Richmond, BC (PGA OF BC) – On Wednesday October 12, 2016 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, the PGA of British Columbia recognized the proud achievements of its members at the 2016 PGA of BC Awards Celebration.
Eighteen awards were presented Wednesday night, preceded by a special presentation by the ALS Society of British Columbia. The PGA of BC has supported the Society for 11 years with its Golfathon for ALS fundraisers across the province, and has raised over $1.3 million for the duration of the program.
Below is a complete list of the 2016 PGA of BC Awards recipients:
- Dick Munn Golf Professional of the Year presented by Cutter & Buck – Alan Palmer, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
- Fred Wood Class “A” Professional of the Year presented by Levelwear – Ashley Zibrik, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
- Jack Westover Coach of the Year presented by Innovative Fitness – Matthew Palsenbarg, Northview Golf Academy
- Golf Facility of the Year presented by Mezzo Interactive – Victoria Golf Club
- Jock McKinnon Candidate for Membership of the Year presented by Cleveland Golf/Srixon Canada – Brian Wise, Glacier Greens Golf Course
- Herb Paterson Sales Representative of the Year presented by Trainwest Management & Consulting – Deanna Ruby, G&G Golf Company Inc.
- Golf Shop of the Year presented by Forestar Golf Sales Ltd. – Predator Ridge Golf Resort
- Alvie Thompson Teacher of the Year presented by FlightScope – Brodie Carle, Predator Ridge Golf Resort
- Davie Black Professional Development Award presented by The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Jeff Palmer, Ardmore Golf Course
- Jack McLaughlin Junior Golf Leader of the Year presented by O’Neill Golf – Chris Lutes, Northview Golf Academy
- Jim Gibson Patron of the Year – Canucks Sports & Entertainment
- PGA of BC Media Personnel of the Year – Inside Golf
- Distinguished Service Award presented by DGL Sports – Brian Schaal, Copper Point Golf Club
- Stan Leonard Player of the Year presented by One Under Golf Vancouver – Gordy Scutt, Olympic View Golf Club
- 2015 Professional Development Program Order of Merit Winner – Alan Palmer, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
- The NGCOA Fore Seasons Golf Award – Scott Kolb, Victoria Golf Club
Recipients of the PGA of BC scholarship and bursary program were also recognized during the ceremony. Each recipient received $1,000 to be used for growing the game of golf within their communities.
- Jim Gibson Scholarship – Greg Pool, Capilano Golf & Country Club
- Forestar Golf Community Leadership Bursary – Clay Stothers, Okanagan Golf Club