I began playing golf in Regina in 1978 at the age of 14. I graduated from Arizona State University in 1986 with a degree in Corporate Finance. I played for the ASU “Sun Devils” Men’s golf team between 1984 and 1986. Upon graduation in 1987 I turned Professional and worked as an Assistant Professional in Trail B.C.
Colin Lavers (CPGA Golf Professional; Junior Program Leader)
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 grew up playing baseball from the age of 8, and began to dabble with golf at the age of 17. I started working in the food and beverage industry at various golf clubs which gave me the opportunity to experience the true golf atmosphere and got me hooked on the game. It was then that I decided to pursue a career as a Golf Professional. I worked at many prestigious golf clubs in Calgary including, The Elks Club, Bears Paw, and Country Hills (Pro Shop Manager). I turned Professional in 1995 and began my professional career at McKenzie Meadows Country Club.
At the age of 6, I was introduced to golf through caddying for my father every weekend at the Calgary Elks Club. I started playing golf at age 11, and competitively at age 12. Playing out of the Willow Park Golf Club in Calgary, competitive golf became my life as I spent all my free hours through Grade School at the golf course.
I have now been a Golf Professional for 30 years, and a Class “A” member for 25 years. My first 4 years were spent at Calgary Elks Club, followed by a ten year spell at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club. I then spent 3 years as Head Professional at Riverway Golf Course in Burnaby, before moving on to Seymour in 2001.
I was introduced to golf at the age of 10 and grasped an immediate love for the game. After competing in Provincial and National Junior events with great success I was fortunate enough to secure a golf scholarship at Lon Morris College (Texas). After transferring to Phillips University (Oklahoma) to finish my Bachelor of Business Administration degree and college golf career I turned professional in 2003.
My father was a scratch handicap and 3 time club champion at Calgary Golf and Country Club. He brought me into the game at the age of 4. As a teenager I went to a week long Golf Digest school in Tuscon Arizona, where I was taught by Jack Nicklaus’ teacher, Mr. Jim Flick and the legendary Mr. Paul Runyan.
After competing in amateur events for a few years I decided to turn professional in 2015, where I continue to compete. I really enjoy watching my students’ reactions when they have the experience of understanding and executing better golf through my coaching.