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 11 of those awards dependent on peer nomination. These nominations are then considered by four regional nominating committees, which determine Regional Award Recipients in each category that are also put forward as finalists for the provincial award.

A Final Selection Panel, consisting of past award winners representing each region of British Columbia, then considers the nominees from each region and selects the Provincial Award Recipients. If eligible, provincial recipients are also put forward as British Columbia's nominee for corresponding National Awards presented by the PGA of Canada. 

Each of the PGA of BC's awards and most recent recipients are listed below. Click on any award heading for award criteria and to view lists of past Provincial and Regional Award Recipients. 

 

 

The 2021 PGA of BC Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies & Tribal took place Oct. 13 via livestream broadcast; click here to watch a replay of the event. The Awards Celebration provided an opportunity to honour the best of our Association and industry from a challenging and unprecedented 2021 season. 

 

2021 AWARD RECIPIENTS


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.

2021 Golf Professional of the Year
presented by Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Jeremy Johnson - Fairmont Hot Springs Resort


 

 

Cec Ferguson Executive Professional of the Year Award

The highest honour the Association can bestow on a working Executive Professional whose total contributions to the game best exemplify the complete PGA of BC Professional. 

2021 Executive Professional of the Year
presented by E-Z-GO
Russ Latimer - Black Mountain Golf Club

 

 

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.

2021 Class "A" Professional of the Year
Presented by adidas Golf
Gordy Scutt - Victoria Golf Club

 

Jock McKinnon Apprentice Professional of the Year Award

The highest honour the Association can bestow on a working Apprentice Professional, whose total contributions to the game best exemplify a PGA of Canada Professional yet to achieve their Class "A" status.

2021 Apprentice Professional of the Year
Presented by Srixon / Cleveland Golf / XXIO
Matt Gillett - Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

 

 

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.

2021 Teacher of the Year
Presented by P6R Golf
Tim Wilson - Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club

 

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.

2021 Junior Golf Leader of the Year
Presented by Cobra Puma Golf
Stephanie Wong - Point Grey Golf & Country Club


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.

2021 Coach of the Year
Presented by Impact Canopies Canada
Conner Kozak - The Okanagan Golf Club 

 

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.

2021 Golf Facility of the Year
Presented by EFAS Safety
Cheam Mountain Golf Course


Ben Colk 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.

2021 Golf Shop of the Year
Presented by 2UNDR
Kelowna Golf & Country Club

 

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.

2021 Sales Representative of the Year
Presented by Dale Carnegie Training of BC
Adrian Deakin - PING Canada

 

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.

2021 Professional Development Award
Presented by Callaway Golf Canada
Dennis Bradley - Copper Point Golf Club

 
 

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.

2021 Jim Gibson Patron of the Year
Jack Croucher - PGA of BC Competition Advisor & Senior Rules Referee

 

 

 


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.

2021 Distinguished Service Award
Presented by Dexim Golfwear
Alec Hubert - Kamloops Golf & Country Club

 

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.

2021 Media Personnel of the Year
The Four Jack Podcast

 

 

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 and participation in national events and championships, the Player of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding player among the ranks of the Association. .

2021 Player of the Year
Presented by Axis Insurance Group
Kevin Stinson - Cheam Mountain Golf Course

 

PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary

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

2021 PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary Recipient
Larry Ramstad - Lone Wolf Golf Club

 

 

 


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. 

2021 Jim Gibson Scholarship Recipient
Robert Clarke - Nanaimo Golf Club

 
 

 

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