2022 PGA of BC Awards: Regional Award Recipients Announced, Member Voting Now Open!

SEPTEMBER 27, 2022

RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) -- The PGA of British Columbia is pleased to announce regional award recipients in 11 categories of the 2022 PGA of BC Awards Program. 

The individuals and facilities listed below for the Lower Mainland, Interior, Vancouver Island and Kootenays/Northern BC, respectively, were selected as regional recipients following an open nomination period and extensive deliberations by regional nomination committees.

Each of the recipients are now provincial finalists for this year's PGA of BC Awards, with the honourees to be announced next month. Provincial award recipients will also be put forward as the PGA of BC's nominee for corresponding PGA of Canada national awards where applicable, if eligible.

PGA of BC members now have an opportunity to vote for their preferred candidate in each category to assist in identifying this year’s provincial recipients. The results of the membership vote will be considered alongside determinations made by a Final Selection Committee consisting of past PGA of BC provincial award recipients.

To vote, please click here to complete your selections. The voting period will close Monday, October 3, 2022.

2022 PGA of BC Awards - Regional Recipients
Dick Munn Golf Professional of the Year
Presented by Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

  • Ashley Zibrik - Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  • Nathan Grieve - Talking Rock Golf Course
  • Andy Hajer - Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
  • Pat Biln - Castlegar Golf Club

Cec Ferguson Executive Professional of the Year
Presented by Fresh Golf Solutions

  • Padraic O'Rourke - The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
  • Dean Jackson - Revelstoke Golf Club
  • Rich Ingle - Victoria Golf Club
  • Brian Schaal - Copper Point Golf Club

Fred Wood Class "A" Professional of the Year
Presented by adidas Golf

  • Jordan Rourke - The Vancouver Golf Club
  • Cody Bell - Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club
  • Ben Griffin - Uplands Golf Club
  • Aaron Nelson - Bootleg Gap Golf Course

Jock McKinnon Apprentice Professional of the Year
Presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf

  • Curtis Baldwin - Meadow Gardens Golf Club
  • Conner Kozak - The Okanagan Golf Club
  • Tyson Girardet - Victoria Golf Club
  • Bradley Gagnon - The Springs at Radium

Jack McLaughlin Junior Golf Leader of the Year
Presented by COBRA PUMA Golf

  • Tyler Roope - Apprentice Professional, Langley Golf Centre
  • Myles Johnson - Head Professional, Hillview Golf Course
  • Michelle McCann - Class "A" Professional, Uplands Golf Club
  • Kevin Bennett - Apprentice Professional, Spur Valley Golf Resort

Herb Paterson Sales Representative of the Year
Presented by TD Bank Group

  • Lance Antonenko - TaylorMade Golf
  • Brett Oakley - Acushnet Canada Inc.
  • Mark Lindsay - Nielsen Agencies
  • Dave Arnold - Callaway Golf

Ben Colk Golf Shop of the Year
Presented by 2UNDR

  • Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  • Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy
  • Uplands Golf Club
  • Christina Lake Golf Course

Alvie Thompson Teacher of the Year
Presented by Axis Insurance

  • Nathan Leonhardt - Head Teaching Professional, Par-Tee Golf
  • Jeff Overholt - Teaching Professional, The Harvest Golf Club
  • Callum Ashby - Apprentice Professional, Highland Pacific Golf
  • Simon Jones - Head Professional, Purcell Golf

Golf Facility of the Year
Presented by Replay Golf Supplies

  • Sandpiper Golf Course
  • Talking Rock Golf Course
  • Nanaimo Golf Club
  • Cranbrook Golf Club

Jack Westover Coach of the Year
Presented by Maui Jim Sunglasses & Zeal Optics

  • Salimah Mussani - Class "A" Professional, Riverway Golf Course
  • Clay Stothers - Class "A" Professional, The Okanagan Golf Club
  • Jason Giesbrecht - Head Teaching Professional, The Golf Performance Project
  • Dennis Bradley - Teaching Professional, Copper Point Golf Club

Davie Black Professional Development Award
Presented by Dexim Golfwear

  • Patrick Lago - Head Teaching Professional, Lago Golf Academy
  • Dave Munn - Head Professional, Shuswap National
  • Callum Ashby - Apprentice Professional, Highland Pacific Golf
  • Cindy Soukoroff - Class "A" Professional, St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino

This year's regional award recipients will be honoured during the 2022 PGA of BC Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies & Tribal taking place on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 6:00 PM PT at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, BC. At which time our provincial award recipients will be named. Tickets are available now for $35 each and available for purchase by clicking here.

During the Awards Celebration, six additional awards determined by the PGA of BC Administration and Board of Directors will be presented to their respective recipients. These include the following:

Stan Leonard Player of the Year
Jim Gibson Patron of the Year
Arv Olson Media Personnel of the Year
Dunc Sutherland Distinguished Service Award
Jim Gibson Scholarship
PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary

Click here to see more information about each PGA of BC Award, including past regional and provincial recipients, as well as award criteria.

Congratulations to all regional recipients and thank you for your efforts in representation of the Association.


For more information or media inquiries, please contact:

Dan Czerwenka
Programs Manager
PGA of British Columbia

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