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Born June 10, 1956 in Edmonton, Garry Meyer holds the distinction of being the youngest Head Golf Professional in golf history. He spent 16 years as the Head Professional of the Belvedere G&CC in Edmonton, Alberta, and three years as Director of Golf for the Redwood Meadows G&CC in Calgary. Garry is a past president of the Alberta PGA, and in 1991, was awarded the distinctive honour by his industry peers as Alberta PGA Club Professional of the Year.

Garry grew up at the Broadmoor Golf Club in Sherwood Park, Alberta, picking balls on the range at eight years of age, and working his way up to become the club's first assistant nine years later. Throughout his junior golf years, Garry placed consistently in the top 10 in city junior events, including the Edmonton Junior, the Broadmoor Junior Interclub and the Edmonton Golf Association's junior events.

In 1974 he turned professional, and became a Member of the Canadian PGA, before accepting the Head Professional duties at Belvedere.

Throughout his career, Garry has been actively involved in the affairs of the CPGA, serving as a Board Member from 1982-1991, a term as President of the Alberta Zone, as well as National Representative, Education Chairman, and an instructor to students in the golf program at Grant MacEwan College. He has also been an advisor for the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council. Among his professional tournament accomplishments, Garry has teamed up to win the Alberta PGA Pro Junior, the Crown Life Pro Am and placed 2nd in the Alberta PGA Pro Assistant Championship.

His career has evolved over the years to one of significant promotion, for both the game of golf, and the community in which he resides. He has entertained for such groups as the Edmonton Oilers, Edmonton Eskimos, Vancouver Canucks, Canadian PGA, RCMP, Team Canada 1972, as well as numerous corporate events. He has had the distinct honour of working with Don Cherry, Brian McFarlane, Bob Newhart, Don Rickles and the Smothers brothers, and has entertained coast-to-coast in Canada & the United States, two of which were at the Tropicana in Las Vegas. As a Golf Professional, he has competed with Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Bob Charles, Isao Aoki and a host of international and Canadian Professionals. In 1996, as Head Professional at Redwood Meadows, Garry had the distinct honour of playing golf with former Prime Minister Jean Chr'tien.

Garry has also done a lot of work in radio and television, as well as an episode of "The Golf Show". He has done a variety of character voices and accents for radio ads, as well as advertising loops. He has represented, donated and entertained for more than 40 different charitable organizations across Canada.

Garry's last active role as Head Professional was at the Jack Nicklaus Signature design - Northern Bear Golf Club in Sherwood Park, Alberta when it first opened. Since that time, Garry has developed his community stewardship career as chair of the Edmonton Oilers Alumni Association and as spokesperson for many charity golf events.

Garry currently sits on the Canadian PGA Board of Directors, a position he has held since March 2011.