seymour Creek Golf Centre). A special thanks to Nike Golf and Mint Green Group for outfitting the Zone Team in Nike Golf apparel.

The Association wishes all competitors good luck! To view live scoring, please click here.


The PGA of BC reminds members that the nomination period for 2023 Awards closes this Friday. Nominations can be submitted HERE.

Nominations may be submitted by members of the PGA of BC and the general public in recognition of excellence on the part of a Member Professional, Facility or Sales Representative. The nomination period will close on Friday, September 22 at 11:59 PM PT.

Nominees will be contacted by the PGA of BC Office Team with more information on next steps.

Detailed information and criteria for each award are available on the PGA of BC Awards Program page.

The 2023 PGA of BC Awards Celebration presented by Tribal will honour this year's Provincial and Regional Award Recipients on Wednesday, October 25 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond.

Members are also reminded to apply for both the Jim Gibson Scholarship and Community Leadership Bursary. For links to each Application Form, please click HERE. 

In honour of the late Jim Gibson, the Scholarship is awarded in tribute to the commitment and dedication of the longtime Association ambassador. The award is given annually to an individual that best exemplifies volunteerism and demonstrates dedication to further their education to benefit the greater golfing community.

The Community Leadership Bursary is awarded to an individual or member facility within the Association that demonstrates an extraordinary desire and passion to make a significant difference in the lives of those around them. The PGA of BC Office Team is pleased to advise members that the application process has been made easier and that submissions can be put forward (preferably) via Email. The application deadline for the Scholarship and Bursary is October 2 at 11:59 PM PT.

For more information on the nominations and applications, please contact Programs Manager Dan Czerwenka at [email protected].


Members wishing to attend the event on October 25 at the River Rock Casino Resort can now purchase their tickets by clicking HERE . Multiple tickets can be bought by utilizing the quantity drop down on the left side of the transaction page.

The PGA of BC Awards Celebration presented by Tribal is an annual tradition and opportunity to recognize the individuals and golf facilities that are leaders in our Association. This year’s event will include beverages and hors d'oeuvres, as well as an enhanced awards presentation. Starting shortly after the conclusion of the first day of the PGA of BC Buying Show, we look forward to welcoming members of the Association, sponsors, and media personalities to the event to celebrate the achievements of professionals and facilities from across British Columbia.

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


The 2023 PGA of BC Buying Show has proven to be a hot ticket. Since registration opened to exhibitors in late June, the show has completely sold-out all available booths. The Association’s Office Team is now pleased to open registration to members to be a part of this year’s exciting event.

PGA of BC Members can now register to attend the 2023 Buying Show, taking place October 25 & 26 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, by completing the PGA of BC Member Attendance Registration Form.

We are also opening up registration for members of the PGA of Canada from outside of British Columbia, the NGCOA, CMAC, and BCGSA. To register to attend the show please complete the Industry Member Attendance Registration Form.

Members of the golf industry not associated with the PGA of Canada, NGCOA, CMA, or BCGSA, who would like to attend the Show for purchasing purposes can register later this month at a cost of $50 per attendee up to a maximum of four (4) per associated facility.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s show. If you have any questions regarding the event, please reach out to PGA of BC Programs Manager Dan Czerwenka at [email protected].

For additional information about the 2023 PGA of BC Buying Show, including a full itinerary, please visit the 2023 Events Page found HERE.


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, ultimately tying for third.

The Westland Insurance Interior PGA Tour took on Kamloops Golf & Country Club on September 11. Austin Bosquet (Shuswap National Golf Course) secured the two-stroke victory, shooting 66 to best runner-up Mark Kitts (Shadow Ridge Golf Club) and third-place finisher Kyle McMurphy (Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy). The Tour Championship will take place on October 2.

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 16 & 17.

The Vancouver Island Club Pro Tour held a tournament at Cordova Bay Golf Course on August 22. Nate Ollis (Cordova Bay Golf Course) won on his home track, shooting 2-under. Sean Hay (Uplands Golf Club), Tyson Girardet (Victoria Golf Club) and Lance McCullough (Cordova Bay Golf Course) tied for second, two strokes back of Ollis. The Tour Championship begins on October 2.

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!


Did you know the PGA of BC runs a Career Advisory Program to offer new Apprentice Professionals of the PGA of Canada in British Columbia the opportunity to connect with an established Class “A” member of the PGA of BC to provide as-needed mentorship as they become accustomed to their new career path?

Many long-tenured PGA of BC members with a variety of skill sets, experience, education and leadership abilities are involved in the mentoring of new Apprentices and helping them to succeed as PGA of Canada Professionals. Dependent upon each Apprentice's career aspirations and location, they will be matched with a Class "A" Professional best-suited to provide insights relevant to the Apprentice's emerging career path. 

The CAP is available to all members. Apprentice Professionals seeking a mentor through the program, as well as Class "A" members interested in serving as a mentor, may contact Programs Manager Dan Czerwenka at [email protected] for more information. 

Active participants in the 2023 CAP will be contacted by Czerwenka in early October to gain insights on each partnership and to confirm the allocation of Professional Development Program points to mentors and mentees.


Kirk Chen has left GOLFTEC Coquitlam

Mitch Taylor's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Ledgeview Golf Club

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


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.


September 25 & 26

Women's Championship

at Victoria Golf Club

October 25 & 26

PGA of BC Buying Show

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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