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2022 Tournament Schedule Update
Tournament News

2022 Tournament Schedule Update

The 2022 golf season is just around the corner and we hope you are looking forward to the upcoming Tournament Season beginning in May. The schedule will officially be released after completion of the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, March 16th.
Registration will open for ALL events the following week on Friday, March 25th @ 10:00 AM. We have a great line up of events which include Championships, Golf Supply House Series, Pro-Ams, and Pro-Pro Team events supported by a top-notch list of Sponsors & Partners.



The 2022 Tournament Eligibility Form is NOW available for submission online. 
Click here for 2022 Eligibility Form.
This form is required to be filled out by every member playing in a PGA of Alberta sanctioned tournament this year. You will receive an email communication when the form is available for submission.

Please contact me ([email protected]) with any questions.


PGA of Canada Foundation Scholarships
PGA of Canada News

PGA of Canada Foundation Scholarships

These scholarships can help to assist with the cost of tuition and/or books for any Class "A" member who may be enrolled in an Educational Institution. In an effort to promote and foster ongoing education for PGA of Canada Members and Apprentice Professionals, the PGA of Canada Foundation Scholarship Committee will offer Scholarship Funding of varying amounts to qualified and selected applicants who are engaged in continuing their education through full time studies at either the University, Community College or other approved Educational Facility level. To qualify for these awards, applicants must:

  • be PGA of Canada Members/Apprentice Professionals in good standing, OR Sons/Daughters/Grandchildren of PGA of Canada Members (alive or deceased)
  • be engaged or will be engaged in a full time formal education program (as of September 2022)
  • be enrolled or accepted and registered at a university, college or other approved educational facility.  Applicants not yet enrolled, accepted or registered may make application for consideration, but no award will be paid until registration is confirmed

To access the 2022 Scholarship Application form, please CLICK HEREThe annual deadline to apply for a scholarship is June 24th, 2022, and the Evaluation Forms must be received by July 4th, 2022. 

If you have any further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to Wayne MacPhee at [email protected]


Two Weeks Away from the First PAT of the Season
Play Ability Test News

Two Weeks Away from the First PAT of the Season

We are less than two weeks away from the first Play Ability Test of the season being hosted at Alberta Springs in Red Deer, on Tuesday, May 24th. Take note of the PAT schedule by clicking ’View Schedule’ below. There will be five PAT’s in total this season.

Registration for the 2022 PAT’s is open. Be sure to pass this information on to anyone interested in becoming a member of the PGA of Canada at your facility! For more information on the steps to become a member, please refer to the PGA of Canada Membership Roadmap.
  
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About the PAT…
The PAT is standardized testing all Applicants must pass in order to be eligible to apply for membership. All prospective Applicants are required to register with the PGA of Canada prior to registering for a PAT in 2022. Once an application has been accepted, the PGA of Canada will notify the PGA of Alberta office that there is a new Applicant who will be attempting a PAT. The PAT’s are conducted by the Zones.

Prospective members must meet the following entrance requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a high school diploma or higher
  • Currently working in the golf industry to be verified by your employer, and work a minimum of 400 paid hours per year by December 1st
  • Two reference letters, one from your employer and one from a PGA of Canada Class "A" Member
  • Complete a police check with Sterling BackCheck Online
  • Pass a sanctioned Playing Ability Test

PAT Target Score...

  • 1 round PAT (18 holes)
  • No maximum number of attempts per year
  • All PAT’s are open to all Applicants
  • For Men, 49 years of age & under - the course rating plus 
  • For Men, 50 years of age & older - the course rating plus 11 
  • For Women, 49 years of age & under- the course rating plus 13 
  • For Women, 50 years of age & older - the course rating plus 15

PAT Process...
Step 1 - Register online at pgaofcanada.com - The cost is $325 plus tax, which includes your first PAT attempt and is valid for one year from the date of the registration. After a year, you must re-register as an Applicant to register for and attempt a PAT.

Step 2 - Register online at pgaofcanada.com for all PAT’s - ($150 plus tax per each additional attempt)

If an Applicant is unsuccessful in each of their PAT attempts over the course of a season, those Applicants may try again the following season. Successful Applicants will pay membership dues for the upcoming season at that time. 

Click ’Read More’ below for more information on the application process and the steps that need to be taken after becoming a member.


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Numrich Nabs First G.S.H Title of Season at Desert Blume GC
Tournament News

Numrich Nabs First G.S.H Title of Season at Desert Blume GC

The first Golf Supply House event of the season at the beautiful Desert Blume GC is complete and didn’t disappoint. With score-able conditions, we saw some great scores on the Leaderboard today and had an exciting playoff conclusion! Albert Pistorius (Country Hills GC) & Grant Numrich (Red Deer G&CC) both carded excellent 4-under par 68’s to sit atop the Leaderboard after 18 holes and battled it out in our Playoff. 

Grant Numrich is our first player in the winner’s circle this season after a stellar performance today and coming out on top in the Playoff which will feel like some redemption for him after coming up just short in the Playoff at last year’s Assistants’ Championship at Sirocco GC.

Starting his season off with an excellent round, Grant carded an excellent blemish free round of 68 with 4 Birdies on the card. Grant managed to stick his 2nd shot of the Playoff to within 1 foot of the hole and came out on top with a Birdie on the 1st Playoff hole in some blustery spring golf conditions.

Coming up just short in the Playoff but finishing in solo 2nd and also carding an excellent 4-under par 68 which included 5 Birdies and 1 Bogey. Albert hit a great 2nd shot on the Playoff but was unable to cash in on his approximately 10 foot Birdie look. 

Finishing right behind our Leaders’ in a 7-way Tie for 3rd  who all carded great 3-under par 69’s today was the likes of: Justin Stoski (Lethbridge CC), Stefan Cox (Calgary G&CC), Kevin Black (Redwood Meadows G&CC), Jamie Gerlitz (Picture Butte GC), Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry) and Tyler LeBouthillier (GOLFTEC Calgary Beacon Heights). 

Special thank you to our Host Facility: Desert Blume GC for helping put on an excellent event.
Special Thank you to our Sponsor: Golf Supply House who’s support helps make our Golf Supply House Series events happen.

Click Here for Purse Payout

Click Here for Golf Genius Leaderboard


PGA of Canada AGM - Thursday, May 12
PGA of Canada News

PGA of Canada AGM - Thursday, May 12

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Professional Golfers’ Association of Canada will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 9:00 AM (MST) at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre.

Register for the Online Stream - Click Here

All Members are invited to attend, however, as defined in the By-Law, only Class “A” Voting Members of the Association may vote.

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G.S.H. #1 - Desert Blume GC - Draw now available
Tournament News

G.S.H. #1 - Desert Blume GC - Draw now available

The first event of the year will head east to Desert Blume GC on Monday, May 9th. Sponsored by Golf Supply House, 36  Professionals will test their skills and compete to kick the season off!

Nestled in the beautiful city of Medicine Hat, Desert Blume GC is a world-class golf course featuring pristine conditions in a beautiful desert setting.

Click here for the Draw.

Click here for live leader board


PGA of Alberta Extends Partnership with adidas Golf Canada
Partner News

PGA of Alberta Extends Partnership with adidas Golf Canada

The PGA of Alberta is pleased to announce an extended partnership with adidas Golf Canada for the next three years!

adidas Golf will now be a Title Sponsor of the annual Pro-Lady North and South tournaments which features one Professional paired up with a female amateur in a team net stableford format. In 2022, the Pro-Lady South will be hosted at Inglewood G&CC on June 30th and the North event will be hosted at Broadmoor GC on July 6th. Learn more about the tournaments here.

“We are so pleased to be a part of this partnership with the PGA of Alberta and the Pro-Lady Tournament. adidas Golf has one main goal. Connect with the both the amateur and professional golfers in a more meaningful way for all golfers," said Jeff Feltrin, GM of adidas Golf Canada. "This partnership will further this ambition and we are excited to see these events comes to life. The PGA of Alberta should be very proud of the event and we are thrilled to become a partner in it".

About adidas Golf…
For more than 80 years, adidas has been part of the world of sports on every level, delivering state of-the-art sports footwear, apparel and accessories. Today, adidas is a global leader in the sporting goods industry and offers a broad portfolio of products. adidas Golf boasts one of the strongest rosters of tour athletes, including No. 3 world-ranked player Collin Morikawa. Xander Schauffele, Danielle Kang, Tyrell Hatton, Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson are just a few other top talents partnered with adidas Golf.

The company’s products resonate with golfers worldwide thanks to unparalleled performance in its TOUR360 22 footwear and GO-TO apparel, as well as the wear-anywhere versatility of the adicross apparel line. As part of its goal of being the most progressive golf brand in the world, adidas has launched the environmentally friendly Primegreen product line, which focus on sustainability through the use of recycled materials. adidas Golf has a dedicated team that continues to serve the Canadian marketplace with industry-leading products and service.

For more information, go to their website www.adidas.ca or contact their Representatives below:

Ryan Doucette Territory Sales & Marketing Manager - Northern Alberta
780-264-1169
[email protected]

Jennifer Davison Territory Sales & Marketing Manager - Southern Alberta
403-966-2672
[email protected]


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Attendee Registration Now Open for the 2022 Alberta Buying Show
Buying Show News

Attendee Registration Now Open for the 2022 Alberta Buying Show

The PGA of Alberta is excited to open Attendee Registration for the 2022 Buying Show! The PGA of Alberta would like to invite your entire facility to attend this annual Show being hosted on October 18–20 at the Calgary BMO Centre.

With already a dozen vendors registered for the Show this year, companies are eager to see the membership and their teams in person after a two year hiatus. Click here to view Exhibitor list.

The purpose of the Buying Show is to bring Golf & Industry Professionals, Equipment Manufacturers and Sales Representatives all together in the same building in order for them to prepare their inventories for the following season. 
The Buying Show is an event that is restricted to PGA of Canada Members, Non-PGA of Canada Facilities and Golf Industry Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers. 

All Golf Courses in Canada are welcome to attend this Show. Registration is simple and can be completed online in minutes. Click on the following links for the information package or to register your facility! Important - Make sure you click "+ Add Another Attendee" when registering to sign up multiple people from your facility.

Info Package - Click Here

To Register - Click Here


PGA of Alberta and The Cart Locker Form New Partnership
Partner News

PGA of Alberta and The Cart Locker Form New Partnership

The Association is delighted to announce a new partnership with The Cart Locker for 2022! The Cart Locker will be a Presenting Sponsor of the annual Pro-Senior event being hosted this year at Ponoka GC on August 8th.

The Pro-Senior consists of one Professional paired up with a senior amateur (50 & older) playing in a team net stableford competition. Click here for more information on the sold-out event or to add a team to the waitlist.

"What a privilege to start a partnership with the PGA of Alberta,” said Jeff MacGregor, President at The Cart Locker. “It’s my home Association and I couldn’t ask for a better event for The Cart Locker to sponsor than the Pro-Senior. It’s an awesome opportunity to give back".

About The Cart Locker - Solving storage and charging simultaneously
The Cart Locker’s charging Speed Cart Locker is designed to give members an easy place to store, secure, and charge their electric speed carts at the course while providing an additional revenue stream to clubs. The benefits to facilities include a three-year ROI; minimal to no staff maintenance; greater convenience for members; and flexible installation locations means providing an increasingly needed solution.

CLICK HERE FOR THE CART LOCKER INFO SHEET 

For more information on The Cart Locker including a video demonstration on how the product works, please visit their website www.thecartlocker.ca or contact their Representative below.

Jeff MacGregor President
403-975-3893
[email protected]

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Top 100 Program – Current Standings
Top 100 News

Top 100 Program – Current Standings

The Top 100 Program presented by Foresight Sports Canada is based on pre-defined measurable criteria and is designed to recognize PGA of Alberta members who dedicate their time and demonstrate proven abilities in advancing the Association’s interests for the benefit of all Golf Professionals. The yearly award given out at the Awards Banquet in October will be for the most points accumulated from October to the end of September of the following year.

As of April 19th, Bryce Halverson (Carnmoney GC) sits atop the membership in the Top 100 standings at 53 points! Bryce has finished inside the top 5 the last two years and is eyeing his first Top 100 Award with the PGA of Alberta. That accomplishment will be easier said than done however with Greg Johnson (Inglewood G&CC) currently sitting two points back at 51 and many other members within arms reach of Bryce. The current top 10 in the standings are:

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Current leader Bryce Halverson

Leader - Bryce Halverson (Carnmoney GC) - 53 points
     2nd - Greg Johnson (Inglewood G&CC) - 51 points
3rdPatrick Frose (Royal Mayfair GC) - 44 points 
     4th - Matt Seifert (PGA of Alberta Member) - 42 points
     T-5th - Josh Fleming
 (365 GOLF) - 41 points 
T-5th - Tyler Pecman (Highlands GC) - 41 points
T-5th - Tyrel Babkirk (Apple Creek GC) - 41 points
T-5th - Nic Longley (Silver Springs G&CC) - 41 points 
9th - Gary Hartford (Highlands GC) - 40 points
T-10th - Murray McCourt (The Ranch G&CC) - 39 points
T-10thStefan Anderson (Lakeside GC) - 39 points
T-10thJoseph Busetto (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) - 39 points


How to Earn Points

With the tournament season just around the corner, members can earn points by playing in PGA of Alberta sanctioned tournaments (2 points/round). In addition to participating, members can also earn points based on their performance at PGA of Alberta stroke-play events (2 points/round 75 & under). See where else you can earn points by clicking the link below and looking under the "Point Allocation" tab.

Standings by Membership Category Feature
Want to see how you compare to other Professionals in the same membership category?  You can do so by viewing the rankings in the following four membership categories; Apprentice Professionals, Class A Professionals, Head Professionals and Executive Professionals. *Please note that cash prizes and the Top 100 Professional initiative mentioned below are still based off the overall standings and not by the member category standings. Click Here for standings by membership category.


Top 100 Professionals & Cash Prizes
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Remember that the Top 100 point earners will be recognized as a “Top 100 Professional” for this program year. See previous year’s Top 100 Professionals by clicking here.

The top 10 point earners for the 2022 program year will receive a cash prize as an added incentive! Cash prizes total over $5,200! See the prize breakdown by clicking the link below and looking under the "Cash Prizes" tab.

View Standings - Click Here
  

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2022 PAT Schedule - Turn Your Passion Into a Career
Play Ability Test News

2022 PAT Schedule - Turn Your Passion Into a Career

Registration for the 2022 Play Ability Tests (PAT) is now open! Take note of the PAT schedule by clicking ’View Schedule’ below. There will be five PAT’s in total this season.

Be sure to pass this information on to anyone interested in becoming a member of the PGA of Canada at your facility! For more information on the steps to become a member, please refer to the PGA of Canada Membership Roadmap.
  
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About the PAT…
The PAT is standardized testing all Applicants must pass in order to be eligible to apply for membership. All prospective Applicants are required to register with the PGA of Canada prior to registering for a PAT in 2022. Once an application has been accepted, the PGA of Canada will notify the PGA of Alberta office that there is a new Applicant who will be attempting a PAT. The PAT’s are conducted by the Zones.

Prospective members must meet the following entrance requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a high school diploma or higher
  • Currently working in the golf industry to be verified by your employer, and work a minimum of 400 paid hours per year by December 1st
  • Two reference letters, one from your employer and one from a PGA of Canada Class "A" Member
  • Complete a police check with Sterling BackCheck Online
  • Pass a sanctioned Playing Ability Test

PAT Target Score...

  • 1 round PAT (18 holes)
  • No maximum number of attempts per year
  • All PAT’s are open to all Applicants
  • For Men, 49 years of age & under - the course rating plus 
  • For Men, 50 years of age & older - the course rating plus 11 
  • For Women, 49 years of age & under- the course rating plus 13 
  • For Women, 50 years of age & older - the course rating plus 15

PAT Process...
Step 1 - Register online at pgaofcanada.com - The cost is $325 plus tax, which includes your first PAT attempt and is valid for one year from the date of the registration. After a year, you must re-register as an Applicant to register for and attempt a PAT.

Step 2 - Register online at pgaofcanada.com for all PAT’s - ($150 plus tax per each additional attempt)

If an Applicant is unsuccessful in each of their PAT attempts over the course of a season, those Applicants may try again the following season. Successful Applicants will pay membership dues for the upcoming season at that time. 

Click ’Read More’ below for more information on the application process and the steps that need to be taken after becoming a member.


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Teaching Summit Instructors Announced
Education News

Teaching Summit Instructors Announced

The 2022 Alberta Teaching Summit is scheduled for June 13th/14th at The Glencoe G&CC. The goal of this program itself, is to elevate the collective skills of PGA of Alberta Golf Professionals as instructors and coaches. This Teaching Summit is open to all PGA of Alberta members looking to improve their abilities, strategies, and methods, especially those who are looking to find their strengths and pathway as instructors and coaches. This year’s edition of the Alberta Teaching Summit will feature 4 leading professionals from within our association to facilitate the event over both days, leading participants through different themes and topics.

Instructors

Day 1 - Full Swing/ Technology

Josh Fleming - 365 Golf

Todd Halpen - Golfuture YYC

Day 2 - Short Game/ Aim Point

Scott Stiles - Earl Grey GC

Paul Horton - Golf Channel Academy at Cottonwood G&CC

*Click on name to see member profile


Levelwear Becomes Newest Partner of the PGA of Alberta
Partner News

Levelwear Becomes Newest Partner of the PGA of Alberta

The PGA of Alberta is happy to announce a new partnership with Levelwear for the next two years! Levelwear will be a Presenting Sponsor of the Awards Banquet Cocktail Reception held after the second day of the annual PGA of Alberta Buying Show.

In 2022, the Awards Cocktail Reception will be hosted on Wednesday, October 19th at the BMO Centre in Calgary. Mark your calendars now as all attendees and exhibitors of the Show are encouraged to attend this complimentary event which begins at 5pm and includes appetizers and beverages.

"On behalf of Levelwear, we are very proud to announce our newly formed partnership with the PGA of Alberta and for the opportunity to support its membership in deeper, richer ways," said Bob Else, National Sales Manager at Levelwear. "Over the past two years, we have invested heavily into new technologies, added many exciting new product innovations, and we will continue to expand the team in a way that will not only elevate your experiences working with Levelwear as an account, but that will also benefit PGA of Alberta members and guests interactions with the brand at retail".

About Levelwear…
Levelwear is a global brand that has established ensuring business verticals in golf apparel, licensed and team sports, and women’s athleisure, with core strengths of: product innovation, breadth of assortment, industry leading logo treatments/placements and impeccable service. The forging of significant partnerships has fueled their rapid succession into the upper echelon of the golf apparel landscape for Levelwear.

Along with a recently renewed 4-year partnership with Golf Canada, the PGA Tour, PGA of America, and sponsorships of several top events on Tour like, The RBC Canadian Open, the CP Women’s Open, The Houston Open, Rocket Mortgage Classic, The Shaw Charity Classic, Levelwear will have a retail presence in roughly 30 Tour events annually including 2 Majors.  Additionally, Levelwear maintains strong relationships with roughly 81 of the top 100 golf clubs throughout North America and can be found at top clubs and resorts from coast to coast.

Within the licensing Pro-Sports space, they have partnerships with some of the top global brands, including: the NHL, NHLPA, MLB, NBA, and CFL.

For more information on Levelwear, please visit their website www.levelwear.com or contact their Representatives below. Click the following link(s) to view their digital Men’s Catalogue or Women’s Catalogue.

Ken Frame Regional Sales Rep
403-318-9596
[email protected]

Bob Else National Sales Manager
905-909-1244
[email protected]
 

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PGA of Alberta and Callaway Golf Canada Extend Partnership for Two Years
Partner News

PGA of Alberta and Callaway Golf Canada Extend Partnership for Two Years

The PGA of Alberta is very pleased to announce an extended partnership with Champion Partner Callaway Golf Canada for the next two years! Callaway will continue as the Title Sponsor of the Pro-Assistant event being held once again at the prestigious Jasper Park Lodge GC on September 6 & 7. Click here for more information on the already sold out event or to add your team to the waitlist.

Callaway continues to be a strong partner of the Association having supported numerous programs and events over the years including tournaments, education initiatives, golf shows, and the annual Buying Show. Their genuine interest and passion for the Association and members has helped forged a strong and meaningful relationship for over twenty years.

As a result of their support, Callaway Golf Canada was the recipient of the 2021 PGA of Alberta Jack Skellern Patron of the Year Award, which is presented annually to an individual or organization for their support to the PGA of Alberta and the advancement of Professional Golf in the province. They are now a three-time recipient of this Award with the Association, winning previously in 2000 and 2009!

CLICK HERE to watch a short video of PGA of Alberta Vice President Matt Johnson presenting the Award to Bruce Carroll, General Manager at Callaway Golf Canada.

"We are beyond excited to extend our partnership with the PGA of Alberta", said Bruce Carroll. "The Callaway Golf Pro-Assistant continues to be one of the most sought-after events on the calendar, and we are very fortunate to be a part of it. This sponsorship illustrates our commitment to the PGA of Alberta and its members".

About Callaway Golf…
Callaway Golf Company is a premium golf equipment and active lifestyle company with a portfolio of global brands, including Callaway Golf, Odyssey, OGIO, Toptracer and Jack Wolfskin. Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, they manufacture and sell premium golf clubs, golf balls, golf bags and golf accessories as well as active lifestyle apparel, footwear, backpacks, sport and travel bags, and other active lifestyle equipment and accessories.

For more information, go to their website www.callawaygolf.ca or contact their Representatives below:

Jim McCulley Northern Alberta Sales Rep
T: 780-995-5461
[email protected]

Tory Nilson Southern Alberta Sales Rep
T: 403-542-9638
[email protected]

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Stephen Yanitski Elected as Vice President of Assistants’ Board
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Stephen Yanitski Elected as Vice President of Assistants’ Board

Congratulations to Stephen Yanitski of Valley Ridge GC on being elected as the new Vice President of the PGA of Alberta Assistants’ Board of Directors.

Stephen has been a member of the Assistants’ Board since the beginning of 2020 and has been actively involved in the Association including sitting on the Education Committee. He is also the recipient of the PGA of Alberta Junior Leader of the Year Award in 2021.

The Association would also like to welcome 
Robbie Johnson (Banff Springs GC) as the newest member to the Assistants’ Board. The Board is in great hands moving forward with President Bryce Halverson (Carnmoney GC) and the other Board members all striving towards making a positive impact for the Association and Assistant Professionals.

About the Assistants’ Board of Directors...
Up to nine Class "A" Members or Apprentice Professionals are invited to run annually for two-year terms on the Assistants’ Board of Directors, and upon election assume a portfolio, and attend Committee meetings consistent with those on the Board of Directors.
  
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25 & 50 Year Class "A" Members in 2022
Association News

25 & 50 Year Class "A" Members in 2022

Congratulations to the following members for reaching their 25 & 50 Year milestone as a Class "A" Member of the PGA of Canada in 2022! All members were recognized at the Annual General Meeting on March 16th for their outstanding dedication to the Association and golf industry. With such an accomplishment, the National office will recognize each members milestone with a special gift!

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Hole In One Insurance Program Now Open - Purchase Today!
Association News

Hole In One Insurance Program Now Open - Purchase Today!

Add some excitement to your tournaments and club leagues this season 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!

Click Here for Member Testimonials

What Denominations Can I Purchase?
Any denomination from $500 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 custom quote. On coverage up to $100,000, PGA of Alberta members will always receive the best possible premium from Foster Park Brokers.

What are the Benefits of PGA of Alberta HIO Program?

  • Competitive industry rates
  • Low prize limit amounts available for purchase (under $5,000)
  • Fixed rate for field sizes from 32 to 199 players
  • 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 and golf industry

How Do I Purchase?
Coverage can be easily purchased on the PGA of Alberta website with the following steps:

  1. Login to the website and select ‘My Hole In One’ under ’Manage Account’ or ’My Account’
  2. Select the ’Create New Event’ button
  3. 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-member of the PGA of Alberta and interested in purchasing, please contact Marlene Sanderson at the PGA of Alberta office (see contact info below).

Questions?
If have any questions on how this program can work for you, please contact Marlene Sanderson (E: [email protected] or P: 403-256-8894 / TF: 1-888-866-6140).

Click Here to Purchase

Last Education Session Before The Season
Education News

Last Education Session Before The Season

The Assistants Board is excited to present their fourth webinar on "How To Structure Lessons and Maximize Teaching Revenue". The Panelists joining us will be;
Scott Stiles - Earl Grey GC
Riley Fleming - Lynx Ridge GC
Josh Fleming - 365 Golf
Chad Feener - Leduc GC

This will be the last of four webinars produced by the assistants board with the intention of providing professional development for all assistants within the industry. This will produce an avenue for networking and relationship building so members can continue to further their careers.

Date Time Location Capacity
March 24th, 2022 10:00am-11:00am Zoom Conference Call Unlimited

*Reminder this is free to all members*


Tournament Schedule Now Live
Tournament News

Tournament Schedule Now Live

The 2022 tournament schedule is now live on the website! Be sure to check out the schedule and mark your calendar with your favourite events.


Tournament Registration will open for ALL tournaments on: Friday, March 25th at 10am. 
Please read the information below for important updates on the tournament program and new initiatives being implemented this season so you know what to expect.


Tournament Registration
Tournament registration will follow the same process as last season allowing members to register for all events once opened. Members will not have to pay for each event until 28-days prior to the tournament date.


Eligibility Form
The 2022 Tournament Eligibility Form is available on the PGA of Alberta website. The form is required to be filled out by every member playing in a PGA of Alberta sanctioned tournament this year.

After the form has been submitted and approved by the PGA of Alberta office, the member will receive notification by email stating they are able to register for events online once registration opens on:
Friday, March 25th at 10am.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT FORM.


Withdrawal Policy
The Withdrawal Policy for 2022 will be as follows:

  • Withdrawal up to 28-days prior to event date, before Payment Deadline = 100% Refund
  • Withdrawal after Payment Deadline but 14-days prior to event date = $50 Administration Charge
  • Withdrawal less than 14-days prior to event date but before Registration Deadline = 50% Refund of entry fee
  • Withdrawal after draw is posted, after Registration Deadline = No Refund

The registration deadline date will continue to be Wednesday’s at 4pm of the week prior to the event date. This gives administrative staff, host venues and players more time to plan their schedules in advance.


Pro-Assistant
We are pleased to be bringing the event back to Jasper Park Lodge GC in 2022. For anyone that missed the event last season, be sure to take advantage this time around since feedback from the tournament survey was overwhelming. The office will announce several room blocks in the coming weeks. We encourage you to sign up once registration opens (if eligible) and secure your room as early as possible to take advantage of the preferred rates.

Pro-Ams
The format for Pro-Am events (Pro-Junior, Pro-Senior and Pro-Lady) will continue as a Team Net Stableford in 2022. This will ensure scoring is transparent and the focus remains on the team aspect for these events.

Ladies’ Division
For 2022, we will be continuing with the Ladies’ Divisions added to all our Pro-Pro team events to give female Professionals more opportunities to compete against each other in addition to the Ladies’ Championship. Based on survey feedback from female Professionals, team events are the most preferred tournaments for their demographic.

To register once registration has opened, please sign up for the Ladies’ Division team event offerings (Best-Ball & Scramble) you want to play in and during the registration process, please indicate who your partner will be.

Seniors’ Division
We will again be hosting two Seniors’ Division events added to Golf Supply House Series events. Members must be 50 years or older by the tournament date to be eligible to participate in this division. Please be advised that there is only 1 Seniors’ Division event on the schedule currently, discussions are ongoing and Seniors’ Division #2 will be announced soon.

If eligible, we encourage you to participate this season as it gives you the opportunity to play in more events with members of a similar age.

Skins
Tournament Skins will again be included as part of the entry fee for all stroke play events this season (Golf Supply House Series and Championships) and will again continue to be 20$ per 1 Day event and 40$ for 2 Day events.


Click Here to View Tournament Schedule


Please contact me ([email protected]) with any questions/comments/concerns. 

Congratulations to the Elected Board and Assistants’ Board of Directors
Association News

Congratulations to the Elected Board and Assistants’ Board of Directors

Congratulations to the following members on being elected to the Board of Directors today (March 16th) at the PGA of Alberta Annual General Meeting:

Congratulations to the following members on being elected to the Assistants’ Board of Directors:

Click the following links to view the entire Board of Directors or Assistants’ Board.


Herb Paterson Named Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient with the PGA of Alberta
Awards News

Herb Paterson Named Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient with the PGA of Alberta

The Association is proud to announce the late Herb Paterson as the newest Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for the PGA of Alberta. Herb was unanimously selected by the Board of Directors to become the second recipient of this prestigious Award in the Industry Pillar, following Jack Skellern who received the honour in 2014.

About Herb Paterson…
Born in 1925, Herb Paterson is probably best known for his salesmanship, having bought out his father-in-law’s Titleist distributorship in the early 1960’s. Herb started at Jim Morrison Ltd. in 1957, and since his territory was Canada, he travelled across the country by car to service his accounts. He had a remarkable, distinguished and enviable 48-year career as the exclusive distributor for Titleist.

Herb grew the business from a modest annual sales volume of $250,000 to $36+ million by acquiring the exclusive Titleist distribution rights to Fiji, Samoa, Guam, Alaska, Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand and Hawaii, in addition to Canada. He would store Titleist, Bag Boy and Etonic products in his basement so that he could be as responsive to his customers as possible.

In 1980, Herb brought his son, David, into the business and they would continue growing the business until 1993, when Acushnet purchased his business. For the next three years, Herb would stay on as a consultant, finally retiring from the day-to-day grind in 1996. But Herb would continue as an ambassador for the company, attending educational seminars and networking events to keep the Titleist name front of mind for golf professionals.

Herb started the Alberta - BC professional team matches that included the seniors and the ladies, which was a great way for Professionals in the two provinces to get together and exchange ideas.

Before Acushnet bought the business, Herb sponsored the PGA of Alberta Assistants’ Championship Pro-Am which was always well attended. Herb supported Association events, got to know all the Golf Professionals in the area and would give them free golf balls.

After Acushnet took over, he never stopped participating in PGA of Alberta events; attending the Buying Show, Spring Seminar and always spending his own money to remain connected.

Named Honourary Life Member by the PGA of Canada in 2008, Herb was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in the British Columbia Zone in 2001.

Outside of golf, Herb also distinguished himself. During the Second World War, Herb joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, serving as Navigator with the rank of Pilot Officer. After the war ended, Paterson attended the University of British Columbia, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

On Feb. 24, 2015, Herb peacefully passed away after a hard-fought battle with cancer, having just turned 90 years old two weeks earlier. He was survived by sons David, Alan, daughter Carolyn; grandchildren Colin, Hilary, Alana and Rachel, his second wife of 16-years Emilie, and his Titleist family and legion of friends throughout the golf industry in Canada and the USA.

Click Here to watch PGA of Alberta Member and former Association President John D. Wilson (Priddis Greens G&CC) presenting the Award who had a close relationship with Herb.

Click Here to view past Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients with the PGA of Alberta.

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Podcast S3E7 Now Live
Education News

Podcast S3E7 Now Live

Episode 7 brings Golf Architect, Riley Johns from Canmore, AB, to the podcast where he will be discussing the wonderful world of golf architecture. Riley will be sharing:

  • Where he sees the industry moving after Covid-19

  • The journey from designing a facility from start to finish

  • What he has learned working with Tom Doak and Ben Crenshaw

  • What courses he has worked on and designed

For any professional with an interest in golf course design, this is a must listen. Thank you to Troy Mills (Jasper Park Lodge GC) for hosting Riley Johns.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks Josh Fleming (365 Golf) will be hosting the final 2 podcasts for this season.

Click here for the website for our Podcast

Click here for Season 3 Episode 7 on Spotify

Click here for Season 3 Episode 7 on Apple


Annual General Meeting Reminder
Association News

Annual General Meeting Reminder

The Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Professional Golfers’ Association of Alberta will be held this week on Wednesday, March 16th starting at 10:00am MST. The AGM will be held virtually through Zoom. Please see the below updates for the meeting.

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Special Guest
– We are pleased to announce that recent PGA of Canada Hall of Fame Inductee Mr. Don Price (pictured above) will be a special guest at the AGM. Don will be recognized for his contributions to the Alberta Zone which includes some of the following; being a Board Member for over 10 years, the Zone National Director, and serving as Association President from 1976 - 1980. He is also a two-time PGA of Alberta Lifetime Achievement Award recipient in both the Leadership and Association Builder pillars. Don will also be saying a few words at the meeting!

Board Elections – Voting for the Board and Assistants’ Board Elections is being executed online through a secure voting platform. Deadline to vote is March 16th, just after the start of the AGM. Please contact [email protected] if you have not received an email for voting instructions. Please note there will be no floor nominations.

Top 100 Points - Members will receive 3 Top 100 points for attending the virtual AGM. Members MUST attend the live stream to receive points. No points will be given for watching the recorded version of the AGM.

Click Here for more information on the AGM


Tiffany Gordon Re-Elected as National Director for Alberta Zone
PGA of Canada News

Tiffany Gordon Re-Elected as National Director for Alberta Zone

The PGA of Canada is pleased to announce that after a week-long election in the Alberta zone, Tiffany Gordon of Carnmoney GC will continue to represent Alberta on the PGA of Canada National Board of Directors. There were 99 votes total in the Alberta election (22% of eligible Class “A” voters). 

The 2022 PGA of Canada AGM is scheduled for May 12, 2022. More details will follow in the coming months about timing and location of the event.

All members will be invited to attend, however, as defined in the by-laws of the PGA of Canada, only Class “A” voting members of the Association may vote.

Click here for more information.


Exhibitor Registration Now Open for the 2022 PGA of Alberta Buying Show
Buying Show News

Exhibitor Registration Now Open for the 2022 PGA of Alberta Buying Show

Exhibitor Registration for the 2022 PGA of Alberta Buying Show is Now Open! The PGA of Alberta would like to invite your company to attend this annual Show being hosted on October 18 – 20 at the Calgary BMO Centre. Attendee Registration for PGA Members and Green Grass Facilities will open in April.

The purpose of the Buying Show is to bring Golf Professionals, Equipment Manufacturers and Sales Representatives all together in the same building, in order for them to prepare their inventories for the following season. Over the course of the three days, nearly
1,200 people gather from across the province and country to conduct business and look at what’s new and exciting in the golf industry in a professional setting. The Buying Show is an event that is restricted to PGA of Canada Members, Non-PGA of Canada Facilities and Golf Industry Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers. 

The registration process for Exhibitors is simple and can be completed online by visiting the PGA of Alberta website. Click on the following links for the Exhibitor Information Package which includes details on Exhibitor Benefits, Show Schedule, Booth Rates, Show Terms & Conditions, etc., or to register your company for the Show.

Exhibitor Info Package - Click Here

To Register - Click Here
 
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2022 Teaching Summits
Education News

2022 Teaching Summits

The Education Committee will be hosting 2 teaching summits this year. These events are a great opportunity to learn from some of the great teaching pros in Alberta and down south. Spots will be limited for both events so make sure you mark the registration dates on your calendars.

The 2022 Alberta Teaching Summit is a two day event at a premier local facility, where PGA of Alberta Golf Professionals congregate to share ideas and improve their standing as teachers of the game. The goal of this program itself, is to elevate the collective skills of PGA of Alberta Golf Professionals as instructors and coaches. This Teaching Summit is open to all PGA of Alberta members looking to improve their abilities, strategies, and methods, especially those who are looking to find their strengths and pathway as instructors and coaches. This year’s edition of the Alberta Teaching Summit will feature 4 leading professionals from within our association to facilitate the event over both days, leading participants through different themes and topics. Participants will also enjoy lunch in the clubhouse each day, and a round of golf following Day 1. ​

The goal of the committee is to rotate this event to a central and north location over the next 2 years. 

South Teaching Summit

The Education Committee is working to bring back a teaching summit to a south USA destination. Stay tuned as we get closer to the season for more details regarding this event.


PGA of Canada Tee Talks Live - Register Today
PGA of Canada News

PGA of Canada Tee Talks Live - Register Today

To help with your professional development, the PGA of Canada has two remaining sessions occurring on consecutive Monday’s - March 7 & 14 - each being one-and-a-half hours in length and commencing at 12 PM MST. This speaker series is FREE to all PGA of Canada members. 

This year’s series will build on last year’s topic about resiliency and leadership through challenging times. PGA professionals are the most important individuals in the country when it comes to growing the game. From the grass roots level on, golfers from coast-to-coast trust and respect PGA professionals. That’s why it is more important than ever to keep learning from industry experts to spark creativity and maximize your business’s opportunities. Golf is shifting more-and-more towards the forefront of consumers minds, it’s time to keep that trend going! 

To RegisterClick here for details and to register


Board Elections - Reminder to Vote
Association News

Board Elections - Reminder to Vote

Please be reminded to submit your vote for the 2022 PGA of Alberta Board of Directors and Assistants’ Board elections if you have not done so already. If you are a member of the PGA of Alberta and did not receive an email with instructions on how to vote, please contact [email protected].

Board of Directors Election (8 Nominees)
Four spots are open for election for the Board of Directors. Voting will close just after the start of the AGM on March 16th.

Assistants’ Board of Directors Election (7 Nominees)
Four spots are open for election for the Assistants’ Board of Directors. Voting will close just after the start of the AGM on March 16th.

Click here to see this year’s Board Nominees (login required)


Play Golf Alberta Becomes Title Sponsor of the PGA of Alberta Junior Masters
Partner News

Play Golf Alberta Becomes Title Sponsor of the PGA of Alberta Junior Masters

The PGA of Alberta is excited to announce a new partnership with Play Golf Alberta as the Title Sponsor of the Association’s Junior Masters event for the next three years! This year’s event will be hosted at Wolf Creek Golf Resort in Ponoka on May 19 & 20.

Thanks to this new partnership with Play Golf Alberta, invited players will now receive FREE entry into this year’s event! Juniors will not have to pay an entry fee to participate in the tournament which includes two rounds of golf at Wolf Creek GR, meal after each round, and prizes. Invitations for this year’s Junior Masters will be sent to players later this month.

The Junior Masters is a 36-hole invitational Junior Golf Tournament organized each year by the PGA of Alberta. This tournament exists to provide the top 40 boys and top 20 girls in the province with a highly competitive and affordable golf experience through its partnership with Wolf Creek GR. Celebrating its 32nd year in 2022, this event is initiated to provide elite level competition to a limited field of Alberta’s top junior golfers.

"Play Golf Alberta is excited to become the Title Sponsor of the PGA of Alberta Junior Masters" said Jeff Sveen, Play Golf Alberta Owner. "We’re so proud to be able to give back to Junior Golf in Alberta and partner with the PGA of Alberta. Looking forward to a great tournament at Wolf Creek".

About Play Golf Alberta…
Play Golf Alberta Ltd. is owned and operated by Jeff Sveen, a member of the PGA of Canada since 1989. In 2010, Play Golf Alberta began as a one-stop website for online tee times.

In 2018, Play Golf Alberta launched a new website enabling golfers to book tee times online, in real time and interfaced directly to golf course tee sheets.  As of spring 2019, up to 4 players can be booked online with over 25,000 rounds of inventory available to golfers with No Membership or Booking Fees.

For more information on Play Golf Alberta, please visit their website www.playgolfalberta.com or contact their Representative below:

Jeff Sveen Owner
[email protected]
 

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Upcoming Education Opportunities
Education News

Upcoming Education Opportunities

There are still a few education opportunities to take advantage of before the season starts.

Spring Seminar

Today is the last day to register. Make sure you don’t miss out on a fantastic 2 days of speakers and networking.

Info Package

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Teaching Summit

The Education committee will be hosting one teaching summit in the province on June 13th and 14th at The Glencoe. Registration for the event will open on March 7th at 10am. Mark your calendars as this event is limited to 14 spots. 

Assistants Board PD Series #4

"How to Structure Lessons and Maximize Teaching Revenue"

The last webinar for the assistants board will be held March 24th at 10am. These are a great way to learn from your fellow golf professionals, as well as build a network within the membership. This webinar is offered free to all PGA of Alberta Members so take advantage. 

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