Top 100 Program

Top 100 Program

The Top 100 Program presented by Foresight Sports Canada & TaylorMade Golf Canada is based on pre-defined measurable criteria and is designed to recognize PGA of Alberta Members who dedicate their time and demonstrate proven abilities in advancing the Association’s interests for the benefit of all Golf Professionals. The yearly award given out at the Awards Banquet during the PGA of Alberta Buying Show will be for the most points accumulated for the program year. 

New for 2024 - Program Rotation Year
After internal review to align with PGA of Canada, the Association will revert to the original program rotation from October - September. For 2024, the program year will begin January 1, 2024 and run until September 30, 2024 including points for attending the 2023 Buying Show. This will allow the winner from each year to be nominated for the PGA of Canada’s Tex Noble Professional Development Award.

Cash Prizes - The PGA of Alberta will offer 20 cash prizes as an added incentive to the top 20 point earners for the 2024 program year. Total cash prizes now equal $8,200!

Cash Bonuses - In addition to the 20 cash prizes, the Association will also giveaway 8 cash bonuses of $100 each to the top point finisher(s) in the below member categories (number of cash bonuses dependent on total number of members in the categories). This added amount puts the prize total at $9,000 for the Top 100 Program (cash prizes + bonuses).



Overall Standings - Click Here

October 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023
 

Standings by Membership Category

Click a member category below to see how you rank against members in the same category

Apprentice Professionals

Class A/Teaching Professionals

Head/Head Teaching Professionals

Executive Professionals

  

Top 100 Professionals

Congratulations to the Top 100 Professionals listed below for 2023 program year!

As part of this program, the PGA of Alberta acknowledges the Top 100 Professionals which are the top 100 point earners for each year of the program. These members are recognized as a “Top 100 Professional” and receive a custom Top 100 logo.

Top 100 Professionals 2023
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Anderson, Scott
Country Hills GC
PGA of Alberta Member 
Babkirk, Tyrel
Apple Creek GC 
Nevada Bob’s (Grande Prairie)
Redwood Meadows G&CC
Boyd, Kyle
Edmonton Petroleum G&CC
 
Stewart Creek G&CC
 Bunner, Alexander 
Belvedere G&CC
Busetto, Joseph
Edmonton Petroleum G&CC
 
Carew, Geoff
Windermere G&CC
Edmonton Petroleum G&CC 
Cartier, Jacob
Glendale G&CC
 
Chow, Kevin
Blackhawk GC 
Chown, Braden
Bearspaw GC
Glendale G&CC
Silvertip GR
Cooke, Darren
Canmore G&CC
 
Copeland, Josh
Wainwright GC
 Donihee, Chris
Valley Ridge GC
Belvedere G&CC
Royal Mayfair GC
McKenzie Meadows GC
Foote, Kurtis
Valley Ridge Golf Academy
Freeman, Matt
Canyon Meadows G&CC 
Frose, Patrick
Royal Mayfair GC
PGA of Alberta Member
Sirocco GC
Gillett, Weston
Lacombe G&CC
Carnmoney GC
Ponoka GC
Woodside GC
Willow Park G&CC
Halpen, Todd
Golfuture YYC 
Halverson, Bryce
Carnmoney GC
Hanson, Leif
PGA of Alberta Member
Glendale G&CC
Hardy, Richard
McKenzie Meadows GC
Harrison, Michael
Coal Creek GR
Hartford, Gary 
Highlands GC
Henzie, Dave
Cottonwood G&CC
Woodside GC
Golf Channel Academy at Cottonwood G&CC
Horton, Paul
Golf Channel Academy at Cottonwood G&CC
Edmonton CC
Johnson, Greg 
Golfuture YYC
Johnson, Robbie
Banff Springs GC
Kirkness, Samuel
Inglewood G&CC
Lee, Tommy
Carnmoney GC
 
Leicht, Tyler
The Derrick G&WC
Longley, Nic
Silver Springs G&CC
Coloniale GC
Luopa, Shaun
Strathmore GC
MacComb, David
Royal Mayfair GC
MacDermott, Brice
Windermere G&CC
MacGregor, Jeff
Glendale G&CC
Mackey, Joshua
Windermere G&CC
Mah, Matthew
Mill Woods GC
Modern Golf
McCluskey, Phil
River Bend G&RA
McCourt, Murray 
The Ranch G&CC
McDermott, Ryan
Royal Mayfair GC
Mills, Matthew
Douglasdale GC
Mills, Troy
Jasper Park Lodge GC
Nelson, Gina
Highlands GC
Nelson, Graeme
The Derrick G&WC
Inglewood G&CC
Cottonwood G&CC
Paskin, Chris
Valley Ridge GC
Pecman, Tyler
Mill Woods GC
Piercey, Shaun
The Ranch G&CC
The Hamptons GC
Plosz, Jason
FootJoy - Acushnet Canada
Popkes, Amy
Silver Springs G&CC
Mickelson National GC
Windermere G&CC
Wintergreen G&CC
The Glencoe G&CC
Rutherford, Katy
Silver Springs G&CC
Lakeside GC
Stewart Creek G&CC
Seifert, Matt 
Golfuture YYC
Glendale G&CC
Stanier, Jason
Inglewood G&CC
Stiles, Scott
Earl Grey GC
Bearspaw GC
The Hamptons GC
Windermere G&CC
Tomlinson, Dale
PGA of Alberta Member
Valleau, Kim
The Winston GC
Inglewood G&CC
Highlands GC
Vandermey, Nick
Windermere G&CC
Vandermey, Spencer
Edmonton Petroleum G&CC
Westman, Scott
The Ranch G&CC
Willner, Tyler
Lakeside GC
Earl Grey GC
Wilson, John D.
Priddis Greens G&CC
Yanitski, Stephen
Valley Ridge GC
Willow Park G&CC
 

Point Allocation

The following are areas where points are awarded; Education, Association involvement, Tournaments and Volunteerism. Points will be automatically updated for all PGA of Alberta events and programs (unless indicated otherwise below). Please refer to the below tables for details.

Extracurricular Approval FormIn addition to receiving points through attending PGA of Alberta events, members are eligible to receive points by attending PGA of Canada education workshops, education seminars/webinars or volunteerism within the golf industry at non-PGA of Alberta administered initiatives. In order to receive these points for the Top 100 Program, members are required to submit an Extracurricular Approval Form. Please note that all extracurricular submissions are subject to approval by the PGA of Alberta. Click here to be directed to the form.

Education

Attended PGA of Alberta Spring Seminar

5 points/day, 10 max

Attended PGA of Alberta PD Series

3 - 5 points/session

Attended PGA of Alberta Buying Show Education Series

3 points/session, 9 max

Attended PGA of Canada Education Workshop (full day)

  • CDC, CNC, Tee Talks Live, etc.
  • Required Education to obtain Class A status not eligible for points
  • PGA of Canada Training Academy courses not eligible for points
  • Extracurricular Approval form submission required to receive points
5 points/workshop, 10 max

Attended Webinar (points subject to approval)

  • Webinar must be administered by golf related organization OR pertaining to the golf industry
  • Required Education to obtain Class A status not eligible for points
  • PGA of Canada Training Academy courses not eligible for points
  • Extracurricular Approval form submission required to receive points
2 points/webinar, 6 max

Attended Education Workshop (points subject to approval)

  • Education Workshops must be administered by golf related organization OR pertaining to the golf industry
  • Required Education to obtain Class A status not eligible for points
  • PGA of Canada Training Academy courses not eligible for points
  • Extracurricular Approval form submission required to receive points
3 points/workshop, 9 max

Association Involvement

Attended PGA of Alberta Buying Show

10 points

Exhibitor at PGA of Alberta Golf Shows

  • Points awarded to entire Professional staff at facility
  • Facility must purchase booth space at either Show

5 points max

Attended PGA of Alberta Annual General Meeting (AGM)

  • Must attend AGM in-person to receive points


3 points

Completed PGA of Alberta Compensation Survey

5 points

Submitted an Award Nomination

  • Nomination must be fully completed by August 3rd to be awarded points
 2 points max

PGA of Alberta Award Finalist

  • Individual Award only. Retailer of the Year, Player of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award and Patron of the Year not eligible for points.
  • 2022 Finalists will be included in 2021/2022 program year

3 points max

Mentorship Program (Mentor)

  • Verification required before receiving points
  • Must be involved in program to receive points
  • Points only awarded for the first year of the program
  • Points will be awarded in December

5 points max

Mentorship Program (Mentee)

  • Verification required before receiving points
  • Must be involved in program to receive points
  • Points only awarded for the first year of the program
  • Points will be awarded in December
3 points max

PGA of Alberta Committee Member

  • Must have attended min. 50% of Committee meetings for program year
  • All Board & Assistants’ Board of Directors will receive points for being on the Board. They will NOT receive points for their assigned Committee as it is an obligation for Board Members.
  • Points will be awarded in December
 

5 points/Committee, 10 max

Completed PGA of Alberta Survey

  • Only surveys open to entire membership applicable for points
 3 points/survey

Submitted a Pro Tip Tuesday Video

  • Pro Tip video must be approved by the PGA of Alberta to be eligible for points
  • Video must be made within program year to be eligible for points (members cannot use previous years videos or tips)
 3 points max

Tournament Involvement

Participated in PGA of Alberta Tournament

2 points/round, 10 max

Performance in PGA of Alberta Tournament (stroke-play only)

2 points/round 75 & under, 10 max

Hosted a PGA of Alberta Tournament/PAT/Qualifier

  • Points awarded to entire Professional staff at host facility
  • Includes the Shaw Charity Classic Qualifiers & Mentorship Tournament


5 points max

Participated in PGA of Canada National Tournament

5 points max


Volunteerism

PGA on Wheels Volunteer (3 hours min.)

 5 points/event, 10 max

Golf Show Volunteer (3 hours min.)

  • Mandatory volunteer hours from Clearance Centre not eligible for points
 5 points max

Industry Volunteer (3 hours min.) (points subject to approval)

  • Golf Clinic, Tournament Support, Junior Programs, etc.
  • Must not be compensated in order to be eligible for Top 100 points
  • Volunteer opportunity must not be part of members regular responsibilities at facility
  • Reference letter required for volunteer verification
  • Extracurricular Approval form submission required to receive points
 3 points/event, 9 max

Cash Prizes 

In addition to the recognizing the Top 100 Professionals, the PGA of Alberta will offer cash prizes as an added incentive to the top 20 point earners for the 2023 program year. Total cash prizes equal $8,200! Please note the following:   

  • If there is a tie in points, the money will be split evenly, including for 1st place.
  • If there is a tie for 1st, to determine the winner of the Award, a weighting system will be used of 50% from the current year point total plus 50% from the previous year point total. Highest point total from this will determine winner.
2023 Top 100 Cash Prizes
Rank
Cash Prize
1st $1,400
2nd $1,100
3rd $900
4th $700
5th $525
6th $400
7th $325
8th $300
9th $275
10th $250
11th $225
12th $200
13th  $200
14th  $200
15th  $200
16th  $200
17th $200 
18th $200
19th  $200
20th $200

Cash Bonuses

In addition to the 20 cash prizes, the Association will also giveaway 8 cash bonuses of $100 each to the top point finisher(s) in the below member categories (number of cash bonuses dependent on total number of members in the categories). This added amount puts the prize total at $9,000 for the Top 100 Program (cash prizes + bonuses). Please note that cash prizes and the Top 100 Professional initiative are still based off the overall standings and not by the member category standings. See above for standings by membership category.

> Apprentice Professionals - Top 2

> Class A / Teaching Professionals - Top 3

> Head / Head Teaching Professionals - Top 2

> Executive Professional - Top 1

Extracurricular Approval Form

In addition to receiving points through attending PGA of Alberta events, Members are eligible to receive points by attending PGA of Canada Education Workshops, outside education, or volunteering within the industry. In order to receive these points for the Top 100 Program, Members are required to submit an Extracurricular Approval Form. Members must submit this form in order to receive these points. Please note that all extracurricular submissions are subject to approval.

Click here to be directed to the form.

2023 Top 100 Award Winner

Jeff MacGregorGlendale G&CC

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