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Crystal Shapka

Current Golf Facility: Priddis Greens G&CC
Member Classification: Candidate for Membership
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Crystal joined Priddis Greens professional staff in January 2018. Having the opportunity to work in the industry for over 12 years allowed her to be a part of several amazing facilities such as Heritage Pointe, Sirocco and Copper Point. Her passion to help others play golf better comes from her own experience with instruction as a junior and amateur player. She is always continuing her education in coaching, training and fitting as it’s one of her true passions. Attending the PGA of Canada’s first Professional Development Conference October 31st and November 1st 2017, she 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). She takes 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 the 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 Hendersen 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 CFM Target Score and awarded one of the PGA of Alberta’s Bursary’s.
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
Traveling, reading, and skiing.
Crystal Shapka

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