Member Profile

Tahlon Sweenie

Current Golf Facility: Jasper Park Lodge GC
Member Classification: Head Professional
Education Background: Lethbridge Community College
Website: www.jaspermountaingolf.com
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PROfile

Started playing golf at the age of 11 at the Stony Plain Golf Course. Going through at the time the best Junior Program in the Province I was awarded a sponsored membership at the Edmonton Petroleum Golf and Country Club when I was 17. I ended up working there the following season. After enrolling in the PGM program at Lethbridge College I worked at the Devon Golf Club, Cougar Creek Golf Resort, Hope Island Golf Resort in Queensland Australia and the Windermere Golf & Country Club. I became a CPGA Class A Professional in 2007 and at the age of 22 was hired by the Edson Golf Club as the Head Golf Professional. My most recent experience is as the Head Golf Professional at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Resort where I have spent the past six  seasons.Voted by ScoreGolf Magazine as Canada’s #1 Resort and #3 Golf Course in the Country. During my 18 years in the golf industry, I have gained in-depth knowledge and progressive experience in all areas of golf operations. I possess a Professional Golf Management Diploma and a Professional Golf Management Certificate of Achievement. I currently sit on the PGA of Alberta Executive Board of Directors.

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
This game is 90% mental I enjoy trying to get of of my own way. Taking a look at historical data analizing trends and putting together business plans in hopes to generate revenues for your club
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
My father put my first golf club in my hand, the junior program in Stony Plain got me in the right direction,
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
Most likey own my own retail store.
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
Torrey Pines South I would say is the best course I have played to date.
Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?
Tiger Woods is hands down the greatest golfer ever.
Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?
56 degree sandwedge
Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?
54 holes
Q. What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score?
67 at the Devon Golf Club with a three putt on the last hole.
Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
Winning the 2005 ACAC Champioship in Sundre, Getting to live my dream everday I go to work.
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
I enjoy movies, hockey, basketball, traveling, retail.
Tahlon Sweenie

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