PGA of BC mourns passing of Life Professional Max Bannerman

Max Bannerman (far left) poses for a photo in 1965 with a group that includes Bob Hope (second from right) and PGA of Canada legend Al Balding (far right). Bannerman, who spent 30 years as Head Professional at Agassiz's Oak Tree Golf Course, passed away last week at age 84. (Photo courtesy of Markland Wood Golf Club)


DECEMBER 11, 2017

RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) -- The PGA of BC is saddened to learn that Life Professional Max Bannerman passed away on Dec. 5 at the age of 84.

Bannerman was the longtime Head Professional at Oak Tree Golf Course, the Agassiz facility now known as Harrison Resort Golf Course.

Originally from Hamilton, Ont., Bannerman joined the PGA of Canada in 1959 and enjoyed a career lasting 40 years as an active Professional, the majority of which was spent in British Columbia.

Bannerman arrived at Oak Tree Golf Course in 1968 and remained there until his retirement in 1998. Prior to that, Bannerman had spent several years based at PGA facilities in Ontario, including Burlington Golf & Country Club, Toronto’s Markland Wood Golf Club and The Briars Golf Course in Jackson’s Point.

Along with wife June, Bannerman continued to reside in the Agassiz area until his passing. June said she and Max were blessed to have made good friends and met many wonderful people through his tenure at the golf course. Bannerman is also survived by his three children – Scott, John and Lynn – and grandchildren.

No memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memoriam to a charity of your choice are encouraged.

The PGA of BC extends its deepest sympathies to Bannerman’s family, friends and industry colleagues.