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2019 Education Series #4 presented by Foresight Sports Canada -- Scott McClain, "Giving back gives back"

Copper Point Golf Club's Head Professional looks at the advantages for golf facilities that give back within their communities, examining initiatives at his own club and elsewhere in the Kootenays region.


2019 Education Series #4 presented by Foresight Sports Canada -- Cindy Soukoroff, "Making every moment matter"

St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino Head Professional Cindy Soukoroff, the PGA of BC's 2018 Dick Munn Golf Professional of the Year Award recipient, illustrates how attention to small details in customer service make a big difference in patrons' impressions.


2019 Education Series #2 presented by Foresight Sports Canada -- Colin Lavers & Jennifer Greggain, "Planning an effective practice session"

Colin Lavers (Seymour Golf & Country Club) and Jennifer Greggain (Chilliwack Golf Club) share approaches and strategies to get the most of out of practice time with students. 


2019 Education Series #2 presented by Foresight Sports Canada -- Mac McLeod, "Understanding Gear Effect"

The 2017 PGA of BC Alvie Thompson Teacher of the Year Award recipient takes a deep dive into his research on the effects of off-centre hits and their resulting ball flights.


2019 Education Series #2 presented by Foresight Sports Canada -- Paul Robertson, "Drones, Robots and the Metric System"

Victoria Golf Club's Links Superintendent demonstrates how his team has implemented drones and a robotic mower to streamline its operations, providing new tools and cost savings in turf care.


2019 Education Series #1 presented by Foresight Sports Canada -- Cyrus Janssen, "Marketing your Facility to the Chinese Golf Community"

PGA of America Professional Cyrus Janssen draws on his 10 years of experience working in China, including as Head Professional of the WGC-HSBC Championship-host Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, to outline strategies for facilities to forge connections within BC's burgeoning community of Chinese golfers.


2019 Education Series #1 presented by Foresight Sports Canada -- Mark Strong & Jared Siminoff, "By the Numbers: Data-driven storytelling"

Strong, Executive Professional at Richmond Country Club, and Siminoff, Class "A" Professional at Point Grey Golf & Country Club, share insights gained from analysis of scoring in PGA of BC tournaments and regional tour play, plus a look at how data can be used by Golf Professionals in everyday situations, and how physical course features actually affect scoring tendencies and how physical changes to your own course can affect golfers.


2019 Education Series #1 presented by Foresight Sports Canada -- Nick Mueller, "Friend or Foe? Perceptions in the Golf Fitness Industry"

The Director of Golf Performance for Innovative Fitness discusses trends, beliefs and myths in his industry, while also advising what Golf Professionals should look for in a golf-fitness trainer for their students.


2018 Education Series #4 presented by Foresight Sports Canada -- Arlen Wocknitz, "Leadership & Management"

Victoria Golf Club's Arlen Wocknitz gives an overview of the traits, qualities and habits of a strong leader, and touches on the importance of emotional intelligence when serving a leadership position.


2018 Education Series #4 presented by Foresight Sports Canada -- Jeremy Johnson & Simon Jones, "Trends in BC's golf instruction industry" (Kootenay Region edition) 

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Head Professional Jeremy Johnson and Kimberley Golf Club Head Professional Simon Jones share results from the PGA of BC Teaching Survey and lead discussions on the findings. Contact eric@pgabc.org to obtain accompanying presentation slides to follow along.


2018 Education Series #3 presented by Foresight Sports Canada -- Matthew Palsenbarg, "Trends in BC's golf instruction industry" (Interior Region edition)

Northview Golf Academy's Head Teaching Professional shares and analyzes results of the PGA of BC Teaching Survey, with a focus on findings specific to BC's Interior region. Contact eric@pgabc.org to obtain accompanying presentation slides to follow along.



2018 Education Series #3 presented by Foresight Sports Canada - Jessica Berglund, "Creating and managing a safe & healthy workplace"

WorkSafeBC Senior Manager, Prevention Field Services Jessica Berglund highlights the importance of providing employees with a safe working environment, with discussions on areas of concern to golf facilities. To view the WorkSafeBC video referenced that details a golf-related workplace injury, please click here.


2018 Education Series #2 presented by Foresight Sports Canada - Matthew Palsenbarg, "Trends in BC's golf instruction industry" (Vancouver Island edition)

Northview Golf Academy's Head Teaching Professional shares and analyzes results of the PGA of BC Teaching Survey, with a focus on findings specific to the Vancouver Island region. Contact eric@pgabc.org to obtain accompanying presentation slides to follow along.


2018 Education Series #2 presented by Foresight Sports Canada - Lindsay Bernakevitch, Jeff Palmer & Bill Kelly, "Pathways to Becoming a Head Professional"

Victoria Golf Club Head Professional Lindsay Bernakevitch, Highland Pacific Golf Executive Professional Jeff Palmer and Glacier Greens Golf Club Head Professional Bill Kelly discuss the career paths that led them to their current positions on this panel moderated by Victoria Golf Club Executive Professional Scott Kolb.


2018 Education Series #2 presented by Foresight Sports Canada - Gareth Dickson, "Financial and Investment Planning"

Gareth Dickson, an Investment Advisor and Associate Portfolio Manager with PGA of BC Preferred Partner Odlum Brown Limited, covers the basics of planning for your long-term financial wellbeing.


2018 Education Series #1 presented by Foresight Sports Canada - Kevin MacDonald, "The Game-Changing Ingredient"

Kevin MacDonald of Clarity Success Coaching discusses reaching long-term goals and where to derive the energy to achieve them.


2018 Education Series #1 presented by Foresight Sports Canada - Dale Schienbein, Alan Palmer & Dave Zibrik, "Pathways to becoming a Head Professional"

The Head Professionals from Seymour Golf & Country Club, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club and Point Grey Golf & Country Club discuss the career paths that led them to their current positions in a panel moderated by Richmond Country Club Executive Professional Mark Strong.


2018 Education Series #1 presented by Foresight Sports Canada - Matthew Palsenbarg, "Trends in BC's golf instruction industry" (Lower Mainland edition)

Northview Golf Academy's Head Teaching Professional shares and analyzes results of the PGA of BC Teaching Survey, with a focus on findings specific to the Lower Mainland region. Contact eric@pgabc.org to obtain accompanying presentation slides to follow along.


2017 Education Series #1 - Byron Cook & Paul Batchelor, "Hosting an LPGA Tour event, from the club’s perspective"

Byron Cook and Paul Batchelor, organizing committee co-chairs when the Vancouver Golf Club hosted the CP Women's Open in 2012 and 2015, shared their experiences with attendees at our 2017 Education Series event #1 on Jan. 23 at the Richmond Country Club. The duo detailed some of the successes, challenges and logistics of running the LPGA Tour event before moving into an open Q&A session.


2017 Education Series #1 - Doug Hastie, "How to enhance learning, not just teach"

Bear Mountain Golf Resort's Doug Hastie addressed attendees of our 2017 Education Series event #1 on Jan. 23 at the Richmond Country Club. His session included group discussion work in which participants came up with different strategies to impart learning on students of various experience levels.


2017 Education Series #1 - Norman Baufeld, "Building a Fact-based coaching case for improvement"

Norman Baufeld of GolfTEC Vancouver - Terminal Ave. addressed attendees of our 2017 Education Series event #1 on Jan. 23 at the Richmond Country Club. He discussed using motion measurements and video to demonstrate cause and effect and help build a factual coaching case for improvement, and how this allows players to see where they are in various spectrums so they can better understand what has to change and why, for them to improve.


2017 Education Series #2 - John Randle, "Improving a student's swing: Where to start"

Knowing where to start with a student is essential to giving them immediate and long-lasting improvement. Morningstar Golf Club Professional John Randle provides tips on finding that starting point.


2017 Education Series #2 - Jordan Ray, "Hosting a PGA Tour event on four months' notice"

Bear Mountain Golf Resort Head Professional Jordan Ray shares his club's experience hosting a PGA Tour Champions event with little time to prepare. 


2017 Education Series #2 - Arlen Wocknitz, "Building a sustainable instruction business"

The Victoria Golf Club's director of instructor provides strategies to build relationships with and retain clients coming to you to improve their game. 


2017 Education Series #3 - Greg Redman, "Preparing players physically to go from the Canadian National Amateur Team to the PGA/LPGA Tour"

Golf Canada physiotherapist Greg Redman of Wave Physiotherapy gives a behind-the-scenes look at how he's helped the country's young talents make the jump to professional success.


2017 Education Series #3 - Jan Enns, "You are the Message: Connection Before Content"

The principal of Jan Enns Communications stresses the importance of getting your message across to members and customers in an engaging and appealing way, building your reputation in the process.


2017 Education Series #3 - Hugh Vassos, "Starting a professional golf tournament from scratch"

The GolfBC Championship's Tournament Director shares his experience executing a Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada event just four months after the event's announcement.


2017 Education Series #4 - Simon Jones, "Grow the Game, Grow the Bottom Line"

The Head Professional at Kimberley Golf Club shares his experiences working at golf facilities on both sides of the Atlantic and strategies that have led to success along the way.

 


2016 Education Series #1 - Jen Walker, "Fuelling your body for peak performance, on and off the ice"

Are you helping or hurting your body with your diet and nutritional choices? Holistic nutrition coach Jen Walker shares strategies to ensure our member Professionals are getting the nourishment they need during our 2016 Education Series event at the Vancouver Golf Club.


2016 Education Series #1 - Samantha Wayland, "Retail marketing strategies for your golf shop"

Samantha Wayland, merchandise and marketing coordinator for The North Face (Canada), shares strategies to drum up business at pro shops, including how to use promotions, people, events and social media to the benefit of your bottom line.


2016 Education Series #1 - Mark Strong, "Advanced statistics & analytics in golf"

Advanced statistics and new ways of using numbers to measure performance are becoming more and more commonplace in sport. Golf is no exception, and Richmond Country Club Executive Professional Mark Strong discusses how they're making an impact.


2016 Education Series #2 - Derek Orr, "Promotional strategies for your golf shop"

Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club's retail manager presents key concepts to drive pro shop sales.


2016 Education Series #2 - Scott Kolb, "Mapping out your career goals"

The Victoria Golf Club's general manager gives advice on how to set direction and achieve your ambitions as a Professional in the golf industry


2016 Education Series #2 - Winston Michell, "Organizing first-class events"

Hosting great events takes plenty of preparation. Victoria Golf Club's Winston Michell examines the steps involved in executing them from start to finish.


2016 Education Series #2 - Kevin MacDonald, "Manifesting your professional goals"

Kevin MacDonald of Clarity Success Coaching discusses strategies to help individuals achieve the results they want from their life and career. 


2016 Education Series #3 - Rick Maddison, "The deadly art of retail customer service and persuasion"

Tempest Media president Rick Maddison touches on the importance of engaging customers in a different way to drive sales during our Education Series event at The Harvest Golf Club in March 2016. 


2016 Education Series #3 - Sian Flanagan, "Mental preparation, exercise and nutrition for peak performance"

Sian Flanagan of Raw + Strong Fitness and Training discusses how to fuel and prepare your body to be at its best on the golf course. 

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2016 Education Series #3 - Warren Mapé, "21st-Century fitting and teaching with launch monitors"

The director of sales and development for FlightScope shows the potential of the latest radar tracking technology to aid with club fitting and instruction. 

2015 Education Series #3 - "Data Acquisition Strategies & How to Use Them"

Matt Crowell, CEO of Get in the Loop, discusses marketing strategies for golf courses. In his talk, Crowell provides updates on social platforms, content strategies for email marketing and blogging (how to be effective at it and why you would want to), personal brand building, and spending ad dollars.

by Matt Crowell, Get in the Loop

Matt Crowell - Data Acquisition Strategies from PGA of British Columbia on Vimeo.


2015 Education Series #3 - "Managing Today's Golf Clubs"

David Walker, General Manager at Kelowna Golf & Country Club, discusses managing the operations of golf club’s today, as well as into the future. Walker touches on points, including: the flat market, pressure on the expense of operations, heightened customer expectations, necessity to be socially and environmentally responsible, and the changing game.

by David Walker, Kelowna Golf & Country Club

 

David Walker - Managing Today's Golf Clubs from PGA of British Columbia on Vimeo.


2015 Education Series #2 - "Hiring & Getting Hired in the Golf Industry: How to Build & Maintain a Team"

Alan Palmer, Director of Golf at Shaugnessy Golf & Country Club, discusses resume and portfolio building for job seekers in the golf industry, while also offering advice to employers on how to build a successful and collaborative team.

by Alan Palmer, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club

 

Alan Palmer - Hiring & Getting Hired in the Golf Industry from PGA of British Columbia on Vimeo.


2015 Education Series #2 - "Maximizing a Player's Physical Potential On and Off the Golf Course: Strategies for Injury Prevention, Optimal Conditioning & Recovery Techniques"

Dr. Abe Avender is a Doctor of Chiropractic who specializes in golf swing biomechanics, including: video swing analysis, golf specific fitness, and conditioning programs. Abe’s golf-specific education includes multiple certifications with the Titleist Performance Institute, CHEK Institute, and Active Release Technique. Maximizing a player’s potential on and off the golf course is the goal of this year’s presentation.

by Dr. Abe Avender, Island Optimal Health & Performance

 

Dr. Abe Avender - Maximizing a Player's Physical Potential from PGA of British Columbia on Vimeo.


2015 Education Series #2 - "A Paradigm Shift in Golf Instruction: Re-Thinking the Traditional Golf Lesson"

Doug began his golf career at The National Golf Club of Canada where he was mentored by George Knudsen and Ben Kern, both highly regarded players and teachers and members of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. He spent 13 years at The National, leading the instruction and junior programs before he left in 1994. Before moving west, Doug spent two years teaching with Mark Evershed, developing his skills in knowledge in communication of golf skills. Doug then led very successful golf academies at Westwood Plateau G.C., and Musqueam G.C. before coming to Vancouver Island in 2009 to manage Highland Pacific Golf Course. In 2015 Doug came back to his first love, teaching the game, and took the position of Director of Instruction at Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Academy.

In 2002 Doug took a “side job” as a facilitator for the PGA of Canada’s Teaching and Certification Program. He continues to facilitate “teach the teacher” seminars for the PGA and also serves as a Master Facilitator for the West Coast. He loves to learn and pass that learning on to his peers and students.

Doug has taught golf for over 24 years. His focus is on customizing the lesson based on the students’ needs and goals and making sure they are set up for success. He looks forward to sharing his passion and knowledge and helping everyone have an enjoyable experience on the practice tee and golf course.

In this Education Series, Doug discusses the changes in golf instruction from more traditional forms of instruction to new systemic ways of teaching using science and technology.

by Doug Hastie, Bear Mountain Golf Resort

 

Doug Hastie - A Paradigm Shift in Golf Instruction from PGA of British Columbia on Vimeo.


2015 Education Series #1 - "Innovations & Ideas on Junior Golf: Panel Discussion"

James Presnail (Gleneagles Golf Course), Chris Lutes (Northview Golf & Country Club), and Colin Lavers (Seymour Golf & Country Club), discuss innovations and strategies for developing junior golf programs, as well as challenges often faced in this realm.

by James Presnail (Gleneagles Golf Course), Chris Lutes (Northview Golf & Country Club), and Colin Lavers (Seymour Golf & Country Club)

 

Presnail, Lavers, & Lutes - Junior Golf Panel from PGA of British Columbia on Vimeo.


2015 Education Series #1 - "The Facts & Myths of Green Reading: Our Time with Jerry King"

Dave Zibrik (Capilano Golf & Country Club) and Ashley Zibrik (Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club) discuss their time spent with Jerry King (PGA Professional) learning about AimPoint Green Reading.

by Dave Zibrik, Capilano Golf & Country Club & Ashley Zibrik, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club

 

Dave & Ashley Zibrik - The Facts & Myths of Green Reading from PGA of British Columbia on Vimeo.


2015 Education Series #1 - "The Operational and Communication Essentials of a Golf Course Superintendent"

Jamie Robb, Golf Course Superintendent at Capilano Golf and Country Club, discusses the professional background of a superintendent, developing and improving superintendent and golf professional relations, and provides an overall in-depth look at the role.

by Jamie Robb, Capilano Golf & Country Club

 

Jamie Robb - The Operational & Communication Essentials of a Golf Course Superintendent from PGA of British Columbia on Vimeo.


2015 Education Series #1 - "Conducting High Performance Camps"

Matt is a Class A Member of the PGA of Canada and one of the few coaches to be trained with the Coach New Competitor and Developing Competitor certifications through Sport Canada and the PGA of Canada. Matt has served as the BC Provincial Coach, Kwantlen University Head Coach and a Co-Founder of the Tour Performance LAB.

In this Education Series, Matt discusses high performance camps conducted by the BC Golf Association (the planning and organization behind the program), as well as the BCGA and PGA of Canada's involvement in coaching.

by Matt Palsenbarg, Northview Golf & Country Club

 

Matt Palsenbarg - High Performance Camps from PGA of British Columbia on Vimeo.


2014 Education Series #4 - "Budgeting"

Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, Peter Smith has been a long-standing member of the PGA of Canada since 1976 and in 2005 was recognized as the PGA of BC Club Professional of the Year. Peter is currently the Executive Vice President and Director of Golf at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. His resume includes heading facilities such as the Radium Hot Springs Resort and Greywolf Golf Course, as well as receiving his MBA from the Royal Roads University.

Peter's talk will cover effective budgeting techniques for golf professionals and their facilities.

by Peter Smith, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

 


2014 Education Series #4 - "People + Opportunities = Money"

Award winning, international, best selling author, Jaden Sterling accomplished a 20 year goal in 6 years. By age  26, he was ranked in the top 1% of income earners in the United States and by age 31, he retired from Corporate America. Jaden is one of the top success experts in North America, working closely with entrepreneurs assisting them to take their already successful business to the next level.

According to Jaden, "Achieving success isn't difficult after you discover what the key components are and create a framework to maximize them. People + Opportunities x Money = Success is a powerful formula that will change how you look at and go about your business forever!"

by Jaden Sterling, thewealthquest.com

 


2014 Education Series #3 - "Careers in the Golf Industry"

As the Vice-President, Okanagan, Brad is responsible for all aspects of Wesbild’s Okanagan projects and operations including Predator Ridge and Turtle Mountain. Brad joined Wesbild from Melcor where he was the Vice President – Kelowna Region and President, Melcor Lakeside. He had been supervising the development, operations and marketing of Black Mountain Golf & Residential Community as well as overseeing Melcor’s other assets in BC.

Prior to that, for 13 years Brad was the Senior Vice President and Managing Director for IMG Canada, a unit of the world’s largest and most diversified sports and entertainment management company, and under his leadership, created the vision and business model to significantly improve operations and financials. Brad was responsible for all areas of the business which included athlete, events, licensing, fashion, consulting and media. Brad managed such notable clients as Mike Weir and Steve Nash, as well as many others. Prior to IMG, Brad worked for Burrard International whose businesses include the ownership of numerous marquee golf facilities.

Brad is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick and the London School of Economics. He has served on Boards of national golf and sports associations as well as several charitable Boards. Brad calls the Okanagan home along with his wife and 4 young kids.

by Brad Pelletier, Predator Ridge Golf Resort

 


2014 Education Series #3 - "Testing the Limits of Your Environment"

Tim Kubash got his start in the Turfgrass Industry in 1984, 30 years ago, at the St.Paul Golf Club, his hometown club. In 1987 he graduated with a Diploma in Turfgrass Management from Fairview College in Northern Alberta.

In the early 90’s Tim worked with Les Furber doing construction work at golf courses throughout BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan, including the Royal Mayfair and Predator Ridge.After helping construct the new Graham Acres Golf Club in Whitecourt, AB, Tim took over as Superintendent at the age of 25. Sechelt Golf Club was his next Superintendents posting for a few years, then on to the 36 hole Golden Eagle Golf Club in Pitt Meadows, BC.In 1998, Tim became the Superintendent at the Salmon Arm Golf Club.

Tim received his Master Superintendents accreditation from the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association in 2003.He is a past President of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association, serving as President in 2012. Previous to this, he was a Director of the BCGSA from 1999-2005.

by Tim Kubash, Salmon Arm Golf Club

 


2014 Education Series #3 - "The Experience and Opportunities of Change"

Understanding how we experience and react to change are the first steps in helping ourselves and others through any transition. Each step along the way provides an opportunity to learn, grow and benefit from the changes that occur around us. Looking at change in this way opens up a world of opportunities for ourselves, our business and our clients. By deliberately re-focusing on how we create and implement change through relationships and experiences rather than products and services will ultimately lead to greater success and client loyalty in all that we do. 

Like you, Leadership and Change Management expert Jason Kennedy has seen the words change and customer experience defined numerous ways over the years. With over 15 years as an expert in the fields of Leadership, Change Management, Employee Engagement and Customer Experience, his view is radically different.  Jason appreciates and shares with listeners that change and the experience of change can be full of opportunity. It is understanding how change affects us, how we react and ultimately how we embrace and support change that separates our success from failure. 

Jason has led numerous teams to award winning recognition in areas of Quality and Training, Employee Satisfaction and Engagement. He has held numerous corporate leadership positions, bringing leadership and business success to the likes of FedEx, Great-West Life Assurance and Interior Health.

by Jason Kennedy, People First Consulting

 


2014 Education Series #2 - "Long Term Performance Planning"

Originally from South Africa, Robert Ratcliffe draws on a wealth of experience from having played and coached golf all over the world. A member of both the Canadian and British PGA, Robert is currently the Assistant National Coach to the Team Canada Men’s Program, a role which has him work with Canada’s top amateur golfers. Robert has received several awards for his work, including the 2009 PGA of BC Teacher of the Year Award, as well as the 2011 and 2012 PGA of BC Coach of the Year Awards, and most recently the PGA of Canada 2013 Ben Kern Coach of the Year. Robert presents his view of Long-Term Coaching in North America, drawing from his experiences developing players at grassroots, regional, and national levels.

by Robert Ratcliffe - Team Canada Mens Assistant Coach

 


2014 Education Series #1: "Managing Emotions for Peak Performance in Golf & Life"

An introduction discussion outlining the studies of The Institute of Heartmath. The science behind Heartmath continues to unlock the secrets of the connection between the Heart and the Brain. This synergy greatly influences everything we do. There are ways/techniques that can be applied which serve to elevate and maximize one's performance state for any activity we do including sports.

by Randy Smith - Head Professional, The Vancouver Golf Club

 


2014 Education Series #1: "What Is Perfect Practice?"

Popular books such as "The Talent Code", "Outliers" and "Bounce" have brought to the mainstream many topics that should have an effect on how sports are taught and coached. What can we learn from the research? Does it fit into how golf is currently taught and coached? 

by Doug Hastie - Teaching Professional, Cordova Bay Golf Course

 


2014 Education Series #1 - Panel Discussion: "Teaching vs Coaching" (Doug Morgan, Keri Moffat, Lenny Cyr, John Randle)

Doug Morgan, Keri Moffat, Lenny Cyr, and John Randle reflect on the presentations of the day and provide their perspective and experience in the area of teaching and coaching.

by Expert Panel - Doug Morgan, Keri Moffat, Lenny Cyr, John Randle

 


2013 Education Series #1 - "The Business of Teaching"

John started his professional career as a tour player. In 1998, he turned his focus to helping others improve and he has become one of Canada’s leading instructors. He has been relentless in his pursuit of knowledge, attending seminars all over North America and training under some of golf’s most famous instructors.

The Business of Teaching: How to create job security by driving traffic and revenues for your facility.

by John Randle - Owner, Randle Golf

*NOTE AUDIO LEVELS LOW, HEADPHONES RECOMMENDED

 


2013 Education Series #1 - "Reducing Golf Related Injury"

Andrew is a registered physiotherapist at CBI Health Centre in the St. Anthony’s Medical Treatment Centre in Langford, BC.

Learn why stretching before golfing does not reduce the risk of sustaining an injury, may actually increase the risk of injury, and impairs golf-related performance. Discussion will focus on evidence for performance decrements resulting from stretching and the importance of a proper dynamic warm-up. Andrew will also allot significant time for attendees to ask any golf related fitness and injury questions they would like answered.

by Andrew Grant, TPI Certified Physiotherapist, CBI Health Centre

*NOTE AUDIO LEVELS LOW, HEADPHONES RECOMMENDED

 


2013 Education Series #2 - "3 Phases of the Downswing"

Mark Strong's career in golf began as a junior at Prince Rupert Golf Club, where he was introduced to the game by his father and PGA of BC member Moe Hays. Since then Mark's experiences have taken him to some of BC's best golf clubs, including positions with Revelstoke Golf Club, Richmond Country Club, and Vancouver Golf Club. He currently leads the team at Richmond Country Club as Head Golf Professional.

A strong player, Mark competed as a member of the Simon Fraser University from 2001-2004 and acted as the Lower Mainland Professional Golf Tour commissioner from 2008-2008. He has been recognized by the PGA of BC with awards three times, most recently in 2011 as "Member of the Year" and in 2008 and 2010 as "Assistant Professional of the Year". 

Mark's knowledge of swing theory and ball flight is among the strongest in the region. In 2012 he collaborated with American golf professional John Graham to produce an instructional video "The Complete D-Plane: An Explanation of Golf's Ball Flight" which by all accounts is a "must-see." In his presentation "3 Phases of the Downswing" he presents research related to club behaviour during the downswing.

by Mark Strong - Head Professional, Richmond Country Club

 


2013 Education Series #3

Dean Claggett, Brian McDonald, Ian Robertson & Cindy Piva give their thoughts on the role that today's golf professional plays, and provide insight into the skillsets needed to succeed in the golf industry.

by Dean Claggett, Brian McDonald, Ian Robertson, and Cindy Piva