A dozen Greater Victoria golf professionals are among the top 100 of 2021 in British Columbia

Of the 100, 13 teach on the greens of Greater Victoria, including Callum Ashby and Jeff Palmer of Highland Pacific Golf, Nate Ollis of Cordova Bay Golf Course and Rich Chlopan of the Royal Colwood Golf Club.

The Victoria Golf Club in Oak Bay has nine: Lindsay Bernakevitch, Mark Bicknell, Dylan Cheyne, Scott Kolb, Justin Ford, Gina Hosie, Cailean Hourigan, Gordy Scott and Arlen Wocknitz.

The PGA of British Columbia has named the top pros according to the Association’s Professional Development Program Order of Merit.

The program recognizes PGA of British Columbia professionals who make exceptional contributions to the association, their communities, the golf industry and themselves.

It also provides a way to showcase and reward the various strengths of PGA BC Professionals by crediting their participation in continuing education, the association’s annual exhibition and shopping rewards program. , tournament competition and various forms of volunteering.

Sunice and Bobby Jones are providing a scholarship of nearly $ 5,000 to provide a financial opportunity and incentive for further professional development – for the top 10 to go their separate ways.

“The people who make up this year’s Top 100 list are a remarkable group of men and women demonstrating tremendous dedication to their craft and personal growth,” Sunice CEO Derek Faith said in a statement. .

Brian McDonald, a professional executive at Fairview Mountain Golf Club in Okanagan, finished atop the 2021 PDP Order of Merit. McDonald, 50, has accumulated 107 points during the season to lead the rankings of a single point.

Find the full list online at pgabc.org.

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