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