British Columbia Golf Welcomes New Manager Of Field Operations & Tournament Director Doug Hastie

(Delta, BC) - British Columbia Golf is pleased to announce the addition of Doug Hastie to their staff as the new Manager Field Operations/Tournament Director for BC Golf.

Doug will officially assume his role with British Columbia Golf commencing on Friday, March 1st, 2019.

Doug's primary role will be to organize and conduct all British Columbia Golf Amateur Championships. The Manager Field Operations/Tournament Director supports this function through the negotiation, setup and delivery of each event. This individual also acts as a resource available to golfers and member facilities providing interpretations and answers related to the rules of golf and rules of handicapping.

"I am very excited to begin my new role with BC Golf. I have been a golf professional for 28 years and have always respected the impeccable work that BC Golf and their team have done to grow and elevate the game in BC. Joining the team and being able to have an impact on these great, historic championships is an honour. Susan White has done an incredible job and will be missed greatly by the volunteers and the players. I look forward to this upcoming season, working with the volunteers, staff and Board of Directors," said Hastie.

Hastie comes to British Columbia Golf with a very impressive resume, as a Bachelor of Science Physical Education with Honors graduate from York University, he is also a member of The PGA of Canada, Class “A” since 1994.

Hastie has an extensive background as a Teaching Professional, Head Professional and General Manager at some of the finest golf facilities in Canada, including  BC's Westwood Plateau, Musqueam Golf & Learning Academy, Highland Pacific GC, Cordova Bay GC and The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa. 

A multiple award winner with the PGA of British Columbia, Doug has a wealth of experience when it comes to running large events from Junior to Senior to Professional. 

British Columbia Golf CEO Kris Jonasson welcomed Hastie to his new role with the organization, saying, “British Columbia Golf is strengthened immensely with the addition of Doug to our team. Not only does he bring a tremendous understanding of championship golf administration, his coaching experience gives a great insight from the player’s perspective. The championship and sport development departments with British Columbia Golf have both been strengthened.”

British Columbia Golf - a member-based organization governed by the British Columbia Golf Association (BCGA) - represents more than 57,000 individual golfers, in over 300 clubs at 261 member courses. As the governing body for golf in the province, British Columbia Golf acts as the voice for provincial golf affairs and functions as a resource centre for the golf industry. Through its affiliation with Golf Canada, the association is also involved in national golf affairs.