I have worked at Merry-Hill Golf Club since 2003, first starting as a backshop girl, and moving into the golf shop and restaurant throughout the years. Since 2014 I have been responsible for creating and leading a number of golf programs. Some of these programs have included our GGR "Get Golf Ready", FLO "For Ladies Only", Junior Summer Camps, and ATG "Around The Green".
In addition to these programs, I provide private lessons at the golf club. As a fully certified Level 3 Golf Teaching Professional, I create individualized lesson plans for my clients based on their goals and skill level. In 2016, I became a certified Double-Goal Kids Coach with the U.S. Kids Golf Association and the Positive Coaching Alliance.
My passion and love for the game was not fully uncovered until I played competitive golf for the Women's Varsity Team at the University of Waterloo. It was here, with the help of my coaches (Carla Munch-Miranda and Chris Miranda) and teammates, that my skills and love for the game strongly developed. Competing against Universities in London, Kingston, Hamilton, Guelph, and Toronto, our team won countless gold medals and reached many personal bests. During my senior year, I competed at the Canadian University/College Golf National Championship in Victoria, BC, which was to this date, the most fun and challenging tournament I have competed in! I received three scholarships during my university golf career: a UW Athletics scholarship, an RCGA scholarship and the most unforgettable, the Christine Fisher Memorial Award.
During my studies at the University of Waterloo, I was not only playing golf, but I was studying golf too. I've graduated with both a Bachelor and a Masters degree in Environmental Studies. Golf was the topic of my graduate thesis. I calculated water use on golf courses in Ontario and predicted how our current water use could change in the future due to climate change projections.
My teaching experience, enthusiasm, passion and golf expertise help my clients reach higher levels of confidence, skill and accuracy!