2019 Education Series #2 presented by Foresight Sports Canada

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Presented By:


Victoria Golf Club
110 Beach Drive
Victoria, BC V8S 2M9

Registration Fee:

PGA OF BC Members: $29.00 + 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:

Thursday, February 21 (4:00 p.m. PT)

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
9:45 a.m.: Opening Remarks; Eric MacKenzie, PGA of BC Communications & Marketing Manager
9:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: J. PAUL ROBERTSON; Links Superintendent, Victoria Golf Club
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: MAC McLEODClass "A" Professional, Royal Colwood Golf Club
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch Served
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: JENNIFER GREGGAIN Candidate for Membership, Chilliwack Golf Club & COLIN LAVERS; Class "A" Professional, Seymour Golf & Country Club)

**Order of speakers subject to change


  1. J. PAUL ROBERTSON, Links Superintendent, Victoria Golf Club

Topic: New Technologies in Turf Care

Victoria Golf Club's Links Team is employing a number of new advancements in its turf-care operations, including drones, automatic mowers and more. Robertson, Past President of the British Columbia Golf Superintendents Association, will provide an overview of his team's use of technology and its impacts on golf operations. 


    1.  MAC McLEODClass "A" Professional, Royal Colwood Golf Club

    Topic: Understanding Gear Effect

    The PGA of BC's 2017 Alvie Thompson Teacher of the Year Award recipient will discuss the tendencies of why a player endures hits off the heel or toe, and how to correct it. McLeod will also look at how instructors can improve their ability to read ball flights, including the variable of off-centre hits. 


    1. JENNIFER GREGGAIN; Candidate for Membership, Chilliwack Golf Club & COLIN LAVERS; Class "A" Professional, Seymour Golf & Country Club


    Topic: Planning an Effective Practice Session

    As coaches with British Columbia Golf and through their efforts working with elite-level university and junior competitors, Greggain and Lavers bring first-hand knowledge of how to get the most out of a training session with their students. They will share insights on constructing productive practices to push players to unlock their potential.  


    1. Mac McLeod, Royal Colwood Golf Club
    2. Jennifer Greggain, Chilliwack Golf Club
    3. Colin Lavers, Seymour Golf & Country Club
    4. Dylan Cheyne, Bear Mountain Resort Community
    5. Gord Mink, Hi-Knoll Driving Range
    6. Lindsay Bernakevitch, Victoria Golf Club
    7. Scott Kolb, Victoria Golf Club
    8. Derek Orr, Victoria Golf Club
    9. Brian Wise, Glacier Greens Golf Club
    10. Bill Kelly, Glacier Greens Golf Club
    11. Justin Fram, Victoria Golf Club
    12. Justin Ford, Bear Mountain Resort
    13. Caliean Hourigan, Bear Mountain Resort
    14. Callum Ashby, Highland Pacific Golf
    15. Gord Scutt, Olympic View Golf Club
    16. Andrew Hajer, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
    17. Jayme Young, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
    18. Brad Liptrot, Olympic View Golf Club
    19. Jordan Ray, Unaffiliated
    20. Doug Hastie, British Columbia Golf
    21. Evan Webber, Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community
    22. Sam Young, Victoria Golf Club
    23. Jason Giesbrecht, Royal Colwood Golf Club
    24. Gord Butt, Rivershore Golf Links
    25. Brad Simpson, Highland Pacific Golf
    26. Craig Young, Royal Colwood Golf Club
    27. Arlen Wocknitz, Victoria Golf Club