Member Profile

Tyrel Babkirk

Current Golf Facility: Apple Creek GC
Member Classification: Head Professional
Education Background: Lethbridge Community College - Professional Golf Management Program
Website: www.applecreekgolfcourse.com
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 2020 Top 100 Program Points
 2019 Top 100 Program Points
 2018 Top 100 Program Points

Top 100 Program 2019

PROfile

I was born in Peace River, AB - 1977, but started Grade 1 in Hay River, N.W.T.  I basically grew up on the Hay River Golf Course as my family was very active in getting the golf course started in the early 80’s.  After graduating Grade 12 in Hay River ( 95 ), I pursued my passion for golf at the Lethbridge Community College in the Professional Golf Management Program.  While attending Lethbridge I was fortunate to apprentice at the Kananaskis Country Golf Course, Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club and Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club.  I eventually moved to BC to lengthen my golf employment, where I worked at the Harvest Golf Club and then the Summerland Golf & Counrty Club where I became the Head Professional.  After 15 years of growth and development, I moved back to Airdrie, Alberta, taking on another new adventure in becoming the Director of Golf / Head Professional here at the Apple Creek Golf Course. 

Home to " Making Golf Affordable ". 

I enjoy every aspect of the golf industry and welcome the challenges along with it.  I have been fortunate to meet so many talented Leaders, Coaches, Players and People throughout my time in the PGA of Canada.

If you’re ever in the area, please stop by, with or without your golf clubs for a tour of the facility or a game of golf.

I look forward to 2020 and everything it brings, on and off the golf course.

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
The interaction with people and bringing enjoyment to them through the game of Golf
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
Both my Dad and Grampa
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
Leading and Coaching people to succeed.
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe
Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?
Arnold Palmer / Tiger Woods / Justin Thomas
Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?
9 Iron - 3/4 swings to feel the contact
Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?
36
Q. What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score?
65 - Summerland Golf & Country Club
Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
2001 PGA of Alberta - Pro Junior Champ / 2013 PGA of BC Junior Leader of the Year / 2013 PGA of BC Pro / Assistant Champs
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
Hockey - Edmonton Oilers
Tyrel Babkirk

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