Member Profile

Terry Carter

Current Golf Facility: National Golf Academy at McCall Lake
Member Classification: Owner-Operator
 2024 Top 100 Program Points
 2023 Top 100 Program Points
 2022 Top 100 Program Points
 2021 Top 100 Program Points


Terry Carter is a 30 year member of the Canadian PGA and is the Academy Director with the National Golf Academy. Terry  is a two time PGA of Alberta Teacher of the Year as voted upon by his fellow PGA professionals, was nominated for the prestigious 2007-2008 Golf Magazine top 100 instructor in North America award, and is a top 50 Golf Instructor in Canada. Since 1995, Terry has operated the Academy out of numerous facilities such as the Riverside Club, the Grand Golf Centre, and  The NGA Dome year round as well as at Shaganappi, Confederation Park, McCall Lake and Lakeview Golf Courses throughout the golf season.

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
The amazing friends and people I’ve met all over the world because of golf
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
Brad Walz, my first employer and was the Head Golf Professional at Valley Ridge
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
Mechanic, I love cars
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
Pebble Beach
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?
58 degree wedge
Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?
Q. What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score?
65 at Carstairs to win a head pro event in 2000
Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
My two time PGA of Alberta Teacher of the Year awards
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
Cars, Hockey, Hanging with my wife, and seeing my Kids and 3 Grandkids when I can
Terry Carter

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