The PGA of British Columbia named its top 100 professionals of 2018 this week, and nearly a quarter of them hail from the Okanagan and the surrounding area.
The Okanagan and surrounding communities had 23 people crack the top 100 list, which is an indication of how strong the sport and business side of it is in the area.
The list is determined by the organization’s professional development program, which recognizes PGA of B.C. members who make outstanding contributions to the association, their communities, the golf industry and themselves.
“Sunice and Bobby Jones proudly support the professional development program, as we feel it is important to acknowledge individuals working to elevate the overall profile of PGA of BC professionals and who are actively involved in service to the association,” Sunice and Bobby Jones B.C. sales representative Stephen Graham said in a press release.
“The top 100 golf professionals of 2018 are once again an impressive group of individuals demonstrating key qualities such as leadership, professionalism and dedication to their craft.”
Here are the 23 local professionals who cracked the top 100 list:
Lee Alarie, Gallagher’s Canyon (Kelowna)
Rob Anderson, Kelowna G&CC
Andrew Bentley, Kamloops G&CC
Adam Blair, Talking Rock (Chase)
Jesse Crowe, Salmon Arm GC
Nathan Grieve, Talking Rock (Chase)
Alec Hubert, Kamloops G&CC
Myles Johnson, Spallumcheen (Vernon)
Jason Jurimae, Gallagher’s Canyon (Kelowna)
Jonathan Kadin, Nielsen Agencies (Kelowna)
Mark Kitts, Shadow Ridge (Kelowna)
Connor Kozak, The Okanagan (Kelowna)
Russ Latimer, Black Mountain (Kelowna)
Mark Lindsay, Nielsen Agencies (Kelowna)
Brice MacDermott, Kamloops G&CC
Brian McDonald, Fairview Mountain (Oliver)
David Munn, Talking Rock (Chase)
Lee Ranger, The Okanagan (Kelowna)
Chad Scott, The Rise (Vernon)
Jamie Stevens, Kelowna G&CC
Harris Stoneman, Talking Rock (Chase)
Rob Tadey, Fairview Mountain (Oliver)
Michael Van Horne, The Rise (Vernon)
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