Member Profile

Richard Stringer

Current Golf Facility: Country Hills GC
Member Classification: Class A Professional
Education Background: Oregon State University, Glendale College, Arizona Western College
Email Address: [email protected]
[email protected] (Alternate)
Website: countryhills.ab.ca
 2023 Top 100 Program Points
 2022 Top 100 Program Points
 2021 Top 100 Program Points
 2020 Top 100 Program Points

Top 100 Program 2021

PROfile

I was born in England.  My family moved to Canada in 1971.  Calgary has been home to me ever since.  Although I played a variety of sports growing up golf became a strong passion for me.  I joined the Elks Golf Club as a 12 year old Junior.  The following year I joined the Earl Grey Golf Club through their Guest Junior program.  That same year I started working in the Backshop for Andy Black.  I was fortunate to have attended college in the US and was named to the NJCAA 2nd All-American Team in 1987.  In 1989 I turned Pro as an Apprentice then progressed to earn Class A status in 1994.  Over the following years I learned a tremendous amount about teaching, coaching, club fitting and member programming.  I also gained considerable knowledge of the many business aspects of operating a Pro-Shop, both as a Pro owned Pro-Shop under Andy and a Club owned Pro-Shop when I assumed the Head Pro position in the fall of 2003.  There has also been a few tournament wins along the way.  During the last few years as Head Pro I was very involved with the design and construction of the course wide renovation project with Architect Wayne Carleton as well as the design of the new clubhouse with Gibbs Gage.  Both projects turned out great and were very rewarding.  After a 30 year career at Earl Grey I left in the fall of 2018.  In 2020 I joined the amazing team of Professionals at Country Hills Golf Club lead by Kurtis Foote.

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
Meeting so many people and seeing golfers of all ages and abilities enjoy the game of golf by creating and delivering programs, services and culture
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
My Father along with Golf Pro legends; Andy Black, Jay Wilson, Jim Jempson and Don Price
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
Something in finance and/or real estate development
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
I’ve played too many spectacular courses to choose from, albeit Earl Grey GC and the Talons course at Country Hills GC are certainly up there
Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?
Phil Mickelson
Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?
One of the wedges
Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?
54
Q. What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score?
64 at Earl Grey
Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
A rewarding career as a PGA of Canada Golf Pro and realising I play a part in growing the game of golf and the amazing community it builds
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
Crossfit, aviation and of course time with family and friends

‹ Back to Member Directory