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ALAN PALMER & DAVID WOODS TO PRESENT AT SPRING SEMINAR presented by E-Z-GO
Alan Palmer is the Director of Golf at Shaughnessy G&CC in Vancouver, BC, and is passionate about the game and business potential of golf. David Woods is the Director of Golf at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells, California and has been a member of the PGA of America since 1999 as well as a former member of the PGA of Canada. Both Alan and David have a plethora of experience in the industry and will cover topics such as hiring and getting hired in the golf business, the keys to a successful operation, leadership, progression/mentorship and growing Head Professionals, networking, raising “your” profile with your membership, building a culture of excellence, building your financial foundation as a golf professional, building morale through staff trips & events, co-branding, how to run a successful golf school/golf clinics, membership marketing and social media in the golf industry. Click here for more information on Alan and David.
PGA of Alberta LinkedIn Account
The PGA of Alberta is excited to announce the launch of its new LinkedIn account. You can now follow the Association on the popular social networking platform under PGA of Alberta. LinkedIn is a great way to stay professionally connected in the golf industry. Click here to view the PGA of Alberta LinkedIn page.
PD Series: F&B OPERATIONS & PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
Attend the F&B Operations & Professional Business Communication PD series on February 28th at Red Deer G&CC to advance your career as a professional. In the morning session, you will gain valuable food and beverage knowledge that can help you advance your career and map out the future for your facility. Guest speaker for the morning session will be Murray McCourt, Executive Professional at The Ranch G&CC. In the afternoon, the focus will be on top-line strategies for communicating effectively with colleagues, staff, members, and the general public. Guest speaker for the afternoon session will be Dr. Kathryn Pallister, Head of Communication Studies at Red Deer College. Click here for more information.
Short Game Specialist James Ridyard to Present at Spring Seminar
James Ridyard is a leading golf instructor, researcher and co-owner of the Short Game Secrets brand which brings some of the highest selling independently produced instructional videos to the industry. He is a specialist in wedge play and spends the majority of his time teaching it, researching it and analysing it. James received the great honour of being a presenter at the 2015 PGA of America’s Teaching & Coaching Summit. You are guaranteed to walk away from his presentation with something new, something cool and something practical. Click here to learn more about James.
Alberta Golf Shows Exhibitor Registration: DEADLINE February 10th
There is less than two weeks to reserve your booth at this year’s Edmonton and Calgary Golf Shows in March. Don’t miss your chance being part of one of the biggest Golf Shows in the country which sees over 7,000 avid golfers attend! Space is limited so be sure to register your booth today. DEADLINE to register is February 10th. Click here for more information.
Edmonton Golf Show Tickets Now Available
Tickets are now available through Ticketmaster for the Edmonton Golf Show on March 11 & 12 at the Edmonton Expo Centre (Hall H). Don’t miss this annual kickoff to the golf season by purchasing your tickets in advance! Click here to purchase tickets.
Calgary Flames’ Brian Burke to present at PGA of Alberta Spring Seminar
Brian Burke is not only the President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames, he is a NHL Leader, Community Activist & Mentor. He is also one of the most sought after, dynamic and engaging Keynote Speakers in Canada, speaking on business management and growth, leadership and his life in professional sports. Brian’s topic for our seminar will be “10 Rules of Leadership”. Click here to learn more about Brian Burke.
Register today for the 2017 Spring Seminar!
Registration is now available for the 2017 PGA of Alberta Spring Seminar presented by E-Z-GO on March 6th & 7th at the Carriage House Inn. Guest speakers include Brian Burke, James Ridyard, Alan Palmer, David Woods, and many more talented individuals. Click here for more information.
Ryan Anderson: recipient of the Top 50 Kids Teachers Award
U.S. Kids Golf has announced the recipients of the Top 50 Kids Teachers Award, which annually recognizes the world’s most outstanding youth golf instructors. This year’s recipients include the PGA of Alberta’s Ryan Anderson, Head Teaching Professional at the Glencoe G&CC Teaching Centre. Ryan is one of three award winners from outside the U.S.—the others being from England and Kenya. Click here for more information.
PGA of Alberta Spring Seminar 2017: Save the Date
The 2017 PGA of Alberta Spring Seminar will be held March 6th & 7th at the Carriage House Inn in Calgary. Mark these dates in your calendar now, we hope you plan on attending this annual kickoff to the golf season. The Education Committee along with the office has been diligently working through the proposals sent and received from various speakers on relevant industry topics and we are pleased with this year's lineup. The Registration Package will be sent out shortly. Click here to see the speakers.