PGA of BC Spring Education Seminar

Date: 
Monday, February 15, 2016 to Tuesday, February 16, 2016
AVAILABLE PDP POINTS: 8 Points per day, 16 Points total

Registration Fee:

PGA of BC Members: $59 +GST (Registration is now CLOSED)
Non-Members*: $159 +GST (Registration is now CLOSED)
*Pleae note: guests must be sponsored by a PGA of BC Class "A" Member

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 8th AT 4PM.

Dress Code: Business Formal (See here for detailed description)

SPECIAL NOTE: Friends of Rick Soutar have organized a retirement dinner on the night of Monday, February 15th at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club. For more information and ticket registration please visit ricksoutarretires.com.

DAY ONE SPEAKERS:

10:00AM - 12:00PM
Jim McLaughlin (PGA) – Senior Vice-President,Troon Golf  (Scottsdale, Arizona)
TOPIC: My Career Perspectives; Preparing for Industry Challenges


BIO: Jim is a 25-year Canadian PGA member who launched his career at the prestigious Shaughnessy Golf Club in Vancouver and high profile professional positions at East Sussex National in England and Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, Canada. He steadily developed into an outside consultant with Intrawest Golf and became a Senior Vice President responsible for operations of 38 facilities within its North American portfolio. McLaughlin oversees Privé , Troon Golf's private club division in North America. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the private golf club market and operations from his 30 years of experience in the golf industry.
 

1:00PM - 4:00PM
Martin Chuck (PGA) – Owner/Director, Tour Striker Golf Academy (Phoenix, Arizona)
TOPIC: Lessons learned from Canadian Legends George Knudson and Moe Norman and how I apply those teachings with modern developments

BIO: After a long and storied path as a golf professional, Martin started the Tour Striker Golf Academy in the Spring of 2011 and it has become one of the most successful Golf Academy and Coaching Programs in North America. At an early age in Toronto, Martin fostered a love for the game inspired by Canadian legends Moe Norman and George Knudson, from whom he received his first lesson.. "The time spent around George and Moe was something I can't really measure and didn't realize how truly special of an opportunity it was." says Chuck. "I was able to watch, witness and in the case of Mr. Knudson, work for one of the best of all-time. I started as a teaching assistant for Mr. Knudson 30 years ago. I guess I owe him for my overnight success as an instructor!" Along the way, he owes a debt of gratitude to all the coaches who have helped him gain a greater knowledge of the game, including; Mike Hebron, Ben Doyle, Brian Manzella, Mark Evershed, Mike LaBauve, Herb Wimberly, Ben Kern, Mike Bennett, Andy Plummer, Joe Mayo, Aaron Olson, Jeff Ritter and Peter Croker, to name but a few.
 

DAY TWO SPEAKERS:

9:00AM - 12:00PM
Jason Ballard (PGA) – Head Professional, Oak Hill Country Club (Rochester, NY)
TOPIC: Staff Development and Oak Hill University

BIO: Jason is the Head Golf Professional at Oak Hill Country Club (Rochester NY) and formerly worked as an Assistant Golf Professional at Inverness Club (Toledo OH), Congressional Country Club (Bethesda MD), Augusta National Golf Club (Augusta GA), and East Lake Golf Club (Atlanta GA). He established a National PAT Record (68-61) in 1999 and was elected a PGA Member in 2004. Jason is actively involved in multiple charities including, Pros Fore Clothes, Golisano Children’s Hospital, and injured veteran golf rehabilitation.
 

1:00PM - 2:00PM
Brent Zepp (PGA) – Head Golf Professional, Chambers Bay GC (University Place, Washington)
TOPIC: Destination Chambers Bay; Learn about a gravel pit that was transformed into a world class golf destination and hosted one of the great majors of our time

BIO: Brent began his career as a golf professional at Meriwood Golf Course in Olympia, Washington before moving on to Oki Golf,a course property and event management company where he honed his skills at Hawks Prairie, Echo Falls and Newcastle, before moving to Chambers Bay, host site of the 2015US Open. Brent was recently named Western Washington Chapter PGA Golf Professional of the Year.
 

2:00PM-3:00PM
Wes Purdie – Regional Director, Harry Rosen Inc. (Vancouver, BC)
TOPIC: Successful Retail Initiatives

BIO: Wes has worked in numerous aspects of Retail Operations over his twenty-four year career with Harry Rosen Menswear, including merchandise management, sales management, store management and his current role as Regional Director. He has worked across various territories from Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto, to Chicago and New York.
 

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Kevin Church (CPA) – Partner, Minni, Clark & Company (Vancouver, BC)
TOPIC: Understanding Your Financial Options as a Golf Professional

BIO: Kevin is a Chartered Professional Accountant with experience in both the public and private sectors. He has experience in a wide range of industries within the private sector and was employed by Johnson & Johnson and Gateway Casinos. Kevin spent many years working as an accountant in the film industry in various roles. In 2010, Kevin moved into public accounting joining Bryce as partner at Minni, Clark & Company.

OFFICIAL ACCOMODATION PARTNER:

The Accent Inn Vancouver Airport is the official host accomodation for the Spring Education Seminar. Attendees are encouraged to book online here using the Promo Code PGABC for discounted rates.

 

CONFIRMED ATTENDEES:

Arlen

Wocknitz

Victoria Golf Club

Shingo

Akizuki

Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club

AJ

Eathorne

Predator Ridge Golf Resort

Mark

Kitts

Quilchena Golf & Country Club

Jessey

Church

Aberdeen Glen Golf Course

Dale

Schienbein

Seymour Golf & Country Club

Lindy

Miyashiro

Seymour Golf & Country Club

Roy

Abbenbroek

Seymour Golf & Country Club

Matthew

Dunn

Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club

Doug

Hastie

Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Justin

Fram

Victoria Golf Club

Brian

Wise

Glacier Greens Golf Course

Vaughn

Marshall

Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club

Oliver

Tubb

University Golf Club

Kyle

German

Point Grey Golf & Country Club

Brent

Zepp

Chambers Bay Golf Course

Vanessa

Salomons

G&G Golf

Kevin

MacDonald

Clarity Success Coaching

Nathan

MacDonald

Clarity Success Coaching

Norm

Baufeld

GolfTEC Vancouver

Gord

Mink

Golf Town Langley

Gina

Hosie

Victoria Golf Club

Brent

Mullin

Mullin Agency

Brian

Schaal

Copper Point Golf Club

Ashley

Zibrik

Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club

Dale

Moore

Windermere Valley Golf Course

Bill

Kelly

Glacier Greens Golf Course

Steve

Liddicoat

University Golf Club

Justin

Evans

University Golf Club

Dave

Zibrik

Capilano Golf & Country Club

Woody

Bishop

Big Sky Golf Club

Corry

Butler

Big Sky Golf Club

Michael

MacNeil

Big Sky Golf Club

Holly

Nunn

Big Sky Golf Club

Lindsay

Bernakevitch

Victoria Golf Club

Drew

Scollon

Point Grey Golf & Country Club

Alan

Palmer

Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club

Brian

Coe

Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club

Mike

Smedstad

Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club

Jon

Kadin

Nielsen Agencies

Mark

Lindsay

Nielsen Agencies

Rob

Anderson

Kelowna Golf & Country Club

Jamie

Stevens

Kelowna Golf & Country Club

Jo-Anne

Grove

Kelowna Golf & Country Club

Derek

Orr

Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club

Adam

Blair

Talking Rock Golf Course

Doug

Morgan

GolfTEC South Surrey

Lenny

Cyr

Seymour Golf & Country Club

Kate

Weir

Burnaby Mountain Golf Course

Greg

McClure

Burnaby Mountain Golf Course

Alex

Ludeman

Burnaby Mountain Golf Course

Brian

Crowe

Burnaby Mountain Golf Course

Caine

Lacusta

Riverway Golf Course

Sean

Spottiswood

Riverway Golf Course

Hal

Eremko

Riverway Golf Course

Keri

Moffat

Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club

Ken

Langdon

Olympic View Golf Club

Greg

Pool

Marine Drive Golf Club

Cory

Draper

Capilano Golf & Country Club

Jordan

Rourke

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club

Jeff

DeBou

Seymour Creek Golf Centre

Trevor

Hay

Point Grey Golf & Country Club

Derek

Thornley

The Golf Institute at Fraserview

Dan

Axford

McCleery Golf Course

Luke

McKenzie

Eaglequest Golf Centre at Coquitlam

Steven

MacPherson

Storey Creek Golf Club

Mark

Strong

Richmond Country Club

Mike

Cyndroski

Richmond Country Club

Graham

Ogden

Richmond Country Club

Chris

Carmichael

Richmond Country Club

Mark

Bicknell

Victoria Golf Club

Shiella

Cowan

Eaglequest Golf Centre at Coquitlam

Jared

Siminoff

Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club

James

Presnail

Gleneagles Golf Course

Jason

Cordes

Eaglequest Golf Centre at Coquitlam

Jim

Pringle

Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club

Padraic

O'Rourke

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club

Scott

Cranston

Eaglequest Golf Centre at Coyote Creek

Danny

Long

PGA of BC

Chad

Scott

The Rise Golf Course

Chris

Hood

Tsawwassen Springs Golf

Vince

Trama

Tsawwassen Springs Golf

Kyle

McMurphy

Eaglequest Golf Centre at Coquitlam

Will

Norton

Titleist

Casey

Johnson

Copper Point Golf Club

Matt

Makinson

Eaglequest Golf Centre at Coyote Creek

Tom

Monaghan

Fraserview Golf Course

Connor

Taiji

Victoria Golf Club

Scott

Kolb

Victoria Golf Club

Philip

Jonas

Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club

Dean

Claggett

Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy

Darcy

Dhillon

Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy

Terrance

Drader

Victoria Golf Club

Rob

Larocque

Sun Rivers Golf Course

Rob

Tadey

Fairview Mountain Golf Club

Gord

Timbers

Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club

Jason

Giesbrecht

Royal Colwood Golf Club

Craig

Young

Royal Colwood Golf Club

Derek

Senft

Royal Colwood Golf Club

Rich

Chlopan

Royal Colwood Golf Club

Jordan

Ray

Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Paul

Skrudland

Musqeueam Golf & Learning Acaemy

Taylor

Hull

TaylorMade-Adidas Golf

Randy

Frank

Olympic View Golf Club

Bryn

Parry

Seymour Creek Golf Centre

Fraser

Mulholland

Vancouver Golf Tour

Scott

Cameron

The Redwoods Golf Club

Dave

Maddock

Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Jordan

Fletcher

The Redwoods Golf Club

Rich

Ingle

Arnutus Ridge Golf Club

Jayme

Young

Arnutus Ridge Golf Club

Tom

Flockhart

Quilchena Golf & Country Club

John

Randle

Morningstar Golf Club

Winston

Michell

Victoria Golf Club

Matt

Palsenbarg

Northview Golf & Country Club

Duncan

Savage

Whistler Golf Club

Lee

Ranger

Okanagan Golf Club

Derick

Ngan

Richmond Driving Range

Miles Bruce

Point Grey Golf & Country Club

Brent Derrheim

Beach Grove Golf Club