John’s Playing Background

John has been playing golf for over 30 years and has been playing tournament golf since he was 12. A native Vancouver Islander, he played junior golf at a national level before playing NCAA Division 1 golf at the University of Washington.  He played on the team for 4 years and earned a Bachelor of Psychology degree.

After graduation John turned pro and played on tour from 1990 – 1997. His travels included seven years on the Canadian Tour, two seasons on the South African PGA Tour and extensive play on mini tours in the U.S. His playing career was highlighted by two events on the PGA Tour.

In 1998, John turned his focus to coaching but continues to play in professional events around BC.

John’s Playing Credentials

  • Canadian Tour member from 1991 to 2008
  • Winner of over 50 professional tournaments including the BC PGA Championship, BC PGA Assistants’ Championship and the Vancouver Island PGA Championship.
  • Played the South African Tour from 1994 – 1996
  • Played several US mini-tour events from 1992 – 1996
  • Played in two events on the PGA Tour (1991 Canadian Open and 1999 Air Canada Championship)
  • Has held seven course records (presently holds one)

Lowest Tournament Rounds

  • 64 – 1997 Klondike Klassic (Canadian Tour Event)
  • 60 – 1997 Cedar Hill Open
  • 65 – 1998 BC Assistants’ Championship (Morgan Creek GC)
  • 66 – 1999 Vancouver Island Assistants Championship
  • 65 – 2001 Uplands Pro-Am
  • 67 – 2002 VIPT Tour Championship at Mornigstar
  • 69 – 2003 Vancouver Island PGA at Bear Mountain
  • 67 – 2004 Vancouver Island Assistants Championship
  • 66 – 2004 Duncan Meadows Pro-Am
  • 71 – 71 – 72 – 74 – 2005 Times Colonist Open (Canadian Tour)
  • 65 – 2005 Uplands Pro-Am
  • 65 – 2006 Qualicum Event on VI Pro Tour
  • 67 – 2007 VIPT Event at Victoria GC
  • 67 – 2010 VIPT Gorge Vale Open
  • 73 – 72 – 74 – 2010 PGA of BC Championship (14th)
  • 72 – 69 – 2010 Vancouver Island PGA (4th)

As you can see, John’s busy teaching schedule the last few years has taken it’s toll on his scoring.  However, in 2016, John is going to get back into tournament play on the VI Pro Tour and is excited to work on his game for the first time in 15 years!!