Education

Education

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 Apprentice Professionals 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 2022 Spring Seminar will be held March 2nd & 3rd as a digital Education Conference via the Whova App/Platform - which allows video integration with a variety of video hosting platforms, sharing of agendas with attendees for presentations, sharing of any presentation related documents the Speakers provide. Click here for a YouTube video on Whova.

The Education Committee has put together another exciting line-up of speakers to provide a top tier event focused on development and networking. Please note that discussions to confirm speakers is still on going and will be announced in the coming weeks. Speakers already confirmed will be highlighted in the News Article Section and Education Events Tab of the website

As the Conference will be an online venture this year, there will be a few ground rules put into place to ensure that the event runs as smoothly as possible and in the manner it was intended. Firstly, a registration applies singularly to "One Individual" and may not be used for multiple persons or facilities. Secondly, a standard feature at digital Conferences is the requirement that individuals have their camera turned on.  This second rule has a two-fold benefit; it helps address the issue of multiple persons using one registration to view the Show and secondly, it helps with the overall atmosphere and level of engagement seen at the Show which benefits all parties involved, attendees & speakers. A communication regarding expected etiquette and conduct will be circulated amongst attendees closer to the date of the Show. 

Please Note: We are offering "Early Bird Pricing" to all our Members until February 11thMark these dates in your calendar now, we hope you plan on attending this annual kick-off to the golf season in an albeit different but still exciting capacity this year!

**Withdrawal Policy:
Withdraw before the 1 week deadline of February 26th to get a full refund and any withdrawal after will incur a $50 penalty.**   

Click HERE for the INFO PACKAGE

Click here for Registration

Please contact [email protected] with questions/comments and concerns regarding the event

Stay Tuned for Future Details

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Golf Genius Webinar

The Education Committee is excited to announce that it will be hosting a webinar on all facets of the Golf Genius Software which will be available to all members. This day will consist of a morning and afternoon session where members can choose to educate themselves on a topic most relevant to their club.

Golf Genius Software has many benefits which include;

  • Overall learning about Golf Genius Software
  • Tools and features for tournament and league set up
  • Tools and features to enhance the golf shop
  • Member knowledge can provide value to their club

Objective:

To educate current PGA of Alberta members about the features of Golf Genius Tournament Management Software (GGTM) and Golf Shop Software (GGGS).

Date / Time:

February 1, 2022

We will offer an AM session and a PM session.  Each session will cover the same material.  If a participant chooses to attend the AM session, they are not required to attend the PM session but you may attend a different session in the PM.


9:30AM to 10:30AM – Session 1, 2, 3, or 4

10:30AM to 10:45AM – Break

10:45AM to 12:00PM – Continue session

 

12:00PM to 1:00PM - LUNCH

 

1:00PM to 2: 30PM – Session 1, 2, 3, or 4

2:30PM to 2:45PM – Break

2:45PM to 4:00PM – Continue session

Please click down below to learn more about what will be offered during the webinar. 

Session #1 : Learn More- Golf Genius Software

Session #2 : Golf Genius TM Club

Session #3 : Golf Genius TM Club Premium

Session #4 : Golf Genius Golf Shop

Click To Register Now

Episode 3 is brought to you by Judy Forshner and Shannon Raina of The Glencoe G&CC. They will be sharing their thoughts and experiences on how they have built their careers as a female in the golf industry. They will be discussing;

How Judy started and has remained at The Glencoe G&CC for 35 years

Pro/Cons of being a female golf pro

Career challenges

The importance of learning/listening to every member of the team

Thank you to Judy and Shannon for sharing some insight into their successful careers

 

Stay tuned in the coming weeks as Josh Fleming hosts Bryce Halverson on Growing As A Professional

Also:

Brice McDermott hosts Barrett Jarosch on Training & Development/ Leadership

Click here for the website for our Podcast

Click here for Season 3 Episode 3 on Spotify

Click here for Season 3 Episode 3 on Apple

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The PGA of Alberta’s Education Committee is excited to announce its 2021 Buying Show Education Series. 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 topic related to the golf industry that will help to continue to grow the game. 

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October 19, 2021

 Dean 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. 

Dates Location Capacity Cost
October 19th-21st 2021 Zoom Conference Call Unlimited Members- $15, Non-Members- $25

Click Here to see Dean Ingalls

Click Here to see Alberta’s First- Class Instructors

Click Here to see Dr. David Legg