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Kevin O'Donovan is the Regional Director, Prairie Chapter with the National Golf Course Owners Association Canada (NGCOA). With a strong background in both business and sports, Kevin has played a significant role in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan.
Listen in as Kevin explains how leaders in the Saskatchewan Golf Industry established a task force in early 2020 to assist government in making key decisions as it relates to golf. 2020 was an unpredictable year, to say the least, and Kevin's informative comments are reassuring to all stakeholder in the Saskatchewan Golf Industry moving into the 2020 golf season.
Indoor Golf in Saskatchewan is thriving and we are lucky to be joined by Alexis, the Manager of Divots Indoor Golf in Regina. Alexis talks about the facility and the many exciting Golf Programs available at Divots.
Robert talks about his first year as Executive Director at the current #1 ranked course in Saskatchewan, the Riverside Country Club in Saskatoon. With a wealth of experience within the hospitality industry, Robert joins an award winning staff at Riverside CC and is a very welcome addition to the Saskatchewan golfing community.
Cam Forrester talks about his transition from being a PGA of Canada Professional to working as an Artist, traveling with the group Men Who Paint. Cam worked at a couple of Saskatchewan's top golf courses, including Waskesiu Golf Course and Riverside Country Club. Cam will be at The Willows Golf & Country Club on October 23 - 24, 2020 where you can view his fantastic artist work.
Davidson talks about the busy 2020 golf season, popular golf programs at the facility, The Legends' amazing staff and the condition of the golf course leading up to the playing of the 2020 Men's and Women's Provincial Golf Championships. Davidson also talks about his opportunity to play 9 holes with one of the greatest golfers of all time, Jack Nicklaus.
A highly respected PGA of Canada Professional, Fraser has played a significant role in developing young golfers on the Vancouver Golf Tour (VGT). PGA Tour players Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor played on the VGT in their early developmental years, and thanks to the efforts by Fraser and his staff, top amateur and Professional golfers are able to hone their game in a competitive, tour-like fashion.
Fraser is a polished spokesperson for golf in British Columbia and is a Co-host of the TSN 1040 Golf Show. In this SaskGolfer Podcast, Scott Allan and Fraser talk about how Golf Tournaments can be managed, taking into account the current situation (as of May 30, 2020) that we are all experiencing. Following careful and strict safety protocols, Fraser has been successfully running Golf Tournaments in the Vancouver area effectively. Well done Fraser!
Professional Golfers' Association of Canada - Saskatchewan Zone member, Jeff Chambers, is a national award winner who continues to grow golf here in Saskatchewan and is currently part of the Allied Golf Association of Saskatchewan, which is a group of leaders within the Saskatchewan Golf Industry who have been providing ongoing feedback and suggestions to the Government of Saskatchewan as it relates to the Re-open Saskatchewan Plan - Golf Guidelines.
Jeff provides some great insight into how the Golf Guidelines for Saskatchewan were introduced and what they might look like going forward throughout the 2020 golf season.
Troy Slogocki has some great recommendations and insight for both Golf Courses and Golf Events / Charity Golf Events on working together as a group to effectively manage golf events. With experience in well over 1,000 events spanning 20 years, Troy has developed a new golf tournament planning and live golf scoring company – iScoreGolf. Your event is handled expertly from initial planning to handing out the final prize.
Sam Wills, an Assistant Professional at the Deer Valley Golf Club, provides some great young insight into utilizing social media and some exciting new Golf Programs at the Deer Valley Golf for 2020. Sam has a wealth of knowledge for such a young Professional, largely due to his enthusiasm for growing the game of golf in every possible way.
As a competitive female golfer and Registered Dietitian, Carrie offers up a wide mix of positive discussion to this SaskGolfer Podcast. We have all felt fatigue during a round of golf, so it's great to have Carrie on to provide educated suggestions on what we can do to maximize our golf performance through proper nutrition.
2019 PGA of Canada - Saskatchewan Zone "Teacher of the Year", Clinton is a highly dedicated Professional who devotes his time to Teaching golfers. Clinton utilizes current technology that allows him to provide ongoing communication and development for his golf students.
A highly respected member of the Saskatchewan Golf Community and Business Community, Dean Prosky discusses the management of his Scotia Wealth Management Open and the challenges on event management for 2020. Deano is a good friend and self - professed "range rat" who is one of the most passionate golfers you'll ever meet.
Rob Lozinski provides some valuable feedback and discussion on what steps Charity Golf Events and Golf Events in general can do in regards to their 2020 event. Rob works for Saskatoon - based NSC Minerals as an Account Manager and is very well respected for his business acumen and event management skills. He and his wife, Starla, are quite active with their 2 young sons. Rob remains active with golf, and is happy to give back to the community where he has found success!
Saskatoon's Jeff Will and Scott discuss more of the Re-open Saskatchewan Plan. Jeff is a well known realtor who has a passion for golf and is an ideal podcast guest as he speaks his mind and provides some positive discussion on not only the Saskatchewan golf industry, but life in general.
We open our SaskGolfer Podcasts with one of the most respected amateur golfers in Saskatchewan, Richard Hillestad. Recently retired from Scotia Wealth Management, Richard spends his winters down in Palm Springs and is one of the most passionate golfers I personally know. We discuss his experience in Palm Springs and the recent announcement of the "Re-open Saskatchewan Plan". We hope you enjoy it.