Gordon Mink of the Hi-Knoll Golf Centre is No. 1 on the PGA of British Columbia’s Top 100 Golf Professionals of 2019 as determined by the association’s Professional Development Program.
The Professional Development Program (PDP) is an annual Order of Merit designed to recognize PGA of BC members who make outstanding contributions to the association, their communities and the province’s golf industry.
Through participation in continuing education, competitions, the PGA of BC Awards Program, annual buying show and various forms of volunteerism, the PDP provides an equal avenue to showcase strengths of the diverse membership.
Mink collected a record total of 121 PDP points throughout the past year, which were seven more than the second-place finisher on the Order of Merit.
Given Mink’s annual performance in the PDP, it should be no surprise to see the 65-year-old atop the standings. Mink placed third on the Order of Merit in 2018 to follow a fourth-place finish in 2017.
Mink’s 24 points earned through PGA of B.C.-administered education were the most collected by any member. He also achieved the maximum number of points available in outside education.
Mink also competed in three PGA of B.C. championship tournaments and by volunteering many hours of his time at the PGA of B.C. Buying Show and Awards Celebration, as well as the Vancouver GolfExpo.
Mink was also. the 2019 recipient of the PGA of B.C.’s Dunc Sutherland Distinguished Service Award, and was also the Lower Mainland regional recipient of the Davie Black Professional Development Award.
“It is an honour to lead the Professional Development Program Order of Merit for 2019,” said Mink. “I feel privileged to be a member of this association and believe it is important to continue learning and improving in order to promote our association and grow the game of golf.
“The Professional Development Program is a great avenue for all members within the PGA of B.C. to remain committed to career growth, regardless of whether they are new to the association or veterans within our industry,” he said.
Cailean Hourigan of the Bear Mountain Resort Community was the only other member to eclipse the 100-point mark in 2019, collecting 114 during the season to secure a second-place finish in the Order of Merit.
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