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Albert Pistorius

Current Golf Facility: Pinebrook G&CC
Member Classification: Candidate for Membership
Education Background: Sportsmanagement and Coaching Diploma
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Albert Pistorius was born in South Africa and moved to Calgary with his wife in 2014. Growing up, Albert played many different sports including cricket, rugby, tennis and golf.   With his passion for golf Albert started his golf career at the age of 17, and a year later represented South Africa in the U/18 team. Albert started as an amateur golfer in 2000 and ranked 4th on the SAGA rankings in 2005.  Albert holds a Professional Golf Diploma, Sports Management and Coaching Diploma and rounded off his education with a Higher Certificate in Personal Fitness Training (NQF Level 5) and a Standard First Aid with CPR / AED Level C Certificate from AHASTI. Prior to working in Calgary at both Golf Town and River Spirit Golf Club for the past two years, Albert spent 7 years playing Professional Golf on the Sunshine / European Tour with an impressive list of career highlights, including top 50 on the order of merit for 5 years and achieving an overall world ranking of 700th.  Albert’s tour school highlights includes the winner of the First Stage Asian Tour School in Thailand and second place finish at the Sunshine Tour School, with a total score of -18. His top individual career highlights includes a second place finish at the Nedbank Affinity Cup in 2009 (lost in playoff), and a second place finish on the Sunshine Tour Event in 2007 at Dainfern. He achieved more than 50 top 10 accomplishments, and 8 hole-in-one’s during his golf career. His most memorable moment in golf was winning the Sunshine Tour Event at Glendower in 2011.   As a passionate professional golfer and coach, Albert joined the PGA of Canada in 2016. Albert is an ambitious, highly motivated and career-driven individual, striving to continue learning and growing as a golf professional.  As a golf instructor, applying biomechanical coaching methods, he is committed in understanding each client’s specific needs, and helping them own their swing and master the four skills of putting. Education: · Professional Golf Diploma – 2002 (Accredited by the South African PGA; Tygerberg College, South Africa) · Sports Management and Coaching Diploma – 2003 (Tygerberg College, South Africa) · Higher Certificate Personal Fitness Training (NQF Level 5) – 2014 (International Institute for Sports Science and Fitness Training (IIFT) South Africa) · Standard First Aid with CPR / AED Level C Certificate - 2015 (Alberta Health And Safety Training Institute (AHASTI), Canada) Career Achievements: · Played on the Sunshine / European Tour for 7 Years – 700th world ranking · Played for the South African national team and Gauteng North, Western Province and Free State provincial teams · Top 50 on the Order of Merit Positions for 5 Years · Won the Big Easy Tour at Glendower. · Finished second (2nd) at the Big Easy Tour Irene. · Third (3rd) at the Northern Cape Classic Kimberly. · Finished second (2nd) at the Nedbank Affinity Cup (lost in playoff). · Winner of First Stage Asian Tour School in Thailand. · Third (3rd) at the Seekers Travel Pro Am Dainfern. · Finished second (2nd) at the Seekers Travel Pro Am Dainfern. · Finished second (2nd) at the Sunshine Tour School. · Third (3rd) at the Bearing Man Highveld Classic Witbank.

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
The anticipation and challenge of the next shot
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
My Dad
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
A Police Officer
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
Gary Player Country Club (South Africa)
Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?
Henrik Stenson
Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?
60 degree wedge
Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?
72 holes
Q. What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score?
61 - Silver Lakes (South Africa)
Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
Reaching a world ranking of 702
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
Fishing, Snowmobile, Tennis, Badminton, Other outdoor activities
Albert Pistorius

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