The PGA of British Columbia has recognized its Top 100 Golf Professionals of 2017, as determined by the association’s Professional Development Program Order of Merit.
The PGA of British Columbia Professional Development Program (PDP) presented by Sunice and Bobby Jones is designed to acknowledge PGA of BC members who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the association, the province’s golf industry and themselves.
Through participation in continuing education, competitions, the PGA of BC Awards program, annual buying show and various forms of volunteerism, the PDP provides an equal avenue to showcase strengths of the diverse membership.
The first-place finisher in the PDP Order of Merit for 2017 was Capilano Golf and Country Club Professional Greg Pool.
Having made a significant commitment to continuing education, tournament play in PGA of BC and PGA of Canada events and volunteerism, Pool finished the year with a total of 119 points, which was six more than any other member.
In 2017, he was an active member of the PGA of BC board of directors, serving as co-chair of the Long-Range Planning and Grow the Game Committee. Pool was also an admirable representative of the Association at multiple events, including the Vancouver Golf and Travel Show, where he conducted lesson presentations to the golfing public.
This marks the second year in a row that Pool has placed among the Order of Merit’s top five, having placed fifth in 2016.
“The Professional Development Program is one of the PGA of B.C.’s many progressive initiatives that are paving the way for the rest of the country,” said Pool. “I feel privileged to be a member of this association in a province which keeps raising the bar.
It is exciting to be a part of a membership that is committed to making itself better for clients, British Columbia golfers, fellow golf professionals and overall career development,” he added.
A total bursary purse of $6,400 will be divided among the top 10 finishers, providing financial opportunity to pursue further professional development and education.
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