PGA of BC Member Spotlight -- Roy Abbenbroek
March 10, 2021
Why did you become a PGA of Canada Professional?
Love of the game of golf
What is the most rewarding part about being a member of the PGA of BC?
Relationships made with staff and various memberships that I have been fortunate to work with
At which golf facility did you first begin working within the industry, and who was the PGA Professional?
Elks Golf Club in Calgary under Ron Laugher
Who has influenced your career the most, and how?
Ron Laugher who taught me the importance of Professionalism
What career path led you to where you are today?
Elks Golf Club, Priddis Greens Golf & CC, Riverway Golf Course, Seymour Golf & CC
Which significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
My competitive golf career
If you had to share one piece of advice with a new member of our Association, what would it be?
Always conduct yourself Professionally no matter where you are or what you are doing
What is your most cherished golf memory?
Winning the PGA of Alberta Assistants' Championship four times
What is your favourite golf course in British Columbia, and why?
Storey Creek in Campbell River. Love the layout and the fact that it has six par-3s, six par-4s and six par-5s.
What is a common misconception that golfers make about what your job entails?
That you play golf for a living