2019 Education Series #1 presented by Foresight Sports Canada

Monday, January 21, 2019

Presented By:


Richmond Country Club
9100 Steveston Hwy
Richmond, BC V7A 1M5

Registration Fee:

PGA OF BC Members: $39.00 + GST
NON-Members: $69.00* + GST *Please note that all Guests must be sponsored by a Class "A" PGA of BC Member in order to attend.

Registration Deadline:

Registration closed

Available PDP Points:

4 Points for in-region members
6 points for out-of-region members

Dress Code:

Golf Casual


9:30 a.m.: Registration Opens
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: NICK MUELLER; Director of Golf Performance, Innovative Fitness
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: MARK STRONG; Executive Professional, Richmond Country Club & JARED SIMINOFF; Class "A" Professional, Point Grey Golf & Country Club 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch Served
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: CYRUS JANSSEN; PGA of America

**Order of speakers subject to change


  1. NICK MUELLER, Director of Golf Performance, Innovative Fitness

Topic: "Friend or Foe?": Perceptions in the Golf Fitness Industry

  • Examining common trends, beliefs and myths surrounding the golf fitness industry, as well as what to look for in a golf fitness professional to better your academy and students


    1.  MARK STRONG; Executive Professional, Richmond Country Club, & 
      JARED SIMINOFF; Class "A" Professional, Point Grey Golf & Country Club

    Topic: By the Numbers: Data-driven storytelling

    This presentation will explore how data can be used to provide proper analysis in everyday situations faced by Golf Professionals. Additionally, with the help of the PGA of BC and British Columbia Golf, Mark and Jared have explored the USGA course-rating system using a study of scores from the PGA of BC, Assistants' and Club Professional championships. We are looking for deeper understanding of how physical course features actually affect scoring tendencies and how physical changes to your own course can affect golfers.


    1. CYRUS JANSSEN; PGA of America

    Topic: Marketing your facility to Chinese golfers

    British Columbia has seen an incredible amount of Chinese immigration over the last 30 years. As China’s economy continues to thrive, more and more Chinese golfers will continue to come to the province. Cyrus, who spent 10 years living in China as served as Head Professional at Sheshan Golf Club, will discuss how your golf facility can financially benefit from this trend by employing several marketing tactics that will help attract and keep Chinese clients at your facility. His presentation will touch on:

    • The status of golf in China
    • Why Chinese love British Columbia
    • The basics of Chinese golf culture
    • How to market your programs to Chinese clients
    • How to build and promote Chinese cultural events
    • How to establish your brand on Chinese social media (without speaking Chinese)
    • Attracting Chinese clients by using Union Pay (The No. 1 Chinese payment system)
    • Expert tips and case studies

    1. Mark Strong, Richmond Country Club
    2. Jared Siminoff, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
    3. Cyrus Janssen, PGA of America
    4. Shingo Akizuki, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
    5. Chris Webster, Furry Creek Golf & Country Club
    6. Brad Woods, Furry Creek Golf & Country Club
    7. Norman Baufeld, GolfTEC Vancouver
    8. Gord Mink, Hi-Knoll Driving Range
    9. Ryan MacKenzie, Unaffiliated
    10. Drew Scollon, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
    11. Bradford Walterhouse, Unaffiliated
    12. Ashley Zibrik, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
    13. Graham Ogden, Richmond Country Club
    14. Mike Cyndroski, Richmond Country Club
    15. Dan Yoon, Richmond Country Club
    16. Steven Liddicoat, University Golf Club
    17. Leila Harman, Morgan Creek Golf Course
    18. Luke Bogdan, Ledgeview Golf Club
    19. Caliean Hourigan, Bear Mountain Resort Community
    20. Bryn Parry, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
    21. Darcy Dhillon, Acushnet Canada
    22. Tyler McKay, British Columbia Golf
    23. Derek Whipple, Acushnet Canada
    24. Colin Bykowski, Pacific Golf Academy
    25. Doug Hastie, Olympic View Golf Club
    26. Nicasio Amoranto, GolfTEC Vancouver
    27. Jeff Johnson, Modern Golf
    28. Clark MacPherson, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
    29. Mason Lafrance, Fraserview Golf Club
    30. Justin Min, University Golf Club
    31. Padraic O'Rourke, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
    32. Danny Long, Tsawwassen Springs
    33. Andy Garcia, Tsawwassen Springs
    34. Matthew Steger, Tsawwassen Springs
    35. Matt Cella, Rob Houlding Golf Academy
    36. Dave Zibrik, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
    37. Stephanie Wong, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
    38. Scott Cameron, The Redwoods Golf Course
    39. Brad Liptrot, Olympic View Golf Club
    40. Lee JH Lee, GolfTec Richmond
    41. Philip Jonas, Philip Jonas Golf Academy
    42. Patty Jonas, Philip Jonas Golf Academy
    43. Michael Grabowski, The Vancouver Golf Club
    44. Patrick Lago, Westwood Plateau Golf Academy
    45. Luke McKensie, Eaglequest Golf
    46. Matt Palsenbarg, The Tour Lab @ Northview
    47. Lindsay Manion, The Tour Lab @ Northview
    48. Larry Park, Seymour Creek Golf Centre
    49. Wes Doka, Pitt Meadows Golf Club
    50. Dakota Chase, GolfTEC Richmond
    51. Larry Wassill, Unafiliated
    52. Dean Kuntz, The Vancouver Golf Club
    53. Earl Francis, Life Professional
    54. Cory Renfrew, The University of British Columbia
    55. Don Brett-Davies, GolfTEC North Vancouver
    56. John Vu, Quilchena Golf & Country Club
    57. Kat Kennedy, Point Grey Golf and Country Club
    58. Will Norton, PXG 
    59. Todd Kuspira, Marine Drive Golf Club
    60. Tim Wilson, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
    61. John Randle, Premier Royal Sports