|Current Golf Facility:||Ranch G&CC (The)|
|Member Classification:||Class A Professional|
Growing up in Winnipeg Mb, I had an opportunityto play golf at The Niakwa Country Club. My cousin was a Golf Pro and everything from the outside looking in was fantastic! With the help from club pro Chick Duncan in my early junior days it opened my eyes to a career as a Golf Professional.
Begining my career at The Indian Lakes Golf Club in 1991, Sandpiper and The Ranch Golf & CC to follow, Alberta was the starting point. Moving back to Manitoba in 1994 to work at The Niakwa Country Club where it all started was a highlight for me. Directing the Golf Operations in a couple of rural courses over the next 15 years taught me the creativity needed to make things work with smaller budgets. With experience in Public,Private and Resort club settings it has allowed me to develop my skills with people. The challenges and opportunities in this business have been rewarding allowing me to raise a family in this profession for over 30 years. With the support of my wife Suzette and children, golf has been my life.
Now returning to The Ranch Golf & CC , I am still contributing in the success of this facility.
|Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?|
Everyday is different, people come to the course with great expectations. I enjoy matching them and more with a memorable experience.
|Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?|
Charles Ian "Chick" Duncan and my cousin Andrew Wither
|Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?|
I would be in sales, something allowing me to at the golf course at least 4 days per week.
|Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?|
Niakwa Country Club, Mb (Augusta when I play it)
|Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?|
Growing up with Jack Nicklaus, currently Phil Mickelson
|Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?|
|Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?|
132, golfed all day for a charity event.
|Q. What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score?|
65 at The Ranch Golf and Country Club
|Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?|
Remaining in the Golf Business and able to make it a career to support my family.
|Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?|
Sports enthusiast, Traveling and Family time.