PGA of BC announces provincial 2020 award recipients


OCTOBER 14, 2020

RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) - The PGA of BC proudly named the provincial recipients of the Association's 2020 Awards Program during an online broadcast of the PGA of BC Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies & Tribal held this afternoon.

Recipients were announced for the following 11 awards during the course of the afternoon's festivities:

Dick Munn Golf Professional of the Year presented by Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Padraic O'Rourke, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club

Cec Ferguson Executive Professional of the Year presented by E-Z-GO
Bill Kelly, Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community

Fred Wood Class "A" Professional of the Year presented by Nespresso Professional
Michael Thompson, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club

Jock McKinnon Candidate for Membership of the Year presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf/XXIO
Callum Ashby, Highland Pacific Golf

Jack Westover Coach of the Year presented by Steve Graham Sales 
Colin Lavers, Seymour Golf & Country Club

Golf Facility of the Year presented by EFAS Safety
Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community

Herb Paterson Sales Representative of the Year presented by Dale Carnegie Training of BC
Clay Atkinson, Mullin Agency

Ben Colk Golf Shop of the Year presented by PGS Golf
Fairview Mountain Golf Club

Alvie Thompson Teacher of the Year presented by SuperSpeed Golf
John Randle, The Golf Performance Project

Davie Black Professional Development Award presented by Empowered Life
Cindy Soukoroff, St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino

Jack McLaughlin Junior Golf Leader of the Year presented by 2UNDR
Bryan Boyes, Castlegar Golf Club

The recipients of the following five awards, who were previously named by the PGA of BC earlier this month, were also honoured during the event:

Jim Gibson Patron of the Year
Callaway Golf Canada

Arv Olson Media Personnel of the Year
Jay Janower, Global BC

Distinguished Service Award presented by DGL Sports Enterprises
Brian Schaal, Copper Point Golf Club

PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary
Kyla Inaba, Predator Ridge Resort

Jim Gibson Scholarship
Jennifer Greggain, Chilliwack Golf Club

As well, the Awards Celebration featured a special presentation from the ALS Society of British Columbia, honouring the efforts of PGA of BC Professionals who participated in this year's Golfathon for ALS across the province. In 2020, the initiative raised $200,210, bringing the 15-year cumulative total just shy of $2.1 million raised to support individuals and families affected by ALS. 

Additionally, the BC chapter of the National Golf Course Owners Association Canada's Fore Season Golf Professional Award was presented to Copper Point Golf Club Executive Professional Brian Schaal during the festivities.

A special presentation was also made to PGA of BC Senior Competition Advisor Jack Croucher, who was recognized for his 10 years of service to the Association.

An archived copy of today's Awards Celebration broadcast can be found by clicking here. Congratulations to all of our deserving award recipients. 

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The Professional Golfers' Association of British Columbia is an association comprised of nearly 700 golf professionals who work at and operate golf courses, driving ranges and other facilities across the province. Its mandate is to promote and advance the game of golf, serving the needs of both its membership and the golf public through professional and junior golf development programs and high-calibre competitive events. The zone office is located in Richmond. For more information, visit


For more information, media inquiries & photo requests, please contact:

Eric MacKenzie
Communications & Marketing Manager, PGA of BC

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