Adam Blair (Talking Rock Golf Resort) has claimed the 2016 PDP Champion title

    Richmond, B.C. (PGA of BC) – With a new season upon us, the PGA of British Columbia is pleased to recognize Adam Blair of Talking Rock Golf Resort as winner of the 2016 PGA of BC Professional Development Program (PDP) Order of Merit presented by Sunice & Bobby Jones. Blair capped off 2016 with a grand total of 124 points, the highest point total ever achieved in the four years of the program’s existence. His accomplishment is a result of his widespread involvement in every aspect of the program, including tournaments, education, industry engrossment, and volunteerism.

    Blair was also recognized as the Interior Region’s recipient of the 2016 Professional Development Award, and is active on the PGA of BC Board of Directors where he currently serves as Co-Chair of the Membership & Employment Committee. His commitment and contribution was instrumental in the successful launch of the Career Advisory Program implemented to provide mentorship to new Candidates for Membership that enter the Association, pairing them with a respected member of the PGA of BC.

    Bill Kelly
    (Glacier Greens Golf Course), who led the PDP race for the majority of the year, finished in second

    place earning a respectable 114 Points, while 2016 PGA of BC Junior Golf Leader of the Year Award recipient Matthew Palsenbarg (Northview Golf Academy) rounds out the top three, finishing just three points behind Kelly.
    The $6,400 total prize money, divided amongst the top ten finishers, provides winners with opportunities to continue pursuing their professional education and development. For final standings of the 2016 PGA of BC Professional Development Program, please click here.
    The PGA of British Columbia Professional Development Program presented by Sunice & Bobby Jones is an annual Order of Merit designed to recognize members of the PGA of BC who have shown tremendous contributions to the Association, the Industry, and mostly importantly, themselves. Through participation in education, tournaments, awards, the Buying Show, and various forms of volunteerism, the PDP provides an equal avenue to showcase strengths of the diverse membership.

    In addition to its PDP Order of Merit Leaders, the PGA of British Columbia is proud to recognize its Top 100 PGA Professionals of 2016. We are proud to acknowledge the following members:

    Akizuki, Shingo
    Ingle, Rich O’Rourke, Padraic
    Anderson, Rob Johnson, Casey Orr, Derek
    Armstrong, Bryan Johnson, Jeremy Palmer, Alan
    Axford, Dan Johnson, Myles Palmer, Jeff
    Bell, Cody Jonas, Phil Palsenbarg, Matt
    Bernakevitch, Lindsay Jurimae, Jason Parry, Bryn
    Bicknell, Mark Kadin, Jon Pool, Greg
    Blair, Adam Kelly, Bill Presnail, James
    Bruce, Miles Kitts, Mark Randle, John
    Buder, Jeff Kohlen, Mark Ranger, Lee
    Cameron, Scott Kolb, Scott Ray, Jordan
    Chlopan, Rich Lacusta, Caine Savage, Duncan
    Claggett, Dean Latimer, Russ Schaal, Brian
    Coe, Brian Lavers, Colin Scollon, Drew
    Cordes, Jason Liddicoat, Steve Scott, Chad
    Cyndroski, Mike Lindsay, Mark Scutt, Gordy
    Cyr, Lenny MacDermott, Brice Siminoff, Jared
    DeBou, Jeffrey Maddock, Dave Steinbach, Matt
    Drader, Terrance Martin, Charlie Stevens, Jamie
    Draper, Cory Martine, Thierry Stothers, Clay
    Dunn, Matthew Maxwell, Kevin Strong, Mark
    Eathorne, AJ McClain, Scott Tadey, Rob
    Evans, Justin McClure, Greg Taiji, Connor
    Fletcher, Jordan McCullough, Lance Thornley, Derek
    Flockhart, Tom McDonald, Brian Trama, Vince
    Fram, Justin McKenzie, Luke Tubb, Oliver
    Giesbrecht, Jason McMurphy, Kyle Vianzon, Victor
    Gray, Grant Michell, Winston Weir, Kate
    Hastie, Doug Mink, Gord Wise, Brian
    Hay, Trevor Miyashiro, Lindy Wocknitz, Arlen
    Heenan, Mike Monaghan, Tom Young, Craig
    Henson, Ian Moore, Dale Zibrik, Ashley
    Hosie, Gina Morgan, Doug Zibrik, Dave
    Hubert, Alec Ogden, Graham

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