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Scott Cranston
PGA of Canada Head Professional
Tel 250.474.3673 | [email protected]

Scott CranstonScott has been around golf for most of his life. He started playing at the young age of 13 and was a junior member at the Tsawwassen and Beach Grove Golf Clubs. Scott started his working career in golf at the age of 16  and qualified for his PGA status in 1992. Scott has worked at some great facilities in British Columbia including stops as the apprentice professional at Beach Grove Golf Club, associate/head golf professional at University Golf Club and the general manager at Eaglequest Coyote Creek. In 2020, Scott moved over to Victoria joining GolfBC and the team at Olympic View Golf Club as the head golf professional. In his career Scott has been fortunate to be sponsored by great golf companies including:  Wilson Sports, Cobra, Ping and TaylorMade. Scott is currently proud to be sponsored by TaylorMade Golf. Scott's philosophy is to keep things simple and easy to understand. He believes properly fitted equipment is an important part of a well balanced game. He also believes in eliminating equipment you do not need "Just because you can carry 14 clubs does not mean you should."

What's in my bag

  • Driver: TaylorMade SIM2 10.5
  • Fairway wood: TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood
  • Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM 2 Rescue
  • Irons: TaylorMade P790 4-pw
  • Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 52, 56, 60
  • Putter: TaylorMade Spider X
  • Ball: TaylorMade TP5
Tyler Thorau
PGA of Canada Associate Professional
Tel 250.474.3673 | [email protected]

Tyler ThorauTyler has been in the golf industry since 2007and in March 2014 turned pro. After three years working at Olympic View as an assistant professional and GBC Golf Instructor, Tyler spent a year teaching golf at Tsawwassen Springs Golf Club in Vancouver, returning to Olympic View in April 2018. Tyler has passion for the game of golf and looks forward to passing on his love of golf to others. He brings an enthusiastic approach to his teaching and to helping golfers of all skill levels improve their game while having fun! Tyler has taught a wide range of students and his main goal in teaching is to effectively communicate to each person about their individual needs so they can take what they learn to the golf course. Tyler believes that every golfer can improve and reach his or her ultimate potential.

Career Highlights

  • TCCP Beginner and Intermediate Certified
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science
  • Completed 3 courses in Kinesiology
  • Titleist and TaylorMade Club Fitter 
What’s in my bag

  • Driver: TaylorMade Sim
  • 3 Wood: TaylorMade Sim TI
  • Rescue: TaylorMade Sim Max 3H
  • Irons: Combo set –PW -7I P7MB -6I – 4I P7CB
  • Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 -60, 56, 52 degree
  • Putter: Truss TB1
  • Ball: TaylorMade TP 5 X
Alanna Deegan
PGA of Canada Associate Professional
Tel 250.474.3673 | [email protected]

Alanna DeeganAlanna grew up in Montreal playing all sports, always trying to outdo her two older brothers. She picked up a club and decided she needed a left handed one, just like a hockey stick! She did not fully take to golf until later moving to Victoria in the late 90’s. At that time she joined the Olympic View team, where she worked on the beverage cart and in the Wapiti Lounge while working on her golf game. Getting more serious, she started working in the golf shop, learning all aspects of the industry. Meeting her husband at Olympic View was no surprise to anyone! She enrolled in the Golf Program at Camosun College, and graduated top of her class in 2002. In 2003, Alanna successfully passed her Playing Ability Test and became a member of the PGA of Canada. She accepted a position as an Assistant Golf Professional at Arbutus Ridge Golf and Country Club and remained there for four years. After starting a family, Alanna transitioned to Golf Town and learned club fitting and taught lessons in the simulators for years. In 2011 she achieved her Class A status as a Golf Professional. In 2016, Alanna followed her heart back to Olympic View and has been instructing here since. Her passion involves getting kids into the game of golf, including her own children. Teaching ladies group lessons is one of her favourite things to do; they all have a lot of laughs and learn something along the way.  Golf does not feel like a job but a way of life for Alanna. The gorgeous surroundings, the fresh air, the people, the game, all amazing! But the absolute, most rewarding aspect for Alanna is to watch a golfer compress that golf ball and hit the perfect shot; it’s so fun to see…. Just Awesome!

Career Highlights

  • TCCP Level 5 Teacher
  • 19 years in the golf business
  • CE Instructor at Camosun College 2003-2015
  • 13 years as a CPGA Teaching Professional
  • CPGA Instructor at Golf Town 2011-2015
  • Associate Professional at the GBC Golf Academy at Arbutus Ridge - 2003 to 2006
  • Coach – BC Junior summer Games 2004
  • National Champs - Camosun College Chargers golf team 2001
  • Recipient of the Camosun College Chargers academic achievement award
What’s in my bag

  • TaylorMade Clubs
  • 10.5 degree driver: senior men’s shaft 1/2 under Standard men’s length
  • 3 and 5 wood: senior men’s shaft, 1/2 under regular men’s length 4-AW irons: Senior men’s recoil shaft, 1/2 under standard Men’s length
  • 56 and 60 degree wedges, senior men’s recoil shaft, 1/2 under standard men’s length shaft
  • Putter: spider X - 32 inch length
  • Ball: Taylor Made TP5
Lori Hamstra
PGA of Canada Associate Professional
Tel 250.888.4653 | [email protected]

Lori HamstraLori is the 2006 PGA of BC Teacher of the Year, the first female to ever win the award. Over her 16 years of teaching and 36 years in the golf business, Lori has developed a style that is easy to understand. She helps golfers of all levels improve their skills and enjoyment of the game.

Career Highlights

  • Class A PGA of Canada Professional
  • 2006 PGA of BC Teacher of the Year - First Female to win award
  • TCCP Level 5 Teacher
  • 36 years in the golf business
  • 15 years as a CPGA Teaching Professional
  • Lead Instructor at the Bear Mountain Golf Academy - 2010 to 2014
  • Lead Instructor at the GBC Golf Academy at Olympic View - 2003 to 2009 and 2015 - Current
  • Pacific Golf Magazine: Top Female Instructor in BC in 2005
  • Featured lecturer at the 2003 BC PGA Spring Seminar
  • Featured Speaker: 2003 - 2007 Vancouver and Vancouver Island Golf Shows
  • Lowest score - 67 (6 under par)
  • Played 3 events on the LPGA Tour
Tyler Robertson
PGA of Canada Associate Professional
Tel 250.474.3673 | [email protected]

Tyler has been in the golf industry since 2012 and just recently turned pro in the summer of 2021. Tyler began his career working at a golf course in Prince George, then made the move to the island to play 5 years on the Camosun College Golf Team. During that time, he won a college event and won the Team Leadership Award in his fifth year. Tyler is excited to take that leadership quality and transfer it to his teaching career. He is passionate about building the game of golf with the younger generation as well as bringing new perspectives to experienced players.

What’s in my bag

  • Driver: Taylormade Stealth
  • 5 wood: Taylormade Sim TI
  • Irons: 3-PW Taylormade P7MC
  • Wedges: Titliest SM6 52,56,60 degree
  • Putter: Taylormade Spider
Jeff Langille
PGA of Canada Associate Professional
Tel 250.474.3673 | [email protected]

Jeff has been in the golf industry for 14 years performing in a variety of roles including golf shop management and golf instruction. His passion for sports has been lifelong. He completed a Bachelor in Sport Management from Brock University in 2000, acquired his Pro status in 2005 and reached his Class A golf professional status in 2011. In 2014, he perused a career in Commercial Real Estate while his love for the game continued. In September 2020, Jeff and his family moved to the island to pursue his passion for golf more seriously.

What’s in my bag

  • Driver: Taylormade Stealth
  • 5 wood: Taylormade Sim TI
  • Irons: 3-PW Taylormade P7MC
  • Wedges: Titliest SM6 52,56,60 degree
  • Putter: Taylormade Spider

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