PGA of BC names recipients of 2017 Awards

Adam Blair, Head Professional at Talking Rock Golf Course, was named the PGA of BC's 2017 Dick Munn Golf Professional of the Year during Wednesday evening's Awards Celebration at the River Rock Casino. The award was among 16 association honours presented during the event. 


OCTOBER 12, 2017

RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) - The PGA of BC proudly named the recipients of its annual honours for 2017 during the association's Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies on Wednesday evening at the River Rock Casino Resort.

Recipients were announced for the following 10 awards during the course of the evening's festivities:

  • Dick Munn Golf Professional of the Year presented by Cutter & Buck - Adam Blair, Talking Rock Golf Course
  • Fred Wood Class "A" Professional of the Year presented by The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Lenny Cyr, Seymour Golf & Country Club
  • Jock McKinnon Candidate for Membership of the Year presented by Cleveland Golf/Srixon Canada - Clark MacPherson, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
  • Jack Westover Coach of the Year presented by Innovative Fitness  - Robert Ratcliffe, Golf Canada
  • Golf Facility of the Year presented by Expense Reduction Analysts - Cordova Bay Golf Course
  • Herb Paterson Sales Representative of the Year presented by Trainwest Management & Consulting - Jonathan Kadin, Nielsen Agencies
  • Golf Shop of the Year presented by Steve Graham Sales - Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
  • Alvie Thompson Teacher of the Year presented by One Under Vancouver - Mac McLeod, Royal Colwood Golf Club
  • Davie Black Professional Development Award presented by ThroughConversation - Doug Hastie, Bear Mountain Golf Resort
  • Jack McLaughlin Junior Golf Leader of the Year presented by O'Neill Golf - Gord Melissa, Pheasant Glen Golf Resort

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 - Dan Dodman
  • PGA of BC Media Personnel of the Year - Cam Tucker, Postmedia
  • Distinguished Service Award presented by DGL Sports Enterprises - Jesse Crowe, Salmon Arm Golf Club
  • Stan Leonard Player of the Year presented by Impact Tournament Systems - Philip Jonas, Philip Jonas Golf Academy
  • PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary - Winston Michell, Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club
  • Jim Gibson Scholarship - Connor Taiji, Victoria 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 all across the province. In 2017, the initiative raised more than $153,000, bringing the 12-year total to more than $1.43 million to support individuals and families affected by ALS. 

Finally, the BC chapter of the National Golf Course Owners Association Canada's Fore Seasons Golf Award was presented to Fairview Mountain Golf Club Executive Professional Brian McDonald during the festivities.

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

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PGA of British Columbia