PGA of BC Professional Spotlight -- Aug. 11, 2021
Why did you become a PGA of Canada Professional?
I love golf and had great experiences growing up working in the industry.
What is the most rewarding part about being a member of the PGA of BC?
Being a part of a group of people that care so much about our sport and want to see it thrive. Passion is contagious!
At which golf facility did you first begin working within the industry, and who was the PGA Professional?
Emerald Park G&CC in White City, Sask. The PGA Professional was Todd Zado, who's now the Head Professional at the Wascana G&CC
Who has influenced your career the most, and how?
My family - the wisdom, love and support that I've always had in my life has been amazing!
What career path led you to where you are today?
I chased a playing career for a long time. I played on our National Amateur team and then played on various professional tours for several years before deciding to pursue a career as a part of the PGA of Canada.
Which significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
Seven provincial championships (4x Saskatchewan Amateur Champion, 2x PGA of BC Club Professional Champion, 1x PGA of BC Champion); being a four-year member of the Canadian Men's Amateur Team, representing Canada in nine different international events.
If you had to share one piece of advice with a new member of our Association, what would it be?
Play as much golf as you can and share your knowledge and love for the game with those around you.
What is your most cherished golf memory?
Qualifying for and playing in the 2003 Canadian Open ... For me, teeing off the first tee, hearing the announcer say my name and where I was from, and then hearing the crowd cheering on a fellow Canadian.... still gives me goosebumps!
What is your favourite golf course in British Columbia, and why?
Victoria Golf Club!! It's so special to play golf by the Ocean on the oldest club in Western Canada!
What is a common misconception that golfers make about what your job entails?
That I get to play golf all the time! I love playing golf, but we also are passionate about the business of golf and most days that takes most of my time.