Member Profile

Murray McCourt

Current Golf Facility: Ranch G&CC (The)
Member Classification: Executive Professional
Education Background: San Diego Golf Academy
Website: www.theranchgolf.com
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PROfile

I grew up in Stettler Alberta and lived there up until i graduated from High School.  I spent the next few years in San Diego where I graduated from the San Diego Golf Academy.  I did my apprenticeship with the PGA at the Wolf Creek Golf Resort before becoming  the Head Golf Professional/Manager at the Nanton Golf Club.  I stayed at Nanton for 12 years before becoming the Executive Golf Professional/General Manager at The Ranch Golf & Country Club in 2006.  After three seasons at The Ranch I accepted a life time contract that included ownership. 

I am married to my beautiful wife Jessica and we welcomed our son Luke to the world on April 22, 2018.

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
I enjoy the camaraderie of the people that I play with and enjoy the unique challenges that the game presents each time out. The golf business is so unique and the versatility of skill sets required to be successful in this business keeps you challenged a
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
I was introduced to the game by my best friend growing up and the game quickly had me hooked. The opportunity given to me working at the local course where I grew up along with my love of the game made my decision to get into this amazing industry very ea
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
I made the decision when I was quite young so it would be hard for me to imagine what else I would be doing. I enjoy business and entrepreneurial adventures so I would think I would be involved in various business ventures.
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
Torrey Pines in San Diego, though Augusta is certainly at the top of my list of places I want to play at some point.
Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?
Tiger Woods
Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?
56 degree sand wedge
Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?
330 holes. Along with three friends, we participated in the longest day of golf for cancer research with a goal of raising as much money as possible for the cause and breaking the record for most holes played in one day during the longest day of golf.
Q. What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score?
64 - Nanton GC and Stettler G&CC
Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
Becoming a Head Professional at the age of 24 and staying in that position for 12 years until I decided to move on and accepted my current position.
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
I enjoy traveling to warmer climates in the winter months, and I enjoy many sports, with hockey and football being my favorites.
Murray McCourt

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