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Impact Canopies Canada understands its customers' need for superior and innovative solutions to effectively promote their brand. That's why they make it their business to provide customers with a range of solutions to showcase their corporate message and attract prospects in seconds.

Impact Canopies Canada has a long history of manufacturing and distributing all qualities and styles of Instant Canopies, Instant Canopy Accessories and now Baseline Marquees.

Impact customers can expect available inventory, an available rental fleet and expert sales and service advice. The Association proudly uses tents, flags, field boards, table coverings and other PGA of BC-branded accessories produced by Impact Canopies at all events, giving each of our tournaments and gatherings a sharp and professional look.

Impact Canopies Canada is a Bronze-level Preferred Partner of the PGA of BC. See our Member Benefits & Corporate Discounts page (website login required) to view exclusive pricing available to PGA of BC members on many items. Click below to visit Impact Canopies Canada online.
All members are reminded that today marks the close of the PGA of BC Professional Development Program (PDP) presented by Sunice & Bobby Jones for 2022, after which time final tabulations to the Order of Merit will be calculated.

Any eligible activities or undertakings from Dec. 1, 2021 until the deadline will be considered. Please click below to view the updated standings, make a requisition for points or view all other PDP information. Members are reminded that all requisitions require supporting documentation to be sent to to be considered.
The final Order of Merit standings and the announcement of our Top 100 Golf Professionals of 2022 will be released in early January.
All members are encouraged to review the points they've been credited with to ensure their totals are accurate. Please contact Membership & Events Manager Doug Titterington at if you feel a discrepancy exists in your total or for a more detailed breakdown of points awarded.
As the final PGA of Canada National Championship of the year approaches, the PGA of BC will be represented by 21 competitors in next week's PGA Head Professional Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf. The event will take place Dec. 5-8 at Verrado Golf Club's Victory Course in Buckeye, Arizona.

The 54-hole event returns south of the border for the first time since 2019 and will feature a total purse of $55,000, with a $9,000 top prize for the Head, Executive and Head Teaching Professionals in the field.

The tournament will also include a 36-hole InterZone Team competition. The BC Zone team, determined by results in the 2022 PGA of BC Championship, includes Mark Kitts (Shadow Ridge Golf Club), Rob Tadey (Fairview Mountain Golf Club), Nathan Grieve (Talking Rock Golf Course), and Wes Doka (Pitt Meadows Golf Club).

Best of luck to all competitors. Click below to view the tournament page to view the full field of competitors and find results, draws and more details as they become available.
Apprentice Professionals are reminded of tomorrow's deadline to submit their 2022 employment hours to the PGA of Canada to avoid suspension.

Apprentice Professionals must log a minimum of 3,000 hours worked in the golf industry during their time in the PGA of Canada Training Academy in order to obtain Class "A" status, as well as an annual minimum of 400 hours. Those who do not make their submission prior to the deadline will automatically have their membership status changed to Inactive.
All Apprentices were contacted by the national office recently via email with a link to the hours submission portal contained in the message. If you did not receive this information in your inbox, please ensure your email address on file with the PGA of Canada is up to date.
As implemented in 2021, please note that all employment-hours submissions now must be verified by an employer. Individuals working in multiple golf-industry positions must have their hours verified by each unique employer.
Should you have any questions regarding submission of hours, please contact PGA of Canada Education & Membership Coordinator Luis Paredes at
Professionals who have yet to pay their PGA of Canada membership dues for 2023 are reminded that payments must be completed by Dec. 31 to avoid being placed in the suspended category.

Members who have not paid their dues and $125 late fee before Jan. 1 will have their membership suspended and will be subject to an additional reinstatement fee of up to $450, plus tax, as well as a background check.

Please contact Darcy Kral, PGA of Canada Managing Director of Membership & Support Services, at with any inquiries related to membership dues and payments.

As a reminder, PGA of Canada members have until April 1 to request a full refund of dues in the event a change of category or resignation is required. Please note that all late fees are non-refundable.
The Women in Coaching Program is a joint initiative by Golf Canada and the PGA of Canada that strives to reach stronger gender balance among high-performance coaches.

Now in its third year, the program focuses on providing participants with in-depth career development that is focused on three main areas: individualized leaning plans, regular check-ins with a coach developer, virtual and in-person coaching education, and hands-on training experiences with coaches and top players.

The goal of the application process is to identify PGA of Canada coaches who would benefit from the program and also contribute meaningfully to the cohort's development as a group through sharing their experiences.

Applications are now open until Monday, December 5th at 8:00pm PST. Full details can be found at the link below. For additional information, please contact Emily Phoenix at
Padraic O'Rourke has left The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club and becomes Head Professional at Marine Drive Golf Club

Tim Tait has left Marine Drive Golf Club and becomes a Life Professional after his application has been approved by the PGA of Canada

Jeff Johnson has successfully completed the National Training Academy and becomes a Class "A" Professional at Modern Golf Vancouver

Thomas McBride has successfully completed the National Training Academy and becomes a Class "A" Professional at GOLFTEC Kelowna

Matthew Steger has successfully completed the National Training Academy and becomes a Class "A" Professional at Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course

William Byrne's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he joins The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club as an Apprentice Professional

PGA of Canada Outside Services Manager - Capilano Golf & Country Club

Assistant/Apprentice Professional - Capilano Golf & Country Club

Associate Professional - Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community

Assistant Professional - Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community
Apprentice Professional, Tsawwassen Springs Golf

Member Since: 2017

Why did you become a PGA of Canada Professional?
I grew up loving the game and once I started working in the industry, I grew a passion for the business side of things.

What career path led you to where you are today?
I started working at Tsawwassen Springs in 2012 the day it opened. Tsawwassen Springs was my home course as a Junior Golfer. I had the opportunity to help grow the image of Tsawwassen Springs from the ground up. Naturally as the years went by, I climbed up the ladder to where I am now overseeing the whole golf operation.

If you had to share one piece of advice with a new member of our Association, what would it be?
Don't be afraid to reach out to other members for some help and advice. It may feel intimidating seeing all the industry vets, but what I have learned over the years is that most are willing to help with anything.

What is your most cherished golf memory?
Playing in the brutal winds and rain at Kings Links I had to overcome and pass my PAT. It was the worst weather I have every played in, but it was so worth it.
With the the late-fall and winter months representing a time of change for the Professional staffs at many of our facilities, please ensure the PGA of BC administration team is advised if you have found a new place of employment, or if any changes have been made to your team's personnel.
Club Professionals in particular are encouraged to review their Professional staff listing via the PGA of BC's Find a Facility page, accessible by clicking below. Each facility's roster of affiliated members in good standing is listed in that location for public view.
If you have changed facilities, or if your facility's staff listing is no longer current, please contact Membership & Events Manager Doug Titterington at to have the administration team update affiliations accordingly. Similarly, if your home address or other contact information such as email address or phone number have recently been changed, please click here to log in to your PGA of Canada profile and update your information accordingly.

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