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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 on September 23rd.
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].
Best of luck to four PGA of BC members who will be competing in next week's PGA Assistants' Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf.

Ethan Danish (GolfTEC Kelowna), Brodie St-Martin (Shuswap National), Kevin Stinson (Cheam Mountain Golf Course) and Lionel Taylor (Talking Rock Golf Course) are set to take on the Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews, New Brunswick in the event that will run September 11-14th.
As the only representatives of the Zone, Danish, St-Martin, Stinson & Taylor will represent BC in the Inter-Zone team matches. For full details on this event, please visit the event page by clicking below.
Congratulations to the team representing the PGA of Canada, who return from South Africa victorious after claiming the inaugural Four National Cup.

Cheam Mountain Golf Course Apprentice Profesional Kevin Stinson (pictured third from the left) along with Gordon Burns, Pierre-Alexandre Bedard, and Branson Ferrier represented the PGA of Canada to take on teams from the PGA of South Africa, PGA of Australia and PGA of New Zealand last week at Kyalami Country Club near Johannesburg, South Africa.

To read a full event recap, please click below to visit a page put forth by the PGA of New Zealand.
Kattereya Kennedy has left Kelowna Golf & Country Club and joins Simon Fraser University as a Class "A" Professional

Chad Selk has transferred from the Manitoba Zone and joins Kelowna Golf & Country Club as an Apprentice Professional

Eric Wang becomes Head Teaching Professional at Victoria Academy of Golf

Dale Broughton goes from Head Teaching Professional to Teaching Professional at Victoria Academy of Golf

Andrew Hamilton has left Eaglequest Golf Centre at Coquitlam
Contract Associate - CK Golf Solutions Ltd.
Class "A" Professional, Uplands Golf Club

Member Since: 2016

Who has influenced your career the most, and how?
The support I have received over the years from other golf professionals I work with is unmatched. Starting me in the industry was Bill Kelly and I would not be here as a teaching professional without him, he encouraged me from the start that I could do anything I set my mind to. He was my first coach, first boss and biggest influence. Ian Stone has been my biggest supporter, encouraging me to reach for the moon and helping me accomplish any goals no matter how ambitious.

What is the most rewarding part about being a member of the PGA of BC?
There are always new learning and growth opportunities and ways to keep moving forward. You get great opportunities to meet other like minded professionals and learn and grow together.

If you had to share one piece of advice with a new member of our Association, what would it be?
Explore all the avenues of the industry, there is a place for everyone whether it be coaching, instruction, managing or sales, there are so many options and you have to find the right place for you!

What is a common misconception that golfers make about what your job entails?
People seem to think that teaching golf is just about the technical swing, but most days I spend a lot of my lesson talking through mental and emotional aspects of the swing and game more than the actual technique.
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The PGA of BC has two avenues of recognizing member Professionals for their efforts in professional development.

The Professional Development Program (PDP) Order of Merit presented by Sunice & Bobby Jones is a year-long points race awarding credit for various undertakings that include continuing-education pursuits, volunteerism, participation in Association events and more. A cash prize pool is split between the top 10 finishers at the end of each season, with the overall Order of Merit leader recognized during the following year's Spring Education Seminar.

The Davie Black Professional Development Award, for which regional recipients were announced today, is meant to recognize outstanding contributions to the Association by an individual Professional on multiple fronts. These include efforts meant to elevate the PGA brand, qualities of leadership and moral character, and ongoing service to the Association and game of golf. We look forward to naming a provincial recipient for this honour during the PGA of BC Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies & Tribal on Oct. 12.
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