Member Profile

Crystal Shapka

Current Golf Facility: Calgary G&CC
Member Classification: Apprentice Professional
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PROfile

I joined the Calgary Golf & Country Club professional staff in February 2019. Having the opportunity to work in the industry for over 12 years allowed me to be a part of several amazing facilities such as Heritage Pointe, Sirocco and Copper Point and Priddis Greens. My passion to help others play golf better comes from my own experience with instruction as a junior and amateur player. I am always continuing my education in coaching, training and fitting as it’s one of my true passions. Attending the PGA of Canada’s first Professional Development Conference October 31st and November 1st 2017, I had the opportunity to learn from amazing professionals and instructors such as Mike O’Donnell (Senior Director at the PGA of America), Brian Kitts (Director, Marketing & Communication at Denver Arts & Venue), Tim Robinson and Dr. Penny Werthner (UofC Dean of Kinesiology). I take pride in continually learning and striving to be a better instructor and professional.

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
The amazing sportsmanship during competitive and non competitive venues. Being able to share the same passion for the sport with fellow professionals and to provide a good experience to all fellow golf enthusiasts.
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
It was always a personal goal, but my family has always supported me along the way.
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
Accountant
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
It’s hard to choose only one so I’ll give my top 3! Banff Springs, St. Andrews & Augusta.
Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?
PGA - Rickie Fowler and Fred Couples, LPGA - Brooke Henderson and Lexi Thompson
Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?
PW
Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?
54
Q. What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score?
67 at The Winston
Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
PAT Class A Target Score, awarded one of the PGA of Alberta’s Bursary’s and 2019 Finalist for the Apprentice Professional of the Year
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
Traveling, reading, and skiing.
Crystal Shapka

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