Top 100 Program

Top 100 Program

The Top 100 Program (formerly known as the Professional Development Program) 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 from October 2018 to October 2019. Every Buying Show begins a new year for the Top 100 Program. Please find below some exciting new initiatives for the Top 100 Program.


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(Oct 2018 - Oct 2019)

 

Top 100 Professional

As part of this new program, the PGA of Alberta will acknowledge the Top 100 Professionals which will be the top 100-point earners for that given year of the program. These members will be recognized as a “Top 100 Professional” for that year and will receive a custom Top 100 logo in which they can use to further promote themselves as Golf Professionals to further advance their careers.

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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 7 point earners for this program year. Total cash prizes will equal $4,000! (see below table for breakdown). 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.
Winner $1,200
2nd $900
3rd $700
4th $500
5th $350
6th $225
7th $125

Points Allocation

The following are areas where points are awarded; Education & Employment, Association initiatives and Tournaments. Points will be automatically updated for all PGA of Alberta events and programs. 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. In order to receive these points for the Top 100 Program, Members are required to submit an Extracurricular Approval FormMembers must submit this form in order to receive these points. Please note that all extracurricular submissions are subject to approval by the PGA of Alberta. Click here to be directed to the form.

Education & Employment

Attended PGA of Alberta Spring Seminar

5 points/day, 10 max
Attended PGA of Alberta PD Series 5 points/workshop
Attended PGA of Alberta Buying Show Education Series 3 points/session

Completed PGA of Alberta Compensation Survey

5 points

Attended PGA of Canada Education Workshop (points subject  to approval)

  • 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

Association

Attended PGA of Alberta Buying Show

10 points

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

5 points max

Mentorship Program (Mentor)

  • Verification form required before receiving points (office will send forms to Mentors during season)
  • Points will be awarded in September

5 points

Mentorship Program (Mentee)

  • Verification form required before receiving points (office will send forms to Mentors during season)
  • Points will be awarded in September
3 points

PGA on Wheels Volunteer (2 hours min.)

5 points/event, 10 max

Golf Show Volunteer (2 hours min.)

  • Mandatory volunteer hours from Clearance Centre not eligible for points
 

5 points max

PGA of Alberta Committee Member

  • Must have attended min. 50% of Committee meetings for PD 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 September
 

5 points/Committee, 10 max


Tournaments

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

  • Points awarded to entire Professional staff at host facility

5 points max

Participated in PGA of Canada National Championship

5 points max

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. 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 by the PGA of Alberta.

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