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 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.

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

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. ‚Äč

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.

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*

Program At A Glance

March 2nd
10:00-11:30AM Jason Zuback - Unconventional Distance
11:30-12:00PM Darren Lexa - Optimizing Food & Beverage Profitability
12:00-12:30PM Lunch
12:30-1:30PM Liam Mucklow - Lessons From PGA Tour Players
1:30-2:30PM James Jackson - Marketing & Tourism Alberta
2:30-3:45PM Iain Highfield - Effective Golf Practice
3:45-5:15PM Mike Commodore & Ryan Whitney - Leadership, Business and Branding
March 3rd
10:00-11:30AM Erika Larkin & Gia Liwski  & Trillium Rose - Finding Your Leading Lady
11:30-12:30PM Carl Horne & Bennett Blakeman - A Better Back = A Better Life
12:30-12:45PM Lunch
12:45-1:45PM Kerry Watkins & Chris Prodahl - Superintendent’s Relationship With Their Golf Pros
1:45-2:45PM Derek Lane - Junior Golf To Director Of Golf
2:45-3:45PM Scott Fawcett - DECADE Management System
3:45-5:15PM Dean Kandle - Time Management Tactics

**Click speaker name for more information**

Click here for Registration

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. 

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.**   

Top 100 Points - Every Member that attends the virtual Spring Seminar will receive 5 Top 100 points per day (10 points total) for this program year.

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

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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