Member Profile

Steve Thomson

Current Golf Facility: Glencoe G&CC
Member Classification: Class A Professional

 2018 Professional Development Points

PROfile

I was born and raised in Calgary. My brother and sister and their families both still live in Calgary. My Mom still lives in the house where we grew up in Glamorgan. I attended Central Memorial High School and then went to Riverside College in Riverside, California where I played on the school golf team. Taryn (my better half) is a nurse and she manages a team of nurses at The Regional Fertility Program. We just purchased a new house in Montreaux where we have some fantastic neighbors, and from where my work commute is a relaxing 7 minutes. I started golf playing city courses (mostly Shag) until Daryl Patrick helped me obtain a sponsored junior membership at Earl Grey where I was lucky to play for about 6 years. Through the years I have worked at Wintergreen, Country Hills, Heather Glen, and 7 seasons as the Head Teaching Professional at Shaganappi. After Shag I returned to the Glencoe. This fall I completed my 20th year working at the Glencoe.

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
I love how the game provides you with an ever changing and never ending challenge.Whether it
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
The biggest influence on my career would be Jay Wilson. I first knew Jay as a junior and I was lucky enough to work for Jay for 7 years.
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
I have no idea...
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
Tough call...Pebble Beach, and Lahinch and Tralee in Ireland would all be tied
Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?
Jack Nicklaus
Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?
Gap wedge
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?
67 on The Meadows and a few other courses...or 60 on the original layout at The Shaganappi Point Golf Course
Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
Completing an Olympic Distance Triathlon without collapsing. Winning the Alberta Junior when I was 18.....100 years ago.
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
Hiking, curling, training our one year old black lab that we rescued two months ago.

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