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Axis Insurance was formed in 2010 through a brand amalgamation of several BC-based insurance brokerages with roots tracing to 1928. The experience of its combined 150 team members is uniquely positioned to serve Canada with risk-management and insurance services.

Whether it's mitigating liability risk, protecting your commercial property, insuring a tournament's hole-in-one contest or anything else in between, contact Axis to find out what coverage options are available to be customized for your facility. By partnering with the largest insurance companies in Canada, Axis Insurance has access to the best coverage solutions on the market. Consider them for your personal needs as well, including for auto, travel, homeowner, or tenant insurance and more.

Axis Insurance is a Gold-level Preferred Partner of the Association and a presenting sponsor of the PGA of BC Championship, which will take place Aug. 22-23 at Pitt Meadows Golf Club.

Please click below to access Axis Insurance’s website
The PGA of BC is pleased to announce that the 2022 Buying Show is set to return in its traditional in-person format and exhibitor registration is now open.

Taking place October 12-13 at the Richmond Olympic Oval, the PGA of BC Buying Show features 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.

Registration and information for exhibitors can be found on our event page linked below.
The PGA of BC is proud to introduce TD Bank Group as the Association’s newest and most prolific partner. As the Association’s only Platinum-level Preferred Partner, TD will also be the exclusive presenting sponsor of the PGA of BC’s Canucks Junior Golf Week program, set to make its return in July 2022.

“We're thrilled to partner with the PGA of BC and to support the upcoming Canucks Junior Golf Week program” said Julie Armour, TD Region Head Branch Banking in the Pacific Region. “At TD, we believe that sports provide important opportunities for people to participate and feel included in their community. And when people are engaged in their community, then good things tend to happen. That's why we're keen to support initiatives that bring diverse people together for a shared experience. With the strong surge of people taking up golf throughout the pandemic, the PGA of BC is helping youth develop their skills and build important connections with others."

TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves more than 26 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe.

Canucks Junior Golf Week has introduced thousands of British Columbia youth to golf since its inception in 2014 and continues to grow each year. More details on the program's return in 2022 will be released soon. For more details on this partnership, please click on the below.
Lenny Cyr of Seymour Golf & Country Club continues to lead the PGA of BC Professional Development Program (PDP) through five months of the 2022 campaign.

Following the April 2022 update, there has been no change in the top three positions, which continues to see Daniel Yoon (Richmond Country Club) and Lee J.H. Lee (Hazelmere Country Club) hold a two-way tie for second place.

Climbing into the top five is Cindy Soukoroff (St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino), up six spots into fourth place while hot on her heels is Copper Point Golf Club Teaching Professional Dennis Bradley. Bradley made a 29-spots leap thanks to his efforts in presenting to his peers at last week's Education Series event at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Greg Pool (Northview Golf & Country Club) and Simon Jones (Kimberley Golf Club) are also tied for fifth place at 30-points.
The PGA of Canada has announced the national championship schedule for the 2022 season. The PGA of Canada will conduct tournaments in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, New Brunswick and Arizona.

The 2022 schedule is highlighted by the 100th playing of the BetRegal PGA Championship of Canada. With a list of champions that includes greats of the game like Arnold Palmer, Moe Norman and Lee Trevino, the 100th edition of the event is going to be a special celebration for the association and history of the tournament.

Please note that as of 2019, the Board of Directors approved guidelines allowing female members to participate in the PGA, Seniors’, Assistants’ and Head Professional Championships from a yardage of 86-88% shorter than the other competitors.

Registration for the championships will open in the coming weeks. Please click on the below for full details on this announcement.
The PGA of BC reminds facilities that International Women's Golf Day (WGD) is seeking facilities participate in their 2022 event. WGD introduces new female participants to golf and celebrates existing players by joining them together irrespective of race, religion, language, ethnicity, or location.

WGD is a one-day event taking place June 7, 2022 - its traditional first Tuesday in June. In celebration of Women's Golf, facilities are encouraged to host events such as clinics and lessons, 9 or 18-hole outings, amongst an array of other social-driven initiatives. More information can be found on Women's Golf Day frequently asked questions page about registration and how to participate.
The fourth edition of Tee Talks Live returns to an in-person format on November 15-17 at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver. Registration for the multi-day professional development event is now open, allowing PGA of Canada members and Apprentice a discounted early-bird price.

This fall's conference is expected to be the largest of the Tee Talks event in history with a variety of speakers covering topics such as: teaching & coaching, operations and leadership over the three days. In addition to these speakers; networking events, socials and interactive sessions will be held at the Vancouver location.

The previous two in-person events were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The line-up of speakers will continue to evolve leading up to the conference throughout the spring and summer months. To read more and register follow the link below.
Tom Flockhart has left McCleery Golf Course and transfers to the Alberta Zone

Sean Hay's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Uplands Golf Club

Rob Boyle has joined Eaglequest Golf Centre at Coquitlam as a Class "A" Professional
Programs Manager - PGA of British Columbia

Grounds Superintendent - Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club

Contract Associate - CK Golf Solutions Ltd.
Apprentice Professional, Morgan Creek Golf Course

Member Since: 2018

Why did you become a PGA of Canada Professional?
When I made up my mind that I wanted to help people to become the best people they can become, golf was the best avenue for me. The only thing I’ve done longer than golf is walk.

Who has influenced your career the most, and how?
There are many and I want to list them! My dad and my mom, my sisters, my wife, Sean Richardson, Paul Hacker, Kendal Yonemoto, Brian Watts, Scott Fawcett, Jon Reehoorn, Nick Sherwood, Becky Morgan, Riley Wheeldon, Jason Goldsmith, Darcy Dhillon, Leila Harman, Scott Rodgers and Brett Saunders. I’m lucky to have been surrounded by such amazing people. At Morgan Creek, Brett, Scott and Leila have made my learning curve in the golf industry and golf coaching steep and I am so thankful for them.

Which significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
Completing my MBA was something that I’d never even dreamed about but watching kids I coach become better people is probably what I’m most proud of.

What is your most cherished golf memory?
Because of recent bias, my tie for 2nd in Victoria at the Mackenzie Tour event but I’d also put having my dad caddie for me in the Canadian Amateur when I was young and caddying for my friend Nick Sherwood playing in the US Open as well.
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Members are reminded that the PGA of BC offers annual financial awards to members via the Jim Gibson Scholarship and the PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary.

The Jim Gibson Scholarship is given annually to an individual within the PGA of BC community that best exemplifies volunteerism and demonstrates dedication to furthering their education to benefit others in a community. The 2021 recipient was Robert Clarke.
The PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary is awarded to an individual or member facility within the Association demonstrating an extraordinary desire and passion to make a significant difference in the lives of those around them, and in doing so, sets an example of “giving back” that all PGA of BC members can be proud of. The 2021 recipient was Larry Ramstad (Lone Wolf Golf Club).
Both awards are in the amount of $1,000. Watch for the 2022 application period to open in July. Click below to learn more about the scholarship and bursary.

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