PGA of BC is proud to recognize its Top 100 Golf Professionals of 2017

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Greg Pool (Capilano Golf & Country Club) topped the PGA of BC's Professional Development Program Order of Merit in 2017.
The PGA of BC is proud to recognize its Top 100 Golf Professionals of 2017.
The PGA of British Columbia Professional Development Program (PDP) presented by Sunice & Bobby Jones is  designed to acknowledge PGA of BC members who have demonstrated tremendous contributions to the Association, the province’s golf industry and, most importantly, themselves. Through participation in continuing education, competitions, the PGA of BC Awards program, annual Buying Show and various forms of volunteerism, the PDP provides an equal avenue to showcase strengths of the diverse membership.

“Sunice and Bobby Jones are proud to support the PGA of BC’s Professional Development Program. We believe this initiative recognizes individuals who strive to build upon their qualities as consummate Golf Professionals — leadership, excellence, professionalism and dedication among them,” said Stephen Graham, British Columbia sales representative for Sunice and Bobby Jones.

“Congratulations to all PGA of BC members for their ongoing commitment to their craft.”

The first-place finisher in the PDP Order of Merit for 2017 was Capilano Golf & Country Club Professional Greg Pool.

Having made a significant commitment to continuing education, tournament play in PGA of BC and PGA of Canada events and volunteerism, Pool finished the year with a total of 119 points, which was six more than any other member. In 2017, the 31-year-old was an active member of the PGA of BC Board of Directors, serving as co-chair of the Long-Range Planning & Grow the Game Committee. Pool was also an admirable representative of the Association at multiple events, including the Vancouver Golf & Travel Show, where he conducted lesson presentations to the golfing public.

This marks the second year in a row that Pool has placed among the Order of Merit’s top five, having placed fifth in 2016.

“The Professional Development Program is one of the PGA of BC’s many progressive initiatives that are paving the way for the rest of the country,” said Pool. “I feel

 privileged to be a member of this Association in a province which keeps raising the bar.

“It is exciting to be a part of a membership

 that is committed to making itself better for clients, British Columbia golfers, fellow Golf Professionals and overall career development.”

With 113 points, Glacier Greens Golf Club Head Professional Bill Kelly was the runner-up for a second consecutive year. Talking Rock Golf Resort Head Professional Adam Blair, who topped the Order of Merit in 2016 and was named the 2017 recipient of the PGA of BC Dick Munn Golf Professional of the Year Award, ranked third with 105 points.

A total bursary purse of $6,400 will be divided among the top 10 finishers, providing financial opportunity to pursue further professional development and education.

In addition to the top finishers in the PDP Order of Merit, the Association is pleased to acknowledge its Top 100 Professionals, listed here with their 2017 facility affiliations:

Roy Abbenbroek
Seymour G&CC
Jeremy Johnson
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
Matt Palsenbarg
Northview Golf Academy
Shingo Akizuki
Mayfair Lakes G&CC
Myles Johnson
Spallumcheen G&CC
Bryn Parry
Point Grey G&CC
Lee Alarie
Gallagher’s Canyon G&CC
Philip Jonas
Philip Jonas Golf Academy
Greg Pool
Capilano G&CC
Rob Anderson
Kelowna G&CC
Jason Jurimae
Gallagher’s Canyon G&CC
John Randle
Morningstar GC
Dan Axford
McCleery GC
Jon Kadin
Nielsen Agencies
Lee Ranger
Okanagan GC
Norm Baufeld
GolfTEC Vancouver Terminal Ave
Bill Kelly
Glacier Greens GC
Jordan Ray
Bear Mountain Golf Resort
Cody Bell
Sunset Ranch G&CC
Mark Kitts
Quilchena G&CC
Connor Rosenlund
Seymour G&CC
Lindsay Bernakevitch
Victoria GC
Scott Kolb
Victoria GC
Brian Schaal
Copper Point GC
Mark Bicknell
Victoria GC
Russ Latimer
Black Mountain GC
Dale Schienbein
Seymour G&CC
Adam Blair
Talking Rock Golf Resort
Colin Lavers
Seymour G&CC
Drew Scollon
Point Grey G&CC
Luke Bogdan
Ledgeview GC
Steve Liddicoat
University GC
Chad Scott
The Rise GC
Jeff Buder
McCleery GC
Mark Lindsay
Nielsen Agencies
Jared Siminoff
Shaughnessy G&CC
Colin Bykowski
Pacific Golf Academy
Brice MacDermott
Kamloops G&CC
Cindy Soukoroff
St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
Rich Chlopan
Royal Colwood GC
Clark MacPherson
Point Grey G&CC
Matt Steinbach
Simon Fraser University
Jesse Crowe
Salmon Arm GC
Matt Makinson
Eaglequest GC at Coyote Creek
Jamie Stevens
Kelowna G&CC
Mike Cyndroski
Richmond CC
Vaughn Marshall
Shaughnessy G&CC
Branden Stewart
Shaughnessy G&CC
Lenny Cyr
Seymour G&CC
Charlie Martin
Fairview Mountain GC
Clay Stothers
Okanagan GC
Terrance Drader
Victoria GC
Scott McClain
Copper Point GC
Mark Strong
Richmond CC
Cory Draper
Capilano G&CC
Lance McCullough
The Ridge Course at Cordova Bay
Rob Tadey
Fairview Mountain GC
Sergej Dronov
Pacific Golf Academy
Brian McDonald
Fairview Mountain GC
Connor Taiji
Victoria GC
Taylor Fahey
Gallagher’s Canyon G&CC
Luke McKenzie
Eaglequest GC at Coquitlam
Michael Thompson
Shaughnessy G&CC
Tom Flockhart
Quilchena G&CC
Mac McLeod
Royal Colwood GC
Oliver Tubb
University GC
Justin Ford
Bear Mountain Golf Resort
Kyle McMurphy
Eaglequest GC at Coquitlam
Michael Van Horne
The Rise GC
Justin Fram
Victoria GC
Chris Medford
St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
Derek Whipple
Greenacres GC
Jason Giesbrecht
Royal Colwood GC
Winston Michell
Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club
Jeff Wiggins
Mountain View GC
Jim Goddard
Cordova Bay GC
Justin Min
University GC
Tim Wilson
Shaughnessy G&CC
Grant Gray
PGA of BC
Gord Mink
Hi-Knoll GC
Brian Wise
Glacier Greens GC
Nathan Grieve
Salmon Arm GC
Doug Morgan
Richmond CC
Arlen Wocknitz
Victoria GC
Jimmy Han
Rob Houlding Golf Academy
David Munn
Talking Rock Golf Resort
Stephanie Wong
Point Grey G&CC
Doug Hastie
Bear Mountain Golf Resort
Daniel Naismith
Northview G&CC
Daniel Yoon
Richmond CC
Mike Heenan
Vancouver GC
Graham Ogden
Richmond CC
Jayme Young
Arbutus Ridge GC
Gina Hosie
Victoria GC
Padraic O’Rourke
Fairmont Chateau Whistler GC
Ashley Zibrik
Shaughnessy G&CC
Alec Hubert
Kamloops G&CC
Derek Orr
Shaughnessy G&CC
Dave Zibrik
Point Grey G&CC
Rich Ingle
Arbutus Ridge GC
Alan Palmer
Shaughnessy G&CC
 
Casey Johnson
Two Eagles GC & Academy
Jeff Palmer
Highland Pacific Golf
 

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