Matt Barkway (Paradise Canyon) and Dean Sklarenko (Picture Butte) have been elected to PGA of Alberta board of directors at that association’s AGM.
Shawn Lavoie (Calgary Elks) and Murray McCourt (The Ranch) have been re-elected to the main board.
Kevin Chow (Blackhawk), Dave Henzie (Calgary Elks), Michael Matuch (Bearspaw), Sean Thompson (Calgary G&CC), Michelle Van Slyke (Glendale), and Mitch Walz (Canyon Meadows) were elected to the assistants’ board of directors at the AGM.
The PGA of Alberta will also be hosting the Edmonton Golf Show this Saturday and Sunday at the Edmonton Expo Centre.
PGA of Manitoba AGM
All members of the PGA of Manitoba are invited to attend the PGA of Manitoba annual general meeting next Monday from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
The AGM will be held at the Niakwa Country Club in Winnipeg.
GMIC Classes Begin in March
The Golf Management Institute of Canada will begin two new classes in March
Entrepreneurship in the Golf Industry introduces students to the concept of entrepreneurship and assesses their potential as future entrepreneurs in the golf industry.
Students will be encouraged to explore their business ideas and learn how to conduct a feasibility study.
The curriculum includes teaching students how to identify opportunities and develop strategies by recognizing the environmental factors that affect all businesses.
Finally, students will learn how to organize their business idea into a concrete business plan incorporating the entrepreneurial concepts taught throughout
Classes begin March 19, with live online chat sessions each Thursday for eight weeks from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. EST
Retail Management in Golf Operations includes topics such as seasonality, inventory management, customer identification and service, display techniques and promotional ideas for generating additional revenues for the pro shop.
Students will acquire knowledge of retail merchandising principles and understand the differences of the various target markets that frequent a typical golf retail operation (private and public facilities).
Formulating buying plans for both hard and soft goods, establishing pricing strategies and inventory controls as well as developing merchandising strategies through effective advertising and promotional strategies are covered.
Classes begin March 17 with live online chat seassions each Tuesday for eight weeks from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Cost for each course is $599.
For more information or to register, click here.