JULY 26, 2022
RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) -- The PGA of BC is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the Association's 2022 Awards Program.
The nomination period will be open for one (1) month. Nominations may be submitted by members of the PGA of BC and the general public in recognition of excellence on the part of a member Golf Professional, Facility or Sales Representative.
The 2022 PGA of BC Awards nomination process has been streamlined; however, procedural amendments have been made in order to provide Regional Nomination Committees with more supporting information on each nominee.
Please see below for the applicable award categories and a link to the nomination form.
Nominations are accepted for awards in the following categories:
- Dick Munn Golf Professional of the Year
- Fred Wood Class "A" Professional of the Year
- Jock McKinnon Apprentice Professional of the Year
- Cec Ferguson Executive Professional of the Year
- Golf Facility of the Year
- Alvie Thompson Teacher of the Year
- Ben Colk Golf Shop of the Year
- Jack McLaughlin Junior Golf Leader of the Year
- Herb Paterson Sales Representative of the Year
- Jack Westover Coach of the Year
- Davie Black Professional Development Award
More detailed information and criteria for each award are available on the PGA of BC Awards Program page. Please click the links on the page for each individual award for more detailed guidelines.
Nominations for all awards will close Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 11:59PM PT.
Regional Nominating Committees will consider all nominations in each category and select Regional Recipients to be put forward as provincial finalists for each award. This year's Regional Award Recipients will be announced in mid-September.
As in previous years, the BC Zone will be defined by four geographic regions for the purposes of the Awards Program:
- Lower Mainland
- Vancouver Island
- Kootenays/Northern BC
The names of the finalists, along with supporting information, will be forwarded to a Final Selection Panel consisting of previous provincial award recipients. The Panel's vote, along with a formulated calculation with the membership's votes, will determine the Provincial Recipient in each category. If eligible, these recipients will be British Columbia's nominee submitted for corresponding PGA of Canada National Awards where applicable.
Additionally, the recipients of three other awards will be determined by the PGA of BC Administration team and Board of Directors:
- Jim Gibson Patron of the Year
- Dunc Sutherland Distinguished Service Award
- Arv Olson Media Personnel of the Year
The administration team also accepts submissions for the Dunc Sutherland Distinguished Service Award via the nomination form.
The 2022 PGA of BC Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies & Tribal will honour this year's Regional and Provincial Recipients on Wednesday, Oct. 12th, 2022 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, BC. More details and ticketing information about this event will be made available in coming months.
We encourage all PGA of BC Professionals and friends to nominate a candidate in each category, and wish the best of luck to all members, facilities and industry partners.
For more information, please contact:
Programs Manager, PGA of BC