Member Profile

Jody Boutin

Current Golf Facility: National Golf Academy Golf Dome
Member Classification: Teaching Professional


•55 years old. Joined the Canadian PGA in 1988 and attained Class A status in 1995.

•Previous employment as the Head Teaching Professional at Cardinal Golf Club in Newmarket, Ontario, Head Professional at Colonnade Golf Club in Kingston Ontario and as an Assistant Professional at Waterton Lakes Golf Club in Southern Alberta and Rideau View Golf Club just outside of Ottawa.

*2020-2023 Ongoing PGA Education

*2018 National Teaching & Coaching Conference

*2013 Ontario Golf Coaches Summit

*2012 Ontario Golf Coaches Summit

*2011 Ontario Golf Coaches Summit

*2011 Coach New Competitor trained status attained.

*2010 Ontario PGA Professional Development Conference

*2009 TCCP 4, CPGA Teaching & Coaching Certification

*2006 PGA of America Bi-Annual Teaching and Coaching Summit, Port St. Lucie, Florida.

*2003 The Integrated Body-Swing System, Certified Golf Fitness Instructor Swing Link, Mississauga, Ontario

*2002 Teaching and Coaching Certification Program, Workshop Three, Bayview Golf Club, Toronto, Ontario

*1999 Coaching For the Future Legacy Golf Resort, Phoenix, Arizona

*1996 PGA of America Bi-Annual Teaching and Coaching Summit, New Orleans, Louisiana

*1999 The School for Extraordinary Golf Carmel Valley Ranch Resort, Carmel, California

*1998 Ping Seminar, Ping Plant(s), Phoenix, Arizona

*1993 Canadian PGA Apprentice Teaching, Coaching & Playing Workshop at Royal Oak Golf Club, Florida. (Selected as 1 of 30 apprentices across Canada to participate.)

*1989 Jack McLaughlin’s Golf School for Golf Professionals Shaughnessey Golf & Country Club, Vancouver, British Columbia

Jody Boutin,  Teaching Professional and two-time "Junior Teacher of the Year" nominee, takes great pride in sharing some of the latest instructional methods with all of his students. Inspired by Chuck Hogan, Dr. Gary Wiren and Fred Shoemaker, has developed improvement programs that accelerate his students learning, which in turn allows them to enjoy their game to its full potential.

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
The game of golf enables us to enjoy nature as well as compete against ourselves. There is no better way to spend an afternoon.
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
My father influenced me to play, starting when I was 10 years old and within a short time I wanted to become a golf professsional.
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
I would be an executive in one of the highrises downtown specializing in community development.
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
Oakmont GC in Pittsburgh
Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?
Ben Hogan from the past and Tiger Woods for the present.
Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?
52 degree wedge
Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?
180.....longest day of golf raising money for cancer research.
Q. What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score?
68 - shot at Rideau View Golf Club in Ottawa
Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
Passing my Class A written and playing tests.
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
I enjoy biking, walking, hiking and reading.

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