We are less than two weeks away from the first Play Ability Test of the season being hosted at Alberta Springs in Red Deer, on Tuesday, May 24th. Take note of the PAT schedule by clicking ’View Schedule’ below. There will be five PAT’s in total this season.
Registration for the 2022 PAT’s is open. Be sure to pass this information on to anyone interested in becoming a member of the PGA of Canada at your facility! For more information on the steps to become a member, please refer to the PGA of Canada Membership Roadmap.
About the PAT… The PAT is standardized testing all Applicants must pass in order to be eligible to apply for membership. All prospective Applicants are required to register with the PGA of Canada prior to registering for a PAT in 2022. Once an application has been accepted, the PGA of Canada will notify the PGA of Alberta office that there is a new Applicant who will be attempting a PAT. The PAT’s are conducted by the Zones.
Prospective members must meet the following entrance requirements:
Be 18 years of age or older
Have a high school diploma or higher
Currently working in the golf industry to be verified by your employer, and work a minimum of400 paid hoursper year by December 1st
Two reference letters, one from your employer and one from a PGA of Canada Class "A" Member
Complete a police check with Sterling BackCheck Online
Pass a sanctioned Playing Ability Test
PAT Target Score...
1 round PAT (18 holes)
No maximum number of attempts per year
All PAT’s are open to all Applicants
For Men, 49 years of age & under - the course rating plus 9
For Men, 50 years of age & older - the course rating plus 11
For Women, 49 years of age & under- the course rating plus 13
For Women, 50 years of age & older - the course rating plus 15
PAT Process... Step 1 - Register online at pgaofcanada.com - The cost is $325 plus tax, which includes your first PAT attempt and is valid for one year from the date of the registration. After a year, you must re-register as an Applicant to register for and attempt a PAT.
Step 2 - Register online at pgaofcanada.com for all PAT’s - ($150 plus tax per each additional attempt)
If an Applicant is unsuccessful in each of their PAT attempts over the course of a season, those Applicants may try again the following season. Successful Applicants will pay membership dues for the upcoming season at that time.
Click ’Read More’ below for more information on the application process and the steps that need to be taken after becoming a member.
PGA of Canada News
PGA of Canada Foundation Scholarships
These scholarships can help to assist with the cost of tuition and/or books for any Class "A" member who may be enrolled in an Educational Institution. In an effort to promote and foster ongoing education for PGA of Canada Members and Apprentice Professionals, the PGA of Canada Foundation Scholarship Committee will offer Scholarship Funding of varying amounts to qualified and selected applicants who are engaged in continuing their education through full time studies at either the University, Community College or other approved Educational Facility level. To qualify for these awards, applicants must:
be PGA of Canada Members/Apprentice Professionals in good standing, OR Sons/Daughters/Grandchildren of PGA of Canada Members (alive or deceased)
be engaged or will be engaged in a full time formal education program (as of September 2022)
be enrolled or accepted and registered at a university, college or other approved educational facility. Applicants not yet enrolled, accepted or registered may make application for consideration, but no award will be paid until registration is confirmed
To access the 2022 Scholarship Application form, please CLICK HERE. The annual deadline to apply for a scholarship is June 24th, 2022, and the Evaluation Forms must be received by July 4th, 2022.
If you have any further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to Wayne MacPhee at [email protected]
Numrich Nabs First G.S.H Title of Season at Desert Blume GC
The first Golf Supply House event of the season at the beautiful Desert Blume GC is complete and didn’t disappoint. With score-able conditions, we saw some great scores on the Leaderboard today and had an exciting playoff conclusion! Albert Pistorius (Country Hills GC) & Grant Numrich (Red Deer G&CC) both carded excellent 4-under par 68’s to sit atop the Leaderboard after 18 holes and battled it out in our Playoff.
Grant Numrich is our first player in the winner’s circle this season after a stellar performance today and coming out on top in the Playoff which will feel like some redemption for him after coming up just short in the Playoff at last year’s Assistants’ Championship at Sirocco GC.
Starting his season off with an excellent round, Grant carded an excellent blemish free round of 68 with 4 Birdies on the card. Grant managed to stick his 2nd shot of the Playoff to within 1 foot of the hole and came out on top with a Birdie on the 1st Playoff hole in some blustery spring golf conditions.
Coming up just short in the Playoff but finishing in solo 2nd and also carding an excellent 4-under par 68 which included 5 Birdies and 1 Bogey. Albert hit a great 2nd shot on the Playoff but was unable to cash in on his approximately 10 foot Birdie look.
Finishing right behind our Leaders’ in a 7-way Tie for 3rd who all carded great 3-under par 69’s today was the likes of: Justin Stoski (Lethbridge CC), Stefan Cox (Calgary G&CC), Kevin Black (Redwood Meadows G&CC), Jamie Gerlitz (Picture Butte GC), Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry) and Tyler LeBouthillier (GOLFTEC Calgary Beacon Heights).
Special thank you to our Host Facility: Desert Blume GCfor helping put on an excellent event. Special Thank you to our Sponsor: Golf Supply House who’s support helps make our Golf Supply House Series events happen.
PGA of Alberta Extends Partnership with adidas Golf Canada
The PGA of Alberta is pleased to announce an extended partnership with adidas Golf Canada for the next three years!
adidas Golf will now be a Title Sponsor of the annual Pro-Lady North and South tournaments which features one Professional paired up with a female amateur in a team net stableford format. In 2022, the Pro-Lady South will be hosted at Inglewood G&CC on June 30th and the North event will be hosted at Broadmoor GC on July 6th. Learn more about the tournaments here.
“We are so pleased to be a part of this partnership with the PGA of Alberta and the Pro-Lady Tournament. adidas Golf has one main goal. Connect with the both the amateur and professional golfers in a more meaningful way for all golfers," said Jeff Feltrin, GM of adidas Golf Canada. "This partnership will further this ambition and we are excited to see these events comes to life. The PGA of Alberta should be very proud of the event and we are thrilled to become a partner in it".
About adidas Golf… For more than 80 years, adidas has been part of the world of sports on every level, delivering state of-the-art sports footwear, apparel and accessories. Today, adidas is a global leader in the sporting goods industry and offers a broad portfolio of products. adidas Golf boasts one of the strongest rosters of tour athletes, including No. 3 world-ranked player Collin Morikawa. Xander Schauffele, Danielle Kang, Tyrell Hatton, Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson are just a few other top talents partnered with adidas Golf.
The company’s products resonate with golfers worldwide thanks to unparalleled performance in its TOUR360 22 footwear and GO-TO apparel, as well as the wear-anywhere versatility of the adicross apparel line. As part of its goal of being the most progressive golf brand in the world, adidas has launched the environmentally friendly Primegreen product line, which focus on sustainability through the use of recycled materials. adidas Golf has a dedicated team that continues to serve the Canadian marketplace with industry-leading products and service.
For more information, go to their website www.adidas.ca or contact their Representatives below:
Ryan Doucette Territory Sales & Marketing Manager - Northern Alberta 780-264-1169 [email protected]
Jennifer Davison Territory Sales & Marketing Manager - Southern Alberta 403-966-2672 [email protected]
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Buying Show News
Attendee Registration Now Open for the 2022 Alberta Buying Show
The PGA of Alberta is excited to open Attendee Registration for the 2022 Buying Show! The PGA of Alberta would like to invite your entire facility to attend this annual Show being hosted on October 18–20 at the Calgary BMO Centre.
With already a dozen vendors registered for the Show this year, companies are eager to see the membership and their teams in person after a two year hiatus. Click here to view Exhibitor list.
The purpose of the Buying Show is to bring Golf & Industry Professionals, Equipment Manufacturers and Sales Representatives all together in the same building in order for them to prepare their inventories for the following season. The Buying Show is an event that is restricted to PGA of Canada Members, Non-PGA of Canada Facilities and Golf Industry Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers.
All Golf Courses in Canada are welcome to attend this Show. Registration is simple and can be completed online in minutes. Click on the following links for the information package or to register your facility! Important - Make sure you click "+ Add Another Attendee" when registering to sign up multiple people from your facility.