Whether the PGA of Canada is handling the issue of financial problems with the Quebec zone properly is not an issue of right or wrong right now.
It’s a case of who knows?
The national association may be justified in how it reacted to Quebec’s financial situation/cash flow problems by terminating the zone’s licence and creating a new entity to serve zone members from the PGA of Canada office in Acton, Ont.
It’s just that a vague letter circulated to PGA members across the country doesn’t cut it, for there are still many of those who received it who are still scratching their heads. Those who didn’t get the letter are also wondering what’s going on.
It could be argued that the PGA of Canada only has its members to answer to and that’s true, but there are also companies and individuals who deal with PGAs, both on a national and zone level, who want to know what’s up too.
There are plenty of theories, but no solid answers on the severity of the situation and how deep the hole is that’s been dug.
There are questions as to how this new Quebec entity will be run and since there are financial concerns, what services will be offered and will anything be cut due to budget concerns? Is this a permanent situation?
Many from outside of Quebec are wondering why the national office sees fit to initiate financial and operational review of all zones, the obvious question being is there reason to be concerned in other parts of the country or are the financial problems limited to one region?
That’s not to suggest that the financial problems are more extensive than Quebec, but to just ask if there’s reason for probing the affairs of other zones.
Perhaps, it’s just precautionary, but if so, say so. I’ve heard members from other associations ask why they’re under review too and, in some cases, you can sense some resentment behind those questions.
At this point, I don’t see it as a case of second-guessing the PGA of Canada, but more of a communications issue. Transparency is required and if that doesn’t happen, speculation always takes over in verbal discussion and on social media.
That brings us to this week’s GNN Poll. We’re going to see if you agree. Do you feel you’ve been properly informed on this issue?
You can vote below or on the GNN home page and please, feel free to voice your thoughts further in the Comments section below.
Have you been informed to your satisfaction about the financial situation with the PGA of Quebec and all actions that are being taken?
- NO (82%)
- YES (18%)