Class "A" Professional at South Muskoka Curling and Golf Club
2022 PGA of Canada Warren Crosbie Community Leader of the Year
1. What did it mean for you to be the recipient of the PGA of Canada Warren Crosbie Community Leader of the Year Award?
It was an honour to be recognized by my peers at the Association to win this award. This means a lot to me after I graduated Texas A&M Corpus Christi in 2007 with a scholarship and playing professionally for two years. Warren Crosbie is a genuine leader in our community and has done so many wonderful things during his nearly 50-year career with the PGA of Canada, and if I can follow that path of such a visionary leader, I will call that a success!
2. What are some career accomplishments you are most proud of?
Besides winning the National Award as mentioned above in 2022, I have been named the PGA of Ontario Class "A" Professional of the Year in 2017 during my time at Muskoka Bay Club. My first professional win came in Alberta, shooting a 70, where I also became the first female to have won a PGA of Alberta event with men in the field. After a brief stint of working in Alberta, where I also won the Ladies Division Order of Merit Points, I returned to Muskoka to work at Muskoka Bay Golf Club.
3. What do you hope to accomplish long-term in the golf industry?
It has been a wonderful journey thus far and long-term I hope to contribute to growing the game with women and juniors. It is a passion of mine, outside of the community work that I do. We have a healthy junior and women's program at South Muskoka Curling and Golf Club, with 115 kids every Monday for our programs and about 90 women every Tuesday for Ladies’ Night which only helps grow the game!
4. What else are you passionate about?
In the winter you’ll find me at the hockey rink with my 9 year-old son, or on the trails, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, or snowboarding! I am also the Bonspiel Coordinator at our club since we added Curling to the facility.