2020 PGA of BC Spring Education Seminar

Monday, February 10, 2020 to Tuesday, February 11, 2020


5133 Springs Boulevard
Tsawwassen, BC
V4M 0A6


8 Points per day, 16 Points total
*Points only available for those members who are active


PGA of BC Members: $129 + GST

Non-Members*: $199 + GST *Please note: Guests must be sponsored by an attending PGA of BC Class "A" Member


Jan. 31, 2020
Registration has closed


Business Formal (See here for detailed description)




9:45 a.m. - Introductory remarks: Donald Miyazaki; Executive Director, PGA of BC
10:00 a.m. – Jeff Smith; Tour Coach & Instructor, TPC Summerlin; Founder, Course Kings
12:00 p.m. – Lunch
12:45 p.m. – Jeff Smith (continued)
2:00 p.m. - George Pinches; Director, Global Golf Advisors
4:30 p.m. – PGA of British Columbia Annual General Meeting


8:30 a.m. – Glen DamanOwner, 10th Degree Consulting Inc. 
11:30 a.m. - Lunch
12:15 p.m. - Will Robins, PGA; 
3:00 p.m. - Closing remarks; Donald Miyazaki


10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Jeff Smith, Tour Coach & Instructor, TPC Summerlin; Founder, Course Kings

TOPICS: "The Domino Effect in Swing Changes" & "Speed Matters: How the Game is Changing"

BIO: Based out of TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Smith works with a variety of players ranging from elite juniors to collegiate All-Americans and PGA/LPGA Touring Professionals. He has worked with past U.S. Amateur Champions and Major Champions on the PGA Tour. A list of some of the PGA Tour players Smith has worked with includes Charles Howell III, Pat Perez, Brian Gay, Scott Piercy, Mike Weir, James Hahn, Erik Compton, Kevin Na, Patrick Rodgers, Aaron Wise and Wyndham Clark. Smith incorporates technology such as Trackman, SAM PuttLab and Swing Catalyst into his teachings. He is a certified Aimpoint Express instructor and specializes in player development. Smith is also the founder of Course Kings, a digital instruction platform featuring a library of lessons from top PGA Tour coaches.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

George Pinches; Director, Global Golf Advisors

TOPIC: "How to Succeed in the Wonderful World of Clubs"

This interactive session will cover three topics directly related to the unique, challenging and rewarding career we share. The first part is called “How to get, keep and leave a club industry job." It examines the Executive Search process from both the employer and candidate perspectives. Have you ever thought, “if only I could do it all over again”? The session will include tools, tips and tactics for finding great people, getting, keeping and leaving a club.

The second part concerns Ethics. Every organization has a sound Code of Ethics, and yet, we sometimes hear of events that are counter to the Code. Pinches will take the lead by delving into the crux of the matter by asking some hard questions and, by consensus, providing guidance on professional ethics and how you may best navigate tricky situations.

The third part concerns governance, a critical success factor for all club stakeholders including the management team. As both a GM and an Executive Search Consultant, Pinches has observed the significant, sudden and direct impact of inept governance on clubs and club executives. This session presents the most up-to-date information, emerging trends, strategies, tools and templates in the critical area of Club Governance.

BIO: Pinches was a private club GM/COO for 33 years. He managed five clubs in three Canadian provinces- including Hamilton Golf & CC, Point Grey Golf & CC, Royal Mayfair Golf Club and The Royal Glenora Club. He was also involved with both the Canadian Society of Club Managers (CSCM) and the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA). Pinches served as President of two branches, National President and as a session leader and guest speaker at branch, national and international industry events. He received the SCOREGolf Manager of the Year Award in 2007.

Pinches studies governance in private clubs and considers the ability to work with boards and committees a key success factor in clubs. He sees governance in private clubs as a collaborative process that can be productive for all concerned. His understanding of private clubs and club governance make his expertise vital for Golf Professionals. Pinches previously taught in the Golf Management Program at Grant McEwen University in Edmonton and has taught sections of the Business Management Institute (BMI) courses, a certification requirement for CMAA.


8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Glen Daman; Owner, 10th Degree Consulting Inc. 

TOPIC: "Leadership Tips to Crush Your Competition"


Glen Daman is a successful and respected businessman based in Winnipeg with more than 29 years of experience in the automotive industry. He is former president of the Dilawri Automotive group, awarded one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies seven years in a row. Currently Glen is Owner of 10th Degree Consulting Inc., mentoring, training and speaking to a variety of audiences and businesses across North America. 

Based on his critically acclaimed book, Master Your Life to the 10th Degree, Glen has developed the 10th Degree Life method over more than a decade of speaking to sales associates, business leaders and professional and amateur athletes in both Canada and the United States. In addition to speaking to audiences and running his company, Glen has mentored and guided many business leaders and professional athletes as both a business and life coach.

12:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Will Robins, PGA; CEO, Robins Golf Logistix (RGX)

TOPIC:  "Driving Value Through the Power of Coaching"

Transform your course, your players and your teaching business by understanding the value that coaching unlocks in all three of these areas. During Robins' presentation, you will learn: 

  • How to triple member spend
  • How to reduce member attrition to less than 1%
  • How to guarantee lower scores and more enjoyment for your members while doubling your hourly income


A native of the United Kingdom, Robins came to the United States to play college golf in Monterey, Calif., after graduation with his BBA in Marketing and Management from Northwood University in Florida in 2000. He played on the mini tours around America before sustaining injuries in the 2004 Thailand Tsunami while on his honeymoon with his wife, Amanda. Theses injuries led Robins to coach the game of golf and he quickly realized that most of his students came to him not enjoying the game and overthinking to the point of frustration. Robins took his playing skills and life-changing experience to create an instructional program that would guarantee players results and inspire them to love the game of golf again. 

Robins owns and operates WRGolf Coaching based in Sacramento County, Calif., and is the CEO of Robins Golf Logistix (RGX), a consulting company that mentors instructors on coaching programs. Through RGX, Robins trains over 80 coaches worldwide on how to implement programs that accelerate and guarantee results for their students while doubling their teaching / coaching revenue. Robins also developed The Scoring Method, a teaching system that is providing players with a new perspective on the game and allowing them to unlock their scoring potential. His work has earned accolades, including being named to Golf Digest's Best Young Teachers in America list.


Accent Inn Vancouver Airport

10551 St Edwards Dr,
Richmond, BC
V6X 3L8

Phone (604) 273-3311

PGA of BC members are encouraged to take advantage of special rates offered by our Preferred Partners at Accent Inns by using the promo code ‘PGABC’ when making their booking.

Rooms are available from $102 per night when using the promo code. 


  1. Doug Hastie, British Columbia Golf
  2. Matthew Steinbach, Simon Fraser University
  3. Gordon Mink, Hi-Knoll Golf Centre
  4. Andy Hajer, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
  5. Jayme Young, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
  6. Jeff Buder, McCleery Golf Course
  7. Derek Orr, Victoria Golf Club
  8. Shingo Akizuki, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
  9. Tyler McKay, British Columbia Golf
  10. Jeff Johnson, Modern Golf Vancouver
  11. Derek Whipple, Acushnet Canada
  12. Rob Anderson, Kelowna Golf & Country Club
  13. Jamie Stevens, Kelowna Golf & Country Club
  14. Charles Beneteau, Kelowna Golf & Country Club
  15. Lindsay Bernakevitch, Victoria Golf Club
  16. Jonathan Kadin, Nielsen Agencies
  17. Mark Lindsay, Nielsen Agencies
  18. Scott Kolb, Victoria Golf Club
  19. Kyle German, Bald Eagle Golf Club
  20. Dave Zibrik, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
  21. Drew Scollon, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
  22. Jared Siminoff, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
  23. Clark MacPherson, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
  24. Kat Kennedy, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
  25. Stephanie Wong, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
  26. Matthew Palsenbarg, The Tour LAB @ Northview
  27. Brian Schaal, Copper Point Golf Club
  28. Don Brett-Davies, GolfTEC North Vancouver
  29. Terry Drever, GolfTEC North Vancouver
  30. Cindy Soukoroff, St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
  31. Mike Haraguchi, Capilano Golf & Country Club
  32. Michael Van Horne, The Rise Golf Course
  33. Chad Scott, The Rise Golf Course
  34. Patrick Lago, Lago Golf Academy
  35. Cailean Hourigan, Bear Mountain Resort Community
  36. Nathan Leonhardt, Tour Development Academy
  37. Matt Cella, Rob Houlding Golf Academy
  38. Dan Naismith, The Tour LAB @ Northview
  39. Dave Munn, Shuswap National
  40. Kate Weir, Burnaby Mountain Golf Course
  41. Doug Schneider, St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
  42. Lenny Cyr, Seymour Golf & Country Club
  43. Brian Wise, Crown Isle Resort Community
  44. John Shin, The Tour LAB @ Northview
  45. Dale Scheinbein, Seymour Golf & Country Club
  46. Mark Thirtle, Capilano Golf & Country Club
  47. Ashley Zibrik, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  48. Vaughn Marshall, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  49. Michael Thompson, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  50. Tim Wilson, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  51. Zach Belitsky, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  52. Michelle Waters, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  53. Steve Liddicoat, University Golf Club
  54. Greg Pool, Northview Golf & Country Club
  55. Warren Reeves, Highland Pacific Golf
  56. Callum Ashby, Highland Pacific Golf
  57. Justin Ford, Bear Mountain Resort Community
  58. John Vu, Quilchena Golf & Country Club
  59. Victor Vianzon, Quilchena Golf & Country Club
  60. Mike Cyndroski, Richmond Country Club
  61. Doug Morgan, Richmond Country Club
  62. Graham Ogden, Richmond Country Club
  63. Dan Yoon, Richmond Country Club
  64. Robbie Woods, Richmond Country Club
  65. Adam Blair, Talking Rock Golf Course
  66. Carson Kallis, Kelowna Golf & Country Club
  67. Craig Young, Royal Colwood Golf Club
  68. Derek Senft, Royal Colwood Golf Club
  69. Mac McLeod, Royal Colwood Golf Club
  70. Chris Wilson, Nanaimo Golf Club
  71. Alec Hubert, Kamloops Golf & Country Club
  72. Ian Henson, Kamloops Golf & Country Club
  73. Ryan Tofani, Chilliwack Golf Club
  74. Mike Smedstad, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
  75. Jennifer Greggain, Chilliwack Golf Club
  76. Nathan Grieve, Talking Rock Golf Course
  77. Mark Bicknell, Victoria Golf Club
  78. Harris Stoneman, Talking Rock Golf Course
  79. Bradford Walterhouse, DACATA Performance Group
  80. Cari Chow, Squamish Valley Golf Club
  81. Danny Long, Tsawwassen Springs Golf
  82. Andy Garcia, Tsawwassen Springs Golf
  83. Matthew Steger, Tsawwassen Springs Golf
  84. Derek Thornley, Fraserview Golf Academy
  85. Jie Zhang, Quilchena Golf & Country Club
  86. Gordon Scutt, Olympic View Golf Club
  87. Ben McKendrick, Capilano Golf & Country Club
  88. Mike Heenan, The Vancouver Golf Club
  89. Dylan Cheyne, Victoria Golf Club
  90. Padric O'Rourke, Fairmont Chateau Whistler
  91. Shawn Keough, Big Sky Golf Club
  92. Brian Coe, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club 
  93. Ben Tsai, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
  94. Nicole Jordan, GolfBC Group
  95. Roy Abbenbroek, Seymour Golf & Country Club
  96. Richard Ingle, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
  97. Chris Karmal, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
  98. Lindy Miyashiro, Seymour Golf & Country Club
  99. Gina Hosie, Victoria Golf Club
  100. Jeff Dinn, Fairwinds Golf Club
  101. Mike Nedosytko, Fairmont Chateau Whistler
  102. Dale Moore, Copper Point Golf Club
  103. Jeff DeBou, Seymour Creek Golf Centre
  104. Colin Lavers, Seymour Golf & Country Club
  105. Philip Jonas, Philip Jonas Golf Academy 
  106. Leila Harman, Morgan Creek Golf Course
  107. Keri Moffat, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club 
  108. Bryn Parry, Seymour Creek Golf Centre
  109. Helene Delisle, Fairwinds Golf Club
  110. Mason Lafrance, Fraserview Golf Course
  111. Brad Clapp, Cultus Lake Golf Club
  112. Steven MacPherson, Storey Creek Golf Club
  113. Tony Trozzo, Victoria Golf Club
  114. Colin Bykowski, Rob Houlding Golf Academy 
  115. Will Norton, PXG
  116. Bruce Vermee, Harvest Golf Club
  117. Jim Pringle, Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club 
  118. Russell Latimer, Black Mountain Golf Club
  119. Binupa Wijesinghe, Nicklaus North Golf Course
  120. Lee J.H. Lee, GolfTEC Richmond
  121. Samantha Kirk, Guildford Golf & Country Club
  122. Josh Johnston, Gallagher's Canyon Golf & Country Club
  123. Dean Kuntz, The Vancouver Golf Club
  124. Richard Choi, Pacific Golf Academy
  125. Caine Lacusta, Riverway Golf Course
  126. Connor Rosenlund, Seymour Golf & Country Club
  127. Larry Wassill, Unaffiliated
  128. Brad Ewart, Burnaby Mountain Golf Course
  129. Michael Grabowski, The Vancouver Golf Club
  130. Geordie Miller, Capilano Golf & Country Club
  131. Christine Wong, Premier Royal Golf Acadmey 
  132. John Randle, The Golf Performance Project
  133. Chris Lutes, The Tour Lab @ Northview
  134. Larry Park, Seymour Creek Golf Centre
  135. Jeff Liddle, Talking Rock Golf Course
  136. Luke Mckenzie, Eaglequest Golf Coquitlam
  137. Mark La Vigne, Birdies & Buckets Family Golf Centre
  138. Randall Smith, The Vancouver Golf Club
  139. Jason Giesbrecht, The Golf Performance Project
  140. Shiella Cowan, Lago Golf Academy 
  141. Darcy Dhillon, Morgan Creek Golf Course
  142. Lee Ranger, Okanagan Golf Club 
  143. Geoff Smith, University Golf Club
  144. Norman Baufeld, GolfTEC Vancouver
  145. Mark Strong, Richmond Country Club