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Based in Huntington Beach, CA, Srixon® & Cleveland® Golf are part of the Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. family and enjoy a strong presence on competitive tours worldwide. Their professional staffs include players such as Brooks Koepka, Hideki Matsuyama, Shane Lowry, Graeme McDowell, Inbee Park, as well as many others.

Srixon®, with more than 80 years of golf ball manufacturing experience, is committed to producing the highest quality, technically innovative golf balls which offer maximum performance to golfers of all levels of ability. Cleveland® Golf, founded in 1979, is a leading equipment manufacturer specializing in short game technologies and solutions that benefit all golfers. Srixon® & Cleveland® Golf remain steadfastly committed to providing "Tour proven, premium golf equipment to passionate golfers seeking to improve their performance while enhancing their experience playing the game of golf."
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 PGA of BC Education Series made its last stop of the spring on Monday at The Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in Fairmont Hot Springs, BC.

The event gathered almost twenty PGA of BC Professionals for the in-person event to take on valuable information from 2021 Davie Black Professional Development Award recipient and 36-year member of the PGA of Canada, Dennis Bradley (Teaching Professional, Copper Point Golf Club). With his experience in working with the Special Olympics, Bradley shared his knowledge on working with athletes and how facilities can be involved in a presentation titled "Changing Expectations: Coaching Athletes with Special Needs".

The morning concluded with a unique and interactive presentation from father/son duo Trevor Simkins (Head Professional, Bootleg Gap Golf) and Harold Simkins (Life Professional) on how the family came to become golf course owners. In their session titled "From employees to owners - A candid conversation on how the Simkins Family purchased Bootleg Gap", the Simkins' shared enlightening information and details on the drawn-out process that allowed them to purchase Bootleg Gap Golf from the City of Kimberley.
The PGA of BC is seeking the assistance from members, facilities and the industry to share information on available programs specific to junior girls and women in British Columbia and Yukon for the 2022 season.

For a program set to launch soon, the aforementioned information will help the Association bring light to the many great programs available throughout the Zone.

Please share all program details with Communications & Marketing Manager, Owen Simpson at We thank you in advance for your assistance.
The fourth edition of Tee Talks Live returns to an in-person format on November 15-17 in 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.
The BC Qualifying site for the 2022 RBC Canadian Open will take place May 17th at Meadow Gardens Golf Club in Pitt Meadows.

More than 70 players have now registered for the event, inching closer to the 100 required in order for the event's medalists to earn a direct exemption in 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 open, with the deadline for the BC Qualifier set for May 10th. Please click below for more information and to register.
The PGA of Canada has announced that the 2022 Annual General Meeting will take place both in a live, in-person setting as well as virtually on Thursday May 12th.

Set to take stage at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre, the meeting is called to discuss the following business matters:

  • The approval of the previous Annual General Meeting minutes
  • The President’s report
  • The Chief Executive Officer’s report and year in review
  • The report of the audited financial statements as of December 31, 2021
  • The appointment of the Public Accountant for the year
  • The Election of Directors
  • Any other business properly brought forward before the meeting

Those unable to attend the event in-person are encouraged to attend virtually. Registration to attend closes on Wednesday May 11th at 2pm PT. Please click below on full event details, including how to register.
Congratulations to Head Professional Trevor Simkins of Bootleg Gap Golf for his win at the Kootenay Pro Tour's first Order of Merit-eligible tournament of the year. The event was held at the 6,347 yard Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Riverside Course.

The end of at 18-holes, Simkins found himself in a tie with Apprentice Professional David Woytowich (Trickle Creek Golf Resort) at one-under par (70). The two went to a playoff where Simkins made birdie on the first playoff hole to claim the title and the $530 first-place prize.
Selling Ball Washer:

Morgan Creek Golf Course is selling a used Easy Picker Golf Products Ball Washer. Green and Grey in colour, measures 38”(L) x 18”(w) x 39”(h). $300.

Please contact Nick Anderson at or 604.531.4653.
Michael Pearson becomes Head Professional at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino

Cindy Soukoroff goes from Head Professional to Class "A" Professional at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino

Patrick Dunn's application for Life Professional Designation has been approved by the PGA of Canada

Isaac Morris's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Victoria Golf Club

Coulton Sheets's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Fairwinds Golf Club

Meng Chen (Ben) Tsai has successfully completed the national training program and becomes a Class "A" Professional at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
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PGA of BC PROFESSIONAL SPOTLIGHT -- Virginia (Ginny) Golding
Head Professional, University Golf Club

Member Since: 1985
Who has influenced your career the most, and how?
I can honestly say that my students over the past 38 years have influenced my career. Their trust in me and dedication cemented my commitment to be the best teacher I can be.

What career path led you to where you are today?
I taught elementary school for 8 years and in this time I knew that teaching was my calling.

Which significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
Over the past 38 years I have established a strong and loyal following of men and women trusting me in their game development. This allowed me to segue into the golf travel business which resulted in multiple golf and sightseeing tours worldwide. My business is 99% referral based and has allowed me to be a full time instructor for the majority of my career.

What is your most cherished golf memory?
I had the opportunity to play Kingsbarns Golf Course in Scotland with Neil Verway who was my first influence. As a child, I would catch his shots with my ball glove in the field at Thames Valley GC. I would then caddy for Neil. Neil would have been the first to teach me the grip and how to swing my hickory sticks!
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Apprentice Professionals needing to complete their NCCP Instructor of Beginner Golfers are advised that registration for the workshop from May 17-19 at Riverway Golf Course in Burnaby, BC will close on May 3rd.

There are two other Instructor of Beginner Golfer workshops remaining this year, September 21-23 at The Okanagan Golf Club (Kelowna, BC) and October 4-6 at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club (Richmond, BC).

Apprentice Professionals are reminded that Instructor of Beginner Golfers is one of four PGA of Canada Training Academy core courses that must be completed in the first full calendar year of membership (ie. the year after passing a PAT or being granted an exemption) to avoid being placed in the Inactive category.

Click below for full workshop details and registration.
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