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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
Colin McCulley
PGA of Canada Associate Professional
Tel 250.474.3673 | [email protected]

Colin McCulleyColin has been a member of the PGA of Canada for 30 years. He was recently recognized for 25 Year’s Service as a Class A Member of our Association. Colin started golfing in 1986 then began working at Victoria Golf Club in 1990. He turned Professional in 1991 where he continued to work until 2015. Colin joined the team at Olympic View in 2018 as an Associate Professional where he continues to enjoy teaching, club fitting and club repair.

Career Highlights

  • PGA of Canada Member since 1991
  • Certified Club Fitter: TaylorMade, Ping, Titleist, and Callaway
  • 11 Career Professional Wins
  • 1998 Vancouver Island Professional Tour Order of Merit
  • 10 Career hole-in-ones
  • Callaway Staff Professional
What’s in my bag

  • Driver: Callaway Epic Max LS 10.5 degree driver, Graphite Design Tour AD HD-6 Stiff Flex 
  • Wood: Callaway Epic Speed 3 wood, Graphite Design Tour AD HD-6 Stiff Flex 
  • Utility: Callaway Apex 21 Hybrid 
  • Irons: Callaway Apex DCB irons 4-PW
  • Wedges: Callaway MD CB Wedges 50,54,58 degree
  • Putter: Odyssey Triple Track 2-Ball Blade putter 
  • Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft ball
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
Brad Liptrot
PGA of Canada Assistant Professional
Tel 250.474.3673 | [email protected]

Brad LiptrottPassion for the game led Brad to Olympic View Golf Club. Since starting in the industry at 14 Years of age at Nanaimo Golf Club, Brad has accumulated work experience at many different courses, and has been a Member of the PGA of Canada for 5 years. On the Golf Course, Brad loves to compete. With extensive experience competing at the junior and amateur level, Brad feels right at home playing Professionally. He enjoys everyday spent at the golf course, whether he is teaching, working, or playing! Brad’s goal is to grow the game of golf from juniors to seniors by making the game more simple and more enjoyable for all.

Career Highlights

  • 10 years experience in the golf industry, 5 years as an Assistant Professional
  • TCCP Beginner Certified
  • Professional Golf Management Diploma
  • PGA of Canada Club Fitting Certified
  • 2019 Vancouver Island Professional Tour Order of Merit Winner
  • Career low round: 65 (-7)
  • 5 Hole in Ones
  • Graduated Camosun College 2016
  • TaylorMade Staff Professional
What’s in my bag

  • Driver: TaylorMade SIM 2
  • 3 Wood: TaylorMade M5
  • Utility Iron: TaylorMade GAPR low
  • Irons: TaylorMade P7 MC's
  • Wedges: TaylorMade MG2
  • Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron
Kevin Maxwell
PGA of Canada Associate Professional
Tel 250.474.3673 | [email protected]

Kevin MaxwellKevin has been a member of the PGA of Canada for 17 years. He joined the team at Olympic View in 2011 and worked in the role of Head Professional for 9 years. Now as an Associate Professional, Kevin is knowledgeable in club fitting, coaching, and generally helping golfers meet their goals. Prior to joining the team at Olympic View he served as Director of Instruction at the Salmon Arm Golf Club. On the golf course, Kevin loves to play and compete. Playing at the Junior, Amateur, NCAA (University of New Orleans) and the Professional levels, Kevin has been competitive and has performed well. Kevin has won at each step along the way. Some of his most satisfying achievements have been winning the 2009 PGA of BC Assistants Championship, winning the Gulf Coast Collegiate Classic, and winning the Head Professionals Order of Merit. Kevin qualified and competed on 7 different Provincial teams in BC. Going through his journey he has faced many battles that we all face as golfers and can help people get over those little hurdles we come across in our golf games. Kevin is a certified club fitter with Ping, TaylorMade, and Titleist, as well as TCCP 1-4 certified.

Career Highlights

  • Vancouver Island PGA Order of Merit Winner, 2016 & 2014
  • PGA of BC Club Professional Order of Merit Winner, 2014
  • Winner of the 2009 PGA of BC Assistants Championship
  • Winner of the 2012 PGA of BC Club Professionals Order of Merit
  • 2nd Place 2015 PGA of BC Order of Merit
  • Winner of the 2015 Island PGA order of Merit
  • Played NCAA Division 1 Golf at the University of New Orleans
  • Won 2 NCAA Division 1 Tournaments
  • PGA of Canada Class A Professional since 2011
  • Represented PGA of BC on seven occasions in national events
  • Qualified for a PGA Tour of Canada event at the age of 16 at his home course Crown Isle
  • Set the Crown Isle Official course record in 2012 with a 64 in the PGA of BC Championship
  • Low Tournament Score of 61
What’s in my bag

  • Callaway Epic Max LS 9 degree driver, Graphite Design Tour AD Extra Stiff Flex
  • Callaway Epic Max 3 wood, Graphite Design Tour AD Extra Stiff Flex 
  • Callaway X Forged Utility 18 degree 
  • Callaway Apex Pro irons 4-5
  • Callaway Apex MB irons 6-PW
  • Callaway MD5 Jaws Wedges 50,54,60 degree
  • Odyssey Toulon Design Las Vegas putter
  • Callaway Chrome Soft X ball
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
Jeff Langille
PGA of Canada Associate Professional
Tel 250.474.3673 | [email protected]

Jeff LangilleJeff has been in the golf industry for 14 years performing in a variety of roles including pro 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 M3 Driver
  • Utility Clubs: Titleist 818H 2 hybrid & 816H 3 hybrid
  • Irons: Titleist 716 pw - 4 iron mb/cb combo 
  • Wedges: Titleist SM6 Volkey 52, 56, 60
  • Putter: TaylorMade Spider

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