Patrick Lago

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Professional Category: 
Head Teaching Professional
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Patrick learned the great game of golf at the young age of 10 under the encouragement of his father. After a successful junior career in Southern Ontario, he went on to receive a diploma in Professional Golf Management at Humber College in Toronto. He then became a CPGA professional in 2007 and is now a Class “A” Teaching Professional and moved out west to become the Director of Instruction at Westwood Plateau.

Patrick is committed to improve golfers of all skill levels and helping his students achieve their goals. Patrick has honed his teaching skills under the tutelage of many great instructors, including Bob Beachemin who is ranked in the top 50 golf instructors in Canada, and Andy Hilts who has been named top 40 instructors under 40 in the United States.

With over 20,000 lessons taught with the use of video analysis, Patrick is able to teach any learning style, and enable the student to be the best golfer they can be.
His teaching philosophy is “keep it simple”

“ Once you have an understanding of the cause and effect of what you do and how it relates to the swing, you can keep the game of golf simple rather than complicated”

  • CPGA Class “A” Teaching Professional
  • Taught over 20,000 lessons
  • Graduated Professional Golf Management program at Humber College
  • Certified Coach for GolfTEC
  • Certified Master Club Fitter with Callaway 
  • TPI certified - Level 1


PGA of BC Professional Spotlight -- Jan. 12, 2021

Why did you become a PGA of Canada Professional? 
Wanted to make the next step in my career and be recognized as a PGA Professional.

What is the most rewarding part about being a member of the PGA of BC? 
Being part of a professional organization that is well respected and recognized around the world.

At which golf facility did you first begin working within the industry, and who was the PGA Professional? 
Cutten Fields in Guelph, Ontario; Head Professional - Todd McGrath

Who has influenced your career the most, and how? 
Bob Beauchemin; Director of Instruction at Oakdale Golf and Country Club in Toronto. Bob was the first person to teach me about the mechanics and proper techniques of the golf swing. He helped me understand the cause and effect of the swing.

What career path led you to where you are today? 
My goal was the originally be a Head Professional at a world-class golf facility. Working at some of the top golf facilities in the country as an Assistant professional, I had one thing that was missing from my resume, golf instruction. So I decided to get at job teaching golf... and I have never looked back.

Which significant accomplishments are you most proud of? 
Passing my PAT, Getting my Class "A" Certification, Starting my own business,

If you had to share one piece of advice with a new member of our Association, what would it be? 
Never be afraid to ask for help or to seek advice. The PGA organization is a big family and we are always here to help.

What is your most cherished golf memory? 
Playing rounds of golf with my Dad

What is your favourite golf course in British Columbia, and why? 
Predator Ridge - Ridge Course. The experience is world class. From the moment you drop your bag off at the bag drop you feel like you are at a golfing oasis. The practice facilities, the club house and the condition of the course... oh yeah and the views are ok... I guess ;)

What is a common misconception that golfers make about what your job entails? 
You must get tired of teaching the same thing over and over again. Every student that comes in has their own specific tendencies and concepts of how to swing a golf club, and what might work for one student will not always work for another. Their physical limitations and past injuries can greatly influence their overall swing techniques. Also, don't forget about the six inches between their ears.


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