I’m not one of the lucky ones who will be on hand to celebrate the Canadian PGA’s Centennial, which will be capped off by Monday’s gala in the nation’s capital region.
Obviously, it’s disappointing that I won’t be there. The Canadian PGA is an association that is near and dear to my heart. To have an opportunity to be there would be fantastic, the chance of a lifetime really.
The Alberta Ladies’ Amateur will be here at Cottonwood. That’s a commitment we made and I’ll have fun doing that. Gregg Schubert, our head professional, will be at Centennial, and I’m sure I’ll be getting updates.
There are a lot of people who won’t be able to make it because of what we do and I think every club will be feeling something special that day. We’re flying the Centennial flag here all year and every morning when I pull in and see that, I know the Canadian PGA is part of who we are as golf professionals.
There will be a few hundred people at Centennial out of 3,700 members across the country, but unfortunately, you can’t change the date or accommodate everybody. I think on that day, everyone will carry some sense of pride and offer some acknowledgement of the occasion.
I think e-mails will be going back and forth and there will be some action on Twitter about the occasion. Everyone will celebrate in some way, shape or form and those who can’t physically be there will still continue to carry their pride.