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For nearly 75 years, Arbor Memorial has provided service and support to Canadian families with respect, compassion and empathy in the commemoration of loved ones. Its 10 British Columbia locations in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island provide professional and ethical guidance in remembering, honouring and celebrating the lives of family members and friends who have passed.

Arbor Memorial offers all PGA of BC Professionals access to the Arbor Alliance program, which provides preferred pricing on memorial services and resources offered at all Arbor Memorial locations in British Columbia. By producing their PGA of Canada membership card, Golf Professionals receive five per cent off the cost of arrangements at the time of need, or 10 per cent off the costs of pre-planned arrangements. As well, PGA of BC Professionals are invited to extend the benefits of the Arbor Alliance program to members and patrons of their respective facilities. Contact Trevor Tidridge to learn more about how to enroll your facility as an Arbor Alliance partner.

A Silver-level Preferred Partner of the Association, Arbor Memorial is a presenting sponsor of the PGA of BC Assistants’ & Seniors’ Championships. Click below to learn more.
The final Virtual Education Series wraps up with a session covering more important career insights on employment in the industry.

PGA of Canada Employment Manager, Jeff Fry and GGA Partner, Michael Gregory will be sharing their knowledge on employment standards in the golf industry. The presentation will touch on factors to make yourself more appealing in a competitive search environment to strategies for facilities to attract and retain great people.

The virtual session is scheduled for March 31st and registration is still open for those who haven't signed up. Click below to see full details of this event.
The PGA of BC has announced the 2022 Championship Tournament Schedule.

The PGA of BC will hold all eight of the traditional championship events in three of the Association’s geographical regions in 2022, allowing its membership several opportunities to compete against their peers throughout the season.

The Tournament of Champions, hosted by Nanaimo Golf Club, will kick off this year’s championship events providing Club Professionals a chance to play alongside an elite amateur competitor from their facility of affiliation.

The Vancouver Island & Lower Mainland Regions will play host to three events respectively, while the Interior Region will be hosting two championships.

The full tournament schedule can be found on the PGA of BC's website by following the clickable button below. Registration will open April 1st at 9am.
BCIT graduate Owen Simpson joins Administration team as Communications and Marketing Manager.

24-year-old Owen Simpson 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:
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.
Jason Jurimae has left Gallaghers Canyon Golf Club and joins Kelowna Golf & Country Club as a Class "A" Professional

Muncie Booth has returned from his Leave of Absence and goes to McCleery Golf Course as Head Professional

James Quilley has transferred from the National Zone and joins The Springs at Radium as Executive Professional

Jeff Wills has left Black Mountain Golf Club and joins Eagle Ranch Golf Resort as Head Professional

Jimmy Han has left McCleery Golf Course
Apprentice/Assistant Golf Professional - Radium Resort Golf Course

Director of Golf/Head Golf Professional - The Springs at Radium

Assistant Golf Professional - Golden Golf Club

Head Golf Professional - Prince George Golf & Curling Club
Head Professional, Fraserview Golf Club
PGA of Canada member since: 2001
What is the most rewarding part about being a member of the PGA of BC? 
The people you meet and the relationships you make. I have become friends with some of the greatest people and I have met most of them through the PGA of BC and the PGA of Canada.
Who has influenced your career the most, and how?
James Presnail has been the most influential in the past 13 years. James and I have worked together since I started the Monaghan Golf Group. James' work ethic, his love of the game and people and his desire to get better have both influenced and inspired me the most.
If you had to share one piece of advice with a new member of our Association, what would it be?
There is no substitution for hard work, but it's important to have lots of fun.

What is a common misconception that golfers make about what your job entails?
Lots of people think club pros play golf every day. I wish this was the case.
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Members who have taken extracurricular education or earned points through other qualifying avenues are reminded that self-submissions are required in order to receive credit towards the PGA of BC’s Professional Development Program (PDP) presented by Sunice & Bobby Jones. Submission forms must be completed by clicking here and supporting documents for all self-submissions must be sent to Please note that this email address is not regularly monitored and is intended only to submit supporting documentations. 

Should you have any questions regarding the PDP program, please contact Membership & Events Manager, Doug Titterington at Full information on the program can be found by clicking here.

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