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 2023 - PROGRAM ROTATION YEAR
After review of the program, the Association will now use a calendar year moving forward for the program rather than the previous October to September of the following year model. For 2023, the program year will begin October 1, 2022 and go until December 31, 2023 to cover the gap of the rotation change. After that year is finish, the Top 100 Program will run from a January 1 to December 31 timeline.

NEW - The PGA of Alberta will now offer 20 cash prizes as an added incentive to the top 20 point earners for the 2022 program year. Total cash prizes now equal $8,200!

NEW 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

  

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

  • PGA of Alberta Podcast not eligible for points
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 LIVE AGM stream 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 September

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 September
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 September
 

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 2022 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.

In 2022, members needed to accumulate 60 points or more to earn a cheque this year. Congratulations to the following recipients:

2022 Top 100 Cash Prizes
 
Professional
Facility
Points
Cash Prize
1st Samuel Kirkness Inglewood G&CC 91 $1,400
2nd Greg Johnson Inglewood G&CC 87 $1,100
3rd Bryce Halverson
Carnmoney GC 84 $900
4th Chad Feener Leduc GC 79 $700
5th Stephen Yanitski
Valley Ridge GC 76 $525
T-6th Murray McCourt Ranch G&CC (The) 74 $362
T-6th Josh Fleming
365 GOLF 74 $362
T-8th Alexander Bunner Belvedere G&CC 69 $275
T-8th Matt Seifert Golfuture YYC 69 $275
T-8th Gary Hartford
Highlands GC 69 $275
 11th Tyler Willner Lakeside GC 68 $225
 12th Shaun Piercey Ranch G&CC (The) 67 $200
T-13th  Kim Valleau Winston GC (The) 66 $200
T-13th  Todd Halpen Golfuture YYC 66 $200
15th  Stefan Anderson Lakeside GC 64 $200
16th  Paul Horton Golf Channel Academy at Cottonwood G&CC 63 $200
 17th Nic Longley Silver Springs G&CC 62 $200 
T-18th Joseph Busetto Edmonton Petroleum G&CC 61 $200
T-18th  Patrick Frose Royal Mayfair GC 61 $200
T- 20th Jeff MacGregor Glendale G&CC 60 $100
T- 20th Leif Hanson Mickelson National GC 60 $100 

Top 100 Professionals

Congratulations to the Top 100 Professionals listed below for 2021 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 2021
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Anderson, Scott
PGA of Alberta Member
Anderson, Stefan
Lakeside GC
Babkirk, Tyrel
Apple Creek GC
Barendregt, Nathan
Derrick G&WC
* Boyd, Kyle * Top 10
Edmonton Petroleum G&CC
Brayton, Gordon
PGA of Alberta Member
Bruce, Adam
GOLFTEC Edmonton
Bunner, Alexander
Belvedere G&CC
Busetto, Joseph * Top 10
Edmonton Petroleum G&CC

Caines, Ryan
Inglewood G&CC
Cartier, Jacob
Glendale G&CC
Chow, Kevin
Blackhawk GC
Christenson, Gary
Sturgeon Valley G&CC
Cooke, Darren
Canmore G&CC
Copeland, Josh
Wainwright GC
Cox, Stefan
Calgary G&CC
Crease, John
Jasper Park Lodge GC
Cuthbertson, Jeff
Stony Plain GC
DesRoche, Glen
Picture Butte GC
DiPasquale, Chris
Par 3 Golf Academy at Bridge Valley Golf
Fast, Brian
PGA of Alberta Member
 Feener, Chad
Leduc GC
* Fleming, Josh * Top 10
GOLFTEC Calgary Beacon Heights
 Fleming, Riley
Lynx Ridge GC
Foote, Kurtis
PGA of Alberta Member
Gagne, Brad
McKenzie Meadows GC
 Gillett, Weston
Lacombe G&CC
 Halpen, Todd
Golfuture
* Halverson, Bryce * Top 10
Carnmoney GC
Hanson, Leif
Mickelson National GC
Hardy, Richard
McKenzie Meadows GC
Hartford, Gary
Highlands GC
Henzie, Dave
Nanton GC
* Hill, Logan * Top 10
River Bend G&RA
Hopfner, Jonathan
Springbank Links
Horton, Paul
Golf Channel Academy at Heritage Pointe
Ingalls, Dean
Carnmoney GC
Jeffries, Nicola
Willow Park G&CC
Johnson, Robert
Jasper Park Lodge GC
 
Johnson, Greg
Inglewood G&CC
 Johnson, Matt
Royal Mayfair GC
Karlson, Brady
Canyon Meadows G&CC 
Keats, Mac
Pinebrook G&CC
* Kirkness, Sam * Top 10
Inglewood G&CC

Lee, Tommy
Carnmoney GC
Leicht, Tyler
Derrick G&WC
Locke, Eric
Priddis Greens G&CC
Longley, Nic
Lakeside GC
Luopa, Shaun
Country Hills GC
MacComb, David
Royal Mayfair GC
MacDermott, Brice
Windermere G&CC
MacDonald, Mathew
Innisfail GC
MacGregor, Jeff
Glendale G&CC 
Mackey, Joshua
Windermere G&CC
Mah, Matthew
Cardiff G&CC
 Maher, Jeremy
Modern Golf
 Matuch, Mike
PGA of Alberta Member
McCluskey, Phil
River Bend G&RA 
McCourt, Murray
Ranch G&CC
McDermott, Ryan
Links at Spruce Grove
McEachern, Michael
Country Hills GC
McKiernan, John
HeatherGlen GC
Mills, Troy
Jasper Park Lodge GC
Nelson, Graeme
Derrick G&WC
Numrich, Grant
Red Deer G&CC
Paskin, Chris
Valley Ridge GC
Pecman, Tyler
Highlands GC
Petryk, Larry
Larry Petryk Golf Academy
Piercey, Shaun
Ranch G&CC 
Pilon, Matt
Hamptons GC
* Plosz, Jason * Top 10
FootJoy - Acushnet Canada
Quickstad, Bryn
Windermere G&CC
Raina, Shannon
Glencoe G&CC
Repp, Doug
HeatherGlen GC
Robb, Randy
Mickelson National Golf Academy
Robertson, Curtis
Valley Ridge GC
Rook, Randy
Pitch Perfect Golf
Schatzmann, Chris
Stewart Creek G&CC 
Scheller, J.D.
Turner Valley GC
Sklarenko, Dean
Executive Professional
* Stanier, Jason * Top 10
Inglewood G&CC 
Stiles, Scott
Earl Grey GC
Stringer, Richard
Country Hills GC
Sweenie, Tahlon
Jasper Park Lodge GC
Timms, Kasey
Royal Mayfair GC
Tomlinson, Dale
Winston GC
Valleau, Kim
Winston GC 
Van Tighem, Taylor
Highlands GC
Van Amsterdam, Evan
Highlands GC
Vanderkooi, Keenan
Silvertip GR
Vandermey, Spencer
Edmonton Petroleum G&CC
Vandermey, Nick
Windermere G&CC 
* Ward, Chris * Award Winner
Edmonton Petroleum G&CC
Westman, Scott
Ranch G&CC
Whitton, James
Leduc GC
Willner, Tyler
Lakeside GC
Wilmot, Pat
Earl Grey GC
Wilson, John D.
Priddis Greens G&CC
Wisser, Adam
Ranch G&CC
Wright, Adrien
Woodside GC
* Yanitski, Stephen * Top 10
Valley Ridge GC
Young, Nick
Willow Park G&CC

Cash Bonuses

In addition to the 20 cash prizes this program year, 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. Congratulations to the following members for earning the 2022 cash bonuses:

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.

2022 Top 100 Award Winner

Sam Kirkness - Inglewood G&CC

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