Off-Season Education Opportunities
Education News

Off-Season Education Opportunities

November 23rd, 2023



March 4th & 5th, 2024


To Be Announced...



Final Education of 2023
Education News

Final Education of 2023

The PGA of Alberta Assistants’ Board will be presenting 5 webinars from December - April with the intention of providing professional development for all Assistants within the industry. This will provide an avenue for networking and relationship building so members can continue to further their careers. Details for each webinar will be released closer to each date, they will all be from 10:00am-11:15am on Zoom.


December 18th, 2023 - Increasing Employment Term & Building Brand Recognition 


  • Cameron Cox (Glen Abbey GC)
  • David MacComb (Royal Mayfair GC)
  • Kim Valleau (Winston GC(The))
  • Pat Wilmot (Earl Grey GC)

Mark Your Calendars For Future Webinars!

January 15th, 2024 - Creating and Establishing  Your Own "Business & Brand"

February 6th, 2024 - Industry Trends (Fashion, Purchasing, Event Types, Leagues, etc.)

March 12th, 2024 - Understanding Compensation Structures, Negotiating Contracts, KPI’s and Bonuses

April 9th, 2024 - Work/Life Balance: Mental and Physical Health

*Reminder this is free to all Members and each participant will receive 2 Top 100 Points/ Webinar up to a maximum of 6*

Mentorship Program
Association News

Mentorship Program

The PGA of Alberta Mentorship Program (separate from the PGA of Canada Mentorship Program) provides guidance and direction to first-year Members of the Association. The objective of the Mentorship Program is to create a group of Members who are passionate about their careers, the Industry and Association, leading to long-term commitment in the golf industry.

Click Here to see Program Feedback from Mentors/Mentees


Members must have their Class "A" status within the Association in order to be a Mentor. We are in need of Mentors in all geographical locations of the province. We want to ensure the best support possible for our new Apprentice Professionals and this will be accomplished by pairing a Mentee with a Mentor that lives in a close proximity.

Expectations of Mentors

  • Commit to your Mentor/Mentee relationship(s) for a minimum of 1-year.
  • Be accountable for your Mentee and provide continuous support on an ongoing basis as needed.
  • Set parameters of the relationship with the Mentee and create a plan for goals/objectives on what both parties want achieve.
  • Attempt to meet in person with your Mentee twice (spring & fall). For example, this can be accomplished over a round of golf or at an Association tournament/event.
  • Provide feedback to the office by completing the Mentor Evaluation Form when required.

Top 100 Points
All Mentors will receive 5 Top 100 points max. for their involvement in the Mentorship Program. These points are awarded annually. All Mentors must execute the action items as indicated and submit the Evaluation Form before being eligible to receive points. Points are ONLY awarded for the first-year of your pairing.

Become A Mentor in 2024
If interested in being involved, click the link below to submit the "Become A Mentor" form by January 31st, 2024. After the form has been submitted, you will be added to the Mentor list (if eligible) and MAY be assigned a Mentee in February (depending on total number of Mentors/Mentees, and geographical location).  

Click Here for Mentor Form

Become A Mentee in 2024

All new Members of the Association are automatically signed up to be a Mentee in the program. If you received your card in 2023, you will AUTOMATICALLY be assigned a Mentor in February of 2024.

If interested in being a Mentee and you are not a new Member as stated above, please contact  [email protected] at the PGA office for more information. Mentors are assigned based on several factors including geographical location to the Mentee.

2024 Day Planner

There are only 6 hard copies of the 2024 Day Planner left!

If you want to purchase one of these, contact Marlene Sanderson [email protected]. The digital version is also available now for download (click link below).

Download 2024 Day Planner

Kirkness Takes Home Low Club Professional
Tournament News

Kirkness Takes Home Low Club Professional

The PGA of Canada Head Professional Championship presented by Callaway Golf was hosted at Iberostar Playa Paraiso GC in Cancun, Mexico. Alberta was represented by 11 professionals including; Eric Locke (Priddis Greens G&CC), Kevin Black (Redwood Meadows G&CC), Samuel Kirkness (Inglewood G&CC) and Weston Gillett (Lacombe G&CC), who formed the Alberta Team during competition. 

Samuel Kirkness took home Low Club Professional honors, edging out teammate Weston Gillett , who made a 50-foot birdie on his final hole to force the playoff. Kirkness quickly answered with a 15-foot birdie to claim the Low Club Professional Trophy on the first sudden death hole.

Congratulations to all our professionals representing Alberta during the 5 PGA of Canada Championships, some notable accomplishments include:

PGA Championship of Canada

Mitchell Fox (Speargrass GC) - T3rd

Eric Locke (Priddis Greens GC) - T7th

PGA Women’s Championship of Canada

Katy Rutherford (Silver Springs G&CC) - T6th overall and tied for the lowest PGA of Canada Member

PGA Senior’s Championship of Canada

Scott Allred (Elbow Springs GC) - T26th

PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada

Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre) - 2nd

Mitchell Fox (Speargrass GC) - T5th

Levi McDermott (Big Buck Golf) - T7th

The Assistants’ team also defended their title thanks to the efforts of David MacComb (Royal Mayfair GC), Michael Harrison (Coal Creek GR), Mitchell Fox (Speargrass GC) and Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre).

PGA Head Pro Championship of Canada

Samuel Kirkness (Inglewood G&CC) - T5th and Low Club Professional

Weston Gillett (Lacombe G&CC) - T5th

Scott Stiles (Earl Grey GC) - T8th

Register Your Facility Today!
Golf Show News

Register Your Facility Today!

 EARLY BIRD Exhibitor registration is OPEN for the 2024 Calgary Golf Show! 

Why Exhibit at the Calgary Golf Show?
More than 4,000 passionate golfers attend the Calgary Golf Show each year and use the Show as a great resource to further their engagement with the game in a variety of ways. When you Exhibit at the Show, you’ll have the opportunity to raise the profile of your business or facility, while also selling (green fees, products, etc.) directly to consumers. With an indoor driving range, a massive Clearance Centre, and many other family friendly Show activities including a Long Drive Competition, there is something for all ages, ensuring Exhibitor access to a broad range of demographics. 

Calgary Golf Show
March 16th & 17th, 2023 | BMO Centre (Hall D)

Top 100 Points
All PGA of Alberta members at a facility that pays for a booth at the Calgary Golf Show will receive 5 Top 100 points for the new program year!

Early Bird Deadline
The Early Bird registration deadline is January 10th, 2024. Be sure to take advantage of these discounted rates and don’t miss out on being a part of the Calgary Golf Show! If you have any questions about the Show, please contact Michelle Moody at [email protected]. Click link below to Register (login required).