Jessey Church

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An eventful junior career led Jessey to the club professional route and in the summer of 2012 he broke through by obtaining his PGA of Canada card at the Williams Lake Men’s Open with scores of 79-73-77, getting his card on the number and joining the ranks of the PGA of Canada.

After finishing college, and graduating with a diploma in Business Management, Jessey turned his sights to the professional tours. Starting in the fall of 2013 he began playing on the Pepsi Tour in Arizona. Limited success, but rapid improvement, saw a trip to PGA Tour Canada Qualifying School come up short and left a lot to be desired.

 

In the summer of 2014, returning to work at Aberdeen Glen, Jessey focused on making improvements to his game while helping to manage the shop, teach the junior program and compete on the Vancouver Golf Tour. The summer would prove most eventful as Jessey met his future wife, Kim Hurlston, and that gave him the jump he needed to get back down to Arizona for another chance at the Pepsi Tour and PGA Tour Canada Qualifying School. Through hard work and dedication to improvement he was able to carve out a couple of top 10 finishes on the Pepsi Circuit and head to Qualifying School with confidence and a knowledge that his game was near the right place.

 

Getting behind the cut-line early and trying to force too many shots led to another disappointing finish at Q-School. Jessey decided to hang up the Tour dreams and focus on teaching. He had worked with coaches such as Martin Chuck (Tour Striker & Revolution Golf,) Aaron Olson (Tour Striker & Make the Turn,) Courtney Mahon (Tour Striker & Nike Junior Development,) Jeff Ritter (Make the Turn & Golf Digest,) and he had competed and practiced with players Adam Hadwin (PGA Tour Winner,) Nick Taylor (PGA Tour Winner,) Jessica Wallace (ex-LPGA competitor,) Andrew Ledger (PGA Tour Canada,) Cory Renfrew (PGA Tour Canada,) and Brad Clapp (PGA Tour Canada Winner).

Jessey now works and teaches full time at Aberdeen Glen Golf Course and plays around four competitive tournaments per season. He teaches students of all skill levels, is the lead junior instructor and the on course mentor for the Elite Junior Development Program at Aberdeen Glen.  He spends his free time with his wife, two teenage children, new baby, and pet labrador on the golf course and at home in the Aberdeen Glen Subdivision.