The PGA of British Columbia has announced the regional recipients in 11 categories of the 2020 PGA of BC Awards Program.
The regional award recipients listed below for the Lower Mainland, Kootenays/Northern BC, Interior and Vancouver Island, respectively, were selected following an open nomination period and deliberations by regional nomination committees.
Each of the regional award recipients are now provincial finalists for this year’s PGA of BC Awards, with the honourees to be announced next month.
Eligible provincial award recipients will also be put forward as the PGA of B.C.’s nominee for corresponding PGA of Canada national awards where applicable.
PGA of BC members will be able to vote for their preferred candidate in each category. The voting results will then be forwarded to the final selection committee, which consists of past PGA of BC Award recipients.
Please note the membership vote will not directly determine the recipient of each award, but will be used as supplemental information for the committee in reaching its final decisions.
Dick Munn Golf Professional of the Year
Padraic O’Rourke, Head Professional, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
Scott McClain, Head Professional, Copper Point Golf Club
Dean Jackson, Head Professional, Revelstoke Golf Club
Norman Jackson, Head Professional, Cowichan Golf Club
Executive Professional of the Year
Alan Kristmanson, Executive Professional, Whistler Golf Club
Steve Haggard, Executive Professional, The Springs at Radium
James Presnail, Executive Professional, Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Bill Kelly, Executive Professional, Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community
Fred Wood Class “A” Professional of the Year
Michael Thompson, Class “A” Professional, Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club
Dale Moore, Class “A” Professional, Copper Point Golf Club
Jason McKinlay, Class “A” Professional, The Harvest Golf Club
Gordy Scutt – Class “A” Professional, Victoria Golf Club
Jock McKinnon Apprentice Professional of the Year
David Stashuk, Apprentice Professional, Capilano Golf and Country Club
Jamie Curiston, Apprentice Professional, Wildstone Golf Course
Austin Bosquet, Apprentice Professional, Hillview Golf Course
Callum Ashby, Apprentice Professional, Highland Pacific Golf
Jack McLaughlin Junior Golf Leader of the Year
Kevin Stinson, Apprentice Professional, Cheam Mountain Golf Course
Bryan Boyes, Class “A” Professional, Castlegar Golf Club
Josh Horsthuis, Apprentice Professional, The Okanagan Golf Club
William Mounsteven, Class “A” Professional, Campbell River Golf and Country Club
Herb Paterson Sales Representative of the Year
Lance Antonenko, TaylorMade Golf (Lower Mainland & Vancouver Island)
Adrian Deakin, PING (Kootenays/North)
Clay Atkinson, Mullin Agency (Interior)
Ben Colk Golf Shop of the Year
Fraserview Golf Course
Kimberley Golf Club
Fairview Mountain Golf Club
Campbell River Golf and Country Club
Alvie Thompson Teacher of the Year
Matthew Bartholomew, Teaching Professional, GolfTEC Vancouver
Simon Jones, Head Professional, Kimberley Golf Club
Kyla Inaba, Apprentice Professional, Predator Ridge Golf Resort
John Randle – Teaching Professional, The Golf Performance Project
Golf Facility of the Year
Point Grey Golf and Country Club
Golden Golf Club
The Okanagan Golf Club
Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community
Jack Westover Coach of the Year
Colin Lavers – Class “A” Professional, Seymour Golf and Country Club
Dennis Bradley, Teaching Professional, Copper Point Golf Club
Clay Stothers, Class “A” Professional, The Okanagan Golf Club
Gina Hosie, Class “A” Professional, Victoria Golf Club
Davie Black Professional Development Award
Mike Cyndroski, Head Professional, Richmond Country Club
Cindy Soukoroff, Head Professional, St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino
Bruce Vermee, Head Professional, The Harvest Golf Club
Cailean Hourigan, Apprentice Professional, Victoria Golf Club
Membership voting for these awards will open later in the month.
This year’s Regional Award Recipients will be honoured during the 2020 PGA of BC Awards Celebration taking place via online broadcast on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at which time, provincial award recipients will be named.
During the awards celebration, three additional awards determined by the PGA of BC administration and board of directors will be presented to their respective recipients. These include the following:
Jim Gibson Patron of the Year Award
Arv Olson Media Personnel of the Year Award
Dunc Sutherland Distinguished Service Award presented by
Click here for more information about each PGA of B.C. Awards, including past winners and award criteria.