Member Profile

Judy Forshner

Current Golf Facility: Glencoe G&CC
Member Classification: Head Professional
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I was born in Pincher Creek, Alberta and moved to Calgary when I was six years old. At the age of 8 I started caddying for my dad on weekends. When I was 12 Don Price became the Head Professional at Canyon Meadows G&CC and he was a huge promoter of junior golf. In no time there were many juniors playing regularly at the Club.  When I turned 14 I started working in the snack bar during the summer months, and when I was in University moved to the grounds crew. 

I attended Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas on a golf scholarship and finished up my B.Ed. at the University of Calgary. I taught secondary math and science for four and a half years before taking a position at Shaughnessy G&CC working for Jack McLaughlin. After a year at Shaughnessy I returned to Calgary to work for Don Price at The Glencoe G&CC. I was initially in an administrative position as the Assistant to the Director of Golf, but later turned professional and moved into the role of Assistant Professional. I have now been at The Glencoe G&CC for 30 years. I am the Head Professional and so fortunate to work with an amazing team. I am so grateful for what the game of golf has brought into my life!

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
For me it is definitely the people. I feel so fortunate to interact with so many people on a day to day basis.
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
Mr. Don Price. I was so fortunate that he came to Canyon Meadows G&CC when I was a junior starting out. He was my golf coach for many years and also hired me into the golf business.
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
I would be teaching school. I did this for a few years before moving into the golf business.
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
Canyon Meadows G&CC. Where I caddied for my Dad and later took up the game and played as a junior there.
Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?
Payne Stewart
Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?
Sand wedge
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 Indian Canyon Golf Resort
Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
My two kids Steve and Katie.
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
I love curling, hiking and skiing.
Judy Forshner

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