Member Profile

James Kerby

Apprentice Professional

Current Golf Facility: None
Member Classification: Apprentice Professional

 2021 Top 100 Program Points

PROfile

-Started in the golf industry in the mid 90s under the tutelage of Lorne Rowe, some one who I looked up and admired. Lorne was the one who first believed in me and gave me my first chance to become a golf professional. I learned the golf business through him for many years in Fairmont. Lorne Rowe was a pros pro. I try to represent his memory in everything I do in the golf business.
-I have always studied the golf swing and throughout the years and my first big chance to teach full time came in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico where I was the Teaching professional for winters of 2000-2001 at the Cabo San Lucas Country Club. Spent many hours giving lessons and working on the art of teaching.  Worked in many Instruction facilities and clubs in Alberta and BC. 
-My passion for teaching and helping people get better is something that makes everything we do as professionals worth it.
-I feel immensely fortunate to represent the CPGA as a proud member .

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
The people
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
Lorne Rowe, Sean McSweeny
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
Tour Manager for EDM artists
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
Cabo Real - Part Ocean, Part Desert put the two together you have the most majestic golf property ever, and the teaching facility is pretty good to : )
Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?
Fred Couples
Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?
56’
Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?
50
Q. What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score?
69 - Quintero Golf Club, Peoria, Arizona
Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
Getting my CPGA card, 2 rounds that I will never forget, special.
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
Huge Dallas Cowboys fan, love to talk NFL football, hobby is taking care of my 185 gallon Salt water aquarium.
James Kerby

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