GolfBC's GBC Golf Academy at Olympic View Wins Again!

25th October, 2007
Victoria, B.C., - Two GBC Golf Academy Teaching Professionals were honoured at the 2007 BCPGA Awards Dinner on October 10th, 2007, in Penticton. John Randle won the coveted Teacher of the Year award and Jamie Heffernan won the prestigious Junior Promoter of the Year award.
The British Columbia Professional Golf Association (PGA of BC) awards are given out yearly, after a process that includes nominations from fellow professionals and the final voting by a panel of former award winners. John Randle, Director of Instruction for the GBC Golf Academy at Olympic View Golf Club is now a two time winner of the Teacher of the Year award, having first received the honour in 2002. This year’s win follows on the heels of his wife Lori Randle’s victory in the same category in 2006.
Jamie Heffernan, GBC Golf Academy Instructor, won the Junior Promoter of the Year award for his relentless promotion of junior golf at the Olympic View Golf Club and throughout the Victoria area. “Having expert instructors on staff, teamed with an award winning practice facility and golf course, will surely build even more momentum for our golf school and other instructional programs”, says John Randle. “It’s great to be recognized by our peers and I’m very happy to see Jamie Heffernan in the spotlight for all his great accomplishments”, Randle continues.
The GBC Golf Academy at Olympic View was rated the Best Practice Facility in BC by readers of Pacific Golf Magazine in 2006 and the Olympic View Golf Course was rated the #20 Best Golf Experience in Canada and USA West by Fairways & Greens Magazine in 2006. The Academy has programs for all ages and skill levels and their instructional team all go through an industry leading training program before they are certified to teach. Private instruction, golf schools, corporate events and a thriving junior academy are just a few of the comprehensive programs available. For additional information on the GBC Golf Academy, visit
Olympic View Golf Club is owned and operated by the GolfBC Group, a Vancouver-based golf and resort management and investment company who are defining a higher standard of quality and consistency among premier golf destinations. Since 1989 GolfBC has been creating premium golf destinations and master planned golf communities in British Columbia. GolfBC is the owner/operator of eight championship golf courses in British Columbia, including Nicklaus North (Whistler), Furry Creek (near Lions Bay), Gallagher’s Canyon (Kelowna), Olympic View (Victoria), The Quail and The Bear (The Okanagan Golf Club in Kelowna), Mayfair Lakes (Richmond), Arbutus Ridge (Cobble Hill), a 9-hole facility, The Pinnacle (at Gallagher’s Canyon), and the Gold, Emerald and Old Blue courses at Wailea Golf Club on Maui, Hawaii. Additional information about GolfBC can be found at its web site:
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