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PGA of BC PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
KERR'S RECOGNITION SERVICES INC.
Kerr's Recognition Services Inc. is a local Vancouver company that has been in business for more than 30 years in helping corporate clients, sports teams, schools and charities in British Columbia and beyond to recognize, reward and celebrate their people and organizations with trophies, awards, promotional and advertising products. 

The PGA of BC has proudly recognizes its patrons, champions and award winners with trophies and keepsakes supplied exclusively by Kerr's Recognition Services Inc., a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the Association. Click below to visit Kerr's online.
SIGN UP NOW TO BRING 2022 GOLFATHON FOR ALS TO YOUR FACILITY
The Golfathon for ALS presented by Pacific Blue Cross will return in 2022 for a 17th consecutive year, and PGA of BC Professionals and facilities are encouraged to sign up now to participate.
 
Throughout the month of June, PGA of BC members and friends participating in the Golfathon for ALS strive to play as many holes as possible in a single day to support the ALS Society of British Columbia, lending their muscles in honour of those who have lost the use of their own due to the effects of the neurodegenerative neuromuscular disease.
 
Despite another busy year for facilities, the programs made huge strides once again in 2021 with yearly donations exceeding $200,000 for the second year in a row. That brought the cumulative total of funds raised by PGA of BC members to support ALS patients and their families to over $2.4 million since the program's inception.
 
Those interested in participating need only to select a day in June when they can conduct a Golfathon at their facility, while the ALS Society of BC looks after the major remaining details. Participants will receive a promotional kit in advance, while donations are accepted via the Golfathon website and the ALS Society provides media outreach on behalf of all participating facilities.
 
Those considering supporting this worthy cause in 2022 may contact ALS Society of BC Executive Director Wendy Toyer at w.toyer@alsbc.ca to declare their interest or to learn more.
 
Click below for more information on the Golfathon for ALS.
EDUCATION SERIES #3 TAKES PLACE TUESDAY AT THE HARVEST GOLF CLUB
As a result of recent changes to provincial health and safety guidelines, the first in-person education event in over two years will take place next Tuesday at The Harvest Golf Club.

Presenters, topics and itinerary for the event is as follows:

9:30am - Registration Opens

10:00am - 11:00am - "The Upside of Down!"
Presented by Kevin MacDonald; Principal, Clarity Success Coaching Ltd.

11:00am - 12:00pm - "Coaching & Developing Today's Junior Golfers"
Presented by Conner Kozak; Apprentice Professional, The Okanagan Golf Club

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch Served

1:00pm - 2:00pm - "Community-building through Your Academy and Professional Network"
Presented by Kyla Inaba; Apprentice Professional, Predator Ridge Resort 

The Association would like to thank host Professional Bruce Vermee and the team at The Harvest Golf Club in advance for hosting this event. Registration has now closed but full details about this event can be found by clicking on the below link.
MEMBERS ON THE MOVE
Andy Lin has joined Pacific Golf Academy (Richmond) as an Apprentice Professional

Dean Kuntz has left The Vancouver Golf Club and joins Meadow Gardens Golf Club as a Class "A" Professional

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Assistant Golf Professional – Bighorn Golf & Country Club

Golf Instructor - Lago Golf Academy

Tournament Assistant - Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour

PGA of BC PROFESSIONAL SPOTLIGHT -- KYLA INABA
Apprentice Professional, Predator Ridge Resort
 
PGA of Canada member since: 2018
 
What is the most rewarding part about being a member of the PGA of BC? 
The most rewarding thing about being a member of the PGA of BC is having a job that I can positively impact our club members and golfing community.
 
Which significant accomplishments are you most proud of? 
I am really proud of my involvement in growing golf and making golf more approachable and accessible for women. From expanding our Predator Ridge Swing Like a Girl program, to being chosen as part of the inaugural Women in Coaching program, golf is full of opportunities and I am happy to be involved in growing the game.
 
What is a common misconception that golfers make about what your job entails?
That I get to play golf all the time... that couldn't be further from the truth!

What is your favourite golf course in British Columbia, and why?
Shaughnessy - so many hours were spent there as a UBC Thunderbird. We were so fortunate to call Shaughnessy our home course.
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FACT OF THE WEEK
Over 50 PGA of BC members have now been featured in the weekly Professional Spotlight since the item was launched in the newsletter in early 2021. By sharing their career paths, formative experiences and cherished golf memories in their own words, these individuals have shared key pieces of advice from their time in the industry and introduced themselves to their colleagues across the province.
 
There are hundreds of PGA of BC members yet to be featured, and we look forward to learning more about the career journeys and experiences that make each Professional unique. If you have not yet completed the member profile questionnaire in order to be in the Professional Spotlight, please click here to enter your responses. The questionnaire takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.
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