PGA of BC Education Series #1

Monday, January 23, 2017
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Richmond Country Club
9100 Steveston Hwy Richmond, BC V7A 1M5
Registration Fee:
PGA OF BC Members: $39.00 + GST 
NON-Members: $69.00* + GST *Please note that all Guests must be sponsored by a Class "A" PGA of BC Member in order to attend.
Registration Deadline:
Thursday January 19th (4:00PM)
Available PDP Points:
4 Points
Dress Code:
Golf Casual
9:30AM: Registration Opens
10:00AM: NORMAN BAUFELD, Building a Fact Based Coaching Case for Improvement, Head Teaching Professional, GolfTEC Vancouver Terminal Avenue  
11:00AM: DOUG HASTIE, How to Enhance Learning - Not Just Teach, Director of Instruction, Bear Mountain Golf Resort
12:15PM: Lunch Served (Included)
1:00PM: BYRON COOK & PAUL BATCHELOR, Organizing Committee Co-Chairs, 2012 & 2015 Canadian Pacific Women's Open, Vancouver Golf Club

1. NORM BAUFELD, Head Teaching Professional, GolfTEC Vancouver Terminal Ave.

Topic: Building a Fact Based Coaching Case for Improvement

  • Using motion measurements and video to demonstrate cause and effect and help build a factual coaching case for improvement.
  • Allowing players to see where they are in various spectrums so they can better understand what has to change and why, for them to improve.

2. DOUG HASTIE, Director of Instruction, Bear Mountain Golf Resort 

Topic: How to Enhance Learning - Not Just Teach - 

Doug began his golf career at The National Golf Club of Canada where he was mentored by George Knudsen and Ben Kern, both highly regarded players and teachers and members of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. He spent 13 years at The National, leading the instruction and junior programs before he left in 1994. Before moving west, Doug spent two years teaching with Mark Evershed, developing his skills in knowledge in communication of golf skills. Doug then led very successful golf academies at Westwood Plateau G.C., and Musqueam G.C. before coming to Vancouver Island in 2009 to manage Highland Pacific Golf Course. In 2015 Doug came back to his first love, teaching the game, and took the position of Director of Instruction at Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Academy.

In 2002 Doug took a “side job” as a facilitator for the PGA of Canada’s Teaching and Certification Program. He continues to facilitate “teach the teacher” seminars for the PGA and also serves as a Master Facilitator for the West Coast. He loves to learn and pass that learning on to his peers and students.

Doug has taught golf for over 24 years. His focus is on customizing the lesson based on the students’ needs and goals and making sure they are set up for success. He looks forward to sharing his passion and knowledge and helping everyone have an enjoyable experience on the practice tee and golf course.

  • A group exercise will be conducted where participants will come up with different methods of making a change to a student’s ball striking
  • Motor Learning research will be presented on how to enhance learning
  • A group exercise will be conducted where participants will be asked to come up with ways to use this new information in setting up the learning environment
  • A group discussion will be facilitated going over some of the ideas presented and some techniques that have worked for the presenter

3. BYRON COOK & PAUL BATCHELOR, Organizing Committee Co-Chairs, 2012 & 2015 Canadian Pacific Women's Open, Vancouver Golf Club

Byron CookPaul Batchelor

Topic: Hosting a LPGA Event – From the Club’s Perspective

Paul and Byron are long time members of the Vancouver Golf Club. They were instrumental in maintaining open communication and a healthy relationship between the volunteer commitee at the club and Golf Canada for both the 2012 and 2015 Canadian Women's Open. Since Golf Canada and its staff are based out of Ontario, Paul and Byron were the face of the Open in the local market and were heavily relied upon to drive corporate sales and volunteer engagement. They are excited to discuss their experiences dealing with Golf Canada, the Corporate Community and Vancouver Golf Club members. Here are a few topics they will cover:

  • Getting engagement from Club members
  • Volunteer chair persons and full allotment of volunteers
  • Sales of corporate hospitality products
  • Sorting out various logistical requirements with Golf Canada (both on and off course)
  • Coordination of requirements of the title sponsor
  • Tournament week
  • Post tournament follow up/wrap up 
  • Financial burden of hosting an LPGA event


  1. Mark Strong, Richmond Country Club
  2. Mike Cyndroski, Richmond Country Club
  3. Graham Ogden, Richmond Country Club
  4. Daniel Yoon, Richmond Country Club
  5. Norman Baufeld, GolfTEC Vancouver
  6. Doug Hastie, Bear Mountain Golf Resort 
  7. Tom Flockhart, Quilchena Golf & Country Club
  8. Gordon Mink, Golf Town - Langley
  9. Caine Lacusta, Riverway Golf Course
  10. Bryn Parry, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
  11. Matthew Steinbach, Simon Fraser University
  12. Colin Lavers, Seymour Golf & Country Club
  13. Leila Harman, McCleery Golf Course
  14. Jared Siminoff, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  15. Mark Kitts, Quilchena Golf & Country Club
  16. Shingo Akizuki, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
  17. Matt Makinson, Eaglequest Golf Center at Coyote Creek
  18. Ashley Zibrik, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  19. Mike Smedstad, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
  20. Michael Grabowski, Vancouver Golf Club
  21. Steve Liddicoat, University Golf Club
  22. Derek Whipple, Greenacres Golf Club
  23. Justin Ford, Bear Mountain Golf Resort
  24. Dave Maddock, Bear Mountain Golf Resort
  25. Jon Kadin, Nielsen Agencies
  26. Mark Lindsay, Nielsen Agencies
  27. Randy Lewsey, Cedar Ridge Golf Course & Driving Range
  28. Jordan Fletcher, The Redwoods Golf Club
  29. Matt Palsenbarg, Northview Golf Academy
  30. Drew Scollon, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
  31. Rob Anderson, Kelowna Golf & Country Club
  32. Jamie Stevens, Kelowna Golf & Country Club
  33. Oliver Tubb, University Golf Club
  34. Greg Pool, Capilano Golf & Country Club
  35. Colin Bykowski, Pacific Golf Academy
  36. Hyo Sang Yoon, The Redwoods Golf Club
  37. David Park, The Redwoods Golf Club
  38. Branden Stewart, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  39. Justin Min, University Golf Club
  40. Tim Wilson, Morgan Creek Golf Course
  41. Brian Jung, The Redwoods Golf Club
  42. Phil Jonas, Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club
  43. Scott Cameron, The Redwoods Golf Club
  44. Lenny Cyr, Seymour Golf & Country Club
  45. Luke Bogdan, Ledgeview Golf & Country Club
  46. Daniel Naismith, Northview Golf Academy