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Based in Langley, BC, G&G Brands is a leading Canadian wholesale supplier of lifestyle and sporting goods, specializing in the golf industry and the corporate promotional industry. G&G is a well-established and reliable business that sets itself apart through dedicated customer service, best-in-class brands, top-quality customizable products, and a forward-thinking mentality. 

With each passing year the company has evolved from selling primarily golf accessories to now also offering a wide range of lifestyle goods. With its evolution has come the opportunity to gain experience alongside world-class suppliers, like-minded partners, and a variety of associations and industries that have welcomed the opportunity for collaboration. G&G recognizes that each of their partners’ needs are unique. They pride themselves on tailoring individualized solutions that deliver outstanding results. They care as much about their customers as they do about the products they produce and the people that participate in the process. 

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Seven individuals successfully met their respective target scores Thursday in the first PGA of BC Playing Ability Test (PAT) of 2022, conducted at GreenTee Golf & Country Club in Langley, BC.

Thursday’s PAT featured 34 applicants attempting to fulfill their playing ability requirements set out by the PGA of Canada over 18 holes, needing to achieve an 18-hole target score based upon their age and gender.

Congratulations to the following:

Sean Hay (Uplands Golf Club)
Rogelio La O (GolfTEC Vancouver)
Muriel McIntyre (Summerland Golf & Country Club)
Isaac Morris (Victoria Golf Club)
Coulton Sheets (Fairwinds Golf Club)
Ben Towner (Blue Ocean Golf Club)
Sebastien Turgeon (Richmond Country Club)

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In the second look at the 2022 PGA of BC Professional Development Program (PDP) Order of Merit presented by Sunice & Bobby Jones, Seymour Golf and Country Club's Class "A" Professional made a large jump, 45 spots, into first.

Lenny Cyr (Seymour Golf & Country Club) charged into first with 35 points overtaking Richmond Country Club's Daniel Yoon by 2 points. Cyr has been amassing points from extracurricular education and participating in regional PDP eligible events.

Yoon now shares the second place spot with Lee J.H. Lee (Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club) at 33 points and past years winner of the Order of Merit Greg Pool (Northview Golf & Country Club) sits in the fourth spot with 30 points.

More than 200 members are already on the board with at least one PDP point for the 2022 season. Click below to view the current standings, access the link to make a requisition for PDP points and to learn more about the program. Members are reminded that all submissions made to the requisition form must be verified with supporting documentation sent to
The final PGA of BC Education Series of 2022 at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort (Riverside) is approaching on April 25th. This education event will run in tandem with the Kootenay Pro Tour event on the same day and it will start at 10:00am.

Dennis Bradley (Copper Point Golf Club) will be presenting about “Changing Expectations: Coaching Athletes with Special Needs” staring at 10:00am. Dennis has been a Class "A" Professional member of the PGA of Canada for more than 30 years. He has twice been named a regional award recipient for the Kootenays/Northern BC region in the Teacher and Coach of the Year categories and was selected by his peers as the 2021 provincial recipient of the PGA of BC's Davie Black Professional Development Award.

Registration for this event will remain open until April 20th. Registration can be completed by clicking below.
The PGA of BC’s Golfathon for ALS was recognized with the 2021 ALS Society of BC’s Exceptional Fundraising – Corporate Partner Award.

The purpose of the award is to recognize excellence in fundraising programs. The PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS is recognized for 16 years of support of patient service programs provided the ALS Society of BC.

Since the inception of this annual event, 240,569 holes have been played which included 17 hole-in-ones. The grand total raised is over $2,336,300. Proceeds from the Golfathon for ALS fund crucial support services for ALS patients, their families and caregivers provided by the ALS Society of BC.

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Please be advised that the PGA of BC administration office will have upcoming closures in observance of the Easter Holiday. 

The office will be closed Friday April 15th and Monday April 18th. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, April 19th at 8 a.m. PT. As well, the next issue of E-News will be delivered on Thursday, April 21.

The administration team wishes all members, industry friends and their families a safe and happy holiday weekend.
Golf Shop Displays Wanted:

Mountain View Golf Club is searching for slat wall golf club displays for both irons and woods (example pictured).

Should any facilities have such or similar items no longer in use, please contact Cole Marshall, Head Professional at or 867.444.8661.
Colin Snair has left Nk'Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course and transfers to the Atlantic Zone

Danny Long has joined The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club as Head Professional

Padraic O'Rourke's Executive Professional application has been approved and he becomes Executive Professional at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club

Justin Ford has left Victoria Golf Club and transfers to the Manitoba Zone

Evan Dyki has left Bear Mountain Golf Resort and joins Royal Colwood Golf Club as an Apprentice Professional

Ethan Danish has left Gallaghers Canyon Golf Club and joins GOLFTEC Kelowna as a Teaching Professional

Andrew Johnson has successfully completed the National Training Program and becomes a Class "A" Professional at Cowichan Golf Club

Kattereya Kennedy has left Point Grey Golf & Country Club and joins Kelowna Golf & Country Club as a Class "A" Professional

Josh Horsthuis has successfully completed the National Training Program and becomes a Class "A" Professional at The Harvest Golf Club

Muriel McIntyre’s application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and she becomes an Apprentice Professional at Summerland Golf & Country Club

Brody St-Martin has successfully completed the National Training Program and becomes a Class "A" Professional at Shuswap National

Eva Kovacs has joined Cedar Hill Golf Course as a Teaching Professional

Gavin Eckford has transferred from the National Zone and joins Nicklaus North Golf Course as Executive Professional

Head Golf Professional - Fairwinds Golf Club

Apprentice Professional, Seymour Golf and Country Club
What is the most rewarding part about being a member of the PGA of BC?
The most rewarding thing for me is seeing the progression in my students and creating new golfers out of younger generations along with helping friends, public golfers and members enjoy the game to the best of their ability.

At which golf facility did you first begin working within the industry, and who was the PGA Professional?
I began working at Seymour G&CC 11 years ago. I started in the back shop working my way from the bottom up the ladder to a professional position. I have been fortunate to learn from a great stable of professionals that we have here, including: Roy Abbenbroek, Lenny Cyr, Andrew Ripley, Colin Lavers; and our Head Professional Dale Schienbein.

If you had to share one piece of advice with a new member of our Association, what would it be?
Be a sponge, pay attention to the details and believe in yourself. Don't compare yourself to others, but rather who you were yesterday.

What is a common misconception that golfers make about what your job entails?
I think a common misconception is how much is actually going on behind the scenes. The planning and constant work that is required to take care of all of our equipment, inventory and events is very extensive.

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When joining the PGA of BC, each member is provided a specific username and password to access the Member’s Only Section at Did you know that by logging-in and utilizing tools such as tournament, education, or other event registration, all orders are saved to your assigned profile? Simply click “My Account” and then “Orders”. This becomes simple and useful when searching for information such as past order receipts.

For information regarding your PGA of BC account, please contact Membership & Events Manager, Doug Titterington at or 604.303.6766.

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