RECAP: Education Series event #3

Hugh Vassos, Greg Redman and Jan Enns all delivered informative presentations to dozens of our members at Tuesday's PGA of BC Education Series event at Gallagher's Canyon Golf & Country Club in Kelowna. 


MARCH 15, 2017

RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) -- PGA of BC members once again demonstrated their commitment to ongoing professional development when the Association’s Education Series stopped in the Interior Region this week.

Approximately three-dozen PGA of BC Professionals were on hand for Tuesday’s workshops at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club in Kelowna, taking in three engaging presentations from Okanagan-based experts. The strong turnout brought the cumulative attendance at PGA of BC education events in 2017 to well beyond 250.

Tuesday’s speakers covered a wide range of topics applicable to all in the golf industry. GolfBC Championship tournament director Hugh Vassos discussed the benefits and challenges of hosting the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada event at Gallagher’s Canyon, communication guru Jan Enns used role-playing exercises to help demonstrate effective approaches to delivering your message to club members and patrons, while Wave Physiotherapy’s Greg Redman shared his expertise working with rising amateur stars as Golf Canada's head physiotherapist, as well as tips on injury prevention and proper warm-up techniques.

A big thank-you goes to all three presenters for passing on their knowledge to our members. Video of each presentation will be available in our archive in the near future.

The PGA of BC would also like to thank Gallagher’s Canyon for hosting and Preferred Partner Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks for assembling a post-event beer tasting.

Our 2017 Education Series will come to a close next month in the Kootenay Region. Fairmont Hot Springs Resort will welcome our members on Monday, April 24, for a morning-only session of speakers taking place prior to a Kootenay Pro Tour event on the venue’s Riverside course that tees off in the afternoon.

Scheduled speakers at the gathering include Kimberley Golf Club Head Professional Simon Jones, who will discuss growing both the game and bottom line at golf facilities, and certified yoga instructor Tamela Hart detailing the positive impacts of movement in your golf game.

Click here for full event details and to sign up before registration closes April 20.