B.C. golf nominees

Guy Dow and Jeff Hollman of the Penticton Golf and Country Club are nominated for PGA of B.C. awards.

Guy Dow

Guy Dow

Guy Dow and Jeff Hollman of the Penticton Golf and Country Club are nominated for PGA of B.C. awards. Nominated by their peers in the Interior zone, Hollman is a finalist for Coach of the Year, while Dow is in the running for the Golf Professional of the year presented by PinHigh Golf.

“The big thing is being recognized by the peers in the B.C. PGA,” said Dow.

“To be recognized is pretty unexpected, it’s kind of an honour I guess,” said Hollman.

Both feel this is good for the club, which received great feedback from its membership.

Also nominated from the area are Tye Babkirk and Greg Machtaler of the Summerland Golf and Country Club, as well as Fairview Mountain Golf Club in Oliver for Golf Facility of the Year. Babkirk is nominated for Junior Golf Leader of the Year presented by Rampion Enterprises Ltd. and Machtaler is nominated for Apprentice of the Year, presented by Cleveland Golf/Srixon Canada.

“It would be really awesome to win. I’m in pretty good company,” said Machtaler, a PGA of Canada assistant pro who is up against three other nominees. Babkirk said his nomination isn’t personal recognition, but for their facility. “That’s the biggest thing. It’s just a testament to the dedication of all of our professional staff,” he said. “To try and grow the game and increase the longevity of our membership. Giving back to our community.”

Winners will be announced during the awards reception at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond on Oct. 16.