Awards Program

The PGA of British Columbia Awards are presented each fall. These honours recognize the individuals and golf facilities that are leaders in our Association, and acknowledging and honouring them helps elevate the profile of every PGA of BC member in the eyes of the consumer.

More than a dozen award recipients are named each year, with 10 of those awards dependent on peer nomination. These nominations are then considered by four regional nominating committees, which develop a list of regional recipients that are finalists for the provincial award. A Final Selection Panel, consisting of past award winners representing each region of British Columbia, then considers the regional nominees and selects the final recipients. Final recipients are also put forward as British Columbia's nominee for eligible National Awards presented by the PGA of Canada.

2017 AWARD RECIPIENTS

The 2017 PGA of BC Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies took place Oct. 11 at the River Rock Casino Resort. The evening provided a chance to honour the best of our Association in leadership, instruction, competition and more. 

Dick Munn Golf Professional of the Year 

The Golf Professional of the Year Award is one of the highest honours the association can bestow on a working club professional whose total contributions to the game best exemplify the complete PGA of Canada professional.

2017 Golf Professional of the Year
presented by: Cutter & Buck
Adam Blair

 

 

 

Fred Wood Class "A" Professional of the Year Award

The highest honour the Association can bestow on a working Class “A” Professional whose total contributions to the game best exemplify a PGA of Canada Professional.

2017 Class "A" Professional of the Year
Presented by: The Keg Steakhouse + Bar
Lenny Cyr

 

 

 

Jock McKinnon Candidate for Membership of the Year Award

The highest honour the Association can bestow on a working Candidate for Membership, whose total contributions to the game best exemplify a PGA of Canada Candidate for Membership.

2017 Candidate for Membership of the Year
Presented by: Cleveland Golf / Srixon Canada
Clark MacPherson

 

 

 

Alvie Thompson Teacher of the Year Award

The Teacher of the Year Award is designed to recognize a PGA of BC Professional who is an outstanding teacher of golf among the ranks of the Association. This award is based on a professional’s overall performance in teaching, special teaching programs initiated or implemented, articles published, as well as outstanding golfers the professional has instructed.

2017 Teacher of the Year
Presented by: One Under Vancouver
Mac McLeod

 

 

 

Jack McLaughlin Junior Golf Leader of the Year Award

The Junior Golf Leader of the Year Award recognizes the PGA of BC Professional who champions youth golf programming and initiatives at their facility and in their community.

2017 Junior Golf Leader of the Year
Presented by: O'Neill Golf
Gord Melissa

 

 

 

Jack Westover Coach of the Year Award

The Coach of the Year Award is designed to recognize a PGA of BC Professional who is an outstanding coach among the ranks of the Association. This award is based on a Professional’s overall performance in coaching, special coaching programs initiated or implemented, articles published, as well as outstanding golfers the Professional has coached.

2017 Coach of the Year
Presented by: Innovative Fitness
Robert Ratcliffe (pictured receiving 2013 award)

 

 

 

Golf Facility of the Year Award

The Golf Facility of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding facility within the province that has demonstrated innovation and leadership in providing an excellent golf experience.

2017 Golf Facility of the Year
Presented by: Expense Reduction Analysts
Cordova Bay Golf Course

 

 

 

Golf Shop of the Year Award

The Golf Shop of the Year Award is designated to recognize PGA of BC Professionals and their staff who have excelled as business persons/retailers in the promotion of golf.

2017 Golf Shop of the Year
Presented by: Steve Graham Sales
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

 

 

 

Herb Paterson Sales Representative of the Year Award

The Sales Representative of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding golf-industry sales representative who has demonstrated an exceptional level of partnership with PGA of BC member Professionals and facilities.

2017 Sales Representative of the Year
Presented by: Trainwest Management & Consulting
Jonathan Kadin (Neilsen Agencies)

 

 

 

Davie Black Professional Development Award

The Professional Development Award recognizes a PGA of BC Professional who is the model of life-long learning and continuing professional development. This award is designed to give special recognition to an individual PGA Professional for outstanding contributions to professional development and continuing education.

2017 Professional Development Award
Presented by: ThroughConversation
Doug Hastie
 
 
 

 

Jim Gibson Patron of the Year Award

The Patron of the Year Award recognizes a person, group of people or organization that demonstrates an exceptional contribution to the Association's initiatives.

2017 Jim Gibson Patron of the Year
Dan Dodman
 

 

 

 

Dunc Sutherland Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is designed to honour outstanding member of the Association who displays leadership and humanitarian qualities, including integrity, sportsmanship and enthusiasm for the game of golf.

2017 Distinguished Service Award
Presented by: DGL Sports Enterprises
Jesse Crowe

 

 

 

Arv Olson Media Personnel of the Year Award

The Media Personnel of the Year Award honours a media member or organization that has made a significant contribution to the PGA of BC and wider golf community over the past year.

2017 Media Personnel of the Year
Cam Tucker, Postmedia
 

 

 

 

Stan Leonard Player of the Year Award

Determined by a committee and approved by the Board of Directors, and influenced by the Order of Merit presented by E-Z-GO and participation in national events and championships, the Player of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding player among the ranks of the Association.

2017 Player of the Year
Presented by: Impact Tournament Systems
Philip Jonas

 

 

 

PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary

The PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary is awarded to an individual within the Association who demonstrates an extraordinary desire and passion in order to make a significant difference in the lives of those around him or her, and in doing so, sets an example of “giving back” that all PGA of BC members can be proud of. 

2017 PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary Recipient
Winston Michell
 

 

 

 

Jim Gibson Scholarship

In honour of the late Jim Gibson, the PGA of BC is proud to affer an Award in tribute to the commitment and dedication of the longtime Association ambassador. The award will be given annually to an individual within the PGA of BC community that best exemplifies volunteerism and demonstrates dedication to furthering their education to benefit others in a community. 

2017 Jim Gibson Scholarship Recipient
Connor Taiji
 
 

 

PGA of BC Lifetime Achievement Award

The PGA of BC Lifetime Achievement Award is a special accolade bestowed to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the PGA of BC over an extended period of time through their actions on and off the golf course. This highest level of honour is not one that is awarded every year and has only been presented nine times in the history of PGA of BC. 

 

Lifetime Achievement Award recipients: 

2016 - Jack Westover
2014 - Alvin Thompson (pictured above)
2012 - Michael Parker
2011 - Jim Gibson
2010 - Dick Munn
2007 - Jack McLaughlin
2006 - Gerry Chatelain
2006 - Stan Leonard
2001 - Herb Paterson