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Finalists Revealed for Teacher, Junior Leader, and Apprentice Professional of the Year Awards
Awards News

Finalists Revealed for Teacher, Junior Leader, and Apprentice Professional of the Year Awards

The Association is excited to announce the next set of Finalists this year for the following Awards:

Teacher of the Year Finalists...

           

     


In alphabetical order by first name. Click on a name below to learn more about them.


Junior Leader of the Year Finalists...

           

     


In alphabetical order by first name. Click on a name below to learn more about them.


Apprentice Professional of the Year Finalists...

          

     


In alphabetical order by first name. Click on a name below to learn more about them.


Congratulations to all Finalists listed above! The following Awards will be announced tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 8th).

Friday, October 8th @ 1pm

  1. Club Professional of the Year
  2. Executive Professional of the Year
  3. Class A Professional of the Year

Winners will be announced starting the final week of October. Stayed tuned on our social media platforms (Instagram Twitter) and our website for this year’s exciting award reveals. Using a similar format to last year, the Association will surprise this year’s recipients with the award at their facility!

VIEW AWARD FINALISTS PAGE HERE


PGA of Alberta Bursary Recipients
Association News

PGA of Alberta Bursary Recipients

The PGA of Alberta is pleased to present four bursaries annually of $750 each to deserving Class "A" Assistant and Apprentice Professionals that meet or exceed the Bursary criteria. Congratulations to this year’s recipients:

  • Keenan Vanderkooi (Silvertip GR)
  • Nic Longley (Lakeside GC)
  • Nicola Jeffries (Willow Park G&CC)
  • Stephen Yanitski (Valley Ridge GC)

Thank you to everyone who applied for a bursary this year. 

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Education Week Is Here
Education News

Education Week Is Here

THE BUYING SHOW EDUCATION SERIES STARTS TOMORROW 

THERE IS STILL TIME TO SIGN UP
Dates Location Capacity Cost

October 19th-21st 2021

12pm-1pm

Zoom Conference Call Unlimited Members- $15, Non-Members- $25


Registration will remain open until 4pm the day prior to the session. Everyday to be held virtually to allow for unlimited capacity with the ZOOM link being sent out a day in advance. Take advantage of all 3 days to learn from some of Alberta’s top professionals.

Click Here to see Dean Ingalls

Click Here to see Alberta’s First- Class Instructors

Click Here to see Dr. David Legg


Alberta Head Professional Team Ready for Lookout Point CC
Tournament News

Alberta Head Professional Team Ready for Lookout Point CC

The Head Professional Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf and supported by G&G at Lookout Point CC in Fonthill Ontario is only 11 Days away from seeing Team Alberta hit the links to try and make it a clean sweep for our Zone in Inter-Zone  competition this year.

This year saw the battle for the final spots on the roster come down to the very last event that was eligible for amassing  the needed Order of Merit points that determine our roster. Congratulations to our Top 3 Head Professionals on the Order of Merit and the Champion of our 2021 Club Professional  Championship.
Our team consists of:
Todd Halpen (Golfuture YYC) (Club Pro Champion), Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC) (Most Order of Merit points for Head Pro’s), Weston Gillett (Lacombe G&CC) (2nd most Order of Merit points for H.P’s) & Kevin Black (Redwood Meadows G&CC) (3rd most Order of Merit points).

For more information on the Head Professional Championship, please click here.


Our Head Professional Team will be looking to keep the momentum going after the strong showing by the Alberta Assistants’ Team at the PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada. Team Alberta took home the inter-zone trophy after two days of excellent playing at The Winston GC in Calgary, finishing at a ridiculous -19 and beating their nearest zone competitors by 8 strokes! The Assistants’ Team consisted of: Dillon Batsel, Riley Fleming, Wes Heffernan & Mitch Fox and they wish their fellow Team Alberta members the best of luck at their forthcoming Championship.


Finalists Revealed for Club Pro, Executive, and Class "A" Professional of the Year Awards
Awards News

Finalists Revealed for Club Pro, Executive, and Class "A" Professional of the Year Awards

The Association is excited to announce the final set of Finalists for the following 2021 Awards:

Club Professional of the Year Finalists...


                

        

In alphabetical order by first name. Click on a name below to learn more about them.


Executive Professional of the Year Finalists...


                

        

In alphabetical order by first name. Click on a name below to learn more about them.


Class "A" Professional of the Year Finalists...


               

        

In alphabetical order by first name. Click on a name below to learn more about them.

Congratulations to all Finalists listed above! Winners will be announced starting the final week of October. Stayed tuned on our social media platforms (Instagram Twitter) and our website for this year’s exciting award reveals. Using a similar format to last year, the Association will surprise this year’s recipients with the award at their facility!

VIEW AWARD FINALISTS PAGE HERE


PGA of Alberta Partners with Rileys as New Print Supplier
Partner News

PGA of Alberta Partners with Rileys as New Print Supplier

The PGA of Alberta is excited to announce a new partnership with Rileys as the new official print supplier of the Association. With locations in Calgary, Red Deer, and Edmonton; Rileys can provide quick turnarounds to support any of your Golf Operations, Maintenance, Food & Beverage and Event needs.

Starting in 2022, Rileys will be the official Sponsor of the Buying Show Business Centre – the go to booth for printing needs during the Show.

Exclusive Member Offer - Rileys will automatically be offering all members of the PGA of Alberta Gold Level tiered pricing. A digital catalogue will be disbursed shortly with pricing details; in the meantime, please contact Daniela Pacheco for more information and/or estimates required (contact information below).

About Rileys…
Rileys has been a Canadian owned and operated business since 1975, supporting other Canadian businesses with document and printing solutions. Rileys offers a variety of services including digital printing, wide format, signage, custom interior décor and so much more. Discover the benefits of having all of your items manufactured locally with on demand timelines.

Rileys eStore Rileys is able to provide a single source of all your documents and print materials. The Rileys eStore is an online tool which will become a central hub of all your business needs; Stationery, Business Cards, Marketing Materials, Company Forms, Signage, Health & Safety Materials, Vehicle Kitting & Decals, and more! Rileys will create, and maintain your document library, for your team to access and order as needed!

For more information on Rileys including what products and services they offer, please visit their website by clicking here or contact their representative below. They also invite you to visit their Showroom Headquarters located in Calgary at #3200 - 114 Ave SE.

Daniela Pacheco, Business Development Manager
T: 587-999-1060
E: [email protected]
www.rileys.com
support local, buy local, sustain local

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Education Sessions Now Virtual
Education News

Education Sessions Now Virtual

The PGA of Alberta’s Education Committee is excited to announce the 2021 Buying Show Education Sessions are moving virtual. Sessions will be conducted within a Zoom webinar, which allows for an unlimited number of participants to attend. This year’s aim was to highlight the local knowledge we have within the association, but also learn from what other professionals are doing in the province. Each of the 3 days, there will be an education session covering a different relevant topic related to the golf industry that will help to continue to grow the game.

October 19, 2021

Dean Ingalls is excited to be sharing some of his knowledge of merchandising within a Golf Shop.  This will include different philosophies as well as techniques used recently to achieve great member communication and success within his shop. Further to this he will be discussing some keys to being hired year-round at golf facilities for Assistant and Associate Golf Professionals.

October 20, 2021

An open discussion on growing the game of golf and promoting your book of business. Todd Halpen, Randy Robb, Luke Workman and Paul Horton will be sharing their experiences as golf instructors to give insight on what has made them successful over many years. Josh Fleming has graciously agreed to mediate the event.

October 21, 2021

In this presentation Dr. Legg will discuss the importance of adapted programming for persons experiencing disability. David will review practical steps your club and staff can start doing immediately to be more inclusive, welcoming and diverse.

Registration Is Now Open

Click Here to see Dean Ingalls

Click Here to see Alberta’s First- Class Instructors

Click Here to see Dr. David Legg


Finalists Revealed for Coach, Retailer, and Sales Rep of the Year Awards
Awards News

Finalists Revealed for Coach, Retailer, and Sales Rep of the Year Awards

The Association is extremely excited to announce the first set of Finalists this year for the following Awards:

Coach of the Year Finalists...


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In alphabetical order by first name. Click on a name below to learn more about them.


Retailer of the Year Finalists...

 
                           


         


In alphabetical order by club name. Click on a club below to learn more about them.


Sales Rep of the Year Finalists...

                       

                      

In alphabetical order by first name. Click on a name below to learn more about them (if applicable).

  • Clive Grant (Forestar Golf & Miller Golf)
  • Colin Gilliard (PING)
  • Jason Plosz (Acushnet - FootJoy)
  • Kristi Larson (KL Agency)
  • Rick Lea (Cobra Puma Golf)
  • Tory Nilson (Callaway)

Congratulations to all Finalists listed above! As mentioned previously, we will announce three sets of Award Finalists at 1pm each day. The following Awards will be announced on Thursday and Friday this week.

Thursday, October 7th @ 1pm

  1. Teacher of the Year
  2. Junior Leader of the Year
  3. Apprentice Professional of the Year

Friday, October 8th @ 1pm

  1. Club Professional of the Year
  2. Executive Professional of the Year
  3. Class A Professional of the Year

Winners will be announced starting the final week of October. Stayed tuned on our social media platforms (Instagram Twitter) and our website for this year’s exciting award reveals. Using a similar format to last year, the Association will surprise this year’s recipients with the award at their facility!

VIEW AWARD FINALISTS PAGE HERE


Award Finalists to be Revealed this Week
Awards News

Award Finalists to be Revealed this Week

The time has finally arrived! After reviewing nearly 100 Nominee applications by our Award Committees, the PGA of Alberta is excited to soon announce this year’s Award Finalists! Beginning tomorrow, we will announce three sets of Award Finalists on the date specified below at 1pm each day.

Winners will be announced starting the final week of October. Stayed tuned on our social media platforms (Instagram Twitter) and our website for this year’s exciting award reveals. Using a similar format to last year, the Association will surprise this year’s recipients with the award at their facility!

Wednesday, October 6th @ 1pm

  1. Retailer of the Year
  2. Coach of the Year
  3. Sales Rep of the Year

Thursday, October 7th @ 1pm

  1. Teacher of the Year
  2. Junior Leader of the Year
  3. Apprentice Professional of the Year

Friday, October 8th @ 1pm

  1. Club Professional of the Year
  2. Executive Professional of the Year
  3. Class A Professional of the Year

Please remember that we will also announce the Player of the Year and Jack Skellern Patron of the Year Awards during the final week of October.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR AWARDS PROCESS