Member Profile

Stephen Yanitski

Current Golf Facility: Valley Ridge GC
Member Classification: Class A Professional
Education Background: BEd, BPE
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 2021 Top 100 Program Points
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 2019 Top 100 Program Points
 2018 Top 100 Program Points

Top 100 Program 2020


I was born and raised in Calgary, and started playing golf at the age of 6. I grew up working and playing at Valley Ridge GC before heading north to the University of Alberta where I was a player and eventually an assistant coach for the Golden Bears golf team. After spending some quality time at Jagare Ridge GC and the Royal Mayfair GC, I returned to hang my hat at Valley Ridge for the 2018 season. Since then, I have taken the position of Head Golf Coach for the Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, having now coached the team through our inaugural two seasons. Aside from coaching and spending time at the golf course, I substitute teach in catholic schools, and enjoy skiing, playing intramural sports, and travelling with my wife Melissa. 

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
I enjoy the variety in playing different golf courses and tournaments, and I also value the connections you make in the golf industry.
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
The professional staff at Jagare Ridge GC encouraged me to become a Golf Professional while I was the outside services manager there.
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
Physical Education Teacher
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
The Wilderness Club in Montana
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?
Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?
Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
Being hired as the head coach of the SAIT Trojans golf team, Graduating with my BPE and BEd, Passing my PAT
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
Hobbies include baseball, hockey, the outdoors, and travel. Passions include teaching/coaching, junior golf, and community recreation/sport
Stephen Yanitski

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