NGCOA Canada Hires Former Golf Industry Leader

Joan Probert New Regional Director for the British Columbia and Alberta Chapters

The National Golf Course Owners Association Canada is thrilled to announce that Joan Probert, former Manager of Commercial Operations and Manager of Park Experiences at the Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation, has joined the NGCOA Canada’s dynamic team as the Regional Director for the British Columbia and Alberta Chapters.

Joan, whose career with the NGCOA Canada begins on April 19, comes to us with extensive golf industry and event experience. In addition to managing the 6 Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation golf courses, Joan was also a member of the NGCOA Canada – British Columbia Chapter Advisory Board for many years.

“British Columbia and Alberta are very strong golf markets and critical to the NGCOA Canada’s business support for golf course operators, so we needed a very strong candidate to fulfil this important staff position”, stated Jeff Calderwood, NGCOA Canada CEO. “Joan’s vast experience, her active history within the NGCOA Canada, and her exceptional drive to succeed; make her an ideal fit for this Regional Director position. We all welcome Joan to our high-performing team and look forward to further building upon our successful delivery of services and benefits to the NGCOA Canada membership”, continued Calderwood. 

“After many years of serving as a Board Member for the BC Chapter and working in the lower mainland golf industry I am thrilled to be joining the internal NGCOA Canada team, an organization which I hold in the highest regard”, commented Joan. “It will be a pleasure to work in a service and support capacity with all the British Columbia and Alberta colleagues that I have had the pleasure to know and work with over the last decade!” 

Prior to her career in golf, Joan held positions as Director of Operations and Director of Catering and Convention Services at the Vancouver Convention Center as well as the Westin Bayshore Hotel and also had an event planning business. 

"As President of the BC Chapter of the NGCOA Canada, I'm thrilled to have Joan back as Regional Director”, stated Brian Schaal, President and General Manager of Copper Point Golf Club and President of the NGCOA Canada – British Columbia Chapter. “Her previous years as a board member, as well as her expertise and background working in the golf industry will prove to be a huge asset for the NGCOA Canada going forward. Our board is excited to start working with Joan to continue to be the leaders for our golf courses across BC.”  

As of April 19, Joan can be reached at or at 866-626-4262 extension 40.