Born and raised in Vancouver. Married to Lise, and proud parents of Trevor, Andrew and Alison, and grandson Dominic.
Head professional at the Mission Golf Club, 1978 – 1985
Head professional at the Chiliwack Golf and Country Club 1985- 1992
Head professional at the Langara Golf Course, 1992 – 2016
Head professional at the McCleery Golf Course, 1998 – present
From 1998 to 2016, I served as Director of Golf at both the Langara and McCleery golf courses in Vancouver. In 1998 I established the McCleery Golf Academy, with the assistance of Mike Vanderwolf, which has been very successful in offering high quality instruction to several thousand juniors and adults over the past 22 years.
In 1999 I founded the “Inner City Youth Golf Program”, which operates out of the McCleery Golf Academy and offers golf camps, free of charge, to underprivileged children living in the Downtown Eastside, one of Canada’s poorest neighbourhoods. This program has been running for the past 21 years and is funded completely by private donations. More than 1300 children have participated in this program.
2015 W.O.W. Award, (Widening Our World) awarded for embracing workplace inclusion
2008 “Junior Promoter of the Year” presented by the BCPGA
2003 “Volunteer of the Year” “In recognition of your outstanding contribution to the Vancouver Community.” Presented by the City of Vancouver