Conferences

Conferences

It is the goal of the PGA of Alberta along with the Education Committee to support our Members with continued educational initiatives to assist them with the provision of superior instruction, club management and promotion of the game to ensure the most relevant Industry information is available to them at all times.

The PGA of Alberta is dedicated to providing Candidates for Membership and Class A Members with opportunities to better themselves as golf professionals. As a Member, you have access to a tremendous body of world class education through our Professional Development Series, Spring Seminar, and Buying Show Education Series.

The Professional Development Series have been designed by the PGA of Alberta Education Committee to assist Members in all Membership categories gain the knowledge they need to perform their duties at the Golf Club. 

This year’s Series topics have been pinpointed by the Education Committee as skills that are necessary in order to lead any Golf Professional down a path of success in the industry, no matter what your career aspirations – Teacher, Head Professional, General Manager, etc. Candidates for Membership can gain useful knowledge which may be applied when completing industry based Core Competency Golf Modules.

See below this years PD Series available.


California Teaching Summit

Group 1 Details:
Date: January 10th and 11th, 2018
Time: 8am – 5pm each day
Day 1 (Jan. 10) will cover full swing with Dana Dahlquist at Desert Willow (Palm Desert)
Day 2 (Jan. 11) will cover putting with Dr. Craig Farnsworth at The Palms GC (La Quinta)
Cost: $500 plus GST

Group 2 Details:
Date: January 9th and 10th, 2018
Time: 8am – 5pm each day
Day 1 (Jan. 9) will cover full swing with Dana Dahlquist at Desert Willow (Palm Desert)
Day 2 (Jan. 10) will cover putting with Dr. Craig Farnsworth at The Palms GC (La Quinta)
Cost: $500 plus GST


Understanding the Value of the PGA Golf Professional
Date: February 26th, 2018
Time: 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Venue: Red Deer G&CC
Speaker: Mike O’Donnell, Senior Director of Player Development at the PGA of America, will be hosting a player development workshop
Cost: PGA of Alberta Members = $75/Person plus GST
            NON-PGA of Alberta Members = $85/Person plus GST

The 2018 Spring Seminar presented by E-Z-GO, Golf Trends Inc., & SuperSpeed Golf will be held March 5th & 6th at the Carriage House Inn in Calgary. The Education Committee has diligently worked through the proposals sent and received from various speakers on relevant industry topics and are pleased with this year’s line-up. Mark these dates in your calendar now, we hope you plan on attending this annual kick-off to the golf season!



Click here for the 2018 Spring Seminar Info Package

Confirmed Speakers 2018

Cameron McCormick
(Golf Performance Coach, Jordan Spieth’s Coach)

James Sieckmann
(Director of Instruction at Shadow Ridge CC, worked with Smylie Kaufman)

Kevin Lowe 
(Vice Chairman - Oilers Entertainment Group)

Tracy Moffatt
(President, Association of Golf Merchandisers)

Garry McKenzie
(Former Vice President & General Manager - Corus Entertainment)

Tim Krebs 
(General Manager, Butterfield Trail GC)

Ryan Robillard
(Canadian Sales Manager for SuperSpeed Golf)

*Information coming soon for the 2018 PGA of Alberta Buying Show Education Series presented by Golf Trends Inc.