Member Profile

Dave Nelson

Current Golf Facility: Henderson Lake GC
Member Classification: Executive Professional
Website: hendersonlakegolf.com

 2018 Professional Development Points

PROfile

I was born in Edmonton but have spent most of my life in Lethbridge. I started into the golf business in 1991 working for Paul Lowe at Henderson Lake. Wib Lamb took me in for three years after that before I took on the Head Professional job at Picture Butte in 1998. I spent 8 years there before resigning to be a bigger part of my kids lives for six years. I returned to the business in the spring of 2015 as the Head Professional at Evergreen here in Lethbridge working for Kevin Hamilton.

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
We get to deal with people at the place they most want to be.
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
Paul Lowe and Wib Lamb were the best mentors I could have ever had
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
Wishing I was a Golf Professional
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
Grayhawk in Scottsdale Arizona
Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?
Phil Mickelson
Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?
Pitching Wedge
Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?
214 - Longest day of golf for the Canadian Cancer society at Bearspaw. Played from 5:15 a.m. to 9:45 p.m
Q. What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score?
64. Picture Butte Golf Club in Head Pro Tournament
Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
Being the Head Professional at Picture Butte at age 28
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
Cooking for friends and family, playing hockey and being around my kids as they figure the world out.

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