PGA of BC Announces Lineup For 2019 Spring Education Seminar

2019 PGA of BC Spring Education Seminar


RICHMOND, British Columbia — Acclaimed instructors Gabriel Hjertstedt and Joseph Mayo will be among the featured presenters when the 2019 PGA of BC Spring Education Seminar returns to Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course on February 11-12.

Hjertstedt, the two-time PGA Tour winner who has transitioned into a short-game expert working with several top players, and Mayo, known to most as the “Trackman Maestro” and the Director of Instruction at TPC Summerlin, will each conduct half-day presentations to attendees on the first and second days of the seminar, respectively.


This year’s program was developed with careful consideration of feedback from attendees in past membership surveys, including specific requests for Mayo’s presence, and in coordinating a variety of speakers with differing areas of expertise relevant to all Golf Professionals.

Other featured speakers will include Victoria-based chiropractor Dr. Stuart Love, who works regularly with many of the world’s best on the PGA Tour, including multiple major champions, and will discuss what allows elite players to compete at their highest level. Tom Mayenknecht, principal in Vancouver-based brand development company Emblematica, will address how golf facilities can employ best practices to see success in terms of marketing, communications and sales results. In addition, Golf Canada Director of Rules, Competitions & Amateur Status Adam Helmer will take the stage to discuss changes to the Rules of Golf that will be in effect as of 2019 and the resulting impacts for golf facilities.

The PGA of BC also remains committed to enhancing the profile of its members by providing presentation opportunities at the Spring Education Seminar. As such, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club Head Professional Alan Palmer will make a joint presentation with father Denzil Palmer, longtime General Manager at Royal Montreal Golf Club, on the evolution of prestigious golf facilities.

The Spring Education Seminar schedule is as follows:


9:45 AM - Introductory remarks: Donald Miyazaki, Executive Director, PGA of BC
10:00 AM – Dr. Stuart Love, DC; The Healthy Golfer
11:30 AM – Tom Mayenknecht; Principal, Emblematica
12:30 PM – Lunch
1:15 PM – Gabriel Hjertstedt; Gabe Golf
4:30 PM – PGA of British Columbia Annual General Meeting


8:00 AM – Adam Helmer; Director of Rules, Competitions & Amateur Status, Golf Canada
9:00 AM - Alan Palmer, PGA of Canada; Head Professional, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, & Denzil Palmer; Palmer Golf Advisors
10:30 AM - Joseph Mayo; Director of Instruction, TPC Summerlin
11:30 AM - Lunch
12:30 PM - Joseph Mayo (continued)
2:30 PM – Closing remarks; Donald Miyazaki

**Schedule subject to change

Click here to access the event page and learn more about each speaker and the content of their presentations.

The Spring Education Seminar will once again represent a crucial opportunity for PGA of BC members to obtain points toward the Professional Development Program Order of Merit presented by Sunice & Bobby Jones. Members will receive eight (8) PDP points for each day they attend and sign in at registration.

The cost to attend the two-day event will be $99 (plus GST) for PGA of BC members. The amended price of entry will allow the Association to continue executing the Spring Education Seminar at a high standard – in terms of the profile and expertise of featured speakers, hosting the event at a top-quality venue, securing excellent food service options, and more – while remaining an affordable option compared to similar gatherings and conferences across Canada. The seminar is also open to non-members sponsored by an attending Class “A” Professional at a rate of $199 (plus GST).

Registration for the seminar can be accessed by clicking here and will remain open until Jan. 25.

We look forward to welcoming you to Tsawwassen Springs for two outstanding days of education in February.

For more information, please contact: 

Eric MacKenzie
Communications & Marketing Manager, PGA of BC
(604) 303-6766

Branden Stewart
Membership & Events Manager, PGA of BC
(604) 303-6766