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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 and members of their facilities, 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 or proof of membership where a PGA Professional is employed, qualifying members 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. Please Contact Trevor Tidridge to learn more about how to enroll your facility as an Arbor Alliance partner. Additionally, please click here to visit their start-planning page today.
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 PGA of British Columbia and others within Canada’s golf community are mourning the passing of long-time PGA of BC member and Teaching Professional, Norm Jarvis.

Jarvis passed away peacefully on August 7th in Surrey, BC after more than 40 years spent as a member of the PGA of Canada. He was 70.

Originally born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Jarvis was well-known for his warm heart in additional to a career built around his exceptional skills on the golf course. Included in his list of accomplishments are titles at the 1984 PGA of BC Championship, 1988 Canadian Club Professional Championship, and 2010 & 2018 PGA of BC Seniors’ Championships. Early in his career as a PGA of Canada member, Jarvis also found himself competing on a variety of tours throughout North America.

Jarvis and his wife of 40+ years, Diane, had been living in Surrey, BC where Jarvis taught at several nearby facilities over the course of his career. Included with these were Sunshine Woods Golf Course, Nico Wynd Golf Course, Delta Golf Centre, and Eaglequest Golf Centre at Coyote Creek. He leaves behind his sons Chris and Matthew, and daughter, Danielle in addition to four granddaughters, Mila Jarvis, Celine Savioz, Tess Savioz, and Jolene Jarvis. He is also survived by his mother, Eileen, and brothers Kevin, Rory, Greg, John, and sisters Randi and Andree.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
A full field of golf professionals from all over British Columbia are set to make their way to Pitt Meadows Golf Club on Monday to compete in the 2022 PGA of BC Championship presented by Axis Insurance.

When registration for the 2022 PGA of BC championship schedule opened on April 1st, many tournaments sold out within days but none more quickly than the 99 positions available in the Association’s flagship event. Over the course of the next few months, the championship’s waiting list grew to over 50 participants, demonstrating its popularity within the membership.

This year’s PGA of BC Champion will earn $6,300, in addition to the top 50 players and ties cashing a piece of the $35,000 championship purse.

To read the full event preview, please click below.
The PGA of BC would like to inform all members that 2023 membership dues have now been issued and can be found on your PGA of Canada profile online.

Flexible payment plans will once again be offered to all Professionals, with several options existing for re-occurring payments. These range from three to eight monthly installments that may begin as late as October of this year. Payment plans must be established by Oct. 24, or full payment of dues must be completed by Nov. 1, otherwise late-fee penalties will apply.
Members completing the three-month payment plan option or those paying dues in full before the deadline will be eligible to win one of three PGA of Canada gift cards. These can be used toward any PGA of Canada or zone service, such as registration fees for professional-development events, championships or even future membership dues.
Please direct any dues-related inquiries to PGA of Canada Operations Coordinator, Jacob Savage at
Earlier this week, the PGA of Canada released their Fall 2022 National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) workshop schedule, with three events taking place in BC beginning this September.

The NCCP program certifies coaches and instructors who have demonstrated their ability to apply critically important competencies to coaching and instruction situations relevant to the stage of athletes they coach. This means that coaches must not only know about coaching, but be able to demonstrate their ability to apply this knowledge in the coaching and instruction situation.

Please note the following workshops scheduled to take place in BC this fall:

NCCP Instructor for Beginner Golfers:
September 21-23: The Okanagan Golf Club (Kelowna)
October 4-6: Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club (Richmond)

NCCP Coach of New Competitors:
October 18-19: Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club (Richmond)

Apprentice Professionals are reminded that NCCP Instructor for Beginner Golfers is a required course that must be completed within their first full year of membership in order to avoid being placed in the inactive category.
As Tour Championship-season quickly approaches, three regional tours completed their regular Order of Merit-eligible schedules this week, with each tour now just waiting to crown their Tour Champion next month.

Meadow Gardens Golf Club hosted the G&G Tour on Monday and congratulations go to Kevin Stinson (Cheam Mountain Golf Course), whose 4-under par round of 68 was enough to claim victory by a single stroke. Point Grey Golf & Country Club's Clark MacPherson and Zach Olson (Chilliwack Golf Club) both carded rounds of 3-under par 69 to finish runners-up.

For his win, Stinson earns a cheque for $700, while MacPherson and Olson each take home $525.

Meanwhile on the Interior PGA Tour, Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club's Cody Bell used home course knowledge to his advantage on Monday as he blitzed Sunset Ranch to an 8-under par round of 64. Bell wins the event by four strokes over Mark Kitts (Shadow Ridge Golf Club) who posted 68, while NK'Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course's Todd Tweedy cards 69 for third place.

Bell collects $650 for his win, Kitts cashes $450 and Tweedy takes home $360.

And finally at Tuesday's event on the Vancouver Island Club Professional Tour hosted at Glacier Greens Golf Course, a two-way tie found Nate Ollis (Cordova Bay Golf Course) and host Apprentice Professional Mark Valliere sharing top-honours in the event after both players posted one-under par 70's. They each take home $442.50 for their efforts.

The co-win marks Ollis' 4th straight victory on the tour. The only other player to win an event on the tour this season is Victoria Golf Club's Mark Bicknell (who won the season-opening event at Highland Pacific Golf) who shared second place at Glacier Greens after he and Mark Forrest posted rounds of 73, good enough for $257.50 each.

Congratulations to all for their fine play this week!
With all regional tours having now completed their regular season schedules, Chilliwack Golf Club's Zach Olson continues to top the 2022 Order of Merit standings heading into next week's PGA of BC Championship.

Olson's runner-up finish earlier this week at the G&G Tour's event at Meadow Gardens Golf Club sees him at 74 points, extending his lead now to 15-points over Cory Renfrew of Modern Golf Vancouver. Conner Kozak (The Okanagan Golf Club) finds himself in third place, trailing Renfrew by just four points.

Bryn Parry (Seymour Creek Golf Centre) and Nate Ollis (Cordova Bay Golf Course) round out the top five, each having earned 50-points or more this season.

The Order of Merit is one key factor in determining the recipient of the PGA of BC Stan Leonard Player of the Year Award at season's end. Performance in PGA of Canada championship events may also be considered in identifying the Player of the Year. Click below to access the up-to-date standings.
With the PGA of BC Buying Show set to make its return October 12-13 at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond, BC, the Association would like to remind exhibitors and attendees that room blocks allocated for this event will be released in the coming weeks.

Host Hotels include preferred PGA of BC accommodation partner, Accent Inns Vancouver Airport, as well as the River Rock Casino Resort. Both properties are located in Richmond and approximately 5 minutes from the Richmond Olympic Oval where the Show will take place.

Allocated rooms will be on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to availability. As such, booking early is strongly recommended. For full details including booking codes and important dates, please visit the event page by clicking below.
Morgan Creek Golf Course is selling 69 new Magna Charge Batteries. These batteries were purchased for our 2014 Club Car Precedent Carts to help keep the fleet going while waiting for a new fleet.

Batteries are packed on a skid and ready to pick up.
$245 each, taxes included. Please contact Tom Doull at or call direct at 604-542-5320.
James Quilley has left The Springs at Radium

Scott Minni's application for Life Professional Designation has been approved by the PGA of Canada

Steven Coulthard has successfully completed the National Training Academy and becomes Head Professional at Smithers Golf Club

Joel Aitken's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Kelowna Golf & Country Club

Bill Kelly has left Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community and joins Lightspeed Golf as a Class "A" Professional
Associate Professional - Northview Golf & Country Club

Assistant Professional - Northview Golf & Country Club
Head Professional, Pitt Meadows Golf Club

Member Since: 2004

What is the most rewarding part about being a member of the PGA of BC?
Meeting many different people who have a similar passion for golf.

Who has influenced your career the most, and how?
When I received an opportunity to work at Pitt Meadows GC under Neil Roberts. Neil was a true professional and was fortunate to work under him for 11 years learning what professional service to members and guests.

If you had to share one piece of advice with a new member of our Association, what would it be?
When interacting with clients, members or customers, remember that you are a Professional and are held to a higher standard and expectations are for you to be professional.

What is a common misconception that golfers make about what your job entails?
There is a lot that goes into the operation of a golf course, it's not just about tee times or playing golf.
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Members who have held Class "A" status for a minimum of 25 years whose age and number of years as a Class "A" Professional are a sum of 90 or greater may be eligible for Life Professional designation, provided they are retired or employed on a casual basis.

Please contact Membership & Events Manager Doug Titterington at to inquire about your pathway to Life Professional status.
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