Education Series Archive

The PGA of British Columbia is proud to provide virtual access to select Education Series presentations via Vimeo. To view videos, members must create a valid Vimeo account, and pay a nominal fee via credit card or PayPal. Click on a video of your choice below to get started and follow the prompts to create an account and complete the purchase process. 

Members who view videos from the archive are eligible for PDP points, one (1) point for each video. To recieve credit, members must submit purchase reciepts to Executive Director, Donald Miyazaki.

For Education Series presentations recorded prior to 2017, please click here to visit our past video library


2018 Education Series #3 presented by Foresight Sports Canada -- Matthew Palsenbarg, "Trends in BC's golf instruction industry" (Interior Region edition)

Northview Golf Academy's Head Teaching Professional shares and analyzes results of the PGA of BC Teaching Survey, with a focus on findings specific to BC's Interior region. Contact eric@pgabc.org to obtain accompanying presentation slides to follow along.



2018 Education Series #3 presented by Foresight Sports Canada - Jessica Berglund, "Creating and managing a safe & healthy workplace"

WorkSafeBC Senior Manager, Prevention Field Services Jessica Berglund highlights the importance of providing employees with a safe working environment, with discussions on areas of concern to golf facilities. To view the WorkSafeBC video referenced that details a golf-related workplace injury, please click here.


2018 Education Series #2 presented by Foresight Sports Canada - Matthew Palsenbarg, "Trends in BC's golf instruction industry" (Vancouver Island edition)

Northview Golf Academy's Head Teaching Professional shares and analyzes results of the PGA of BC Teaching Survey, with a focus on findings specific to the Vancouver Island region. Contact eric@pgabc.org to obtain accompanying presentation slides to follow along.


2018 Education Series #2 presented by Foresight Sports Canada - Lindsay Bernakevitch, Jeff Palmer & Bill Kelly, "Pathways to Becoming a Head Professional"

Victoria Golf Club Head Professional Lindsay Bernakevitch, Highland Pacific Golf Executive Professional Jeff Palmer and Glacier Greens Golf Club Head Professional Bill Kelly discuss the career paths that led them to their current positions on this panel moderated by Victoria Golf Club Executive Professional Scott Kolb.


2018 Education Series #2 presented by Foresight Sports Canada - Gareth Dickson, "Financial and Investment Planning"

Gareth Dickson, an Investment Advisor and Associate Portfolio Manager with PGA of BC Preferred Partner Odlum Brown Limited, covers the basics of planning for your long-term financial wellbeing.


2018 Education Series #1 presented by Foresight Sports Canada - Kevin MacDonald, "The Game-Changing Ingredient"

Kevin MacDonald of Clarity Success Coaching discusses reaching long-term goals and where to derive the energy to achieve them.


2018 Education Series #1 presented by Foresight Sports Canada - Dale Schienbein, Alan Palmer & Dave Zibrik, "Pathways to becoming a Head Professional"

The Head Professionals from Seymour Golf & Country Club, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club and Point Grey Golf & Country Club discuss the career paths that led them to their current positions in a panel moderated by Richmond Country Club Executive Professional Mark Strong.


2018 Education Series #1 presented by Foresight Sports Canada - Matthew Palsenbarg, "Trends in BC's golf instruction industry" (Lower Mainland edition)

Northview Golf Academy's Head Teaching Professional shares and analyzes results of the PGA of BC Teaching Survey, with a focus on findings specific to the Lower Mainland region. Contact eric@pgabc.org to obtain accompanying presentation slides to follow along.


2017 Education Series #1 - Byron Cook & Paul Batchelor, "Hosting an LPGA Tour event, from the club’s perspective"

Byron Cook and Paul Batchelor, organizing committee co-chairs when the Vancouver Golf Club hosted the CP Women's Open in 2012 and 2015, shared their experiences with attendees at our 2017 Education Series event #1 on Jan. 23 at the Richmond Country Club. The duo detailed some of the successes, challenges and logistics of running the LPGA Tour event before moving into an open Q&A session.


2017 Education Series #1 - Doug Hastie, "How to enhance learning, not just teach"

Bear Mountain Golf Resort's Doug Hastie addressed attendees of our 2017 Education Series event #1 on Jan. 23 at the Richmond Country Club. His session included group discussion work in which participants came up with different strategies to impart learning on students of various experience levels.


2017 Education Series #1 - Norman Baufeld, "Building a Fact-based coaching case for improvement"

Norman Baufeld of GolfTEC Vancouver - Terminal Ave. addressed attendees of our 2017 Education Series event #1 on Jan. 23 at the Richmond Country Club. He discussed using motion measurements and video to demonstrate cause and effect and help build a factual coaching case for improvement, and how this allows players to see where they are in various spectrums so they can better understand what has to change and why, for them to improve.


2017 Education Series #2 - John Randle, "Improving a student's swing: Where to start"

Knowing where to start with a student is essential to giving them immediate and long-lasting improvement. Morningstar Golf Club Professional John Randle provides tips on finding that starting point.


2017 Education Series #2 - Jordan Ray, "Hosting a PGA Tour event on four months' notice"

Bear Mountain Golf Resort Head Professional Jordan Ray shares his club's experience hosting a PGA Tour Champions event with little time to prepare. 


2017 Education Series #2 - Arlen Wocknitz, "Building a sustainable instruction business"

The Victoria Golf Club's director of instructor provides strategies to build relationships with and retain clients coming to you to improve their game. 


2017 Education Series #3 - Greg Redman, "Preparing players physically to go from the Canadian National Amateur Team to the PGA/LPGA Tour"

Golf Canada physiotherapist Greg Redman of Wave Physiotherapy gives a behind-the-scenes look at how he's helped the country's young talents make the jump to professional success.


2017 Education Series #3 - Jan Enns, "You are the Message: Connection Before Content"

The principal of Jan Enns Communications stresses the importance of getting your message across to members and customers in an engaging and appealing way, building your reputation in the process.


2017 Education Series #3 - Hugh Vassos, "Starting a professional golf tournament from scratch"

The GolfBC Championship's Tournament Director shares his experience executing a Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada event just four months after the event's announcement.


2017 Education Series #4 - Simon Jones, "Grow the Game, Grow the Bottom Line"

The Head Professional at Kimberley Golf Club shares his experiences working at golf facilities on both sides of the Atlantic and strategies that have led to success along the way.