The PGA of British Columbia held its Awards Celebration Wednesday evening at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, with all proceeds going to the ALS Society in that province.
The following is a list of 2016 PGA of B.C. award winners:
Dick Munn Golf Professional of the Year: Alan Palmer, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
Fred Wood Class A Professional of the Year: Ashley Zibrik, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
Jack Westover Coach of the Year:Matthew Palsenbarg, Northview Golf Academy
Golf Facility of the Year: Victoria Golf Club
Jock McKinnon Candidate for Membership of the Year: Brian Wise, Glacier Greens Golf Course
Herb Paterson Sales Representative of the Year: Deanna Ruby, G&G Golf Company Inc.
Golf Shop of the Year: Predator Ridge Golf Resort
Alvie Thompson Teacher of the Year: Brodie Carle, Predator Ridge Golf Resort
Davie Black Professional Development Award: Jeff Palmer, Ardmore Golf Course
Jack McLaughlin Junior Golf Leader of the Year: Chris Lutes, Northview Golf Academy
Jim Gibson Patron of the Year: Canucks Sports & Entertainment
PGA of BC Media Personnel of the Year: Inside Golf
Distinguished Service Award: Brian Schaal, Copper Point Golf Club
Stan Leonard Player of the Year: Gordy Scutt, Olympic View Golf Club
Professional Development Program Order of Merit Winner: Alan Palmer, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
NGCOA Fore Seasons Golf Award: Scott Kolb, Victoria Golf Club
Recipients of the PGA of BC scholarship and bursary program were also recognized during the ceremony. Each recipient received $1,000 to be used for growing the game of golf within their communities.
Jim Gibson Scholarship: Greg Pool, Capilano Golf & Country Club
Forestar Golf Community Leadership Bursary: Clay Stothers, Okanagan Golf Club