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Bob McArthur

Current Golf Facility: Golf Channel Academy at Cottonwood G&CC
Member Classification: Director of Instruction
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone Number: 403-258-2483
403-870-6967 (Alternate)
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Biography: Bob McArthur 38 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 and Lead Coach for the Golf Channel Academy at Cottonwood G&CC -Head Teaching Professional and Lead Coach for the Golf Channel Academy @ Heritage Pointe Golf Club 1998 - 2021 - 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 Callaway as major sponsors for the Golf Academy. - Work several 60-70 hour weeks within the golf season. - Currently have 0ver1800 student data base - Operated indoor instruction facility utilizing state of the art video coaching system. - Current Callaway and 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 - Participated in several charity golf events across the province in support of various charities. 2018 -Initiated the very first Golf Channel Academy in Canada in partnership with Paul Horton, previously at Heritage Pointe , now at the Cottonwood G&CC where we operate as Lead Coaches representing Golf Channel.

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
The people you meet
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
My father and Mr. Don Price
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
An architect or in the field of design in some capacity
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
Teeth of the Dog, Dominican Republic
Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?
Jack Nicklaus
Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?
Lob wedge
Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?
63 , may have been 12 years old, but that’s enough
Q. What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score?
64 Twice, tournament play
Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
The George Knudson "National Teacher of the Year" for Canada
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
Cooking, Good Tequila, Live Music and playing Acoustic Guitar
Bob McArthur

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