Member Profile

Matthew Cook

Current Golf Facility: Riverside Golf Academy
Member Classification: Apprentice Professional
 2022 Top 100 Program Points
 2021 Top 100 Program Points

PROfile

Matt was born and raised in Calgary Alberta, as he grew up he competed in many of the surrounding junior golf tournaments growing his love for the game of golf. Another major influence in Matts’s journey towards the PGA was his father Grant Cook, Who was a part of the PGA of Alberta for many years. Grant has since passed, and through the unfortunate loss of his father, it propelled him forward to keep his last name in the industry. A major part of Matt’s junior career was having the privilege to be a part of the Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club junior program for an amazing 5 years. It was after that where Matt got his first taste of the golf operations side of the industry working 4 years as a pro shop assistant, also at Priddis Greens. as of February 2021 Matt joined the industry under the Riverside Golf Academy growing his passion and knowledge of teaching the game of golf 

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
I enjoy the one on one connection you get from a student, and watching them progress their skill and enjoyment of the game of golf
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
My father was in the industry for many years and inspired me to carry on his last name throughout the industry
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
I would try to pursue a marketing related position at any company
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
The Challenge at Manele, on the island of Lanai
Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?
Mike Weir
Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?
54 Degree wedge
Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?
54 holes
Q. What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score?
I shot a 67 At Priddis Greens Hawk golf course
Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
TBD
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
Hockey, Camping, Hiking, Snowboarding
Matthew Cook

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