November 23rd, 2023
March 4th & 5th, 2024
To Be Announced...
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
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*
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.
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
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).
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.
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).
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:
Mitchell Fox (Speargrass GC) - T3rd
Katy Rutherford (Silver Springs G&CC) - T6th overall and tied for the lowest PGA of Canada Member
Scott Allred (Elbow Springs GC) - T26th
Mitchell Fox (Speargrass GC) - T5th
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).
Samuel Kirkness (Inglewood G&CC) - T5th and Low Club Professional
Scott Stiles (Earl Grey GC) - T8th
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.
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).