PGA of BC Recognizes Top 100 Golf Professionals Of 2016

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Adam BlairRICHMOND, British Columbia (PGA of BC) — With a new season upon us, the PGA of British Columbia is pleased to recognize Adam Blair of Talking Rock Golf Resort as winner of the 2016 PGA of BC Professional Development Program (PDP) Order of Merit presented by Sunice & Bobby Jones. Blair capped off 2016 with a grand total of 124 points, the highest point total ever achieved in the four years of the program's existence. His accomplishment is a result of his widespread involvement in every aspect of the program, including tournaments, education, industry engrossment, and volunteerism.

Blair was also recognized as the Interior Region's recipient of the 2016 Professional Development Award, and is active on the PGA of BC Board of Directors where he currently serves as Co-Chair of the Membership & Employment Committee. His commitment and contribution was instrumental in the successful launch of the Career Advisory Program implemented to provide mentorship to new Candidates for Membership that enter the Association, pairing them with a respected member of the PGA of BC.

Bill Kelly (Glacier Greens Golf Course), who led the PDP race for the majority of the year, finished in second place earning a respectable 114 Points, while 2016 PGA of BC Junior Golf Leader of the Year Award recipient Matthew Palsenbarg (Northview Golf Academy) rounds out the top three, finishing just three points behind Kelly.

The $6,400 total prize money, divided amongst the top ten finishers, provides winners with opportunities to continue pursuing their professional education and development. For final standings of the 2016 PGA of BC Professional Development Program, please click here.


The PGA of British Columbia Professional Development Program presented by Sunice & Bobby Jones is an annual Order of Merit designed to recognize members of the PGA of BC who have shown tremendous contributions to the Association, the Industry, and mostly importantly, themselves. Through participation in education, tournaments, awards, the Buying Show, and various forms of volunteerism, the PDP provides an equal avenue to showcase strengths of the diverse membership.

In addition to its PDP Order of Merit Leaders, the PGA of British Columbia is proud to recognize its Top 100 PGA Professionals of 2016. We are proud to acknowledge the following members:


Akizuki, Shingo Ingle, Rich O’Rourke, Padraic
Anderson, Rob Johnson, Casey Orr, Derek
Armstrong, Bryan Johnson, Jeremy Palmer, Alan
Axford, Dan Johnson, Myles Palmer, Jeff
Bell, Cody Jonas, Phil Palsenbarg, Matt
Bernakevitch, Lindsay Jurimae, Jason Parry, Bryn
Bicknell, Mark Kadin, Jon Pool, Greg
Blair, Adam Kelly, Bill Presnail, James
Bruce, Miles Kitts, Mark Randle, John
Buder, Jeff Kohlen, Mark Ranger, Lee
Cameron, Scott Kolb, Scott Ray, Jordan
Chlopan, Rich Lacusta, Caine Savage, Duncan
Claggett, Dean Latimer, Russ Schaal, Brian
Coe, Brian Lavers, Colin Scollon, Drew
Cordes, Jason Liddicoat, Steve Scott, Chad
Cyndroski, Mike Lindsay, Mark Scutt, Gordy
Cyr, Lenny MacDermott, Brice Siminoff, Jared
DeBou, Jeffrey Maddock, Dave Steinbach, Matt
Drader, Terrance Martin, Charlie Stevens, Jamie
Draper, Cory Martine, Thierry Stothers, Clay
Dunn, Matthew Maxwell, Kevin Strong, Mark
Eathorne, AJ McClain, Scott Tadey, Rob
Evans, Justin McClure, Greg Taiji, Connor
Fletcher, Jordan McCullough, Lance Thornley, Derek
Flockhart, Tom McDonald, Brian Trama, Vince
Fram, Justin McKenzie, Luke Tubb, Oliver
Giesbrecht, Jason McMurphy, Kyle Vianzon, Victor
Gray, Grant Michell, Winston Weir, Kate
Hastie, Doug Mink, Gord Wise, Brian
Hay, Trevor Miyashiro, Lindy Wocknitz, Arlen
Heenan, Mike Monaghan, Tom Young, Craig
Henson, Ian Moore, Dale Zibrik, Ashley
Hosie, Gina Morgan, Doug Zibrik, Dave
Hubert, Alec Ogden, Graham  
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