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 2023 Alberta Teaching Summit is a two-day event at Golfuture YYC, 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 5 leading professionals from within The Association to facilitate the event over both days, leading participants through different themes and topics. Participants will also enjoy lunch in the banquet room each day, and a team scramble event following Day 1. In 2024, the Education Committee will look to move the Summit to a premier Edmonton facility.
2023 Teaching Summit Itinerary
The 2024 Spring Seminar has been scheduled for March 4th & 5th at the Derrick G&WC
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
Thank You To Our Spring Seminar Sponsors...
Thank You To Our Cocktail Reception Sponsors...
Webinar #5 has been confirmed and will cover "Work/Life Balance and Mental Health Resources"
In the world of professional hockey, what plays out behind closed doors is just as important as what plays out on the ice itself. Former professional goaltender, Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster and NHL on Sportsnet analyst Kelly Hrudey will take us behind the scenes of his 15-year career with the NHL, sharing stories he lived from both inside and outside the locker room and work life balance while playing in the NHL. Kelly is an advocate for mental health awareness and has multiple foundations he represents to continue to spread the word and end the stigma.
This will be the last of five 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.
|April 18th, 2023||10:00am-11:15am||Zoom Conference Call||Unlimited|
If you have any questions for Kelly, please write it in the comment box when registering.
*Reminder this is free to all members and each participant will receive 2 Top 100 Points/ Webinar up to a maximum of 6*
The Education Committee has confirmed three sessions this year, presented by TaylorMade Golf Canada, with the return of the Buying Show. They will be hosted in Arabian Room B, see the details for each session below;
October 18th, 12:00-1:00PM
Retail Q&A with Bob Paley (Kananaskis Country GC)
Bob will holding an open Q&A on day one to help everyone make the most out of the show. Troy Mills (Jasper Park Lodge GC) will be moderating and starting off the session with some of the most frequently asked questions about the retail side of the business. All attendees are welcomed to bring their own questions which Bob will answer on the spot.
October 19th, 2:00-3:00PM
Junior Programming Panel
Chris Paskin (Valley Ridge GC) will be moderating a panel of Alberta’s top Junior leaders and Instructors. The panelists will be discussing their different approaches when coaching juniors as well as how they have all built successful junior programs. The panel will consist of;
Stephen Yanitski (Valley Ridge GC)
Lyndon King (Collicutt Siding GC)
Adam Werbicki ( The Derrick G&WC)
October 20th, 12:00-1:00PM
Winter Programming and Building a Book of Business with Josh Fleming (365 GOLF)
If you want to succeed as a year-round Instructor and Coach this session is for you. With 7 years of experience at GOLFTEC and now having successfully opened his own instruction and coaching business, 365 GOLF, Josh is excited to share with you his thoughts on winter programming and building a book of business. There are some key components that are needed to succeed as a year-round Coach and Josh will share some of those with you. He will speak for 30-45 minutes and spend the remainder of the time fielding questions from the audience. Todd Halpen (Golfutre YYC) will kick off the Q&A with some thought provoking questions.
Top 100 Points: Attendees will receive 3 points/session