Member Profile

Paul Horton

Current Golf Facility: Golf Channel Academy at Cottonwood G&CC
Member Classification: Professional
Education Background: U of T 1979
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone Number: 403-585-0166
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Paul is entering his 43rd year as a PGA of Canada member/teaching professional/certified professional golf coach he has had the opportunity to learn from many other masters in the field as well as his numerous students. Paul has developed a very strong reputation in the golf industry as a premier professional golf coach. Paul’s teaching business has grown through client referrals and he is one of the busiest teaching professionals in the industry. Many of Paul’s students have won at all levels including the PGA Tour, Collegiate and Junior events along with World and National Long Drive Champions. Some of Paul’s accolades include:

2017 PGA of Canada "National Coach of the Year"

2016 & 2017 PGA of Alberta "Coach of the Year"

2016 FCG Top 50 Elite Junior Golf Coaches in the USA

2011 PGA of Canada "National Teacher of the Year"

2011 PGA of Alberta "Teacher of the Year"

Highest Ranking AimPoint Instructor in Canada

Certified Blast Motion Coach

Certified BioSwing Dynamics

14 Time Nominee PGA of Alberta Teacher of the Year

2005 Top 50 Teachers in Canada - National Post

2004 Nominated Top 100 Teachers in America - Golf Magazine

2003 Alberta PGA Teacher of the Year

2002 Alberta PGA Calgary Teacher of the Year

Paul lives in Calgary with his lovely wife Dr. Lori Grandan and they have two boys Matt and Chris.

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
The people
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
George Knutson was my first Professional Coach and my love of the game
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
Golf Course Architect
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
Cypress Point
Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?
Seve Ballesteros
Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?
It varies but usually a sandwedge
Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?
Q. What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score?
64 Multiple courses
Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
PGA of Canada - National Teacher of the Year and National Coach of the Year
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
NFL football, hockey
Paul Horton

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