My golf career originated through play and volunteerism at the prestigious 36-hole Summerlea Golf & Country Club, Montreal, PQ. I turned professional in 1987 following a successful amateur career as well as PGA of Alberta Rookie of the year.
My career includes substantive experience at the prestigious 45-hole Glencoe Golf & Country Club and the 36-hole Country Hills Golf Club, in Calgary, AB where I enjoyed my role as Head Golf Professional for 13 years. I was also the Director of Golf at the Brooks Golf Club, Brooks, AB, Director of Golf at Trestle Creek Golf Resort and Executive Golf Professional at Pine Hills Golf Club in Rocky Mtn House Alberta. General Manager & The Executive Golf Professional of the River Bend Golf & Recreation Area.Experiential Representative for TaylorMade Canada for the Vancouver Island. Now a Life Member PGA of Canada.
With an extensive 48-year involvement in golf, both as a dedicated member and a working professional, I have had the privilege of playing and working at some of the top private and semi-private golf facilities in Canada. As a committed golf professional, I have actively participated on several PGA Boards and volunteered my time to support various charities. This rich background has afforded me a comprehensive understanding of the industry from multiple perspective. Having operated successful pro shops and implemented robust buying plans for members and customers, I understand the challenges faced by golf professionals and general managers. Equally, over the past five years, I have played a pivotal role in supporting local golf professionals to enhance their sales and elevate customer experiences.
A former board member of the Alberta PGA, Brian organized PGA of Canada Professionals and Members of the Canadian Superintendent’s Association. I have sat on the committee's for the Alberta Buying Show & consumer show, organizing and conducted opportunities for the membership and supplier. These seminars was created in an effort to further promote, assist, and educate members from both of these key industry associations.
Brian lives in Langford B.C., with his wife, Jayne, and they have a grown son, Riley, and daughter, Chelsea.