Bob McArthur Back to Facility
Current Golf Facility:
Heritage Pointe Golf Academy
Member Classification:
Head Teaching Professional
Email Address:
bobbymacgolf@shaw.ca
Website:
http://bobbymacgolf.com

Biography: Bob McArthur
28 Year CPGA Class Member

Teaching Development
-1999 P.G.A. of Canada National "Teacher of the Year"
-1998/1999 P.G.A. of Alberta Provincial "Teacher of the Year"
-2005/2006 Golf Magazine "Top 100 Teachers in America"
-2005/2006 National Post "Top 50 Teachers in Canada"
- Head Teaching Professional for the Golf Academy @ Heritage Pointe Golf Club (1998 - current)
- Conduct numerous teaching programs including private, corporate, short game and yearly coaching utilizing 8 golf professionals at the facility.
- Secured major sponsorship of $25,000.00 from Shane Homes for Women Fighting Cancer from the Fairway” ladies only one day golf schools, to be implemented for the 2009 golf season, whereby all proceeds go to Alberta Cancer Research.
- Secured Nike and Descente as major sponsors for the Golf Academy.
- Work several 60-70 hour weeks within the golf season.
- Currently have 1400 student data base
- Operate indoor instruction facility utilizing state of the art video coaching system.
- Current Nike Staff Player since 2004
- 1995 - 2005 Director for the Gary Roberts Children Foundation Charity raising funds of over $500,000.00 for special equipment purchases for the Alberta Children's Hospital
- Head Instructor for Bob McArthur Golf Instruction Schools (1994 - current)
- Instruct 200 students at two leased facilities in the south city over a five week period throughout the off season.
- Host an outdoor clinic of over 80 players to promote several programs taught at Heritage Pointe.


Notable Students

Kris Wasylowich
- 2006/2007 National Team Member
- 2006/2007 Canadian Mid Am Champion
- 2006 Alberta Amateur Champion
- 2005 Alberta Open Champion
Lisa Vlooswyk
- 8 time and reining Canadian Long Drive Champion
- 4 time world finalist/ 2009 and 2011 runner-up
- currently ranked 3rd in the world
Brett Burgeson
- 2003 Canadian Club Pro Champion
- 2011 P.G.A. of Alberta Player of the Year
Darryl James
- 2007/2008 P.G.A. of Alberta Champion
- 2007/2008 P.G.A. of Alberta Player of the Year
- 4 time Alberta Amateur Champion
Juanita Rico
- 2008 Alberta Junior Girls Champion
Meaghan Leblanc
- former National Team Member
- Calgary Ladies Amateur Champion
- Alberta Junior Champion
Chase Teron
- 2007/2008 AGA Junior Player of the Year

Other notable athletes as students include Gary Roberts, Joe Niewendyk, Dave MacEachern, Michelle Cameron, Mike Vernon, Marshall Toner and Matt Findlay

Professional Awards
- 1999 P.G.A. of Canada National "Teacher of the Year"
- 1998/99 P.G.A. Provincial "Teacher of the Year"
- 1989 P.G.A. of Alberta Provincial "Player of the Year"
- 2005/2006 National Post Top 50 teachers in Canada
- Nominated several times for Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers
- Winner of 9 Professional Tournaments

Professional Development
- Stage Presenter - several APGA Calgary Golf Shows
- Speaker/ Presenter - APGA Spring Seminars
- Score Magazine - Contributing Editor
- Facilitator - Levels 1-2-3 Teaching Workshops
- Several Media Interviews/ Articles and Golf Tips provided for Global TV, A Channel, QR77 Radio, The Calgary Herald and The Calgary Sun
- Endorsed and consulted for several golf companies such as The Swing Jacket, The Swing Accelerator, and Funatix Golf for equipment and training aids
- Former VP and President for the Alberta Assistants Board
- Nike Staff Player since 2004

Charitable Involvement
- Past Director for the Gary Roberts Children's Foundation raising in excess of $500,000.00 for the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary
- Supporter of the Kyle Stuart Memorial Foundation which has raised $1,000,000.00 over the last 4 years for under-privileged youths in sport in the Calgary area
- Supporter of both the Alberta Cancer Foundation and the Canadian Diabetes Foundation
- Participate in several charity golf events across the province in support of various charities