MARCH 13, 2024



NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities.


Nike Golf is the leading innovator of high-performance footwear and apparel technologies that have been staples on professional golf tours for decades. Its leading roster of the game’s greatest players includes Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler, Brooks Koepka, Tony Finau, Tommy Fleetwood, Tom Kim, Nelly Korda, and countless other top figures in the game who trust the brand to have them looking and playing their best.


Nike Golf footwear, apparel, and accessories are available for men, women, and juniors in trend-setting styles that are synonymous with the Nike brand.


As a Platinum-level Preferred Partner of the Association, Nike realizes the pivotal role that club pros play as they help usher in a new wave of enthusiasm and excitement around the game of golf. Nike Golf is also a proud presenting sponsor of the PGA of BC Club Professional Championship. Click here to learn more.


The PGA of BC is excited to announce COBRA PUMA GOLF as the title sponsor of the Association’s Assistants’ Championship, set to take place in June at Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course in Oliver. The championship will now serve as a standalone event, allowing the field size to increase over previous years. With generous support from COBRA PUMA GOLF, we can’t wait to deliver a memorable experience for all competitors at the updated event.

COBRA PUMA GOLF is a longtime partner of the Association, having previously served as the presenting sponsor for the Jack McLaughlin Memorial Pro-Junior Championship Series and the Association’s Junior Golf Leader of the Year Award. COBRA Golf is a leading golf club and golf equipment manufacturer, committed to providing superior-quality, high performance products. The brand celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2023, dedicating half a century to serving fans, players and all golf enthusiasts through innovation and a relentless pursuit of excellence. PUMA Golf’s premium technologies deliver the ultimate in performance, style and comfort. Its lineup includes elevated performance apparel and shoes with the latest tech innovations.

The PGA of BC extends our gratitude to the company for its continued, generous support of the Association and its initiatives. Our championships would not be possible without the commitment to PGA of BC professionals displayed by our partners.

For more information on the Association’s championship schedule, including the Assistants’ Championship, please click here. To learn more about Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course, please click here.

To read the full partnership announcement, please click here.


The latest edition of the PGA of BC Virtual Education Series presented by Foresight Sports Canada was a great success. Yesterday, we were joined by Class "A" Professional and social media influencer Michael Caan for a presentation on "Growing your Social Media Presence from the Ground Up."

Caan's presentation covered his viral rise over the last three years, delving into the business side of social media. He explained the process of securing brand deals and the immense financial potential that comes with a prominent social media following. Caan also shared some advice and key takeaways for individuals hoping to grow their own social media brand.

The PGA of BC extends our gratitude to Foresight Sports Canada for their generous support of the Virtual Education Series. The next presentation is scheduled for April 15 and continues the theme of social media in the golf industry. Association partner and content-creation company Par Six Golf Media will join members for a virtual presentation on "6 Problems with your Golf Club's Social Media." Registration information will be released soon.

For more information on the Association's education offerings, please contact Executive Director Mark Strong at For the PGA of BC's 2024 Event Schedule, including education and tournaments, please click here.


Via the PGA of Canada:

Golf Canada is offering a complimentary Golf Canada membership to all PGA of Canada members. All PGA of Canada members are eligible to receive a complimentary Golf Canada membership, including the ability to maintain an official Handicap Index under the World Handicap System, as well as access to the full suite of benefits available to Golf Canada members.

PGA of Canada professionals were sent an email containing a registration link and a unique promo code. For more information, please contact PGA of Canada Managing Director of Digital Content & Communications Brendan Stasiewich at or 403-512-4625.


We kindly notify members that the PGA of BC website will be undergoing routine maintenance on Monday, March 18.

Some features and abilities may be limited, and website response time may be affected. Thank you for your understanding.

If you had any questions regarding the website, please reach out to Business Development Manager Dan Czerwenka at or call the office at 604-303-6766.


Did you know that Bryn Parry (Seymour Creek Golf Centre) has won the William Thompson Trophy as PGA of BC Champion a record-tying four times?

Parry's first win came in 2000, with subsequent victories taking place in 2008, 2015 and 2019 to tie Life Professional Scott Minni's total. During the span from 1999 to 2022, Parry added six runner-up finishes in the event. The nine-time PGA of BC Stan Leonard Player of the Year is one of the most decorated and accomplished golfers in Association history.


The UBC Thunderbirds Men's Golf team, coached by PGA of BC professionals Chris MacDonald, Tim Wilson, Patrick Lago and Tyler McNeil, emerged victorious at the RMC Intercollegiate in Nevada last week after a playoff win over OUAZ. Thunderbirds captain Mackenzie Bickell led the way for the team, carding a spectacular -6 (70-68-72) to earn a second-place individual finish. The five-member squad participated in the playoff against OUAZ, where they were able to earn a one-stroke victory on the first playoff hole. The team will attend the Seattle U Redhawk Invitational at Chambers Bay on April 1-2.

The UBC Thunderbirds Women's team, coached by McDonald, Wilson, McNeil and Keri Moffat, dominated the RMC Intercollegiate field en route to a 36-stroke victory in the event. Bo Brown was the leader for the team, shooting even par (71-73-72) and taking home medalist honours as the low individual. Brown's teammates all performed admirably, with all five UBC golfers finishing 11th or better in the individual standings. The team will resume competition at the Warrion Invitational hosted by Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho on April 15-16. To read the full recap of the UBC men's and women's teams at the RMC Intercollegiate, please click here.

SFU Red Leafs Men's Golf, coached by PGA of BC pros Matt Steinbach, Krysta Schaus and Matt Cella, competed against the University of the Fraser Valley in the Fraser Cup. The Red Leafs took the victory following Round One at Meadow Gardens Golf Club, with Round Two cancelled due to the weather. Freshman Justin Bjornson led the way for the team, shooting an even-par 72. To read the full recap via SFU, please click here. The Red Leafs are in Alameda, California this week for the California State East Bay Tim Tierney Shootout.

The SFU Red Leafs Women's Golf team, coached by Steinbach, Schaus and Cella, competed in the Tim Tierney Shootout in Oakland, California two weeks ago. The team finished in 7th place out of the 16-team field, with freshman Dana Smith impressing for the Red Leafs. Smith shot 74-77 to secure an 18th-place individual ranking in the event. To read the full recap via SFU, please click here. The team is competing in Vista, California this week for the California State San Marcos Fujikura Invitational.

The UVic Vikes Men's Golf team, coached by PGA of BC pros Justin Clews and David Rands, competed last week in the RMC Collegiate to kick off their spring season. The team earned a fourth place finish in the standings, with Maguire Lines impressing for the Vikes. Lines posted a top-10 individual finish, tying for sixth at +2 following rounds of 70-72-76.

The UVic Women's team, also coached by Clews and Rands, placed sixth at the RMC Intercollegiate. Cindy Koira galvanized the squad as UVic's low individual, ultimately tying for 13th place in the overall solo standings. The UVic men's and women's teams host the Vikes Spring Shootout at Cordova Bay Golf Course on March 18-19. To read the full recap of the RMC Intercollegiate via UVic, please click here.

The UBCO Heat Men's Golf team, coached by PGA of BC pro Clay Stothers, travelled to the RMC Intercollegiate last week, where they finished in eight place. Fielding a young roster that featured only first- and second-year athletes, the Heat were led by a pair of rookies in Ryan Gillis and Max Regier. Gillis placed 24th in the overall individual standings while Regier was one stroke back of Gillis, placing 25th. To read a recap via UBCO, please click here.

The UBCO Women's team, also coached by Stothers, earned bronze at the RMC Intercollegiate. Standout rookie Julia Alexander-Carew continued her impressive freshman season with a sixth-place finish on the individual leaderboard. Lauren Nedo also earned a top-ten finish, placing 8th in the competition. To read a recap via UBCO, please click here. Both the men's and women's teams will travel to Victoria next week for the Vikes Spring Shootout.

The UFV Cascades Men's Golf team, coached by PGA of BC pros Sean Douglas and Connor O'Dell, competed against SFU in the Fraser Cup at Meadow Gardens Golf Club. Mac Smith and Jackson Jacob defeated their SFU opponents in their head-to-head, 18-hole stroke play matches.

The UFV Women's team travelled to Nevada for the RMC Intercollegiate last week, where they earned an 8th-place finish in the tournament. Morgan Best and Lucy Park tied as the Cascades' low individuals, finishing in 18th place on the leaderboard.

For more information on BC's collegiate golf programs, including their 2023-24 results and schedules, please visit the links below:

UBC Men's | UBC Women's

SFU Men's | SFU Women's

UVic Men's | UVic Women's

UBCO Men's | UBCO Women's

UFV Men's | UFV Women's


If you would like to place an advertisement in the Classifieds section, please contact Marketing & Communications Manager Graham Abraham at to place a listing.


Jesse Moussa has left Campbell River Golf Club and joins Saratoga Beach Golf Course as Executive Professional

Matt Gillett has left Fairmont Hot Springs Resort and joins Copper Point Golf Club as an Apprentice Professional

John Crease has transferred from the Alberta Zone and joins Capilano Golf & Country Club as a Class "A" Professional

For all Members on the Move information, please click HERE.


Assistant/Apprentice Golf Professional - Pitt Meadows Golf Club

Head Golf Professional - The Redwoods Golf Course

For any job postings that have been approved and published on the PGA of BC website, the Association will share relevant social media posts to assist your facility in the search for a candidate. We will share one post/story per job posting. Please ensure that you tag the PGA of BC's social media account in any post or story relevant to the posting. To ensure that we share the post/story in a timely matter, please also reach out to Communications & Marketing Manager Graham Abraham at to notify us of the post.

For all job opportunities listed on the PGA of BC website, please click HERE (Log-in required).

For all job opportunities listed on the PGA of Canada website, please click HERE.



April 15

Virtual Education Series presented by Foresight Sports Canada

Par 6 Golf: "6 Problems with your Golf Club's Social Media"

April 29

Sponsor-Media Appreciation Invitational presented by Rampion Enterprises Ltd.

Riverway Golf Course, Burnaby, BC

Invitation Only


Mark Strong

Executive Director

Doug Titterington

Membership & Events Manager

Dan Czerwenka

Business Development Manager

Graham Abraham

Communications & Marketing Manager

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