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After a two-year pause as a result of health and safety guidelines, the PGA of British Columbia is proud to announce the return of the popular Canucks Junior Golf Week program for 2022.

The return of the program will see facilities take on single-day camps from July 11-18 at dozens of communities throughout the province. Children and youth aged 5-18 years will have fun learning the fundamentals of golf through certified PGA of British Columbia instructed golf camps within their respective communities.

Since its inception in 2014, over 5,000 children have participated in Canucks Junior Golf Week with the vast majority being introduced to the game for the very first time. Boys and girls from all sports and backgrounds across British Columbia have participated, with most participants being under the age of ten.

Participant registration is set to open early next month. Please click below for more details.
At Thursday's PGA of Canada Annual General Meeting in Toronto, PGA of BC Class "A" Professional Scott Kolb was elected as the Association's incoming Vice-President.

The former Victoria Golf Club Executive Professional, who operates his own industry firm Fresh Golf Solutions moved into the role after serving two years as Secretary. At the AGM, the Association welcomed the Ottawa Valley Zone's Gord Percy as the 49th President of the PGA of Canada, succeeding the Ontario Zone's Teejay Alderdice.

Tiffany Gordon (Alberta Zone) was elected Secretary, becoming the first female officer in the 111-year history of the PGA of Canada.

Congratulations to all elected members and officers. Please click below for more information.
The PGA of British Columbia is proud to announce the launch of a new Association initiative in 2022 that will help showcase the many elements of one of the fastest growing areas of golf.

PGA of BC Women’s Golf Week presented by Dexim Golfwear will take place June 1-7, 2022 and will be an online-based platform for the Association to highlight various aspects of the game, specifically targeted to females in BC. From juniors to seniors and beginners to tournament players, Women’s Golf Week will dedicate seven days to showcase the many people, programs, and upcoming events available to all female golfers across the province.

Please click below for more details on this program.
The registration deadline for the 2022 PGA of BC Tournament of Champions presented by PING is quickly approaching.

The event will take place on Monday May 30th at the historic Nanaimo Golf Club in a two-person team format consisting of a Club Professional and a current club champion or other amateur designate from their facility. The professional must be a Head, Executive or Head Teaching Professional, while the amateur must be affiliated at the same facility at the time the event is conducted.

34-teams are committed to compete, with registration closing this Friday at 4:00pm. Please click below for more tournament information and registration.
The 17th Annual PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS presented by Pacific Blue Cross tees off once again in June.

Encouraging developments on local treatment options have only underscored the importance of the Golfathon for ALS that takes place each June, when PGA of BC Professionals across the province play from sunrise to sunset, completing as many holes as possible in a single day at their respective courses to raise money in support of the ALS Society of BC. Throughout our years of participation, the efforts of countless Golf Professionals and Volunteers have helped raise over $2.3 million. Currently, there are over 35 courses currently registered to participate in 2022.

To register your facility, please contact Wendy Toyer, Executive Director at Please click below to view participating facilities, event dates or to make a donation.
Earlier this week, the PGA of Canada announced that registration has now opened for all five 2022 PGA of Canada National Championships.

Tournaments will be held in four Canadian provinces (Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, & New Brunswick), while the PGA Head Professional Championship of Canada will make its returns to Verrado Golf Club in Arizona after a two-year hiatus.

For more information on these events and the register today, please click on the link below.
Please be advised that the PGA of BC administration office will have an upcoming closure in observance of Victoria Day.

The office will be closed Monday May 23rd. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, May 24th at 8 a.m. PT. As well, the next issue of E-News will be delivered on Thursday, May 26th.

The administration team wishes all members, industry friends and their families a safe and happy holiday weekend.
Congratulations to Bryn Parry (Seymour Creek Golf Centre) who on Monday, won his second G&G Tour event of the season. His 4-under par 68 at Pitt Meadows Golf Club was one stroke better than Steven Lecuyer (Seymour Creek Golf Centre), while Cory Renfrew (Modern Golf Vancouver) rounds out the top three with a 2-under par 70.

For his efforts, Parry takes takes home the $800 first place cheque, while Lecuyer earns $650 and Renfrew collects $600.

Pitt Meadows Golf Club will host the PGA of BC Championship presented by Axis Insurance, August 22-23 and this event served as a local preview for those looking to compete for the William Thompson trophy later this summer.

Meanwhile on the Vancouver Island Club Professional Tour, Nate Ollis (Cordova Bay Golf Course) wins the event at Morningstar Golf Club on Tuesday. This was his second win in three starts this season with a round of 3-under par 67. The course was playing as a par 70 this week after abnormally wet conditions converted two of the par 4's to play as par 3's. Ollis' finished two strokes ahead of Victoria Golf Club's Mark Bicknell followed by Laird White (The Golf Performance Project) who placed third at 1-over par 71.

Ollis takes home $530 for his win while Bicknell left with $420 of the $2,800 total purse.
Finally, congratulations goes to Dennis Bradley (Copper Point Golf Club) for his win at Monday's Kootenay Pro Tour event at his home club of Copper Point Golf Club. Bradley claimed the victory with a birdie on the 4th playoff hole over Bradley Gagnon (The Springs at Radium) after both players shot rounds of even par 72.

Jeremy Johnson rounds out the top three PGA of BC Professionals after a 3-over par 75.

Dennis Bradley takes home $480 for his win while Gagnon left with $350 of the $1,800 total purse.
Rick Shick has joined Sagebrush Golf Club as a Class "A" Professional

Cho-Guan Ng has reinstated with the PGA of Canada and joins Golf Town (Langley) as a Class "A" Professional

Vince Cianfagna has transferred to the Alberta Zone

Luke Bogdan has joined Cheam Mountain Golf Course as a Class "A" Professional

Ben Towner's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Blue Ocean Golf Club
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Apprentice Professional, Ledgeview Golf Club

Member Since: 2017

What is the most rewarding part about being a member of the PGA of BC?
I believe that everybody in the PGA of BC genuinely wants the best for one another. Although we all work at different facilities, we share common goal of making golf the most enjoyable for our customers. This creates a sort of bond that lifts the entire industry in our province.

What career path led you to where you are today?
My goal was always to see how far I could get as a competitor. This brought me around the world, learning many lessons along the way. There were many highs and lows, and I often asked myself "is this all worth it?" Turns out, it absolutely was. I believe that I can really resonate with a student (who is either succeeding or struggling), because I've been that student myself. These experiences have helped me become an understanding Golf Instructor who can get on a student's level.

What is your most cherished golf memory?
Chipping golf balls into a garbage can in the backyard of my Nana and Grandad's place. He taught me how to pick my landing spot around the greens, and I teach this lesson to many of my students today (although with a range basket).

What is an interesting fact about yourself that doesn't involve golf?
I love fishing! Having a fish on can feel like seeing an eagle putt head towards the hole. Landing the fish is like seeing that ball drop. It's a rush.
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