The PGA of Alberta and its Education Committee will be releasing 9 new episodes every 2 weeks from December 1, 2021- March 30, 2022. This season will be focusing on Golf Instruction, Operations, Diversity/Inclusion and Growing as a Professional. Stay tuned each week for updates on new episodes.
Riley Jons - Course Design and Architecture
Episode 7 brings Golf Architect, Riley Johns from Canmore, AB, to the podcast where he will be discussing the wonderful world of golf architecture. Riley will be sharing:
Where he sees the industry moving after Covid-19
The journey from designing a facility from start to finish
What he has learned working with Tom Doak and Ben Crenshaw
What courses has worked on and designed
For any professional with an interest in golf course design, this is a must listen.
Effective Golf Instruction
Episode 6 brings Tour Striker inventor, Martin Chuck, to the podcast where he will be sharing where his passion for teaching golf arose. Martin will discuss:
His journey from inventing the tour striker to running a successful golf academy
How to make use of social media to grow your business
Learning how to be selective and to communicate effectively
How to get out of your comfort zone
For any professional looking to build or retain their client base, Martin provides a ton of insight on simple tips and tricks to teach at any level.
Barrett Jarosch- Fairways to Boardroom
Episode 5 focuses on Barrett Jarosch's journey from playing professional to club president at Windermere G&CC. Barrett will discuss:
His experiences getting in to golf
Playing collegiately and then on tour
His journey to a private club, becoming involved with the Windermere Board of Directors, Club Governance and now as Club President.
This is a great listen for any golf pro looking to get more involved in their club.
PGA of Alberta Assistants Board President- Bryce Halverson
Episode 4 is hosted by one of the education committee chairs Josh Fleming (Golftec Calgary Beacon Heights). Josh will sit down with the President of the PGA of Alberta Assistants Board Bryce Halverson (Carnmoney GC). Bryce talks about his career in golf, where he sees the industry going, and what being a golf professional means to him. Bryce is an amazing professional and this podcast is worth a listen.
Diversity/ Inclusion From The Eyes Of A Female Pro
Episode 3 is brought to you by Judy Forshner and Shannon Raina of The Glencoe G&CC. They will be sharing their thoughts and experiences on how they have built their careers as a female in the golf industry. They will be discussing;
How Judy started and has remained at The Glencoe G&CC for 35 years
Pro/Cons of being a female golf pro
The importance of learning/listening to every member of the team
Thank you to Judy and Shannon for sharing some insight into their successful careers
Golf Pro/ Superintendent Relationship
Episode 2 is focused on the relationship between a golf professional and the head superintendent. Matt Johnson and Wade Peckham discuss how they have worked together over the past 8 years to improve and progress The Royal Mayfair GC. Topics discussed will include;
Renovations and facility upgrades
Taking care of the course in the early/ off seasons
What they look for when hiring
How they both entered the industry
Thank you to Troy Mills (Jasper Park Lodger GC) for hosting this episode of the podcast. Stay tuned for future episodes of this season going live every 2 weeks.