Regional Recipients & Finalists for 2013 PGA of BC Awards Announced

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Donald Miyazaki

September 18, 2013, Richmond, B.C. (ISN) – The PGA of BC is proud to announce Regional Recipients and Finalists for the 2013 PGA of BC Awards.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we would like to thank all of those who nominated their peers for our annual Awards. Each regional nomination committee has reviewed the submissions and are pleased to announce the following recipients:

Teacher of the Year presented by Maui Jim Sunglasses

Rob Houlding – Rob Houlding Golf Academy

Jeff Palmer – Olympic View Golf Club

Ian Henson – Tobiano Golf Course

Casey Johnson – Copper Point Golf Club

Coach of the Year

Todd Spring – University Golf Club

Robert Ratcliffe – Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community

Jeff Hollman – Penticton Golf & Country Club

Jeff Wiggins – Mountain View Golf Club

Golf Shop of the Year presented by Forestar Golf Sales Ltd.

Marine Drive Golf Club

Victoria Golf Club

Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club

Copper Point Golf Club

Sales Representative of the Year presented by Trainwest Management & Consulting Inc.

Bob Rawlings – Titleist/FootJoy

John Beddis – Titleist/FootJoy

Brent Mullin – Bushnell Golf

Deanna Ruby – Second Skin Garment Company

Golf Facility of the Year

Chilliwack Golf Club

Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Fairview Mountain Golf Club

Copper Point Golf Club

Professional Development Award

Mark Strong – Richmond Country Club

Keith Gibson – Long Beach Golf Course

Michael Chmilar – Sun Rivers Golf Course

Brian Schaal – Copper Point Golf Club

Apprentice of the Year presented by Cleveland Golf / Srixon Canada

Matt Palsenbarg – Northview Golf & Country Club

Gordy Scutt – Olympic View Golf Club

Greg Machtaler – Summerland Golf & Country Club

Michael Midyette – Windermere Valley Golf Course

Golf Professional of the Year presented by PinHigh Golf

Dave Zibrik – Seymour Creek Golf Centre

Mike Parker – Victoria Golf Club

Guy Dow – Penticton Golf & Country Club

Scott McClain – Copper Point Golf Club

Congratulations to all recipients! The PGA of BC Awards Reception will take place on October 16th at the River Rock Casino Resort, along with the announcement of the following Award recipients: Fore Seasons Golf Professional Award, Member of the Year, Jim Gibson Patron of the Year, Player of the Year, Forestar Golf Community Leadership Bursary & Jim Gibson Scholarship.

Tickets for the Receptions are now available for purchase at the following links:


Please click here for PGA of BC Member & Sponsor tickets 

Please click here for Non-PGA of BC tickets

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