Andrew Ripley Biography
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Andrew Ripley

CPGA Associate Professional

Contact info

Telephone : (604) 929-2611
Email :


  • CPGA class “A” member
  • CPGA Level 5 (Highest Rank) Certified Instructor.
  • NCCP (national coaching certification program) Level 2
  • Coached Zone 5 Juniors to Gold Medal at 2006 B.C Games
  • Golf Academy of America Professional Golf Management program ‘ 92 – ‘ 94.
  • Camosun College Professional Golf Management Program Graduate 2003
  • 20+ years teaching experience.


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, Mr. John Elliot, Mr. Tom Ness.

At the Golf Academy of America I was taught by Mr. AJ Bonar (AJ’s Secret to Golf video series).


I feel I have helped each and every person who has put trust in me to help them improve and enjoy this wonderful game.

Teaching Philosophy

Students should have their “golf fitness” professionally assessed using TPI.

All players should be professionally fit for their equipment.

Fundamentals must be solid (Grip, Posture, set up etc).

I like to have my focus on pre impact, impact and post impact moments in the swing.

I believe simple concepts, being positive and keeping the coaching understandable and fun.

Agree on the problem, deliver the message, get out of the way and let the s

Student Improvements

Winter months can be the best time to work on mechanics of the “full swing”. Golfers benefit greatly from a winter program. This is also a great time for beginners to start the game.

Most humorous moment in golf

On a par 3 my friend hits a horrible shot that doesn’t get airborne, he turns away in disgust as his ball jumps over the bunker and into the hole. He misses seeing his first hole in one!

Favourite player(s)

Freddie Couples, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnston, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day

Favourite Golf Course (I’ve played)

TPC Sawgrass (The Players Championship), Pebble Beach, Pinehurst #2, Seymour, Storey Creek

What’s in the Bag ?

  • Callaway XR 16 Driver 9.5deg with Ozik Matrix White Tie 65gr shaft stiff flex
  • Callaway XR 16 15deg 3wood Ozik Matrix White Tie 70gr shaft stiff flex
  • Callaway XR Pro Hybrids 18, 20, and 23 degrees (2,3,4)
  • Callaway Apex Pro Forged irons 5-pw with Rifle PXI flex steel shafts in stiff flex
  • MacDaddy PM grind (Phil Mickelson) grind chrome at 58 degrees
  • Putter Left Hand Odyssey Works V-Line 33″
  • Ball Callaway Chrome Soft 2016