Member Profile

Keenan Vanderkooi

Current Golf Facility: Silvertip GR
Member Classification: Apprentice Professional
Education Background: Western University - Kinesiology & Sport Management
Email Address: [email protected]
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Website: silvertipresort.com
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PROfile

I grew up in Bowmanville, Ontario and started playing golf at age 12. My journey in the industry began when I worked Golf Services at Canada’s #1 Golf Resort, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club, in 2017. I fell in love with the business and the surrounding area immediately, which pushed me to return to Jasper for the 2018 season. Following my second year at JPL, I graduated university and had the pleasure of working a season at another one of my favourite places in the world, Kananaskis Country Golf Course, as a Retail Associate/Groups Coordinator.

In the off-season winter of 2019, I had the unbelievable opportunity to travel and work in Australia at Bonville Resort - voted Australia’s Leading Golf Resort - where I was able to learn about the differences in golf overseas and appreciate living down under. I then came home for the 2020 golf season in Canada at Silvertip Resort. I am now on my third season as the Assistant Professional at Silvertip, and continue to enjoy this experience in the Rocky Mountains of Canmore.

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
The relationships you make with members/guests, and the friendships I have made with others in the industry.
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
Tahlon Sweenie, Troy Mills (Jasper Park Lodge), Bob Paley, Chris Cooke (Kananaskis Country), Lewis Belling, Daniel Dosen (Bonville Resort).
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
Pilot
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
Barnbougle Lost Farm, Jasper Park Lodge
Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?
Tiger
Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?
54
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
Snowboarding, Travelling, NHL Hockey
Keenan Vanderkooi

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