The Ontario PGA has introduced a revised website at www.ontariopga.com that is focused on functionality for all users with web 2.0 concepts.
“The office staff has been working diligently on this initiative for close to a year,” said Ontario PGA president Chris Miranda. “The new site will be more efficient for members and staff and will help us run a better operation from top to bottom.”
The main focus of the new website will be a member’s social network, offering Canadian PGA members and apprentices based in Ontario the ability to update and maintain their personal profiles and communicate with each other.
“One of the biggest challenges our members have had from an association perspective is adapting to the Privacy Act,” said director of operations Heather Howell.
“The new website will help give members a great medium to communicate with one another while complying with PIPEDA,” she added.
Some of the other components to the website include a fully automated registration system for Ontario PGA tournaments and events.
The website will also have a full listing of Canadian PGA-approved facilities in Ontario. Facilities will then have the option of populating their own profiles with key information such as women-specific golf programs, junior clinics and noteworthy information about their facilities.
Partners of the Ontario PGA will also have the opportunity to create their own profiles. Partner profiles will focus on key contact information, as well as any messages and information that are deemed to be relevant for golf professionals in Ontario.
Members of the media will also have access to the website and the ability to populate a profile and keep Canadian PGA members updated on their specific information.