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  • Meet Hélène Delisle: Fairwinds' "New" HP

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  • News From The PGA

    From Professionals on the move to the location of the next Paying Ability Test here is the latest from the Island's PGA of Canada Members...

  • News From The PGA

    From Professionals on the move to the location of the next Paying Ability Test here is the latest from the Island's PGA of Canada Members... READ MORE

  • Canadians To Watch At The Beachlands Victoria Open

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  • News From Zone Five: Victoria & Region

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  • Zone Six Island News & Notes

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  • Zone Six Women's & Men's Championship Results

    Stouffer and Spence Proteau dominated the women's competition while on the men's side Kurytnik and Harper used home field to their advantage...

     Zone 6 Womens’ Amateur & Senior Tournament

    Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club played host May 6th to both individuals and teams from across Zone 6 with spots in provincial championships on the line.

    A shotgun format meant that all players finished simultaneously but two players had to keep playing to determine the winner. Alberni GC’s Christina Spence Proteau and Morningstar’ Shelly Stouffer both posted even par 72’s necessitating a four hole play-off to determine the overall Amateur winner.


    The two then went to Balfour in mid June to represent Zone 6 at the provincial women’s championship where both wold finish in the top ten. See full results HERE

    Stouffer also was the champion in the Senior division (aged 50 or older by August 30, 2024). This will qualify her to head to Sun Peaks in Kamloops July 1 - 4 for the provincial Seniors’ Championship. She will be joined by runner up Josee Deslaurier, also from Morningstar.


    There is also a team competition where Clubs can send four person teams to compete. The team from Morningstar won the gross title with the home squad from Qualicum beach winning the net.

    The overall tournament format is designed to be inclusive… The shotgun tee-times mean everyone finishes at the same time and prizes are awarded to one-third of the field. There are gross and net skins, Deuce Pot, KP’s and even a 50/50 draw.

    Find full results HERE


    Zone Six Men's Championship Results

    The 2024 Zone 6 2024 Men's Amateur and Senior Championships went off May 25-26 at the Nanaimo Golf Club.

    The Amateur Competition

    Male amateurs were competing for 15 spots at this year's BC Amateur July 9-12, 2024, at Ledgeview Golf Club with the top three representing Zone 6 in the team competition.



    Nanaimo GC’s own Samuel Kurytnik earned top honours posting 70-74 144 which bested runner-up Storey Creek GC’s Hunter Auramenk by four shots.
    The net champion was Joe Knight who shot 73-77 150 gross.


    The Senior Competition
    The Seniors were also competing for three team spots on the zone team for the BC Senior Championship to be held in Revelstoke, July 23-25, 2024.
    Not surprisingly, sharper shooter Sandy Harper took both the Senior and Super Senior titles besting fellow Naanimo GC member Al Jensen by five shots.


    For information about Zone 5 Men, please contact Tim Cullen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Zone Six Women's & Men's Championship Results

    Stouffer and Spence Proteau dominated the women's competition while on the men's side Kurytnik and Harper used home field to their advantage...

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  • Royal Colwood’s New Head Professional Brings Impressive Resume

    Victoria-born Gordy Scutt’s career has been one of steady and impressive progression…

    When Rich Chlopan announced his retirement after five years as Royal Colwood’s Head Professional, the Club started the search for his replacement.

    As it turned out they would not have to look very far.

    The Club has brought on well-respected hiring company Fresh Golf to conduct the search and more than 40 professionals from across the country applied. Fresh Golf’s Scott Kolb worked with the Club’s search committee. When all was said and done, it was clear that Gordy Scutt was the right person for the job.

    In an email, Kolb said of the decision, “I was very pleased to see Gordy emerge from the many qualified candidates to excel through the very extensive search process. His career path perfectly aligned to prepare him for this new challenge. Combined with General Manager Winston Michell, I look forward to seeing the future of Royal Colwood.”

    The job description Michell put in the posting called for “… a charismatic, engaging PGA Head Professional with a passion for golf and a standard of excellence in leadership and managing memorable experiences.”

    Michell felt Gordy ticked all the boxes, "When you look at Scutt’s career trajectory and resume, the appointment seems almost meant to be."

    Scutt hails from Victoria and started his golf at Cedar Hill at the age of five. He has lived in the Capital region ever since and currently resides right in Colwood with his wife Taryn and daughters Sloan and 5-month-old Josephine.

    As an amateur, he won both the Canadian Junior and BC Amateur Championships in 1998. Then, while earning his degree in Sociology at the University of Washington, he won back-to-back NCAA Div 1 tournaments.


    Scutt During The Final Round Of The 2016 PGA Of BC Championship

    After turning pro in 2003, he would compete on the Canadian Tour (now PGA Tour Americas) for four years before deciding to embrace the life of a Club Professional.

    Gordy would learn the retail side of the business working at the Langford Golf Town from 2006 to 2011 before moving on to GolfBC’s Olympic View Golf Club. It was here that Scutt honed both his teaching skills, (particularly in the short game), and golf shop knowledge working initially as an Assistant Professional for five years followed by another five as O.V.’s Golf Shop Manager.


    Gordy Scutt During His First Year At Olympic View

    Long-time O.V. GM Randy Frank saw the growth in Scutt, “He was always a great player but through our time together I watched a young man develop into a passionate golf professional. I feel his authentic and genuine personality is the catalyst to his success. It was a pleasure to work with Gordy for a decade and he will be a great addition to the Royal Colwood leadership team. "

    In 2020, he moved to the Victoria Golf Club. Here Scutt continued to acquire the skills necessary to move on to an HP position. While volunteering his time on a number of committees, Gordy balanced his time in retail, PGA coaching (see his tip on playing in the wind HERE) event management and member onboarding programs.

    Victoria Golf Club’s Head Professional Lindsay Bernakevitch sees Scutt as ready to take on this new role, “I have known Gordy for many years, growing up, we played junior golf against each other and then had the privilege of playing on the National (amateur) Team and Canadian Tour together.  During this time, I have developed a deep respect for Gordy as a person and as a professional. He has an amazing work ethic and an endearing personality, that lets him lead and care for people in a truly special way. He has developed his skills as a PGA of Canada professional over the years and he is one of the most well-rounded professionals I have ever known. He is more than ready to handle the joys and challenges of being the next Head Professional at Royal Colwood. I have no doubt in my mind that he will excel in leading their Golf Operations team and that the Club will continue to be one of the top clubs in Canada."

    Gordy has earned many accolades from his peers at the PGA of British Columbia including the prestigious province-wide Class “A” Professional of the Year award in 2021.

    He was also named the PGA BC Player of the Year in 2014 and 2016 winning the PGA BC championship in both years. Interestingly, the second win came at Royal Colwood where Scutt would duel with Phil Jonas before eventually beating the tour-tough South African by a single stroke. See his post-win interview video interview HERE


    Scutt With The  PGA of BC Championship Trophy

    Scutt began this new chapter on March 25th and is looking forward to his new role, “I am super excited for the opportunity at Royal Colwood. I have always enjoyed playing here, it is such a great course in design, beauty, and overall test. Living in Victoria my entire life, I have been lucky to get to know so many of the members when playing and competing here and I look forward to meeting the rest. My family and I are so excited to be close to home and be a part of the Colwood community."

    Gordy Scutt can be reached at his new email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


    PGA of Canada Qualifications
    PGA of Canada elite professional
    Levels 1-4 PGA of Canada teaching certificate
    PGA of BC Apprentice of the Year 2013
    Class ‘A’ Professional
    Regional Class “A” Professional of the Year (2017, 2020)
    Province-wide Class “A” Professional of the Year (2021)
    Certified Fitter PING, Taylormade, Titleist

    Amateur Career
    Canadian Juvenile Champion 1996
    BC Junior Champion 1997
    Sport B.C. Junior Athlete of the Year 1997
    Canadian Junior Champion 1998
    BC Amateur Champion 1998
    Played 4 years at the University of Washington
    Two NCAA Division 1 victories

    Professional Career
    Played 4 seasons on Canadian Professional Tour
    VIPT 2010 Order of Merit Champion
    PGA of BC Player of the Year (2014, 2016)
    Winner of the PGA of BC Championship (2014, 2016)

    Work History
    Assistant Manager, Golf Town, 2006-2011
    Assistant Professional, Olympic View Golf Course, 2011-2015
    Golf Shop Manager, Olympic View Golf Course, 2015-2020
    Associate Professional, Victoria Golf Club, 2020-2024

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  • Royal Beach Victoria Open Kicks Off 2023 PGA of Canada Season

    First held in 1981 and now known as the Royal Beach Victoria Open, it is the longest running Professional Golf Tour Event in Canada.

    From 1981 to 2008 the 'Open' was played on a rotational basis on 3 outstanding golf courses. However, in 2009 the Island Open Golf Society agreed to a contract with Uplands Golf Club that would provide host playing rights thru to 2013. The Society has since agreed to contracts though 2022 and again for this year.