We are saddened to announce that PGA of Canada Honourary Life Member and first ever Executive Director of the PGA of Alberta (1986-2000) Dave Mayes has recently passed away.
After making great contributions to our Association, Dave was awarded the PGA of Alberta Lifetime Achievement Award in the Association Builder category in 2004 for his work as Executive Director that helped to build a family of golf professionals into the prominent figures of the game in Alberta, and shape the Alberta Zone of the PGA of Canada into a leader in the industry.
Our condolences goes out to his family and friends during this difficult time. More information on the Memorial Service will be provided once confirmed.
Come join The Education Committee - PD Series sub-committee over the lunch hour this Friday, July 3rd from 12:00PM - 1:00PM for our weekly offering of: Open Forum Friday, for up to 100 of our Members’ to have a chance to get together and discuss a variety of topics like: Corporate Events & Sales, Lesson Protocols & Procedures, Managing Member & Guest Expectations, Work/Life Balance & discussing the "Covid-19 Response Protocol for Suspected Case" document from the PGA of Canada.
The third session will be moderated by Education Committee Member - Bryce Halverson. There will be an agenda shared the day prior with related info. Please feel free to send in any questions/comments/issues that are coming up or being dealt with at your respective facility that you’d like to see some discussion about. We hope to have a variety of members that will be attending that can offer some differing perspectives from Public, Semi-Private & Private courses. This week we are moving to a R.S.V.P. based model for this session, if you want to attend please email [email protected]to receive the meeting link. All members encouraged to attend!
Given ongoing restrictions and uncertainty related to COVID-19, the PGA of Canada has cancelled the 2020 PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada, originally scheduled for Aug. 4-7 at Le Parcours du Vieux Village in Bromont, Que.
The national championship will return to Vieux Village in 2021, though dates for next year have yet to be confirmed.
The PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada was first conducted in 1938 as part of the PGA Championship of Canada before evolving into a stand-alone tournament in 1973. This is the first time since 1946 the event will not be contested.
The PGA of Canada continues to actively review its national championship schedule for the remainder of the season. To date, the Association has cancelled the DCM PGA Women’s Championship and postponed the PGA Championship of Canada presented by TaylorMade Golf Canada and adidas Golf as a result of the pandemic.
Should a national event take place in the fall, the PGA of Canada plans to designate a category within the championship to provide senior members with an opportunity to compete.
PGA of Canada Hall of Fame - Reminder of July 1st Deadline to Nominate
The PGA of Canada Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing the extraordinary contribution and accomplishments of our members to the game of golf in Canada and around the world. Deserving members will be inducted on a regular basis.
Hall of fame nominees must be— or have been— a PGA of Canada member; be at least 55-years-old; and have made an extraordinary national or international contribution to the game of golf.
Elected in four categories—Club Professional, Player, Teacher/Coach and Administrator — nominees achievements must be in the form of dedication to his/her club; playing accomplishments on a national and world stage; promoting the game through teaching and player development or; exceptional contribution(s) to the industry.
Nominations must be received no later than July 1st. All nominations must be typed or sent electronically. Each nomination must be seconded. Individuals may not nominate themselves; be a director on the national board; an employee of the PGA of Canada or; be a member of the PGA of Canada Hall of Fame selection committee.
To download the nomination form and guidelines, CLICK HERE
PGA of Canada News
PGA of Canada Scholarships Worth $2,000 - Deadline to Apply June 26th
The PGA of Canada Foundation is awarding five Ian Webb Scholarships, worth $2,000 each, in support of PGA of Canada members (or their immediate family) pursuing post-secondary education.
The Foundation formally renamed its scholarship program to the ‘Ian Webb Scholarship Fund’ in honour of esteemed member Ian Webb, who passed away last September after a brave battle with cancer.
Applicants are required to meet the following criteria for consideration:
be a PGA of Canada Member or Apprentice in good standing OR a child, grandchild or spouse of a PGA of Canada Member or Apprentice (alive or deceased);
be engaged or will be engaged in a full-time formal education program as of September 2020;
be enrolled or accepted and registered at a university, college or other approved educational facility. Applicants not yet enrolled, accepted or registered may apply for consideration, but no award will be paid until registration is confirmed.
Applications are judged by a three-member independent panel and awarded based on academic achievement and contributions to the community. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 26, 2020.
Questions? Contact: PGA of Canada Foundation Brittany Mullin T: 519-853-5450 ext. 222 E:[email protected]
Tournament of Champions - New Date Announced
The Tournament of Champions Sponsored by Sunice/Bobby Jones has been rescheduled to Monday, July 20th still being hosted at Glendale G&CC in Edmonton. We are pleased to keep this event on the schedule as it’s a favourite for many Head/Executive Professionals and their club champions.
Please note that the new payment processing date for this event will now be June 22nd @ 4pm (28-days prior to event date) and eligible members will have until July 6th @ 4pm to withdraw and receive a full refund (2 weeks prior to event date).
2020 Hole in One Program Now Open - Purchase Today!
Add some excitement to your tournaments and club leagues this year by purchasing Hole in One Insurance through the PGA of Alberta HIO program! In partnership with Foster Park Brokers Inc., the HIO program provides members and non-members the opportunity to purchase affordable HIO insurance for your club, corporate and charity events!
What Denominations Can I Purchase? Any denomination from $1,000 to $50,000 per hole can be purchased online. Should you wish to purchase more than $50,000 per hole, please contact [email protected] for a quote. On coverage up to $100,000, PGA of Alberta members will always receive the best possible premium from Foster Park Brokers.
How Do I Purchase? Coverage can be easily purchased on the PGA of Alberta website with the following steps:
Login to the website and select ‘My Hole In One’ under ’Manage Account’ or ’My Account’
Select the ’Create New Event’ button
Follow the step-by-step instructions that will guide you through the easy purchasing process. It’s as simple as that!
*If you are a non-PGA of Alberta member and interested in purchasing, please contact Marlene Sanderson at the PGA of Alberta office (see contact info below).
What are the Benefits of PGA of Alberta HIO Program?
Competitive industry rates
Easy to purchase online
Purchase for one event OR for an entire season worth of events at once
Modify your events by contacting the office based on any changes that occur throughout the season
Fees/Premium waived if tournament is cancelled due to inclement weather
No dealing with the insurance company directly
Supporting the Association
Important Items to Note Electronic scorecards are acceptable as long as they can still be signed by the winner (digital signature acceptable).
Elevated flag/holes will NOT be permitted for HIO Insurance. However, clubs are still able to purchase insurance as long as the ball drops and stays in the hole after coming to a rest. There are NO requirements for a specific depth of the hole.
Questions? If have any questions on how this program can work for you, please contact Marlene Sanderson at the PGA of Alberta office (E: [email protected] OR P: 403-256-8894 / TF: 1-888-866-6140).
2020 Junior Scholarships - Now Open
Once again the PGA of Alberta is offering FOUR Junior Scholarships of $1,000 each to deserving applicants. Two of these scholarships will be awarded to children of PGA of Alberta Members, which doesn’t require any golf experience to apply! The other two scholarships will be awarded to Alberta Juniors who meet the specific criteria outlined on our website. Deadline is Friday, July 31st, 2020 by 4pm.
REMINDER: PGA of Canada Online AGM (June 4th) - Register Now
Given the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the PGA of Canada Annual General Meeting will be conducted online Thursday, June 4, 2020 @ 11am MST. The AGM was originally scheduled for May 21 in Elbow, Sask.
All PGA of Canada Class “A” members and Apprentice Professionals are encouraged to attend, however, as per Association bylaws, only Class “A” members may vote.
Registration - Now Open All attendees are required to register in advance. Further details, including a link to the Zoom meeting, will be provided to all registered participants closer to the AGM.
Online Voting - Available Now Class “A” members are eligible to vote online at www.pgaofcanada.com for each motion until June 4. A "pop-up" voting window will appear automatically when you log in to the member’s section of the website. You may need to log out and then log back in for the window to appear.
Please note: We encourage all eligible members to cast their votes ahead of time, however, if you would like to vote during the virtual meeting, we suggest using one device for voting and another to watch the virtual meeting.
Motions To view the motions under consideration, click here.