The PGA of Alberta announced the winners of the annual awards on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Calgary BMO Centre. Individuals were recognized for their achievements throughout the season and their career, as well as for their contributions to the Association and the game of golf.
Some of the categories recognised included Club Professional, Teacher, Junior Leader and Executive Professional of the Year! Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees! See winners below.
Greg Kincade (Edmonton CC), Club Professional of the Year
Murray McCourt (The Ranch G&CC), Executive Professional of the Year
Sam Kirkness (Priddis Greens G&CC), Assistant Professional of the Year - Class A
Chris Cooke (Kananaskis Country GC), Assistant Professional of the Year - Apprentice Professional
Derek Baker (Derek Baker Golf Academy), Teacher of the Year
Lyndon King (Collicutt Siding GC), Junior Leader of the Year
Randy Robb (Edge Golf School), Coach of the Year
Sean Thompson (Cottonwood G&CC), Top 100 Award
Jared Engel (adidas Golf), Sales Representative of the Year
Red Deer G&CC, Retailer of the Year (Private)
Sirocco GC, Retailer of the Year (Public)
Golf Supply House, Jack Skellern Patron of the Year
Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre), Player of the Year
Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC), Head Professional Order of Merit Champion
Marsha Rogers (The Derrick G&WC), Ladies’ Order of Merit Champion
Riley Fleming (NGA Dome), Assistant Professional Order of Merit Champion
Buying Show News
2019 Buying Show – Thanks for Attending
Thank you to everyone who attended and played a part in the 2019 edition of the PGA of Alberta Buying Show hosted at the BMO Centre in Calgary on October 22 - 24. The Show featured several new components this year that added value to all Attendees while bringing more excitement to the Show throughout the week. New components included:
Opening Breakfast with David Hearn
Complimentary F&B throughout the week supplied by Gordon Food Service
Cocktail Reception @ Hotel Arts after Day 1
Roger Cleveland Presentation @ Hotel Arts
We are proud to run the largest Buying Show in Canada each year and it would not be possible without the continued support from our Exhibitors, Partners, Members and Attendees!
David Hearn to Attend Buying Show Welcome Breakfast
The PGA of Alberta Buying Show just keeps getting better and better as we have lined up Canadian Professional Golfer David Hearn to attend and say a few words at the opening Welcome Breakfast on Day 1 of the PGA of Alberta Buying Show on Tuesday, October 22nd.
David will also be attending the Buying Show on behalf of the Greg Norman Collection/ Mint Green Group booth (#504) at the Show. The Canadian golf icon will be present at their booth from 9:00 - 11:30am on Day 1 only so make sure to get there early!
The Breakfast will begin at 8am on the opening day at the BMO Centre (Hall C) with the food and beverage portion being supplied by Gordon Food Service (Booth #707). See the menu for the breakfast below. David will say a few words at approximately 8:45am.
About David Hearn… Rookie of the Year on PGA Tour Canada in 2002, Brantford’s David Hearn has had a long and successful career spanning several professional tours. After playing in Canada and Asia early in his career, Hearn broke through in 2004, winning on both PGA Tour Canada and the Web.com Tour.
In 2014-2015, Hearn collected eight Top 25 finishes, including four Top 10 results and narrowly being the first Canadian in over 60 years to win Canada’s national tournament – the RBC Canadian Open.
His 2015-2016 campaign was full of strong consistent performances with fourteen top 30’s including two top 10’s. It was highlighted by a July trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the XXXI Olympiad. It was the first-time golf had been included in the Summer Olympics since 1904. Hearn attempted to defend Canada’s title 112 years in the making, resulting in a T30 finish.
Breakfast Menu (Tuesday, October 22nd, 8:00am - 9:30am)
Assortment of fresh cut fruit
Assortment of freshly baked pastries and Danishes
Scrambled Western Omelette
Pancakes w/ Baileys Whipped Cream and Pomegranate Balsamic Glaze
Waffles w/ Baileys Whipped Cream and Pomegranate Balsamic Glaze
#6- Complimentary Grand Opening Breakfast Celebration on Tuesday morning (Oct. 22) - Come meet Canadian Professional Golfer David Hearn presented by Greg Norman/Mint Green Group, TourTee by Sundog and breakfast served by Gordon Food Service.
#7- Cocktail Reception on Tuesday night at Hotel Arts - Come celebrate with us and listen to Roger Cleveland’s Presentation - Chief Designer for Callaway. The evening is Sponsored by Gordon Food Service, Tribal Sportswear, Sleeman Breweries & Hotel Arts. Sign Up Here.
#8- PGA of Alberta Awards Evening. Opening with a dazzling cocktail reception with great food to start your evening presented by Jancor Agencies, Inside Golf, and Gordon Food Service. See Award Finalists here.
#9 - FREE Lunch served daily at the 19th Hole on the Show floor supplied by Gordon Food Service.
#10 - Easy access to venue by walking, train, bike,etc. PGA of Alberta also offers free parking on site if needed.
Come and Support our Partners, Companies and Events. Be sure you don’t miss all the excitement!
Buying Show News
Roger Cleveland to Speak at Buying Show Cocktail Reception
We are excited to announce that Roger Cleveland of Callaway Golf will be the guest speaker at the Buying Show Cocktail Reception after Day 1 of the Buying Show on October 22nd!
Roger Cleveland, founder of Cleveland Golf, joined Callaway Golf Company in January 1996 and now serves the Research & Development and Pro Tour Divisions as Callaway’s Chief Designer. His craftsmanship and expertise make him one of the most sought-after clubmakers in the world, and he regularly applies his personal touch to the equipment of many of golf’s leading professionals. Find Mr. Cleveland’s full bio below for more information.
The Reception will begin at 5pm on October 22nd at Hotel Arts which is a short walk from the BMO Centre. Mr. Cleveland presentation will be from 6–7pm and will be open to PGA Members only.
This is a complimentary event - all Attendees & Exhibitors of the Buying Show are welcome to attend the Cocktail Reception portion of the evening from 5-6pm. Please find below important details for the Cocktail Reception.
Confirm your spot at the Cocktail Reception by clicking Register Now below. As mentioned, this is a FREE event to attend.
ROGER CLEVELAND - BIO
Roger Cleveland, founder of Cleveland Golf, joined Callaway Golf Company in January 1996 and now serves the Research & Development and Pro Tour Divisions as Callaway’s Chief Designer. His craftsmanship and expertise make him one of the most sought-after clubmakers in the world, and he regularly applies his personal touch to the equipment of many of golf’s leading professionals.
Mr. Cleveland has brought his vision, experience and craftsmanship to a number of Callaway Golf products. Mr. Cleveland is renowned for combining his depth of experience working with the Tour and combining this with the technological expertise of Callaway Golf’s renowned R & D Team to bring outstanding products to you year after year. He has also garnered considerable knowledge of the short game working with the talented CG Tour Staff.
Mr. Cleveland founded Cleveland Golf in 1979, using the professional tours as a testing ground and the inspiration for his designs. He was Chief Designer and President until that company was sold in 1990 to Skis Rossignol S.A. of France. Following the sale of the company, Mr. Cleveland served in a senior executive position with an emphasis on club design.
Mr. Cleveland was born in Long Beach, California, and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business. He currently resides in West Los Angeles with his wife, Yoshiko, and son, Justin.
Cocktail Reception Sponsors...
PGA of Alberta Partners with TourTee for Buying Show Welcome Breakfast
The PGA of Alberta has partnered with TourTee by Sundog Eyewear as the Presenting Sponsor of the upcoming Buying Show Welcome Breakfast held on the first day of the Show on Tuesday, October 22nd just outside of Hall C at the BMO Centre.
The Welcome Breakfast is a new event this year at the Buying Show beginning at 8am and will create some excitement before the Show officially opens at 9am. All attendees and exhibitors of the Buying Show are invited to attend this complimentary breakfast!
About TourTee… Introducing TourTee, a new innovative technology that allows you to hit up to 12 yards further! The patented and USGA approved TourTee is made from a co-moulded construction using a durable plastic base and rubberized head. The unique "Cupped" top patented design with sharpened tip make teeing up the ball extremely easy, even with hardened tee boxes.
At 3.15’’ in length, the TourTee works well with virtually any driver and is designed to deliver a low spin launch for added distance. Also available in low a profile 1.70” for use with Irons. Virtually unbreakable, a single tee can last many rounds. Also conveniently doubles as a groove cleaner and divot repair tool, eliminating pocket clutter.
The PGA of Alberta is excited to announce the 2019 Awards Finalists! Winners will be announced at the PGA of Alberta Awards Banquet on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Calgary Stampede BMO Centre. These Awards include:
Club Professional of the Year
Executive Professional of the Year
Assistant Professional of the Year – Class A & Apprentice Professional
Teacher of the Year
Junior of the Year
Coach of the Year
Sales Rep of the Year
Retailer of the Year – Private & Public
All Members, Exhibitors and Partners of the PGA of Alberta are encouraged to join us for this evening of recognition and celebration! The Cocktail Party will begin at 5pm and the Awards Banquet will start at 5:30pm. Good luck to all Finalists!
PGA of Alberta Partners with Tribal Sportswear for Cocktail Reception
We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Tribal Sportswear as the Presenting Sponsor of the Buying Show Cocktail Reception after Day 1 of the Show on Tuesday, October 22nd.
The Cocktail Reception will be immediately after the conclusion of the Buying Show on the first day and will be hosted at Hotel Arts (walking distance from BMO Centre) in Calgary from 5-7pm. All attendees and exhibitors of the Buying Show are invited to attend the complimentary event!
The Reception will also feature a well-known special guest speaker from within the golf industry so it will be an event you do not want to miss!
About Tribal Sportswear… Tribal Sportswear is much more than best-in-class women’s clothing. Their mission is to deliver on-trend collections that make you look and feel your best, for enjoying life’s adventures in comfort and style.
Founded in 1971 in Montreal, Canada, Tribal Sportswear began as a women’s pants separates brand. Over the past 40 years, the brand has evolved into a fully merchandised lifestyle collection and fashionable golf and leisure line designed for on and off the course.