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 is excited to announce that the 2021 Spring Seminar has been green-lit for operating as a digital education conference due to the ongoing uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Switching to a digital conference will allow us to provide a safe education alternative for our members and provide the opportunity to try some new things in terms of format and technology which will benefit the show for years to come.
The Seminar will be held Monday, February 22nd & Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 via Zoom and supported by a digital app/platform to be determined. The Education Committee has diligently been working through the survey results from last year’s seminar, proposals received from various speakers on relevant industry topics and are looking forward to this year’s line-up. More details will be announced in the coming weeks in regards to line up and format!
Mark 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!
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 Education topics have been pinpointed by the Education Committee and from the various surveys of our members throughout the year 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.
The PGA of Alberta Podcast
We are excited to announce that preliminary work has begun on a new Education initiative for the winter off-season, introducing: The PGA of Alberta Podcast which is being spearheaded by the PD Series sub-committee. Topics and Speakers are currently being researched and developed and once they have been decided upon, recording and editing will commence.
The Podcast will have a strong local flavour to it, as we have so many amazing professionals in our Zone that can offer insight and expertise covering a wide range of relevant topics to their peers. Stay tuned for more updates as we progress on this initiative and please feel free to share any thoughts or suggestions with any Education Committee member or Education Coordinator - Aaron McKay ([email protected]).