Author Archive

Alberto Kaneda

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March

Alberto Kaneda

A native of Guadalajara, Mexico, Alberto has dedicated his life to golf. He has experienced competitive golf at all levels, junior, college and professional. However it was more than 20 years ago that Alberto found his real passion in golf, teaching and coaching junior golfers. “Teaching has given me the opportunity of positively influencing the lives of kids through the sport of golf. I have been involved in the golf industry many years now, but without a doubt teaching has always been my greatest passion.”

Alberto has given more than 18,000

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Alex Munoz

04

March

Alex Munoz

Co founder of KM Academy, Alex has been teaching and coaching Junior golfers since 2003. He has been Director of Teaching and Director of Golf at two of the largest and best golf operations in Mexico, Club de Golf Mexico and Yucatán Country Club. In this time he has worked with hundreds of junior players and many elite players. Out of this group many of them have been successful at the junior and college levels, while others such have gone on to play on the major profesional circuits. Such is

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March

A.J. Avoli – Director of Instruction, Omni La Costa

Named as one of Golf Digest’s “Top 40 Young Instructors in America,” A.J. Avoli is the Director of Instruction, Omni La Costa. A master teacher of the game, A.J. was certified by and held senior positions with the PGA TOURAcademies, Hank Haney Golf World Headquarters, and The Jim McLean Golf Schools. Proficient in the latest golf technologies, A.J. is noted for his keen abilities to take a golfer’s game to the next level and for his expert guidance in teaching the mental game of golf. Avoli is a passionate leader

Robert Jackins

03

March

Robert Jackins – Head Golf Professional

RoboMemphis Golf Powered by RoboGolfPro®

Robert was born and raised in Shreveport, LA. He played college golf at Bossier Junior College, where he was a Junior College All-American. He moved to Memphis in 1987, where he was the Assistant Golf Professional at Ridgeway Country Club for 9 years. After his time at Ridgeway he became Head Golf Professional of Meadowbrook in West Memphis and remained there for 10 years. He became the Head of Instruction at Bay Point in Panama City Beach, FL and was there until 2009; from there he

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03

March

Sean Casey – Director of Instruction – Glen Abbey Academy, Oakville

Sean Casey

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Sean is the Director of Instruction at Glen Abbey and is also Head Coach for the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) National Teams. In 2011, Golf Digest named Sean as one of the top four prominent teachers in Canada. In 2009 he was honored as the “Teacher of the Year” by both the PGA of Ontario and Canada.

Sean coaches competitive juniors through the renowned competitive coaching program at Glen Abbey. The well rounded program is designed to help junior golfers

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brad-kinvig

02

March

Brad Kinvig -Teaching Professional – Glen Abbey Academy, Oakville

Teaching Professional
bkinvig@clublink.ca

Brad joined the PGA of Canada in 2005 and began teaching full time in 2009. As a coach he has had great success both internationally and locally. He coached CJGA Team Canada to international victories against the United States and Scotland in 2013 and 2014. At Glen Abbey Brad has been instrumental in the growth and development of our juniors boys programming, Linkster’s (boys aged 4-10) and New Competitor Program (boys aged 10-14). His passion and desire to improve his own game has lead to winning multiple professional events

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March

Brian Williams – PGA of Canada Teaching Professional – Glen Abbey Golf Academy

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“Brian has been involved with the game of golf for more than 25 years.  His passion for golf started at a very young age and quickly grew into a competitive junior career, and later a scholarship to West Liberty State University in West Virginia.  As a part of West Liberty’s NCAA Division II golf team Brian had many notable finishes highlighted by a win at the 2007 Oxbow Spring Invitational.

Now as a member of the PGA of Canada Brian has turned his

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February

Jaron Higgens Grand Slam Golf Academy Calgary, Canada

Manager, PGA of Canada Teaching Professionals

After a successful junior golf and high school career, Jaron accepted a golf scholarship to Odessa Junior College in Odessa TX.  While competing at a national level of golf, he went on to graduate from Northwood University in Dallas TX with a Bachelors degree in Business. In 2011 Jaron became a member of the PGA of Canada.

During the past 6 years Jaron has dedicated himself to learning the golf business and it’s industry. Jaron’s experience with members and the general public has further developed his

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February

John Deneer Grand Slam Golf Academy Calgary, Canada

PGA of Canada Teaching Professional

John Deneer is the PGA of Canada Class A, Teaching Professional and Junior Development Coordinator at Bearspaw Country Club in Calgary, AB along with being a member of the teaching team here at Grand Slam Golf Academy. He received his Professional Golf Management specialization from Lethbridge College under the guidance of acclaimed teaching professional and national coach, Dean Spriddle, before accepting his position at Bearspaw in the summer of 2003.  After spending 5 seasons at Bearspaw John desired to learn more about the industry and accepted

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February

Eric Locke Grand Slam Golf Academy Calgary, Canada

PGA of Canada Teaching Professional

After having a sucessful amateur golf career that saw Eric become a two-time Provincial and Atlantic champion, he decided to further his golf career by attending Holland College where he took the Professional Golf Management Program. Once turning Professional Eric moved from Nova Scotia to Alberta to seek new opportunities in the golf industry. Eric uses his PGM diploma and golf swing knowledge to help all of his students improve and enjoy the game. He enjoys travelling with Kelsey, hiking with his two dogs and of