Assistants & Associates Network

In an effort to maintain the momentum and growth that AoT Networking cultivated within the Ontario Zone, we are excited to announce that AoT Networking is rebranding to become more inclusive and to represent this group more accurately.

Going forward, this group will be known as the Assistants & Associates Network (AAN).

These sessions will be led by our AAN representatives Dylan Cattanach, Jake Adams, and Connor Averell. Please feel free to contact them for any questions, content suggestions, or inquiries related to Assistants & Associates Network activities.

Registration for all AAN events will be available on the PGA of Ontario website, and will remain open to all PGA of Canada members as well as industry professionals across the country.



Jake Adams
Apprentice Professional
RiverBend Golf Community

Connor Averell
Head Professional
Bigwin Island Golf Club

Dylan Cattanach
Class "A" Professional
Rosedale Golf Club

Previous Sessions

Date Session Recording
April 24, 2024

How to Become a Class "A" Professional with Darcy Kral, Managing Director of Membership & Support Services at the PGA of Canada.

Darcy will speak on the following topics:

  • How to Become a PGA of Canada member, the verification process to become eligible to play in a Playing Ability Test
  • How to Become a Class "A" Professional
    • Key Deadlines
    • Golf Industry Hours and Submission Deadline
    • Training Academy Credits and deadlines
    • Dues and Available Payment Plan
  •     Available Membership categories after achieving Class "A" status

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April 15, 2024 Teaching Panel session with Dylan Smallwood, Chris Dickenson, Doug Lawrie, and Ryan Robillard Click here for recording
March 25, 2024 Club Technologies with Stew Bannatyne Click here for recording
March 18, 2024 Masters of Retail with Phil Kavanagh, Justin O'Leary Click here for recording
March 11, 2024 General discussion (tournaments, juniors, leagues) No recording available
March 4, 2024 Leadership Panel with Jeremy Broom, Ryan Ennis, Emerson Mahoney, Roan Vollmer Click here for recording
February 26, 2024 Investments with John Piccininni No recording available
February 20, 2024 Operations & Staffing No recording available
February 5, 2024 Professional Breakout Session Click here for recording