Head Golf Professional
Ron Laugher
Joined the team: 1988
 
Head Associate Professional
Ken Stasiewich
Joined the team: 1992
 
Head Teaching Professional
Jay Myren
Joined the team: 2015
 
Senior Golf Associate
John Wilson
Joined the team: 2015
 
Golf Associate
Dani Poupart
Joined the team: 2016
 
Golf Associate
Sam Kirkness
Joined the team: 2016
 
Golf Associate
Eric Locke
Joined the team: 2016
 
Golf Associate
Ryan Mackenzie
Joined the team: 2017
 
Senior Retail Associate
Kailee Laugher
Joined the team: 2010
 
Retail Associate
Emma Lewis
Joined the team: 2013
 


Golf Professional Bio's

  • Ron Laugher
  • Ken Stasiewich
  • Jay Myren
  • John Wilson
  • Dani Poupart
  • Sam Kirkness
  • Eric Locke
  • Ryan Mackenzie
  • Kailee Laugher
Ron Laugher
Birthplace: St. Catharines, ON
Family: Kailee & Kelsey [daughters]
Education: B.A. Psychology, McMaster University
Turned Pro: 1977

What's In the Bag:
Driver: Ping G 10.5° Graphite Design Stiff Regular
Fairway Woods: Ping G 15° Graphite Design Stiff Regular
Hybrid Clubs: Ping G 17° Graphite Design Stiff Regular
Irons: Ping i Blade 3-PW KBS Tour R Plus
Wedge: Ping Glide 2.0 50°SS, 56°SS, 62°ES
Putter: Ping Bergen 32"
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

51 Tournament Wins Include:
1984 Alberta PGA Match Play Championship
1987 Alberta PGA Stroke Play Championship
2004 Canadian Club Pro Team Championship

Career Accomplishments:
Advisory Director - Alberta PGA
Alberta PGA Pro of the Year - 1986, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2006
Canadian PGA Pro of the Year - 2006
Ping Regional Club Fitter of the Year - 2004 - 2009, 2011 - 2016
Ping National Club Fitter of the Year - 2006 & 2011
Merchandiser of the Year for Alberta Zone 2008 & 2009
Ken Stasiewich
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta
Family: Sherry [wife], Brendan & Tanner [sons]
Education: Business Administration, N.A.I.T., Edmonton, Alberta
Turned Pro: 1988

What's In the Bag:
Driver: TaylorMade M2 9.5° Graphite Design Tour AD6 Stiff
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M2 Tour 15° Graphite Design Tour AD6 Stiff
Hybrid Metal: TaylorMade M1 17° Rescue Graphite Design Tour AD6 Stiff
Irons: TaylorMade 750 Forged 3-PW DGS-400 Tour Issue
Wedge: TaylorMade Spin Milled 52 & 56
Putter: TaylorMade Spider 34" Centre Shaft
Ball: TaylorMade TP5X

30 Tournament Accomplishments Include:
1996, 1997 PGA of Alberta Assistants Championship
1997 Edmonton Open Championship
1996 PGA of Alberta Team Match Play Championship
2001, 2006 PGA of Alberta Pro/Pro Championship
2003, 2005 Riley's Two Man Best Ball Champions with Mark Rice
Three Top 10 finishes in the PGA of Canada Assistants Championship

Career Accomplishments:
- PGA of Alberta Assistant Professional of the Year - 2001 and 2003
- PGA of Alberta Media Challenge Winner - "A Day in the Life of a Golf Professional" article - 2009
- Certified Level I TPI (Titleist Performance Institute)
Jay Myren
I have been around golf nearly my entire life! I started playing golf at age 5 and through the years I obtained enough experience and developed enough skill to play golf at a fairly high level. I began working in the industry at the age of 14 cleaning clubs and picking range balls followed by various roles in the pro shop. In 1990, my professional career was launched when I became a Certified PGA of Canada Professional. For many years, I worked locally as an Assistant Professional, but my passion for teaching was strong and in 2001 I switched gears and became a full time golf instructor. In the fall of 2010 I was promoted to Director of Instruction at the Golf Canada Center and now, Head Teaching Professional at Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club.

What's In the Left Handed Bag:
Driver: Mizuno JPX 850 Mottore Speeder Tour S
Fairway: Mizuno JPX 850 3 Wood Motore Speeder Tour S
Hybrid Iron: Mizuno JPX 850 19° Motore Tour S
Irons: Mizuno JPX 850 Forged 4-GW KBS Tour 120 S
Wedge: Mizuno MP-T5 56°-60° S-300
Putter: Ping Anser 2
Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Career Accomplishments:
PGA of Canada member since 1990
Alberta PGA Tournament Champion
2007 PGA of Alberta “Teacher of the Year”
2005/2006/2010/2011/2012- PGA of Alberta “Teacher of the Year” Finalist
2005/2007 Nominated Junior Leader of the Year
2009 PGA of Alberta Professional Development Education Speaker
2010 Named Director of Instruction at the Golf Canada Centre
2012 PGA of Canada – Coach New Competitor – Trained
2014 K-Vest Level 1 Instructor
John Wilson
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta
Family: Tara (Partner) Dylan, Brodie, Hudson (sons) Ella, Georgia (Daughter)
Education: Business Management, Gonzaga University
Turned Pro: 1988

What's In the Bag:
Driver: Titleist 917 D3 10.5 Graphite Design Tour AD BB6 Stiff
Fairway Woods: Titleist 917F2 16.5° 3 wood Graphite Design MJ6
Fairway Woods: Titleist 917F2 21° 7 wood Graphite Design MJ6
Hybrid Iron: Titleist 716 T-MB 3 Matrix HD Radix 9HY
Irons: Titleist 716 CB Forged 4-PW Nippon 950GH
Wedge:Titleist Vokey TVD 50°, 55°, 60° Wedgeworks
Putter: Scotty Cameron Napa 33"
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X *2017

Tournament Accomplishments:
6 Tournament Wins

Career Accomplishments:
Canadian PGA Club Professional Of The Year 1998
Alberta PGA Club Professional of the Year 1998
Alberta PGA Merchandiser of the Year 2006
Alberta PGA Merchandiser of the Year 2010
Member of Alberta PGA Board of Directors 1996-2012
President of PGA of Alberta 2001-2003
Member PGA of Canada Board of Directors 2004-2006
Former Member Okotoks Oilers Junior A Hockey Club
Current President of the Okotoks Oilers Athletic Assoc.
Dani Poupart
Birthplace: Fernie, B.C.
Education: Bachelor of Sociology Degree, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Golf Management Program, Wilford Laurier, Kitchner, Ontario
Turned Pro: 2011
Years At Priddis: 2 Years

What's In the Bag:
Left Handed
Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic 10.5° Recoil Regular Flex -1"
Fairway Woods: Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic 15° Recoil Regular Shaft -1”
Hybrid Clubs: Callaway Big Bertha OS 19° and 22° Recoil Regular Shaft -1”
Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 16 5-PW 1° Flat Recoil Regular Shaft -1”
Wedge: Callaway Mac Daddy Forged Chrome 54° and 58° 1° Flat -1”
Putter: Odyssey O-Works R Line 33”
Ball: Chrome Soft/ Chrome Soft Truvis

Tournament Accomplishments:
Passed Play Ability Test in 2011

Career Accomplishments:
Female Athlete of the Year, Manhattanville College, Ice Hockey
Sam Kirkness
Birthplace: Markham, Ontario
Family: Laura
Education: Bachelor of Commerce, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC; Business Administration, Olds College, Olds, Alberta
Turned Pro: 2015

What's in the Bag:
Driver: Titleist 917 D3 9.5 Degree, Aldila Rogue MAX 65-X Stiff
Fairway: Titleist 917 F3 15 Degree, Aldila Rogue MAX 75-X Stiff
Hybrid: Titleist 816 F2 19 Degree, Motore Speeder Tour Spec Stiff
Irons: Titleist T-MB 4, CB 5-6, MB 7-9, Dynamic Gold X100 Shaft
Wedge: Vokey SM6 46, 50, 54, 58
Putter: Scotty Cameron 2 "34"
Ball: Titleist ProV1 X

Tournament Accomplishments:
PGA of Alberta Pro-Junior Top 10 in Team & Individual Pro 2015
Finished top 5 in ACAC North/ South Golf Championships

Career Accomplishments:
PGA of Alberta Assistant Professional of the Year 2016
PGA of Canada Assistant Professional of the Year Finalist 2016
PGA of Alberta Bursary Award Winner 2016
CCAA National Scholar Award
ACAC Bronze Medal Basketball 2015
Eric Locke
Birthplace: Digby, Nova Scotia
Family: Kelsey [Fiance]
Education: Professional Golf Management, Holland College, Charlottetown, PEI
Turned Pro: 2015

What's in the Bag:
Driver: Ping G 9°, Ping Tour X-Stiff 65G 45 Inches
5 Wood: Ping G 17.5°, Ping Tour X-Stiff 80G
Irons: Ping I-Blade Tour 3-9, Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue
Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 46°, 52°, 56°, 60° Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue
Putter: Ping Vault Bergen Mallet 34 inches
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X #9

Tournament Accomplishments:
2015 Players Tour at River Spirit Champion
2015 Pinebrook Pro-Am Champion
2015 Canadian Assistants Championship at Camelot 2nd place
2015 Players Tour at Goose Hummock 2nd place
2015 Players Tour at Speargrass 3rd place
2015 Players Tour at Red Tail Landing 6th place

Career Accomplishments:
2009/2010 Canadian National Development Team Member
CCAA Academic All Canadian 2012, 2013, 2014
CCAA Athletic All Canadian 2012, 2013, 2014
CCAA National Golf Champions (Holland College) 2014
Athlete Of The Year 2014 Holland College
Ryan Mackenzie
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba
​Family: Megan (Girlfriend) Rick & Barb (Parents)
​Education: Business Administration - Red River College
Turned Pro: 2011

Whats in the Bag:
​Driver: Taylormade M2 9.5* Hzrdus Black 65X
​Woods: Taylormade M2 14.5* Hzrdus Black 75X
​Irons: Mizuno JPX Tour 900's 3-PW Dynamic Gold X100
​Wedges: Mizuno T7 50, 54, 58*
​Putter: Ping Darby Sigma G 35"
​Ball: Taylormade TP5-X

Tournament Accomplishments:
​2013 Hockey Champions Pro-Am Champion - Winkler, MB
​Top 25 in POY standings - PGA of MB Zone: 2012-15
​2008 & 2010 South Interlake Jr Open Champion

​Career Accomplishments:
Co-Instructor for Inaugral PGA of MB School Golf Program 2016
​Achieved Class A status with PGA of Canada in March of 2016
​Maple Leaf Jr Golf Tour Tournament Committee, MB Zone: 2012-15
​Volunteer for PGA of MB Childrens Christmas Breakfast: 2011-15
​PGA of Manitoba Assistant Professional of the Year Finalist 2014
Kailee Laugher
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta
Education: Bachelor of Arts, MRU

What's In the Bag:
Driver: Callaway GBB Epic 10.5 Recoil F2
Fairway Woods: Callaway GBB Epic 3 wood Recoil F2
Fairway Woods: Callaway GBB Epic 7 wood Recoil F2
Hybrid : Callaway Steelhead 4H-5H Matrix Shaft
Irons: Callaway Steelhead XR WMS 6-PW + SW
Putter: Odyssey White Hot 2 ball 33"
Ball: Callaway Supersoft Pink