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PGA of Canada National Awards - Good Luck to Alberta Professionals
PGA of Canada News

PGA of Canada National Awards - Good Luck to Alberta Professionals

The PGA of Canada is thrilled to announce the finalists for its 2020 National Awards. Each year, a National Selection Committee evaluates nominations from Professionals across Canada. Winners for each national award are traditionally recognized during PGA of Canada Night at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla., however, this year will see winners revealed live during the Association’s virtual National Award Ceremony on Thursday, January 28th, 2021.

“We are blessed to have a family of over 3,600 professionals who proudly share their passion and expertise with golfers from coast-to-coast,” said Teejay Alderdice, the Association’s President. “On behalf of the PGA of Canada, I would like to congratulate all nominees and finalists for their outstanding accomplishments this year. I look forward to celebrating their collective achievements later this month during our virtual National Awards Ceremony.”

Good luck to the following PGA of Alberta Professionals up for a National Award in 2020:

  • Dean Ingalls (Silver Springs G&CC) - Murray Tucker Club Professional of the Year
  • Slade King (The Links of GlenEagles) - Dick Munn Executive Professional of the Year
  • Ben Van Deurzen (Stewart Creek G&CC) - Stan Leonard Class “A” Professional of the Year
  • Bryce Halverson (Valley Ridge GC) - Moe Norman Apprentice Professional of the Year
  • Todd Halpen (Golfuture) - George Knudson Teacher of the Year
  • Bill Dreger (Canmore G&CC) - Jack McLaughlin Junior Leader of the Year
  • Luke Workman (Glencoe G&CC Teaching Centre) - Ben Kern Coach of the Year
  • Silver Springs G&CC (Head Professional - Dean Ingalls) - Pat Fletcher Retailer of the Year
  • Chris DiPasquale (Par 3 Golf Academy at Bridge Valley Golf) - Warren Crosbie Community Leader of the Year

CLICK HERE to view all Finalists this year. To register for the PGA of Canada’s National Award Ceremony, please click the button below.

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Bryce Halverson Elected as New President of Assistants’ Board
Association News

Bryce Halverson Elected as New President of Assistants’ Board

Congratulations to Bryce Halverson of Valley Ridge GC on being elected as the new President of the PGA of Alberta Assistants’ Board of Directors.

Bryce has been a member of the Assistants’ Board since the beginning of 2019 and has been actively involved in the Association through all facets including committees, tournaments and education. He is the recent recipient of the PGA of Alberta Apprentice Professional of the Year Award in 2020 and a finalist for the National Award being announced on January 28th. Click here for more details.

The Assistants’ Board is in great hands moving forward with Bryce and the other Board members all striving towards making a positive impact for the Association and Assistant Professionals. Thank you to former Assistants’ Board President Sam Kirkness (Inglewood G&CC) for all of your hard work over the past year.

About the Assistants’ Board of Directors...
Class A Professionals and Apprentice Professionals also have a voice in the Association, through the Assistants’ Board of Directors. Up to nine Class A Members or Apprentice Professionals are invited to run annually for two-year terms on the Assistants’ Board of Directors, and upon election assume a portfolio, and attend Committee meetings consistent with those on the Board of Directors.

If you are interested in running for a position on the Assistants’ Board of Directors in 2021, please click the link below (login required) for more information and to be directed to the Nomination form which can be submitted online. Deadline to submit your interest is Friday, January 22nd, 2021 (end of day).


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2021 PGA of Alberta Golf Shows Cancelled
Golf Show News

2021 PGA of Alberta Golf Shows Cancelled

Both 2021  Calgary & Edmonton Golf Shows will be cancelled this year due to COVID-19.

As the PGA of Alberta prides itself on being the Most Trusted Resource in Golf, we want to protect our Members, Exhibitors, Customers, and staff. These events will not be rescheduled to a later date in 2021. We want to keep everyone safe as that is the most important thing on our minds at the moment. Please remember to take care of yourself. Let’s bend the curve together.

If you have any questions, concerns or comments please contact:


PGA of Alberta Extends Partnership with Website Design Company Pixel Army
Partner News

PGA of Alberta Extends Partnership with Website Design Company Pixel Army

The PGA of Alberta is pleased to extend its partnership with website developer Pixel Army for 2021. Pixel Army will continue as the Presenting Sponsor of the Pro-Lady North which consists of one Professional paired up with a female amateur golfer in a team net stableford format.

Pixel Army has been a Proud Partner of the PGA of Alberta since 2017 supporting the Pro-Lady North event. They are responsible for creating and designing the revamped PGA of Alberta website launched at the beginning of 2018 making it more user and mobile friendly in addition to other enhancements.

"Pixel Army is proud to be once again partnering with the PGA of Alberta for the 2021 season", said Kevin Labbé, President at Pixel Army. "As our relationship has evolved throughout the past few years, we have felt a growing support from its membership. Our current sponsorship of the Pro-Lady North tournament has been a wonderful way for us to demonstrate our commitment back to the Association".

About Pixel Army…
Pixel Army specializes in Website Design & Development, Digital Advertising & Search Engine Optimization. They design and develop custom websites from their home base of Edmonton, Alberta. Pixel Army builds visually appealing, highly functional sites that integrate with your entire organization; delving deep into organizational pain points to turn your website into an integral part of your overall strategy.

In their first 15-years their portfolio has expanded to include a wide variety of clients from a number of industries; small and large, private and public, for-profit and non-profit. Whoever the client, their talented team of designers & developers spend extra time on the small details to deliver websites that are tailored to each client’s unique requirements.

For more information on Pixel Army including pricing (click here) and other websites they have created (click here), please visit their website or contact:

Kevin Labbé – President/Owner
E: [email protected]
P: 780-428-8089


Professional Development Podcast
Education News

Professional Development Podcast

The Education Committee is excited to launch our new Professional Development Podcast series. With the impact of COVID-19 our committee agreed that we would not be able to provide our familiar educational offerings throughout the off-season. Like everything else, we were forced to adapt to the circumstances of the world. As you have seen we have moved our Spring Education Conference to an on-line format and now we are thrilled to launch our PGA of Alberta Podcast Series to replace our Professional Development seminars that are typically offered throughout the off-season.

This new opportunity allows us to provide our members with more relevant topics from our industry leaders. The episodes are an easy listen, and we are confident that you will be able to extract some information that will help you professionally and personally. Our committee has enlisted the following guests for season 1 of the show; Dean Ingalls, Adam Werbicki, Riley Fleming, Bob Paley and Tahlon Sweenie. Each episode will be unique and cover specific topics that are relevant to our industry.

We hope you take the time to enjoy learning from each other. Happy New Year!

Click here for the website for our Podcast

Click here for Episode 1 on Spotify

Click here for Episode 1 on Apple


Run for the Board of Directors or Assistants Board - Deadline Jan. 22
Association News

Run for the Board of Directors or Assistants Board - Deadline Jan. 22

Nomination Form

If you are interested in running for a position on either the Professional Golfers’ Association of Alberta Board of Directors or Assistants’ Board of Directors in 2021, please click the link below (login required) for more information and to be directed to the Nomination form which can be submitted online. Deadline to submit your interest is Friday, January 22nd, 2021 (end of day).

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  2. Save Draft button is located at the bottom of every form on the website.
  3. To find Saved Drafts, please go to "My Account" or "Manage Account" > My Saved Drafts.
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Board of Directors

Sets all policies, rules and regulations for the PGA of Alberta, meeting on a quarterly basis to conduct the business affairs on behalf of the Members.  There are between nine and twelve Members elected to the PGA of Alberta Board of Directors, all are Class A Members of the PGA of Canada. Elections to the Board are held every year at the Annual General Meeting in March and election terms are set at three years. There will be four (4) spots open for election in 2021 for the Board of Directors. CLICK HERE to see the current Board.

Assistants’ Board of Directors

Assistant Professionals (Class A) and Apprentice Professionals also have a voice in the Association, through the Assistants’ Board of Directors. Up to nine Class A Members or Apprentice Professionals are invited to run annually for two-year Committee terms on the Assistants’ Board of Directors, and upon election assume a portfolio, and attend Committee meetings consistent with those on the Board of Directors. There will be four (4) spots open for election in 2021 for the Assistants’ Board of Directors. CLICK HERE to see the current Assistants’ Board.

Click Here for Nomination Form