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Why did you become a PGA of Canada Professional?
To get free clubs of course…But honestly, all the golf professionals I had met were so inspiring and loved their jobs so much that I wanted to share in that process.
What is the most rewarding part about being a member of the PGA of BC?
Everyone in our zone is so friendly and so helpful. There are so many people to reach out to that are happy to help you along your journey.
At which golf facility did you first begin working within the industry, and who was the PGA Professional?
Stewart Creek in Canmore, Alberta - Clinton Schmaltz
Who has influenced your career the most, and how?
In the beginning Clinton Schmaltz, Chris Schatzman and Greg Andrew; they provided an environment to succeed and learn. At Banff Springs, Steve Young empowered me to be creative and understand the business elements of our industry. Today in our Kootenay area I have so many peers that are friends and advisors. Chris, Cindy, Brian and Trevor to name a few.
What career path led you to where you are today?
My parents were entrepreneurs before it was trendy. They instilled in me a work ethic and a desire to succeed. Thanks to both of them, I want to make every facility I work at the best it can be.
Which significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
I am proud of the nominations I have received and the work that I have done for the education committees.
If you had to share one piece of advice with a new member of our Association, what would it be?
Be proactive and take risks.
What is your most cherished golf memory?
Any time I tee it up with my Dad it’s a great day.
What is your favourite golf course in British Columbia, and why?
I love Greywolf Golf Course. You can not beat mountains and golf.
What is a common misconception that golfers make about what your job entails?
It doesn't matter how high you climb the tree you still have to check people in.
What is an interesting fact about yourself that doesn't involve golf?
In the winter I teach skiing.