MARCH 27, 2024



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The PGA of BC invites members to attend our next presentation scheduled as part of the Virtual Education Series presented by Foresight Sports Canada. Par Six Golf founder and president Colby Johansson will host a webinar on "Six problems with your golf club's social media," taking place April 15 at 1:00pm PT online via Zoom.

Johannson is the visionary behind Par Six Golf, a nationally recognized media

company specializing in golf course marketing. Under his leadership,

Par Six has grown to work with over 75 golf clubs and resorts across the

country, producing results time and time again. A passion for golf and

extensive experience in marketing is a trademark for not only Johannson, but

his entire team at Par Six.

From establishing purpose and defining unique value propositions to

crafting compelling messages and optimizing content, he will unveil the secrets

to unlocking social media success for your club. Don't miss this opportunity to

learn actionable insights and elevate your club's online presence.

To learn more about the upcoming presentation, please read the info sheet available here. Members can register for the individual presentation here, or sign up for the Virtual Education Bundle for access to all upcoming 2024 virtual presentations as well as an archive of webinars from earlier this year.

To learn more about Par Six's work with Canadian golf courses, please click here.


The PGA of BC is excited to announce The Print Culture and The Engraving Studio as a new partner of the Association. The brands will serve as the Preferred Awards & Recognition Partner of the PGA of BC.

The Engraving Studio will be producing and providing the Association with tournament and Award Celebration awards, hardware and crystals. They join the Association as a bronze-level preferred partner.

We are grateful for the support of Gagan Bhathal, who serves as Manager of both brands. We encourage members to reach out to Bhathal at for more information.


The PGA of BC reminds members that registration for the 2024 Championships season opens Monday, April 1 at 9:00am PT.

We can't wait to welcome you all to our slate of upcoming tournaments set to take place at a variety of incredible British Columbia golf clubs. As space is limited for each field, members are encouraged to sign up for all those events that they intend to participate in, but are reminded that the Association's cancellation policies will be in effect. Please click here to view the Association's 2024 tournament schedule.

We are also excited to share information on our updated points races for 2024: the Professional Development Program presented by Sunice Bobby Jones; the Kal Tire Order of Merit; and new for 2024, the Community Engagement Program. Stay tuned for more details!

For any questions related to tournament registration, please reach out to Membership & Events Manager Doug Titterington at


Visit the Canadian GOLFEXPO online April 1-7, 2024. The EXPO will feature over 200 Canadian Golf Courses, fantastic International destinations, a coast-to-coast green fee auction, contests and interactive challenges. PLUS there is NO entry fee and you can visit at your leisure from the comfort of home.

There are some terrific green fee auction items to help you create your summer golf plans! 

To learn more, please click here or contact Tara Ciecko at


Via the PGA of Canada

Exciting opportunities await you this spring with National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) workshops. Elevate your coaching career, specialize in your field, and become eligible for prestigious PGA of Canada National Awards.

The next workshop, for Instructor of Beginner Golfers, takes place April 15-17 at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club in Richmond, BC. Registration closes April 1, make sure to register today!

Keep your eyes on as we confirm more dates throughout the Spring and Fall. 

With a maximum of 20 learners per workshop, secure your spot early to avoid missing out.

Financial Assistance: Post-workshop, apply for a PGA of Canada professional development bursary for potential reimbursement.

For further inquiries or to register, contact the Education Department at

To view the Instructor of Beginner Golfers workshop schedule and register today, please click here.

To view the Instructor of Intermediate Golfers workshop schedule and register today, please click here.

To view the Community Golf Coach workshop schedule and register today, please click here.


Via the PGA of Canada

The PGA of Canada's 2024 Virtual Annual General Meeting will be held on April 18 at 10:00am PT.

To register and receive a link to the online stream closer to the date, click here.

A full booklet of information regarding the AGM, which includes an agenda for the afternoon, can be found here.

Revised By-Laws can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you (virtually) on April 18! 


Do you have items that are still in good working condition at your facility that you are planning to replace for the season ahead? Or are you looking for gently-used items that can be re-purposed at your club? Don't forget that the PGA of BC offers classified listings as a complimentary service to members wishing to post want-ads and items for sale.


Members are welcome to place classified advertisements in our weekly newsletter for up to two consecutive weeks, but listings can remain on the Association's dedicated classifieds web page for longer periods. This page is restricted to members only, so website login will be required.


To place a classified listing in E-News and on the website, please contact Communications & Marketing Manager Graham Abraham at


The Lower Mainland's G&G Tour kicked off the 2024 season at Capilano Golf & Country Club on March 25. Mike Haraguchi (Capilano Golf & Country Club) earned the victory with a 65, beating out runner-up Bryn Parry (Seymour Creek Golf Centre) by a single shot. Six competitors in the talented field tied for third with a 67.

The Vancouver Island Club Pro Tour's season got underway March 12 at Victoria Golf Club. Mark Bicknell (Gorge Vale Golf Club) won the event, while Ben Griffin (Uplands Golf Club) earned second and Jayme Young (Arbutus Ridge Golf Club) rounded out the podium in third place.

The Westland Insurance Interior PGA Tour will begin their season April 8 at Penticton Golf & Country Club for a two-person event.

The Kootenay Pro Tour's 2024 schedule gets underway on April 15 at Copper Point Golf Club with a Pro-Scratch format event.

Make sure to read the Regional Tour Roundup every week to stay up-to-date with the achievements of our members and to never miss any information!


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 after a playoff win over OUAZ. Thunderbirds captain Mackenzie Bickell led the way for the team, carding a spectacular -6 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 Warrior 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, travelled to Turlock, California for the 49th Annual Hanny Stanislaus Invitational. The Red Leafs tied for 7th in the event, led by Denby Carswell's 7th-place individual finish at 6-under. Michael Crisologo also finished in the top-20, shooting even-par for the event. The team heads to Chambers Bay for the Seattle U Redhawk Invitational April 1-2.

The SFU Red Leafs Women's Golf team, coached by Steinbach, Schaus and Cella, competed in the Colorado State Pueblo Pack Spring Invitational on March 24-25. The Red Leafs earned a runner-up finish at the tournament with an impressive performance. SFU's Meera Minhas won the event and captured her third GNAC Player of the Week award this season, posting a team-record score of 67-73 in the 36-hole event. The team wraps up regular season play at the Sonoma State Spring Invitational on April 8-9. To read the full recap via SFU, please click here.

The UVic Vikes Men's Golf team, coached by PGA of BC pros Justin Clews and David Rands, competed in the Battle at Laughlin Ranch in Bullhead City, Arizona this week, finishing in 12th place. Posting the top finish for UVic was Aiden Craig-Steele, who shot 74-70-75 to earn 14th-place in the individual standings. The team heads to Chambers Bay on April 1-2 for the Seattle U Redhawk Invitational.

The UVic Women's team, also coached by Clews and Rands, emerged victorious at the Simpson University Spring Invitational in Redding, California this week with a whopping 25-stroke margin of victory. The Vikes' Lana Rummel and Cindy Koira tied for second-place on the individual leaderboard to propel the team to their dominant win. They head back to California April 8-9 for the TMU Women's Spring Invitational in Santa Clarita. To read the full recap of both men's and women's results this week via UVic, please click here.

The UBCO Heat Men's Golf team, coached by PGA of BC pro Clay Stothers, wrapped up their Spring season at the Vikes Spring Shootout last week in Victoria. The Heat earned a fifth-place finish, with Max Regier pacing the team and finishing in 11th-place on the individual leaderboard. Ryan Gillis also finished inside the top-20. To read the full recap via UBCO, please click here.

The UBCO Women's team, also coached by Stothers, closed out their Spring schedule by taking home the victory at the Vikes Spring Shootout, with an incredible 18-shot win to earn the gold. Emily Cornwall led the way for the Heat as she captured the individual title at the tournament by firing a two-round total of 7-over par to hold off teammate and runner-up Julia Alexander-Carew by one shot. To read the full recap via UBCO, please click here.

The UFV Cascades Men's Golf team, coached by PGA of BC pros Sean Douglas and Connor O'Dell, competed in the Vikes Spring Shootout last week, taking home a runner-up finish in the team competition. Eli Greene earned medalist honours, shooting 69-69 to outlast his closest competitor by two shots. Jackson Jacob also shined for the team en route to a T-5 result on the individual leaderboard.

The UFV Women's team also played in the Vikes Spring Shootout, finishing in third place overall. The Cascades were guided by the strong play of Morgan Best, who captured a third-place finish among all golfers. Lucy Park joined Best in the top ten. To read the full recap of both men's and women's results via UFV, please click here.

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.


Danyel Bourgeois has left St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino and joins Wildstone Golf Course as an Apprentice Professional 

Josh Legge has successfully completed the National Training Academy and becomes a Head Professional at University Golf Club

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


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"


May 9

Virtual Education Series presented by Foresight Sports Canada

Aaron Volpatti: "The Power of Visualization; in Golf, and in Life"


Mark Strong

Executive Director

Doug Titterington

Membership & Events Manager

Dan Czerwenka

Business Development Manager

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Communications & Marketing Manager

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