FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
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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PGA OF BRITISH COLUMBIA: GOLF - OUR BUSINESS, OUR PASSION
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 www.pgabc.org.
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