Colin Lavers Biography

Contact Info

Tel : (604) 929-2611
Fax : (604) 929-4143
Email : colin_l@seymourgolf.com


Colin Lavers

CPGA Associate Golf Professional

 

Background

I began playing golf as a 4 year old on Sunday evenings with my Dad and by the age of 12 I was playing everyday in the summer. That first summer my golf game improved dramatically, thanks to some golf camps and professional help, and I was hooked. I played competitive golf as a junior, playing in several National and Provincial championships. After completing my Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Alberta, I taught English in Japan for four years and upon returning to Canada I turned professional in 2007. Since turning professional, my focus has been mainly on Junior golf in my role as Junior Coordinator. I have really enjoyed working with the future of golf on a daily basis and have been rewarded with the 2013 Junior Leader of the Year for the Lower Mainland Region and being recognized by the Coaching Association of Canada in 2011 as one of the Top Ten Future Links Instructors in Canada.

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that learning the game of golf and improving can be broken down into 6 categories.

  1. Basic Instruction: grip, stance, alignment, swing fundamentals, etc.
  2. Shot Making Skills: short game, specialty shots, trajectories, etc.
  3. Course Management: dealing with how to play each course/hole, set make ups, game plans, etc.
  4. Mental: dealing with how to handle the mental stress placed on players
  5. Equipment: making sure the golfer is fit properly and has the appropriate set make up.
  6. Physical Conditioning: improving aspects of the body that can affect performance.

Accomplishments

  • 2013 Junior Leader of the Year for the Lower Mainland Region
  • 2012 PGA of BC Assistant Professional of the Year
  • Recognized by the Coaching Association of Canada in 2011 as one of the Top Ten Future Links Instructors in Canada
  • Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Getting Engaged at Mt. Everest Base Camp and married in North Vancouver
  • Titleist Performace Institute Level 2 Junior Coach Certification
  • T-8 Canadian Junior

Influences

  • Titleist Perfarmance Institute (www.mytpi.com)
  • Zen Golf by Joseph Parent
  • Golf is Not a Game of Perfect by Bob Rotella

Other Interests

I enjoy photography, travelling, hiking and mountain climbing. I like to play and watch all sports.

Favourite Golfer

Fred Couples, Roy McIlroy, Sergio Garcia

What’s in the Bag

  • Nike VR Covert 2.0 Tour Driver
  • Nike Covert 2.0 Tour 3 Wood
  • Nike VRS Covert Forged 3 iron
  • Nike VR Forged Pro Combo Irons 4-PW
  • Nike VR Forged Wedges 51, 55 & 59
  • Nike Method MOD-90 Putter
  • Nike RZN Platinum Ball

Favourite Golf Course

Wolf Creek (Alberta)

Bandon Dunes (Oregon)