PGA of BC names provincial recipients of 2022 Awards

Talking Rock Golf Course Head Professional Nathan Grieve was presented with the PGA of BC's 2022 Dick Munn Golf Professional of the Year Award on Wednesday evening. Grieve's honour was one of many handed out at the PGA of BC Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies & Tribal, held at the River Rock Casino Resort.



OCTOBER 13, 2022

RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) - The PGA of BC proudly named the provincial recipients of its annual honours for 2022 during the Association's Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies & Tribal on Wednesday evening at the River Rock Casino Resort.

Recipients were announced for the following 11 awards during the course of the evening's festivities:

  • Dick Munn Golf Professional of the Year presented by Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House - Nathan Grieve, Talking Rock Golf Course
  • Cec Ferguson Executive Professional of the Year presented by Fresh Golf Solutions - Padraic O'Rourke, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
  • Fred Wood Class "A" Professional of the Year presented by adidas Golf - Cody Bell, Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club
  • Jock McKinnon Apprentice Professional of the Year presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf/XXIOBradley Gagnon, The Springs at Radium
  • Jack Westover Coach of the Year presented by Maui Jim & Zeal OpticsClay Stothers, The Okanagan Golf Club
  • Golf Facility of the Year presented by Replay Golf SuppliesTalking Rock Golf Course
  • Herb Paterson Sales Representative of the Year presented by TD Bank GroupMark Lindsay, Nielsen Agencies
  • Ben Colk Golf Shop of the Year presented by 2UNDRShaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  • Alvie Thompson Teacher of the Year presented by Axis Insurance - Nathan Leonhardt, Par-Tee Golf
  • Davie Black Professional Development Award presented by Dexim Golfwear - Cindy Soukoroff, St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
  • Jack McLaughlin Junior Golf Leader of the Year presented by COBRA PUMA GolfMichelle McCann, Uplands Golf 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 - Axis Insurance
  • PGA of BC Media Personnel of the Year - ALS Society of BC
  • Distinguished Service Award presented by Accent InnsPatrick Lago, Lago Golf Academy
  • Stan Leonard Player of the Year presented by Kal TireZach Olson, Chilliwack Golf Club
  • PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary - Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club
  • Jim Gibson Scholarship - Alec Hubert, Kamloops Golf & Country 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 across the province. In 2022, the initiative raised $228,500, bringing the 17-year cumulative total to over $2.5 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 Talking Rock Head Professional Nathan Grieve 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 750 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 media assistance or more information, please contact:

Donald Miyazaki
Executive Director, PGA of British Columbia

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