|Current Golf Facility:||Links of GlenEagles (The)|
|Member Classification:||Executive Professional|
|Education Background:||PGM Lethbridge College, Turf Certificate U of Guelph|
I started off in the business at Turner Valley picking range balls out of the ditch and selling them back to the Pro, Ken Frame for 2c a piece. I moved on to parking carts, proshop, as well as a few years on the turf crew. Through these years I found I loved being around the course, playing, working, and just hanging out. I worked for some great golf pros which made it an easy decision to make it a career. I went to PGM at Lethbridge and took a job at HeatherGlen where I saw a lot of opportunity to move quickly into a management role. I became the Head Pro at HeatherGlen when the company purchased GlenEagles where I had a dual Head Pro role and traveled between the courses. As the company grew I became the General Manager of a multi course operation now called Play Golf Calgary. I have been very fortunate to be involved in a 9 hole addition, the construction of 2 clubhouses, the opening of a brand new course in Blue Devil, the planning, design, and construction and now the opening of Serenity. The fun never stops! I was never the greatest player relative to other Golf Professionals and am very lucky that I was in a position to do what I have on the business side of golf. I love learning new things and so far my career has given me every opportunity to do that. Although I at arms length from traditional Golf Professional duties I always feel like a Golf Pro doing "Management" things. I try to keep up on new equipment and technologies, and volunteer with junior programs from time to time. Along my journey I also completed a Turf Grass Maintenance Certificate and am currently the NGCOA Alberta Chapter President. Above all else I am the father of 3 fantastic girls and can be found at the Cochrane dance studio late most week nights. (Watching them, not dancing )
|Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?|
I love that fact that every day is different. Not only in season but also in the off season. I never get bored and there is always something new to learn.
|Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?|
I had the opportunity to work for some great golf pros at a young age. I started picking balls for Ken Frame and worked for John Wilson and Kevin Broderson for a number of years. Once I started a PGM program I was able to learn from Dean Spriddle when h
|Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?|
I would have to think I would have went into finance and regretted it. I may have started my own business. Really tough to say, as golf is the only thing i have ever done.
|Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?|
I do not travel and play alot, We Ko Pa is a favorite of mine. But locally I love playing Priddis any chance I get.
|Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?|
Driving range? Who has time for that?
|Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?|
36 is where I max out, I can barely stay focused for 18.
|Q. What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score?|
67 at HeatherGlen, 69 a few times at Gleneagles
|Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?|
Professionally getting my PAT was a struggle and I will never forget the moment I had to make birdie and drop a 5 footer on the last hole to hit the number. Personally raising 3 teenage girls is my biggest challenge to date.
|Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?|
I am an avid mountain biker and runner in the summer, in the winter you will find me on a snowboard on any powder day.