Member Profile

Nic Longley

Current Golf Facility: Silver Springs G&CC
Member Classification: Apprentice Professional
Education Background: Economics and Management - University of Calgary
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone Number: 403-988-0257
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 2023 Top 100 Program Points
 2022 Top 100 Program Points
 2021 Top 100 Program Points

Top 100 Program 2021

PROfile

Nic was born and raised in Calgary and continues to live in the city. Like most young kids from Calgary, Nic mostly played hockey, starting at a young age, and a little bit of football and soccer. Nic had always loved being outside playing sports in his backyard or the park just outside of his house with his younger brother and sister. However, at age 15, Nic decided to take up golf with his mother purchasing his first Junior Membership at Valley Ridge GC in the Spring of 2016. With encouragement from his Uncles and Grandfather, who served time on the Board of Directors as Club President for the Carstairs GC, from the second he hit his first 7 iron on the Driving Range at Valley Ridge, he had realized he fell in love with the game. Every year, Nic continued to improve his game and focused on challenging himself to become the best golfer he could be. After 2 seasons as a Junior, developing a strong passion for the game, Nic came to the realization it was time to get a job, and then he applied to work in the Outside Services department at Valley Ridge. From that point on, Nic learned key values such as respect, kindness, and professionalism. After 2 seasons Nic was promoted to Manager, and realized that this was an industry he would want to pursue a career in. With support and encouragement from the Professional Staff at Valley Ridge, he signed up to take his Playing Ability Test. After passing the PAT at Lacombe Golf & Country Club in August of 2020, Nic is looking forward to future seasons ahead to continue to meet high quality individuals within the Professional Golfers Association of Alberta, as well as, with the determination to continue to grow and develop into the best Golf Professional he can be at the Silver Springs Golf & Country Club.  

Working History Includes;

Lakeside Golf Club 2021

Silver Springs Golf & Country Club 2022-Present

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
I enjoy the relationships you build with members and guests. I believe that if you work hard and treat people right, good things will happen, and golf is a business that demonstrates that to perfection. To add, golf is a game of respect and etiquette both of which I value very much.
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
Bryce Halverson and Stephen Yanitski encouraged me to become a Golf Professional while I was working as the Backshop Manager at Valley Ridge GC.
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
Work as a Financial Analyst as I am currently studying Economics and Management at the University of Calgary.
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
Grey Wolf Golf Club in Panorama British Columbia.
Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?
Tiger Woods or John Daly.
Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?
52 degree.
Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?
45
Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
Becoming the Outside Services Manager in my third season as an Outside Services Employee at Valley Ridge GC, as well as, passing my PAT.
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
Obviously I love the game of golf however, I have played Hockey my entire life and I really enjoy coaching my younger brother’s team or going to the Outdoor Rink. I really enjoy time with family and friends. I am passionate about growing the game of golf at the most basic roots!
Nic Longley

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