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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

PGA of Canada

PGA of Canada - Candidate for Membership
I have taken a new step in my professional career. On May 17th, I became a member of the PGA of Canada. I will be a teaching professional at Eagle's Chance Golf Center and will be running junior programs, ladies programs, private lessons, and coaching. Teaching golf has always been a passion of mine, and the PGA of Canada is giving me the tools to excel as a teaching professional. 

Helping grow the game of golf in Pictou County and Atlantic Canada is going to be exciting and rewarding for both myself and my students. My philosophy is to make golf simple and enjoyable for everyone of all skill levels. 

What does this mean for my golf career?
This is the best move in my professional career to date. I have not given up the dream of playing on the PGA Tour, this is just a different pathway that will give me playing experience, and help me mature as a golfer. I will be playing 10-15 events in Atlantic Canada this summer and will keep everyone posted on my progress. 

If you are interested in golf lessons, or know someone who might be, check out my new lessons section of my website. 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Back in Nova Scotia

After a long journey, we arrived back in Pictou County last week. Now it's time to plan out the next stage of my professional career. For now, I am back at Velsoft managing the online advertising as I plan the next leg of my journey.

As I look back at the past three months, I believe I did everything I could to prepare myself for qualifying school. Unfortunately, golf is a game of inches, and at q-school I missed the hole by a an inch here and there a few times and it ended up being the difference. I am happy with my performance at q-school. I proved that I belong to be there and I did not embarrass myself by any means. My first attempt at qualifying school was a great learning experience and I will be able to apply my knowledge to my next attempt.

What's Next?
I am continuing to work on my game with a large portion of that focus on my mental game, so if anyone knows a good sports psychologist, please point me in the right direction! As of right now I am trying to receive a sponsors exemption into the PGA Tour Canada's Cape Breton Celtic Classic at the Lakes course in Ben Eion, Nova Scotia September 2-8, 2013.

I am also considering joining the PGA of Canada to be more involved in the golf community in Atlantic Canada and continue to help grow the game throughout Atlantic Canada. Update on this will soon be announced.

I would like to thank everyone who helped me out over the past few months, without your help, none of this would be possible. Whether you made a generous contribution, gave me a bed to sleep in, or even carried my golf bag around for a few days, thank you for everything!