PGA of BC names 2021 Provincial Award Recipients


OCTOBER 13, 2021

RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) - The PGA of BC proudly named the provincial recipients of the Association's 2021 Award 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
Jeremy Johnson, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

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

Fred Wood Class "A" Professional of the Year presented by adidas Golf
Gordy Scutt, Victoria Golf Club

Jock McKinnon Apprentice Professional of the Year presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf/XXIO
Matt Gillett, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

Jack Westover Coach of the Year presented by Impact Canopies Canada
Conner Kozak, The Okanagan Golf Club

Golf Facility of the Year presented by EFAS Safety
Cheam Mountain Golf Course

Herb Paterson Sales Representative of the Year presented by Dale Carnegie Training of BC
Adrian Deakin, PING Canada

Ben Colk Golf Shop of the Year presented by 2UNDR
Kelowna Golf & Country Club

Alvie Thompson Teacher of the Year presented by Par Six Golf (P6R Golf)
Tim Wilson, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club

Davie Black Professional Development Award presented by Callaway Golf Canada
Dennis Bradley, Copper Point Golf Club

Jack McLaughlin Junior Golf Leader of the Year presented by COBRA PUMA Golf
Stephanie Wong, Point Grey Golf & Country Club


The recipients of the following six 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
Jack Croucher, PGA of BC Competition Advisor & Senior Rules Referee

Arv Olson Media Personnel of the Year
The Four Jack Podcast

Dunc Sutherland Distinguished Service Award presented by Dexim Golfwear
Alec Hubert, Kamloops Golf & Country Club

Stan Leonard Player of the Year Award presented by Axis Insurance Group
Kevin Stinson, Cheam Mountain Golf Course

PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary
Larry Ramstad, Lone Wolf Golf Club

Jim Gibson Scholarship
Robert Clarke, Nanaimo Golf Club


As well, the Awards Celebration featured a special presentation from the ALS Society of British Columbia, recognizing the efforts of PGA of BC Professionals who participated in this year's Golfathon for ALS across the province. In 2021, the initiative raised in excess of $231,000, bringing the 16-year cumulative total to more than $2.3 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 PGA of BC President and Talking Rock Golf Course Executive Professional Adam Blair during the festivities.

An archived copy of today's Awards Celebration broadcast can be found below. 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 British Columbia

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