PGA of BC Spring Education Seminar

Monday, February 19, 2018 to Tuesday, February 20, 2018
5133 Springs Boulevard
Tsawwassen, BC
V4M 0A6
8 Points per day, 16 Points total
*Points only available for those members who are active
PGA of BC Members: $59 +GST
Non-Members*: $159 +GST *Please note: Guests must be sponsored by a PGA of BC Class "A" Member

9:45AM - Donald Miyazaki, Executive Director, PGA of BC
10:00AM – Colin Weston, Founding Partner, ModGolf Podcast Host + Experience Designer at REVIVER Sport+Entertainment
11:00AM – Michael Breed, PGA of America, Michael Breed Golf Academy, Golf Digest Chief Digital Instructor
12:30PM – Lunch
1:30PM – Michael Breed, PGA of America, Michael Breed Golf Academy, Golf Digest Chief Digital Instructor
3:00PM – Kirk O. Reese, CCM, Executive Vice President, Denehy Club Thinking Partners
4:30PM – PGA of British Columbia, Annual General Meeting


9:00AM – Dr. Christopher CainPh.D., PGA, CHE, Director, PGA Golf Management University Program
10:30AM - Doug Hastie, Down to Earth Golf, PGA of Canada
12:00PM – Lunch
1:00PM - Matthew Pritchard, Principal, Expense Reduction Analysts
2:00PM - Andrew Muller, Customer Acquisition Specialist, One Yellow Tree 


10:00AM - 11:00AM

Colin Weston, Founding Partner, Podcast Host + Experience Designer at REVIVER Sport+Entertainment

TOPIC: "Journey From Architect To Golf Innovator"; Success Stories of Creating Innovative Business Opportunities in the Golf Industry - Past ModGolf Podcast Guests

BIO: Golf Disruptor, Urban Surf Park Developer, Innovation junkie. Colin's passion is to re-imagine sport to make the experience more compelling, engaging, relevant and shareable for fans, athletes and brand sponsors. As a founding partner, asset developer and experience designer at REVIVER Sport Entertainment, Colin loves being part of the community-building process. Building a vibrant community around the Future of Golf was his inspiration for creating and hosting The ModGolf Podcast.

11:00AM - 3:00PM (break for lunch from 12:30PM - 1:30PM)

Michael Breed, PGA of America, Michael Breed Golf Academy, Golf Digest Chief Digital Instructor

TOPIC: The Putting Doctrine & General Question & Answer Period

BIO:  Michael Breed is the most dynamic, engaging and entertaining teacher the game of golf has ever seen. As the star of the highest rated golf instruction series in the history of Golf Channel, The Golf Fix, Michael has reinvented how golf instruction is presented. Michael is Golf Digest’s Chief Digital Instructor, where he focuses on the innovation in golf instruction and oversees the “Best Young Teachers” program. Michael also hosts “A New Breed of Golf” on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio every Monday- Friday morning (8am-10am EST). His motivational approach and “Let’s Do This” mantra have inspired golfers in more than 80 countries. He operates the Michael Breed Golf Academy at Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point. Michael is ranked as one of the Top 50 Golf Instructors in America by both Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine and was chosen as PGA’s National Teacher of the Year in 2012.

3:00PM - 4:30PM

Kirk O. Reese, CCM, Executive Vice President, Denehy Club Thinking Partners

TOPIC: What to Expect When Interviewing With a Selection Committee at a Private Club

BIO: Kirk has a 27 year professional relationship with private clubs and their management and governance, managing at three of the nation’s top year historic clubs – The Country Club, Chevy Chase Club and The Los Angeles Country Club. Kirk is a member of the National Club Association's Board of Directors and a past NCA Chairman. Kirk has also served the Club Managers Association of America (“CMAA”) in a number of capacities including serving on the Board of directors of the National Capital, Southern California and New England chapters. He also has served on a number of CMAA national committees, including most recently the Long Range Planning Committee and served as Host of the International Wine Society. Kirk graduated cum laude from the University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. He earned his certified club manager (CCM) designation in 1993.


9:00AM - 10:30AM

Dr. Christopher Cain, Ph.D., PGA, CHE, Director, PGA Golf Management University Program

TOPIC: Educating our current and future golf professionals - A review of our industry's current position, leadership and management practices to advance the profession, and education necessary to close the gap between current professional competencies and those needed for success in our evolving industry. A review of UNLV efforts to advance golf management education will also be shared

BIO: Following a 10 year career in the golf and club management industry, Dr. Christopher Cain received his Ph.D. in Higher Education with a focus on Education Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Dr. Cain earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in Recreation and Leisure Studies from Pennsylvania State University.  His teachings, invited presentations and research focus on facility management (club and golf), leadership, and general management learning objectives as well as student persistence factors related to degree attainment. For a more indepth biography on Dr. Cain, please click here.

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Doug Hastie, PGA of Canada, Bear Mountain Golf Resort, Down to Earth Golf

TOPIC: What to Teach - The Big Decision

  • Do you have a "system" to decide where to start with a new student?
  • Does the skill level of the player have anything to do with your decision?
  • How do you break down the technical skills of golf?
  • Is there a "model" swing?

BIO: Doug began his golf career at The National Golf Club of Canada where he was mentored by George Knudsen and Ben Kern, both highly regarded players and teachers and members of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. He spent 13 years at The National, leading the instruction and junior programs before he left in 1994. Before moving west, Doug spent two years teaching with Mark Evershed, developing his skills in knowledge in communication of golf skills. Doug then led very successful golf academies at Westwood Plateau G.C., and Musqueam G.C. before coming to Vancouver Island in 2009 to manage Highland Pacific Golf Course. In 2015 Doug came back to his first love, teaching the game, and took the position of Director of Instruction at Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Academy.

In 2002 Doug took a “side job” as a facilitator for the PGA of Canada’s Teaching and Certification Program. He continues to facilitate “teach the teacher” seminars for the PGA and also serves as a Master Facilitator for the West Coast. He loves to learn and pass that learning on to his peers and students.

Doug has taught golf for over 24 years. His focus is on customizing the lesson based on the students’ needs and goals and making sure they are set up for success. He looks forward to sharing his passion and knowledge and helping everyone have an enjoyable experience on the practice tee and golf course.

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Matthew Pritchard, Principal, Expense Reduction Analysts

TOPIC: Reducing Operating Expenses at your Club, While Maintaining High Standards

BIO:  Matt Pritchard is a Principal with Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland Region of British Columbia, Canada.

Matt coordinates the efforts of ERA’s team of category specialists to deliver consistent expense management improvements for clients. Matt’s understanding of the ERA 10 Step process empowers him to successfully coordinate simultaneous expense reduction engagements.

Prior to joining Expense Reduction Analysts, Matt held several leadership roles within BC Hydro, Cummins-Westport Inc., Honeywell and Ford Motor Company and has gained over 20 years of expertise within Supply Chain, Business Development, Process Improvement, Fleet Asset Management and Automotive Engineering.

Matt’s formal education includes an BEng(Hons) in Engineering with Environment Studies and has successfully delivered several Six Sigma projects.

Matt’s leadership consistently led to exponential increases in revenues, profits and market share.

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Andrew Muller, Customer Acquisition Specialist, One Yellow Tree

TOPIC: Brand Recognition & Consistency

BIO: Andrew is a high-level sales consultant and web strategist for businesses. He specializes in helping businesses gain higher-value clients by improving their sales process, as well as increasing the amount of business through online marketing strategies (Pay Per Click, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media & special promotions).


Accent Inn Vancouver Airport

10551 St Edwards Dr,
Richmond, BC
V6X 3L8

Phone (604) 273-3311

PGA of BC members are encouraged to take advantage of special rates offered by our Preferred Partners at Accent Inns by using the promo code ‘PGABC’ when making their next booking.

Rooms are available from $104 per night when using the promo code. 


  1. Danny Long, Tsawwassen Springs
  2. Doug Hastie, Bear Mountain Resort Community
  3. Kevin MacDonald, Clarity Success Coaching
  4. Anna Jane Eathorne, Predator Ridge Golf Resort
  5. Shingo Akizuki, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
  6. Bryn Parry, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
  7. Micheal Van Horne, The Rise Golf Course
  8. Matthew Steinbach, Simon Fraser University
  9. Dan Naismith, Northview Golf Academy
  10. Cindy Soukoroff, St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
  11. Gord Mink, Hi-Knoll Golf Centre
  12. Andy Hajer, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
  13. Jayme Young, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
  14. Brad Simpson, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
  15. Jody Jackson, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
  16. Leila Harman, Morgan Creek Golf Course
  17. Steve Liddicoat, University Golf Club
  18. Mark Kitts, Quilchena Golf & Country Club
  19. Brian Wise, Glacier Greens Golf Club
  20. Norman Baufeld, GolfTEC Vancouver Terminal Ave.
  21. Lee Ranger, Okanagan Golf Club
  22. Ryan Desharnais, Okanagan Golf Club
  23. Ashley Zibrik, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  24. Jason Giesbrecht, Royal Colwood Golf Club
  25. Lenny Cyr, Seymour Golf & Country Club
  26. Jeff Palmer, Highlands Pacific Golf
  27. Greg Pool, Capilano Golf & Country Club
  28. Warren Reeves, Highland Pacific Golf
  29. Michael Thompson, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  30. Lee Alarie, Gallagher's Canyon Golf & Country Club
  31. Vaughn Marshall, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  32. Alan Palmer, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  33. Derek Orr, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  34. Chris Medford, St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
  35. Derek Thornley, Fraserview Golf Academy
  36. Jeff Buder, McCleery Golf Course
  37. Brian McDonald, Fairview Mountain Golf Club
  38. Charlie Martin, Fairview Mountain Golf Club
  39. Bill Kelly, Glacier Greens Golf Club
  40. Justin Fram, Victoria Golf Club
  41. Connor Taiji, Victoria Golf Club
  42. Nicole Jordan, GolfBC
  43. Dave Munn, Talking Rock Golf Course
  44. Mark Thirtle, Capilano Golf & Country Club
  45. Tom Monaghan, Fraserview Golf Course
  46. Matthew Palsenbarg, Northview Golf Academy
  47. Matt Cella, Rob Houlding Golf Academy
  48. Harris Stoneman, Talking Rock Golf Course
  49. Justin Min, University Golf Club
  50. Jon Kadin, Nielsen Agencies
  51. Mark Lindsay, Nielsen Agencies
  52. Padraic O'Rourke, Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
  53. Dean Claggett, Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy
  54. Shea McLaughlin, Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy
  55. Curtis Pannell, Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy
  56. Taylor Kim, Beach Grove Golf Club
  57. Branden Stewart, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  58. Jeff DeBou, Seymour Creek Golf Centre
  59. Dave Campbell, Duncan Meadows Golf Course
  60. Tom Flockhart, Quilchena Golf & Country Club
  61. Dale Schienbein, Seymour Golf & Country Club
  62. Jordan Ray, Bear Mountain Resort Community
  63. Andy Garcia, Tsawwassen Springs
  64. Cory Renfrew, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  65. Bradford Walterhouse, DACATA Performance Group
  66. Mike Cyndroski, Richmond Country Club
  67. Mark Strong, Richmond Country Club
  68. Graham Ogden, Richmond Country Club
  69. Doug Morgan, Richmond Country Club
  70. Axle Riley, Ardmore Golf Course
  71. Terrance Drader, Victoria Golf Club
  72. Cailean Hourigan, Bear Mountain Resort Community
  73. Randy Smith, Vancouver Golf Club
  74. Brian Schaal, Copper Point Golf Club
  75. Dan Yoon, Richmond Country Club
  76. Patrick Lago, Westwood Plateau Golf Academy
  77. Rob Anderson, Kelowna Golf & Country Club
  78. Keenan Hall, Kelowna Golf & Country Club
  79. Jamie Stevens, Kelowna Golf & Country Club
  80. Hal Eremko, Riverway Golf Course
  81. Sean Spottiswood, Riverway Golf Course
  82. Caine Lacusta, Riverway Golf Course
  83. Robert Jang, Riverway Golf Course
  84. Brad Ewart, Burnaby Mountain Golf Club
  85. Alex Ludeman, Burnaby Mountain Golf Club
  86. Kate Weir, Burnaby Mountain Golf Club
  87. Mark Ludeman, Life Professional
  88. Russ Latimer, Black Mountain Golf Club
  89. Tyrel Griffith, Black Mountain Golf Club
  90. Dave Zibrik, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
  91. Clark MacPherson, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
  92. Drew Scollon, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
  93. Stephanie Wong, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
  94. Jared Siminoff, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
  95. Derek Senft, Royal Colwood Golf Club
  96. Alec Hubert, Kamloops Golf & Country Club
  97. Andrew Bentley, Kamloops Golf & Country Club
  98. Scott Kolb, Victoria Golf Club
  99. Lindsay Bernakevitch, Victoria Golf Club
  100. Craig Young, Royal Colwood Golf Club
  101. Mike Haraguchi, Capilano Golf & Country Club
  102. Mac McLeod, Royal Colwood Golf Club
  103. Lindy Miyashiro, Seymour Golf & Country Club
  104. Nathan Leonhardt, Nathan Leonhardt Golf
  105. Wilson Yam, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
  106. Mike Heenan, Vancouver Golf Club
  107. Mike Rowan, Acushnet Canada
  108. Darcy Dhillon, Acushnet Canada
  109. John Beddis, Acushnet Canada
  110. Callum Ashby, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
  111. Brooks Jones, Vernon Golf & Country Club
  112. Brad Jones, Vernon Golf & Country Club
  113. Don Brett-Davies, GolfTEC North Vancouver
  114. Terry Drever, GolfTEC North Vancouver
  115. Phil Kitsch, Pitt Meadows Golf Club
  116. Myles Johnson, Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club
  117. Evan Webber, Crowe Isle Resort & Golf Community
  118. Scott Shepherd, PGA of BC
  119. Blake Ceron, Fraserview Golf Club
  120. Raymond Kwok, Morgan Creek Golf Course
  121. Tyler McKay, British Columbia Golf
  122. Rob Tadey, Fairview Mountain Golf Club
  123. Colin Bykowski, Pacific Golf Academy
  124. Jeff Johnson, Modern Golf
  125. Ruel Perez, Modern Golf
  126. Michael Grabowski, Vancouver Golf Club
  127. Adam Blair, Talking Rock Golf Course
  128. Sam Young, Victoria Golf Club
  129. Jordan Rourke, Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
  130. Chad Scott, The Rise
  131. Jeff Dinn, Fairwinds Golf Club
  132. Mike Smedstad, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
  133. Cari Chow, Squamish Valley Golf Club
  134. Ben Tsai, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
  135. Sergej Dronov, Pacific Golf Academy
  136. Derek Whipple, Greenacres Golf Course
  137. Mark Bicknell, Victoria Golf Club
  138. Lance McCullough, Ridge Course at Cordova Bay
  139. Matt Dunn, PGA of BC
  140. Gordon Butt, Rivershore Golf Links
  141. Colin Lavers, Seymour Golf & Country Club
  142. Jim Pringle, Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club
  143. Kyle McMurphy, Eaglequest Golf Centre @ Coquitlam
  144. Nathan Fairhall, University Golf Club
  145. Luke McKenzie, Eaglequest Golf Centre @ Coquitlam
  146. Cory Draper, Capilano Golf & Country Club
  147. Tim Wilson, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  148. Gina Hosie, Victoria Golf Club
  149. Chris Karmal, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
  150. Tom Whittle, Life Professional
  151. Oliver Tubb, University Golf Club
  152. Connor Rosenlund, Seymour Golf & Country Club
  153. David Stashuk, Capilano Golf & Country Club
  154. Philip Jonas, Philip Jonas Golf Academy
  155. Roy Abbenbroek, Seymour Golf & Country Club
  156. Josh Johnston, Gallagher's Canyon Golf & Country Club
  157. Zach Belitsky, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  158. Arlen Wocknitz, Victoria Golf Club
  159. Keri Moffat, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
  160. Scott Rodgers, Morgan Creek Golf Course
  161. Dean Kuntz, Vancouver Golf Club
  162. Trevor McLean, Seymour Golf & Country Club
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