Matthew Palsenbarg (right) with Dave Zibrik, Director of Golf at Point Grey Golf and Country Club, in a photo posted to Palsenbarg’s Facebook page.

GOLF

Northview golf pro Palsenbarg is leaving for a Vancouver club

Surrey resident says the move is effective next June

One Surrey golf course’s loss is a Vancouver club’s gain.

Northview Golf & Country Club head teaching pro Matthew Palsenbarg has announced his move from the Surrey course to work as Director of Instruction at Point Grey Golf and Country Club, starting next June.

Palsenbarg has worked at Northview for 17 years as a pro, and 21 years in total.

It will be a “huge change” for Palsenbarg, a Surrey resident, who announced the move on his Facebook page.

“Northview has been my only stop on my professional journey,” Palsenbarg wrote. “It has been an amazing place that has supported me from the age of 13. The management and direction of the club is in a strong place with so much coming in 2020 and the future. Thanks always to Chick and Marilyn and the Stewart family.”

Palsenbarg said he “couldn’t be more proud of what I was able to accomplish in my time there and the coaches I got to work with. The Tour LAB will continue on with our great team of coaches. The students and families is what will be hardest to leave behind. I give everything I have when I coach and love the process. I look forward to the future months at Northview and The Tour LAB.”

Palsenbarg was named PGA of B.C. Coach of the Year in 2016, and two years later was given the PGA of BC’s Dunc Sutherland Distinguished Service Award, for “exceptional commitment to the Association by supporting and promoting the Association’s brand, events and initiatives.”

• RELATED STORY: On golf course and off, Surrey’s Matt Palsenbarg is a king of swing.

On the course in 2018, Palsenbarg recorded three top-three finishes in five PGA of BC tournament starts, including a victory with amateur Jake Scarrow in the Tournament of Champions team event, played in Kamloops.

In May of this year, Palsenbarg teamed with Jackson Jacob to win the Champions event again, for back-to-back titles. This month, Palsenbarg finished third at the PGA Head Professional Championship of Canada at The Wigwam Resort in Arizona, where fellow local pro Phil Jonas placed second.



tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Semiahmoo First Nation declares local state of emergency

Parking lots, beach access on SFN lands closed due to COVID-19

COVID-19: Daily update on the pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond

APRIL 9: Semiahmoo First Nation closes its parking lots, beach access

South Surrey man aims to ease stress of pandemic with free online yoga

Patrick Aubert says his one-hour classes are about rest, recovery

White Rock’s promenade to close to the public

Public access to popular waterfront walkway closing April 10: city

Christopherson Steps, 1,001 Steps closed due to COVID-19

Access restricted to Crescent Beach over Easter weekend, City of Surrey announces

UPDATE: Canadians awake to extra COVID-19 emergency benefit money, feds clarify changes

The CRA and federal officials are working to clarify the confusion around payments

Controls can keep Canadian COVID-19 deaths under 22,000, health agency says

With poor containment measures, the death toll could be much, much higher, the agency says

People needing addictions services feel ‘abandoned’ during pandemic, B.C.’s ex-top doctor says

Widespread job losses and more homelessness due to physical distancing at shelters have added hurdles

Canada lost 1,011,000 jobs in March, unemployment rate up to 7.8%: StatCan

Unemployment rate hits levels not seen since 2010

COVID-19 world update: 6.6 million U.S. jobless claims; alcohol sales banned in Bangkok

Comprehensive digest of coronavirus news items from around the world

B.C. sorting medical equipment sales, donation offers for COVID-19

Supply hub has call out for masks, gowns, coronavirus swabs

B.C. records five more deaths due to COVID-19, 45 new cases

A total of 838 people have recovered from the virus

Major crimes investigating sudden death of North Okanagan child

The 8 year old was flown to Kelowna General Hospital and died hours later

BC institution has highest number of positive results for COVID-19

11 inmates in Mission test positive for coronavirus, more than any other federal prison in Canada

Most Read

l -->