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 first Teaching Summit of 2024 is a two-day event at the Golf Factory, where PGA of Alberta Golf Professionals congregate to share ideas and improve their standing as teachers of the game. The 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 Scott Cowx, 2019 PGA of Canada Teacher of the Year. Scott who will be joining us to share his teaching philosophies and what he has learned working with countless PGA professionals. He most recently spoke at the 2023 PGA of America National Conference and is an author & researcher for multiple golf technology companies.

Notable Accomplishments

  • Teaching career of nearly 3 decades
  • Current professional clients on the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and Kornferry Tour
  • 3300+ Coaches worldwide educated under the Scott Cowx certified methodologies
  • 5 Juniors players coached over the past 25 years reaching Canadian national men’s and ladies teams
  • Pulpit Club Director of Instruction for the past 4 years

The Golf Factory will play host to Scott from 9:00am-4:00pm both days with lunch provided on site. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your teaching toolbox and learn from one of the worlds top instructors.


The 2024 Spring Seminar is scheduled for March 4th & 5th at the Derrick G&WC. 

2024 Spring Seminar Information Package



March 4th

Time Presentation Topic
8:00am-9:00am Breakfast   
9:00am-10:30am Annual General Meeting  
10:30am-10:45am Break  
10:45am-12:15pm Chris Dornan FINDING YOUR STORY: Building Brand, Understanding The Impacts and Navigating For Success
12:15pm-1:00pm Lunch  
1:00pm-2:00pm John Deneer  ALBERTA GOLF: Information to Serve You, Your Members and Your Business
2:00pm-3:00pm Brad Smith  THE VALUE OF A NAME: Improving Sales and Service Through Personalized Marketing
3:00pm-3:15pm Break  
3:15pm-4:15pm Chris Reid  TAKE CARE OF YOUR COURSE’S MOST IMPORTANT ASSET: Your Customer
4:15pm-7:00pm Cocktail Reception  

March 5th

Time Presentation Topic
8:00am-9:00am Breakfast   
9:00am-11:00am Jeff Hay VARSITY GOLF RECRUITING: US College Golf Recruiting Seminar
11:00am-11:15am Break  
11:15am-12:15pm Stacey Meyer  WORKING WITH YOUNG ATHLETES: Resilience, Respect & Accountability
12:15pm-1:00pm Lunch  
1:00pm-3:00pm Kelly Hrudey MORE GOOD DAYS: Work Life Balance and Mental Health

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

Hotel Information

Hotel Information
For Reservations Please:

Use Booking Link:

Or Call:

Tel: 780-437-6010 
Toll Free: 1-877-999-3223

Block Name: PGA of Alberta

Block Code: 030124PGA

2 nights
Sun - Check-in Date: Mar. 03, 2024
Tue - Check-out Date: Mar. 05, 2024

Rooms not reserved are automatically released on: "February 23, 2024". After this date rooms are based on availability.

Guestroom Rates:
2 Queen OR 1 King w/pullout Couch:  $145 single - quad

Thank You To Our Spring Seminar Sponsors...

Thank You To Our Cocktail Reception Sponsors...   




Assistants’ Board PD Series

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 produce 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.


December 18th, 2023 - Strategies to Increase Work Term & Role at Your Club  

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*