Members: $99.00 + GST
Non-members & non-BC Zone PGA of Canada members: $149.00 + GST
Feb. 5, 2021 at 4 p.m. PT
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DAY 1 - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8
4:00 p.m. – PGA of BC Annual General Meeting
DAY 2 - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9
9:30 a.m. – Alex Riggs
11:00 a.m. – PGA of Canada Tee Talks Digital Session/Break
DAY 1 SPEAKERS:
TOPIC: With his vast experience coaching competitors that include multiple major champions, Chris Como is turning the mic over to PGA of BC Professionals to steer the content of this session. Como will address pre-submitted inquiries from Association members in this unique opportunity to glean insights from his expertise.
ABOUT CHRIS COMO: Chris Como has dedicated his life to coaching golfers of all levels achieve their goals. In order to learn the most effective coaching practices in the game, Como spent the first part of his career either working for or studying with many of the preeminent teachers of the game.
With his vast real-world teaching experience, Como teamed up with renowned PhD biomechanist Dr. Young-Hoo Kwon to advance golf performance from a unique perspective while obtaining his own Masters of Science degree in Biomechanics. His many years of teaching experience gives him the unique skill to translate sophisticated concepts into simple, tangible coaching practices.
Como has done workshops or certifications with NG360 (Nike Golf 360), T.P.I, the C.H.E.K. Institute and E.L.D.O.A. He has an eclectic background of resources that he brings to his instructional philosophy. Como has worked with players from the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour, is the youngest member of Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Teachers in America”, member of Golf Digest’s “Best Young Teachers Top 40 under 40 in America” and Golf Digest’s “Top Teacher in State”.
TOPIC: In his travels as a golf writer and television host over the past 25 years, Matt Ginella has seen how some of the most acclaimed golf facilities in the world create excellent guest experiences for their patrons. In this session, he will be passing on some of the best practices he's seen and how they can be applied at your facility.
ABOUT MATT GINELLA:
Matt Ginella is the executive producer of Dawn Patrol Productions, a company he launched in 2020, which focuses on storytelling and distribution through various forms of content and platforms. In addition to being the host of The Fire Pit podcast, Ginella has spent the last eight years as the travel insider for Golf Channel and Golf Advisor, appeared weekly on "Morning Drive” and produced features for Golf Channel’s “Live From” the major championships. Before Golf Channel, Ginella was senior travel editor for Golf Digest and Golf World magazines (2007-2012) where he covered courses and resorts, as well as the avid amateur’s annual buddies trips to over 60 destinations around the country. Ginella graduated from St. Mary's College (Calif.) in 1995 and earned a Masters degree in journalism from Columbia University in 2003.
In September 2020, Ginella was named to the Board of Directors of Youth on Course, a grow-the-game initiative which offers passionate young golfers a like-minded community, $5-or-less green fees and life-changing opportunities the game provides.
TOPIC: Drawing upon his expertise in statistical analysis within our sport, Lou Stagner's presentation will use data to illustrate performance metrics on the short-sided miss, iron-play expectations, and putting dispersion and make-rates on the green, followed by an opportunity for Q&A.
ABOUT LOU STAGNER: Part of DECADE golf, Lou Stagner works with professional and amateur golfers to develop strategy via stats and analytics. He also serves as the Director, Analytics at a multi-billion-dollar, privately held company. He has over 20 years of experience in analytics, data architecture, and machine learning across a variety of industries, including finance, manufacturing and energy. He is a co-host of the Hack It Out Golf podcast alongside Scott Fawcett and Mark Crossfield.
LANCE GILL & JASON BAILE
TOPIC: Fitness is a crucial component of player performance, but many facilities are lacking the ability to provide guidance for patrons on that front. Lance Gill's extensive expertise in golf fitness, coupled with Jason Baile's experience delivering programming at the club level, will help to illustrate how facilities can integrate fitness training into their operations and business plan.
ABOUT LANCE GILL: Co-Director of the Titleist Performance Institute Fitness Advisory Board, Lance Gill share duties with Jason Glass on establishing protocols for player development in the fields of functional movement restoration, physical screening, strength and power screening and development and for player development globally. Gill also serves as Lead Instructor for TPI Level 1 and Level 2 Fitness Seminars globally, and has personally taught over 10,000 experts in the fields of; Golf Fitness, Golf Instruction, Medicine, Junior and Biomechanical proficiencies. Serving as lead instructor has taken Gill all over the world to learn from the best fitness, medical and golf instructors that are currently in the industry.
Gill has served the TPI brand loyally for more than 13 years and is actively functioning as the Performance Director at the Institute, overseeing many projects including the development of PGA, LPGA, EPGA, Web.com, Symetra, Challenge Tour, KPGA, JPGA, KLPGA, JLPGA, and LatinAmerica Tour players, as well as multiple National Teams. Gill's duties include Biomechanical Evaluations, Physical Screening, Program Development, Practice Schedule Development, Periodization of Programs, Coach Education, Trainer Education and Medical Education of player staff. With the comprehensive approach via the TPI methodology, I have helped countless tour players reach and move towards their personal goals and at the same time gain worldwide recognition for the TPI, Titleist and Acushnet brands.
He is also President of LG Performance, a private golf-performance-based company specializing in the betterment of golfers in the areas of; Fitness, Screening, Biomechanics, Instruction, Mental, Nutritional, Programming, and Life Coaching. His role expands from touring professionals all the way down to the earliest of Junior Development in 3 to 4 year olds.
ABOUT JASON BAILE: The Director of Instruction at Florida's Jupiter Hills Club, Jason Baile has been named a GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teacher in America, Golf Digest "Best in State," the 2018 Carolinas Section Teacher of the Year, and was the Hilton Head Island Chapter PGA Teacher of the Year in both 2016 and 2018. Prior to arriving at Jupiter Hills Club, Baile was Director of Instruction at Belfair Plantation in South Carolina.
Baile is a Swing Catalyst Global Ambassador, is TPI Level 3 Certified, Trackman Level 2 Certified and Swing Catalyst Level 2 Biomechanics Certified
DAY 2 SPEAKERS:
TOPIC: When in-person interactions and world travel came to a standstill in early 2020, renowned instructor Alex Riggs needed to quickly find a new way to generate lesson revenue. In the months since, he has become one of the most in-demand coaches on the Skillest app, which connects students with instructors online. In this session, Riggs will describe his approach to the online coaching model and social media, the efficiency of virtual instruction and how it's made him a better coach and communicator, as well as sharing some of his experiences working with top professionals and amateurs around the globe.
ABOUT ALEX RIGGS: A PGA of Canada Teaching Professional currently based in Dubai, Alex Riggs has shared his coaching expertise in multiple countries and worked under some of the game's most acclaimed instructors, including Sean Foley and Butch Harmon. His students include a number of top touring pros and amateurs at various levels of competition, as well as a number of celebrity clients.
TOPIC: "Emerging Trends for PGA Professionals"
Learn emerging trends for post-pandemic golf and the keys on which PGA members in British Columbia can focus their efforts. What do the golfers want? How can one best engage and retain them? What attributes make the golf professional a vital part of the club-management team? What characteristics and behaviours can be career-killers?
ABOUT HENRY DELOZIER: Henry DeLozier is a Principal at GGA Partners, an international consulting firm based in Toronto. Highly experienced in guiding private club managers, directors, and leaders in matters impacting private clubs of all descriptions across the globe, he is frequently called upon for board facilitations and training in matters of strategic thinking, governance and forward planning.
Having managed operations for private clubs, destination resorts and a portfolio of privately owned clubs, Henry brings broad and deep understanding of the variety of strategic and tactical necessities that challenge leaders of clubs of all types. In addition to board and club-leadership coaching, he is a regular contributor to Club Director from the National Club Association, and BoardRoom magazine. He understands how clubs work and don’t work and translates that understanding into insight, enlightenment and understanding that leads to improved results. He teaches strategic planning for the Club Management Association of America.
Honoured by BoardRoom magazine with its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, Henry has been recognized each year as one the “Most Influential People in Golf” since 1999 by Crittenden publications for his worldwide recognition as a thought-leader. He is the current Board Chairman for Audubon International.
A ‘go to’ resource on matters of resort and residential investment and development, Mr. DeLozier is often called upon for comment on social and economic trends concerning private club business segments. He serves as an expert source for Bloomberg News, Business Week, CNBC-Squawk Box, the Financial Times of London, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.
Henry is acknowledged within club categories for his uncommon understanding of private clubs and residential properties. He is known as a no-nonsense profit producer, as an innovative marketer, and as an advocate of exceptional customer service. His career history reflects new concept introductions and numerous successful business turnarounds.
He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University (BA – English) where he was an All-America golfer.
TOPIC: As golfers we are aware that no swings look alike. This raises the question of: "Why do we swing like we do?" In teaching golfers to play better, we have thousands of possible things to teach. The beginning coach, as well as the consumer, spends hours online gathering pieces of unrelated swing info. Making sense of how to organize that vast amount of information is what we as coaches need.Rowles' presentation is designed to stress the importance of structure in your teaching and the ability to make sense of all teaching systems, helping you make decisions on which pieces of information to teach and to who.
The two places that the golfer touches the world are the hands and feet. At the hands, Rowles will talk about how to decide if someone needs a strong grip like DJ or a weaker grip like Bryson DeChambeau. Rowles will present his team's research on grips and their effect on swing shape, club delivery and ball flight.
At the ground, Rowles will elaborate on what GRF or "using the ground" means. The variables include three dimensions of force, sequence, timing and magnitude of those forces to customize each golfer's unique way to generate force. Some golfers like Gary Woodland have a larger shift and later transition; others like Bryson Dechambeau have a shorter shift and an earlier transition. Customizing this to suit the player will be discussed.Rowles' presentation will be supported by research done by himself, Mike Adams and a team of Phd researchers over the last 20 years.
ABOUT TERRY ROWLES: Originally from Cornwall, England, Rowles has spent the past 15 years in North America and is based at New Jersey's Mountain Ridge Country Club. He has been ranked as a Top 100 Teacher by GOLF Magazine and “Best in State“ by Golf Digest. Rowles has coached winners on every major professional tour. Some of the more notable names that I have spent time with: Bernd Wiesberger, Val Skinner, Na Yeon Choi, Stephanie Meadow, Luke Donald, Kevin Streelman, Aaron Baddeley, Jazz Janewattananond, Ben Crane, Mike Weir, Kevin Stadler, JJ Spaun, Seung Yul Noh, Colt Knost, Scott Langley, Paul McGinley and many others.
As a researcher, Rowles has been at the forefront of integrating technology into golf coaching. With Phil Cheetham and Dr. Sasho Mackenzie, he helped to created the first system for measuring and defining the grip. With Mike Adams and Dr. Mike Duffey, we measured the way players shift during the swing and how that shifting style can be optimized for different players based on their physiology. As an author, Rowles has appeared in Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine and numerous other publications around the world. Hisfirst book, with Mike Adams and Golf Digest’s Matthew Rudy, will be released later this year.
- Griffin Gilmore, Green Acres Golf Course
- Scott Kolb, Victoria Golf Club
- Jeff Buder, University Golf Club
- Andrew Hajer, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
- Jayme Young, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
- Austin Bosquet, Hillview Golf Course
- Vaughn Marshall, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
- Brian McDonald, Fairview Mountain Golf Club
- Justin Fram, Victoria Golf Club
- Nathan Leonhardt, ParTee Golf
- Doug Hastie, British Columbia Golf
- Padraic O'Rourke, Fairmont Chateau Whistler
- Derek Orr, Iron & Wood Golf Simulators
- Kyla Inaba, Predator Ridge
- Lindsay Manion, Northview Golf & Country Club
- Steve Liddicoat, University Golf Club
- Zach Pichor, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
- Scott McClain, Copper Point Golf Club
- Colin Bykowski, Rob Houlding Golf Academy
- Rob Boyle, Cedar Hill Golf Course
- Matthew Gillet, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
- Shawn Keough, Big Sky Golf Club
- Doug Schneider, Shadow Mountain Golf Club
- Darcy Dhillon, Modern Golf Vancouver
- Ryan Tofani, Chilliwack Golf Club
- Jason McKinlay, The Harvest Golf Club
- Bruce Vermee, The Harvest Golf Club
- Brett Greenman, Mount Paul Golf Course
- Jessey Church, Aberdeen Glen Golf Course
- Lee J.H. Lee, GolfTEC Richmond
- Quinn Vilneff, Northview Golf & Country Club
- Jared Siminoff, Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community
- Gordon Mink, Hi-Knoll Golf Centre
- Danny Martin, Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club
- Russ Latimer, Black Mountain Golf Club
- Tyrel Griffith, Black Mountain Golf Club
- Brian Hann, Cordova Bay Golf Course
- Tyler Roope, Langley Golf Academy
- Cory Draper, Capilano Golf & Country Club
- Salimah Mussani, Riverway Golf Course
- Caine Lacusta, Riverway Golf Course
- John Shin, Northview Golf & Country Club
- Mike Haraguchi, Capilano Golf & Country Club
- Mark Thirtle, Capilano Golf & Country Club
- Michelle Waters, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
- Arlen Wocknitz, Victoria Golf Club
- Ashley Zibrik, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
- Stephanie Wong, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
- Jamie Stirling, GolfTEC Coquitlam
- Greg Pool, Northview Golf & Country Club
- John Vu, Quilchena Golf & Country Club
- Pat Biln, Castlegar Golf Club
- Alex Ludeman, Burnaby Mountain Golf Course
- Tyler McKay, British Columbia Golf
- Craig Titterington, Riverway Golf Course
- Travis Busch, Pheasant Glen Golf Resort
- Michael Thompson, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
- Brett Burgeson, Kamloops Golf & Country Club
- Derek Whipple, Acushnet Canada Inc.
- Brian Schaal, Copper Point Golf Club
- Dennis Bradley, Copper Point Golf Club
- Dale Moore, Copper Point Golf Club
- Alec Hubert, Kamloops Golf & Country Club
- Ian Henson, Kamloops Golf & Country Club
- Cailean Hourigan, Victoria Golf Club
- Roy Abbenbroek, Seymour Golf & Country Club
- James Goddard, Cordova Bay Golf Course
- Chris Wilson, Nanaimo Golf Club
- Carson Kallis, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
- Jason Giesbrecht, The Golf Perfomance Project
- Jonathan Kadin, Nielsen Agencies Ltd.
- Mark Lindsay, Nielsen Agencies Ltd.
- James Heath, GolfTEC Coquitlam
- Lindy Miyashiro, Seymour Golf & Country Club
- Adam Blair, Talking Rock Golf Course
- Bryn Parry, Seymour Creek Golf Centre
- Mike Loewen, Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club
- Mark Ludeman, Burnaby Mountain Golf Course
- Nathan Grieve, Talking Rock Golf Course
- Lenny Cyr, Seymour Golf & Country Club
- Nate Ollis, Cordova Bay Golf Course
- Jeff Liddle, Talking Rock Golf Course
- Gordy Scutt, Victoria Golf Club
- Bryan Lichimo, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
- John Randle, The Golf Performance Project
- Rich Chlopan, Royal Colwood Golf Club
- Craig Young, Royal Colwood Golf Club
- Winston Michell, Royal Colwood Golf Club
- Mac Mcleod, Royal Colwood Golf Club
- Derek Senft, Royal Colwood Golf Club
- Justin Fram, Royal Colwood Golf Club
- Kate Weir, Rivershore Estates & Golf Link
- Callum Ashby, Highland Pacific Golf
- Axle Riley, Ardmore Golf Course
- Mason LaFrance, Langara Golf Course
- Cory Renfrew, Modern Golf Vancouver
- Cindy Soukoroff, St. Eugene Golf Resort
- Zach Belitsky, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
- Dale Schienbein, Seymour Golf & Country Club
- Wes Doka, Pitt Meadows Golf Club
- Mike Nedoszytko, Fairmont Chateau Whistler
- Steve Haggard, Radium Golf Group
- Lance Barber, Radium Golf Group
- Connor Beeston, Radium Golf Group
- Rob Anderson, Kelowna Golf & Country Club
- Charles Beneteau, Kelowna Golf & Country Club
- Jamie Stevens, Kelowna Golf & Country Club
- Sienna LeWarne, Kelowna Golf & Country Club
- Gina Hosie, Victoria Golf Club
- Kyle German, Bald Eagle Golf Club
- Cody Bell, Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club
- Vincent Trama, Osoyoos Golf Club
- Colin Lavers, Seymour Golf & Country Club
- Matthew Steinbach, Simon Fraser University
- Will Norton, PXG
- Jody Reimer, Riverway Golf Course
- Mike Cyndroski, Richmond Country Club
- Graham Ogden, Richmond Country Club
- Daniel Yoon, Richmond Country Club
- Robbie Woods, Richmond Country Club
- Doug Morgan, Richmond Country Club
- Jeff Wiggins, Radium Golf Group
- Brian Jung, Brian Jung Golf Academy
- Guy Dow, Penticton Golf & Country Club
- Paul Whittingham, Cranbrook Golf Club
- Jesse Crowe, Salmon Arm Golf Club
- Christine Wong, University Golf Club
- Dean Jackson, Revelstoke Golf Club
- Matt Cella, Rob Houlding Golf Academy
- Mark Kitts, Shadow Ridge Golf Club
- Keri Moffat, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
- Bill Kelly, Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community
- Derek Thornley, Fraserview Golf Academy
- Kevin Stinson, Cheam Mountain Golf Course
- Dave Munn, Shuswap National
- Tim Wilson, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
- Gordon Butt, Northview Golf & Country Club
- Lionel Taylor, Talking Rock Golf Course
- Theodore Tanski, Northview Golf & Country Club
- Rob Tadey, Fairview Mountain Golf Club
- Todd Kuspira, Marine Drive Golf Club
- Kevin Bennett, Spur Valley Golf Resort
- Mark Strong, Unaffiliated
- Norm Baufeld, GolfTEC Terminal Ave.
- Dean Claggett, Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy
- Bradlee Jones, Vernon Golf & Country Club
- Mark LaVigne, Unaffiliated
- Hyo Sang Yoon, Golf Mecca Junior Academy
- Mark Forrest, Unaffiliated
- Steven MacPherson, Storey Creek Golf Club
- Max Cohen, Langley Golf Academy
- Mark Bicknell, Victoria Golf Club
- Brian Wise, Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community
- Josh Johnston, Gallagher's Canyon
- Lindsay Bernakevitch, Victoria Golf Club
- Jack Croucher, PGA of BC
- Kevin Thistle, PGA of Canada
- Garret Brinker, The Harvest Golf Club
- Hall Thomlinson, Shuswap Lake Estates Golf & Country Club
- Nick Starchuk, Nick Starchuk Golf Academy
- David Zibrik, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
- Drew Scollon, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
- Clay Madden, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
- Kattereya Kennedy, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
- Clark MacPherson, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
- Dean Kuntz, The Vancouver Golf Club
- Dylan Cheyne, Victoria Golf Club
- Michael Grabowski, The Vancouver Golf Club
- Myles Johnson, Hillview Golf Cours
- Larry Park, Seymour Creek Driving Range
- Geordie Miller, Capilano Golf & Country Club
- Matt Palsenbarg, Point Grey Golf & Country Club
- Jordan Murphy, Unaffiliated
- Simon Jones, Purcell Golf
- Michael Van Horne, The Rise Golf Course
- Michael Heenan, Unaffiliated
- Chris MacDonald, University of British Columbia