Board of Director Elections - Nominee Bios Now Available
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Members of the Professional Golfers’ Association of Alberta will be held virtually this year due to the Spring Seminar moving to a virtual format. The date of the virtual AGM will be on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, beginning at 10:00am MST. The AGM will be hosted through the Zoom platform. Click here to register for the AGM.
Board of Directors Election (8 Nominees) Four spots are open for election in 2022 for the Board of Directors. Online voting will officially open on Tuesday, February 22nd and will close just after the start of the AGM on March 16th.
Assistants’ Board of Directors Election (7 Nominees) Four spots are open for election in 2022 for the Assistants’ Board of Directors. Online voting will officially open on Tuesday, February 22nd and will close just after the start of the AGM on March 16th.
The PGA of Alberta Spring Seminar is now live via the Whova App. If you have registered, make sure to log into the app to view the whole line up of speakers and agenda for the 2 day event. A speaker spotlight for March 3rd;
Photo of Scott Fawcett and Will Zalatoris at the US Junior he won
DECADE Course Management System The DECADE Course Management System, has solved golf strategy by combining shot distribution patterns and PGA Tour scoring statistics. DECADE quickly generates the optimal target that will produce the lowest score based on distance, hazards, and hole locations.
Scott undertook this project for his own game, but injury sidelined him in 2014. As a result, he reached out to a junior golfer at his home course in Dallas to caddie for him in the Texas Amateur, Will Zalatoris. Will won by THREE which was his first victory in anything other than a high school event! Three weeks later Scott caddied for Zalatoris at the U.S. Junior Amateur where he won again. College coaches began calling. Since Scott lives in Dallas, SMU was one of the first college programs he worked with. Bryson DeChambeau was ranked 50th in the world when he attended Scott’s seminar. Six months later he had won both the NCAA Championships and the U.S. Amateur! In addition to those two USGA wins, TEN other players have won USGA titles in the first five years Scott has taught his DECADE Course Management System. Female members of the DECADE App have won the Women’s British Open, Women’s U.S. Amateur, Women’s NCAA Individual Title, and Augusta Women’s Amateur.
PGA of Alberta and Impact Canopy Canada Extend Partnership for Two Years
The PGA of Alberta is pleased to announce an extended partnership with Impact Canopy Canada Inc. for the next two years! Impact Canopy Canada will be a Presenting Sponsor of the Buying Show Welcome Breakfast held on the first day of the Show.
In 2022, the Welcome Breakfast will be hosted on Tuesday, October 18th at the BMO Centre in Calgary. Mark your calendars now as all attendees and exhibitors of the Show are encouraged to attend this complimentary event which begins at 8am, 1-hour before the Show officially opens at 9am.
“Our partnership with the PGA of Alberta is a relationship we value greatly at Impact”, stated Rachel Hart, Marketing Manager of Impact Canopy. “We look forward to continuing our relationship and furthering our commitment to elevating the PGA brand and providing unparalleled offerings to all members.”
EXCLUSIVE MEMBER SPECIAL: Special discounts are available for members of the PGA of Alberta on select Impact Canopy Canada products, including Canopies, Marquee Tents, Flags, Table Covers, Banners, Tee Dividers, Director Chairs, and more. They can turn your vision into reality!
About Impact Canopy Canada… Impact Canopies has a 20-year history of helping leading organizations create exciting and highly visible branding campaigns and marketing initiatives. Impact Canopies Canada Inc. was formed in 1999 and has more than a decade of experience manufacturing and distributing all styles of canopies, pop-up tents, and accessories.
With offices all throughout Canada, Impact Canopy’s custom canopies, pop-up tents, banners, flags, inflatables, and more are widely available throughout North America at numerous convenient locations. Through the Impact Canopy offices, you can expect an extensive inventory, an available rental fleet, and expert sales and service advice.
For more information on Impact Canopy Canada and to see what products they offer, please visit their website www.impactcanopy.ca or contact their Representative below:
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One Week Left To Register
Reminder that registration for th PGA of Alberta Spring Seminar closes Tuesday, March 1st at 4pm. Thank you to everyone who has already registered. Join us March 2nd and 3rd to engage with our talented line-up of speakers including;
Marketing & Tourism Alberta-James will explain how Tourism Jasper shifted its marketing strategy in light of COVID-19 from a predominantly international audience to an Albertan summer focus and share some marketing best practices and industry trends along the way.
A born and raised Edmontonian, James Jackson began his career in event management. After getting a feel for the operational side of the business, he joined Edmonton Tourism to learn the production side, overseeing the Sport Tourism file working with international sports organizations like: FIFA, ITU, and Red Bull. He later led the Tourism Development portfolio, managing several major hotel and real estate development projects with Edmonton Economic Development. In 2017 he moved to Jasper to lead Tourism Jasper as President & CEO.
James has a BA from the University of Alberta in Recreation Sport and Tourism, a certificate from Harvard Business School Online in finance and economics, and a professional designation from Destinations International as a Certified Destination Marketing Executive.
**Reminder Registration Open Until March 1st at 4PM MST**
PGA of Alberta Presents Par Six Golf
The PGA of Alberta Education Committee has partnered with Par Six Golf to present a webinar on"Social Media Strategy".
Social media can be confusing and frustrating not knowing—what to post, what to say, when to say it, where to say it, who to say it to…it makes it a daunting project to take on. I’m going to demonstrate how to develop a clearly defined social media strategy. This 10 step process is going to provide clarity and a defined roadmap enabling you to produce a fully developed social media strategy. More importantly, it’s going to help you deliver a clear and consistent message in your social media marketing. This webinar is full of practical and actionable advice that you can apply to your own brand. -Colby Johannson (co-founder Par Six Golf)
PGA of Alberta Extends Partnership with BPG Buying Group
The PGA of Alberta is delighted to announce an extended partnership with BPG Buying Group in 2022 as the newest Presenting Sponsor of the Awards Banquet Cocktail Reception. This year’s event will be hosted after the second day of the PGA of Alberta Buying Show on Wednesday, October 19th at the BMO Centre in Calgary.
"The BPG Buying Group is thrilled to extend our partnership and opportunity to work with the PGA of Alberta and their members" said Martin Boucher, BPG General Manager. "BPG represents over 190 PGA of Canada member facilities and we work everyday to simplify Professional’s day-to-day operations as well as to help them increase their bottom line. At BPG, we believe this sponsorship is the first step to a long and prosperous partnership with the PGA of Alberta members".
About BPG Buying Group… Founded in 1980, the BPG Buying Group is a network of dynamic, competent, and fully experienced professionals working towards the growth of the players and the game of golf. Click here to learn more about what BPG offers to their members. For more information, go to their website www.boutiquesprogolf.com or contact their Representatives below:
Mike LoftusMember Services & Western Canada Representative T: 587-578-7464 [email protected]
Episode 6 brings Tour Striker inventor, Martin Chuck, to the podcast where he will be sharing where his passion for teaching golf arose. Martin will discuss:
His journey from inventing the tour striker to running a successful golf academy
How to make use of social media to grow your business
Learning how to be selective and to communicate effectively
How to get out of your comfort zone
For any professional looking to build or retain their client base, Martin provides a ton of insight on simple tips and tricks to teach at any level. Thank you to Craig Vogel (GOLFTEC Calgary Beacon Heights)for hosting Martin.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks as Troy Mills hosts Riley Johns and Thomas McBroom onCourse Design
The Assistants Board is excited to present their third webinar on "Keys to Transitioning to a Head Golf Professional". The talented panelists will be sharing their experiences and keys to excelling within the golf industry which will include;
Chris Cooke- Silvertip GR
Eric Porter- Lethbridge CC
Mathew MacDonald- Innisfail GC
Michael Graham- Cottonwood G&CC
Samuel Kirkness- Inglewood G&CC
This will be the third of four webinars produced by the assistants board with the intention of providing professional development for all assistants within the industry. This will produce an avenue for networking and relationship building so members can continue to further their careers.
The Education Committee is excited to announce this panel of fantastic ladies will be joining The Spring Seminar- Erika Larkin, Gia Liwskiand Trillium Rose. These three ladies are the top female influencers in golf right now. All three have a passion about women in golf and will be sharing their experiences of how they navigated their way to the top of a male dominated industry. During the presentation they will be providing guidance on growing your brand and developing an approach to impact golfers of all levels.
PGA of Alberta and Rampion Enterprises Form New Partnership
The PGA of Alberta is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Rampion Enterprises for 2022. Featuring brands such as 2UNDR, Projekt Bags and Quikflip Apparel, Rampion Enterprises will be the newest Proud Partner of the Association and looks forward to supporting the Membership this upcoming season and at the 2022 Buying Show in October.
“We are very proud to sponsor the PGA of Alberta. After having grown up in Alberta personally, I couldn’t be happier to support the Professionals in this Association" said Chad Haralson, V.P. of Sales for Rampion Enterprises. "As a company that has prided itself on building new brands in Canada, we’re really excited to have 2UNDR be selected by pga.com as one of the best men’s golf brands at the 2022 PGA Show in Orlando.
About Rampion Enterprises… Based outside of Vancouver, B.C., Rampion Enterprises has been successfully distributing golf products and apparel in Canada for both retail and corporate for over 50 years. Rampion prides itself on providing quality goods with exceptional service to meet all customer’s needs in the Canadian market. Get in touch with them today to learn more about their popular brands.
In addition to being a distributor for brands such as Quikflip Apparel, Rampion has developed its own including 2UNDR Men’s Performance Underwear and Projekt Bags. 2UNDR began as a premium men’s underwear line and quickly has evolved into a full apparel and lifestyle brand perfect for golf or everyday life. Rickie Fowler is their #1 brand ambassador who initially reached out to the company as he was such a fan of the brand.
For more information on Rampion Enterprises and their brands, please visit their website www.rampionent.com or contact their representatives below:
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Members of the Professional Golfers’ Association of Alberta will be held virtually this year due to the Spring Seminar moving to a virtual format. The virtual AGM will be held on Wednesday, March 16, beginning at 10:00am. The AGM will be hosted through the Zoom platform.
Top 100 Points - Members will receive 3Top 100 points for attending the virtual AGM. Please note - Members MUST attend the live stream to receive points. No points will be given for watching the recorded version of the AGM.
Sign Up Today- Register to ensure you receive all information for this year’s AGM. Information will be sent in the week prior to the AGM including the agenda, 2021 financial statements, and meeting Zoom link.