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Posted: October 6, 2016

PGA of BC honours for EK residents

A Columbia Valley resident will be receiving a pair of prestigious PGA of BC awards.

Brian Schaal
Brian Schaal

Brian Schaal, Executive Professional at Copper Point Golf Club, will be presented the PGA of BC Distinguished Service Award during an Oct. 12 ceremony at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond.

Presented by DGL Sports, the award is given to a PGA of BC member who demonstrates exceptional commitment to the association by supporting and promoting the association’s brand and initiatives.

“Despite residing quite a distance away from most of the association’s events, Schaal makes a great effort to attend himself, while also encouraging his three professionals to do the same. Moreover, Schaal is a strong advocate for the PGA of BC Professional on the NGCOA Board of Directors to which he continually presses for the importance of owners to have a golf professional at their facilities,” the PGA of BC stated.

Peter Smith
Peter Smith

Schaal is also the regional (Kootenays/Northern BC) Dick Munn Golf Professional of the Year recipient for 2016 and Copper Point Golf Club has been chosen as Facility of the Year.

Bryan Armstrong – CFM, Copper Point Golf Club, is regional recipient of the Jock McKinnon Candidate for Membership of the Year.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is also receiving a couple of awards, including: Golf Shop of the Year; The Alvie Thompson Teacher of the Year to Jeremy Johnson – Head Professional; and a Davie Black Professional Development Award to Peter Smith – Executive Professional.

Cindy Soukoroff- Class ‘A’ Professional at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino is the regional recipient of the Fred Wood Class ‘A’ Professional of the Year award.

Cindy Soukoroff
Cindy Soukoroff

The PGA of BC is an association of highly skilled and dedicated golf professionals who promote, play, develop and advance the game and business of golf for the benefit of its members and the people of British Columbia.

Its members teach and administer golf while providing strong leadership in the community through charity events and volunteering. PGA of BC professionals are available at more than 200 golf facilities in the province.


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