Member Profile

Rick Thompson

Current Golf Facility: Edson GC
Member Classification: Head Professional
Education Background: Red Deer College
 2023 Top 100 Program Points
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 2020 Top 100 Program Points
 2019 Top 100 Program Points

PROfile

I was born in Nelson, B.C., but was raised in Revelstoke, B.C. I became a Golf Professional in 1990, my first job was as an Assistant Professional at Penticton Golf Club in 1990 i worked there for 3 years, then moved on to be the Head Professional at Carnoustie Golf Club, I spent 7 years at Carnoustie. I then moved on to Hyde Mountian Golf Course and became the Associate Golf Professional, Head Professional and then the General Manager i spent 12 years at Hyde Mountian, I am currently working at Edson Golf Club as the Head  Professional.

I have two sons, Zac 28 years old and Connor 27 years old.

I have been playing golf for over 40 years, my lowest score is a 64 at Revelstoke Golf Club, i have 2 hole in ones and 2 double eagles and several amateur golf tournament wins.

My other interests are playing hockey

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
Interacting with Members and the public
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
Fellow Golf Professional - Brian Johnson we grew up together playing golf as kids in Revelstoke, he then became a golf professional so i just followed along
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
Restaurant and Bar Management
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
Augusta National
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?
Pitching Wedge
Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?
153
Q. What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score?
64 - Revelstoke Golf Club
Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
Being a father
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
Hockey
Rick Thompson

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