Member Profile

Dean Sklarenko

Current Golf Facility: Picture Butte GC
Member Classification: Executive Professional
Education Background: Professional Golf Management - MacEwan University
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Class A member of the PGA of Canada since 2003.  I have been fortunate to have worked for some of Alberta’s most recognizable facilities and Professionals in my journey to becoming an Executive Golf Professional.  Born in Leduc, Alberta and raised in small town Millet, Alberta - I played my junior golf and learned the game at the Wetaskiwin Golf Club.  After highschool, I enrolled in the Professinal Golf Management Program in Edmonton, and began my apprenticeship towards my future as a Golf Professional.  My work past includes time at The Highlands Golf Club, working under Ray Milne & Tyler Rumple, Windermere Golf & Counrty Club, working under Michael Young, and The Derrick Golf & Winter Club, working under Trevor Goplin.  Proudly, I accepted the position of Head Professional at the Picture Butte Golf Club in 2007, and have since advance to my current role of Executive Professional/ General Manager since 2012.   Southern Alberta has become "home."  I am happily married to my wife Jeanine, and have two wonderful childern Oliver (2012) and Elsie (2015).  

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
My place of work is where golfers come for their leisure. Getting to know members, guests and building relationships.
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
I played my junior golf in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Hanging out in the golf shop as a kid I always wanted to be like the professional staff. Al Rasmuson was the Club Professional at the time, I idolized his position.
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
I’ve always been interested in Law.
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
Dragon’s Ridge - Las Vegas
Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?
Tiger Woods or Mike Weir
Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?
Where is the range?
Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?
Q. What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score?
65 - The Derrick Club / Picture Butte Golf Club
Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
Becoming a Head Professional, Winning PGA of Alberta Pro-Pro Best Ball with my Assistant Professional - Chris DiPasquale, Being named Executive Professional at Picture Butte and hiring current Head Professional Jamie Gerlitz. PC member since 2016!
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
Spending quality time with my family
Dean Sklarenko

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