With the zone directors gathering here at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, I can’t think of another time that’s happened in all the years I’ve been involved with the PGA of Alberta and the PGA of Canada.
It’s such an exciting time to see the executive directors, the PGA of Canada board and the team that Kevin Thistle has at the national office collaborating. The executive directors want to be informed and part of the process.
All of this goes hand-in-hand with everything we’ve talked about for over a year. There are no trade secrets and we do better as a group that we do apart.
Each zone has different needs, priorities and budgets, but each wants to see how a decision made at the national level affects each of them and the national office wants their feedback and input, as well. We need to make sure everyone is part of the process.
Technology is fantastic. It helps us communicate quickly and effectively, but there’s nothing better than face to face between people in the same room. I’ve had a number of conversations with our executive director in Alberta, Robert Rousselle, in the weeks leading up the PGA Merchandise Show and I expect this week to be very informative.
We’ll be introducing our new education program the first week of February and each zone will want to be informed and make sure they can answer all the questions their members have.
This week’s meetings are an important part of that information process.