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Nike Golf footwear, apparel, and accessories are available for men, women, and juniors in trend-setting styles that are synonymous with the Nike brand.
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 below to learn more.
The Education Series returned in Kelowna at The Harvest Golf Club with an audience this past Tuesday.

Three speakers covered topics such as dealing with obstacles and change, developing junior golfers and building a community. Speakers included Principal of Charity Success Coaching Kevin MacDonald, Conner Kozak (Apprentice Professional, The Okanagan Golf Club) and Kyla Inaba (Apprentice Professional, Predator Ridge Golf Resort).

The Association would like to thank all presenters, as well as host Professional Bruce Vermee and the team at The Harvest Golf Club for putting on this event. An event recap can be found at the below link.
BCIT graduate Owen Simpson has been joins Administration team as Communications and Marketing Manager.

Owen, 24 year old BCIT graduate of the Broadcasting and Online Journalism school in 2019, developed a unique set of strengths that will be sure to compliment the administration team at the PGA of BC.

Simpson will assume the role of Communications and Marketing Manager, which is effective immediately, at the Richmond office location. Please join us in welcoming Owen to the new role. He can be reached via email at:
Two seminars as part of the PGA of BC’s Virtual Education Series continued over the past two weeks and the PGA of BC would like to extend our gratitude to the presenters.
On February 28th, four-time Olympian and a three-time winner on the FIS World Cup circuit Manuel Osborne-Paradis shared his insights in a session titled “Perseverance & Podiums: A Canadian Cowboy's Journey”. In conversations with Kimberley Golf Club Head Professional Simon Jones, Osborne-Paradis shared his career longevity, the hurdles he navigated over a 14-year World Cup career and how he now works to share his elite-level experience with a new generation of ski racers.
Nine days later, the Virtual Education Series continued with experts in the private club industry, Three and Jackie Carpenter. The couple, making their home in Iowa, recently authored a novel titled People First: The 5 Steps to Pure Human Connection and a Thriving Organization and shared a presentation on discovering essential best practices for creating a caring workplace and receive actionable takeaways for immediate implementation.
The PGA of BC would like to extend our thanks to Manuel, Simon, Three, and Jackie for their presentations. The final leg of the Virtual Education Series will take place on Thursday March 31st with a seminar by PGA of Canada Employment Manager, Jeff Fry and Michael Gregory of GGA Partners. For more information on this event or the register, please click the below link.
The PGA of Canada has announced that some of Canada’s top courses have been secured as host sites for the 2022 RBC PGA Scramble Regional Finals including two taking place in BC.

Kelowna's Black Mountain Golf Club will host the BC East Regional on August 11th, while Morningstar Golf Club in Parksville will host the BC West Regional on August 13th.

The 2022 edition of the RBC PGA Scramble expects to see more than 10,000 golfers participated in over 150 local qualifiers throughout the country. There will again be a guaranteed spot for an all-female team at each Regional Final.

Facility registration to host a local qualifier is now open until April 16th. Please click the below link for more information. Player registration is set to open April 4th.
BC Qualifying site for the 2022 RBC Canadian Open will take place May 17th at Meadow Gardens Golf Club in Pitt Meadows.

Regional Qualifiers for the return of the only PGA TOUR stop in Canada have expanded to four qualifiers. Should each qualifier have over 100 players, medalists of each Regional Qualifier earns a direct exemption into the RBC Canadian Open. Top 10% of finishers beyond the low qualifier at each regional qualifying competition will qualify to compete at Final Monday Qualifying.

Registration is now open, with the deadline for the BC Qualifier set for May 10th. Please click below for more information and to register.
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 to declare their interest or to learn more.
Click below for more information on the Golfathon for ALS.
Victoria Golf Club’s Mark Bicknell topped the field Tuesday as the Vancouver Island Club Pro Tour kicked off the PGA of BC’s Regional Tour Order of Merit schedule at Highland Pacific Golf.
Bicknell (pictured) carded a 1-over-par 72 in difficult, rainy conditions to earn a two-stroke victory. The Class “A” Professional and former Alvie Thompson PGA of BC Teacher of the Year recipient takes home a $570 payday for his efforts. Runner-up honours were shared by two players, as Dylan Bell (Golf Town Victoria) and Eric Wang (Victoria Academy of Golf) both posted rounds of 74 to tie for second, each earning $420.
Jason Sweeney's Executive Professional application has been approved and he becomes Executive Professional at Summerland Golf & Country Club

Chase Forgeron becomes Head Professional at Summerland Golf & Country Club

Brian Wise has resigned from the PGA of Canada

Jamie Murphy has left Cedar Hill Golf Course and joins Royal Colwood Golf Club as a Class "A" Professional

Brett Greenman has resigned from the PGA of Canada

Sam Young has left Royal Colwood Golf Club

Steven Lecuyer's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Seymour Creek Golf Centre
Assistant/Associate Golf Professional – Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community
Head Professional, The Harvest Golf Club
PGA of Canada member since: 1990
What is the most rewarding part about being a member of the PGA of BC? 
Working and learning with the Professionals I work with on a daily basis and in the Association to provide a great experience to the golfers I am in touch with every day, whether through teaching, or through any of the many hats golf Professionals wear.
Which significant accomplishments are you most proud of? 
Being twice voted by my peers as the Interior Region's Golf Professional of the year and twice being voted onto the Board of Directors by my peers. Also being a stepfather and grandfather - which 15 years ago would have seemed to be something that would have never happened!
If you had to share one piece of advice with a new member of our Association, what would it be?
Though sometimes it is challenging, always remember how lucky we are to deal with people. Be it members, public, or students who choose to be at a golf course because they love it - not because they have to be there. We should have the same attitude.

What is your favourite golf course in British Columbia, and why?
Kokanee Springs Golf Course. So many great memories as a junior traveling there with a friend's family. Just a great spot to get away and play a great golf course in a beautiful area.
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