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Meet the Team

       

Shelley Charlton   

Title: Director of Golf

Phone: 403.246.3315 - Ext 224

Email: shelley_charlton@pinebrookgolfclub.com

Shelley is an accomplished Canadian PGA Professional with 27 years progressive experience in the golf industry. She comes to Pinebrook from the Brooks Golf Club where she was the Executive Professional and General Manager for the last eight years. Previously she held golf professional positions with the Cottonwood Golf Club, Eaglequest Golf, and the Country Hills Golf Club.

Shelley is an accomplished and passionate golf instructor including her design of golf development which includes junior programs. She has been voted one of the top 50 instructors in North America by Golf Range Magazine, she has won the PGA of Alberta Ladies Championship three times, and was the Alberta PGA Ladies Series Tour winner six times.

Shelley holds a degree in Physical Education and Sports Studies from the University of Alberta.


Scott Smith  

Title: Associate Professional

Phone: 403.246.3315 - Ext 306

Email: scott_smith@pinebrookgolfclub.com

Scott is a PGA of Canada ‘Class A’ Professional as well as a member of the PGA of Australia. He has worked in the golf industry for over 10 years, and was a Professional at the Indooroopilly Golf Club and the Victoria Park Golf Club, both in Brisbane, Australia, before moving to Calgary in 2014. Most recently Scott was an Associate Professional at Bearspaw Country Club.

Growing up in Australia, Scott played cricket and rugby league at a representative level before being selected for the Queensland Academy of Sport Golf Squad where he competed against players such as Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith, and Andrew Dodt.

Scott has an ‘Advanced in Coaching & Game Development’ accreditation from the PGA of Australia. In addition, he is TPI Certified, Certified in Ground Mechanics, and is an All Abilities Golf Coach. Scott specializes in short game and putting lessons and has a passion for incorporating mental game strategies into his clients’ practice and playing.

Scott is also a very strong player of the game and we look forward to having him represent Pinebrook at many of the PGA of Alberta events. Scott is excited for his first season at Pinebrook and is looking forward to meeting the membership.


David Tanton

Title: Associate Professional

Phone: 403.246.3315 - Ext 304

Email: david_tanton@pinebrookgolfclub.com

Born and raised in Southern Ontario, David grew up playing all kinds of sports. Golf, however, was his one true love. David obtained his golf education at the Atlantic Tourism & Hospitality Institute located in Charlottetown, PEI, and started working his way west with stops in Halifax, Moncton, Ottawa, Belleville, and finally Calgary. 

David has been living with his wife in Calgary for 10 years. He started at the McKenzie Meadows Golf Club and remained there for seven years.  He then moved on to the Willow Park Golf & Country Club for the next three years. He’s now arrived at Pinebrook and is looking to have an exceptional year.

David is a CPGA of Canada Class A Professional. He has been teaching group and private lessons to all levels of golfers for the past 10 years, and he kind of has the ‘equipment bug’ when it comes to equipment! David is looking forward to meeting everyone throughout the season.


Albert Pistorius

Title: Assistant Professional

Phone: 403.246.3315 - Ext 227

Email: albert_pistorius@pinebrookgolfclub.com

Albert was born in South Africa and moved to Calgary with his wife in 2014. Growing up, Albert played many different sports including cricket, rugby, tennis and golf.

With his passion for golf, Albert started his golf career at the age of 17, and a year later represented South Africa in the U/18 team. Albert started as an amateur golfer in 2000 and ranked 4th on the SAGA rankings in 2005. Albert holds a Professional Golf Diploma, Sports Management and Coaching Diploma, and rounded off his education with a Higher Certificate in Personal Fitness Training (NQF Level 5) and a Standard First Aid with CPR/AED Level C Certificate from AHASTI.

Prior to working in Calgary at both Golf Town and River Spirit Golf Club for the past two years, Albert spent seven years playing Professional Golf on the Sunshine/European Tour with an impressive list of career highlights, including top 50 on the order of merit for 5 years, and achieving an overall world ranking of 700th. Albert’s tour school highlights include the winner of the First Stage Asian Tour School in Thailand and second place finish at the Sunshine Tour School, with a total score of -18. His top individual career highlights include a second place finish at the Nedbank Affinity Cup in 2009 (lost in playoff), and a second place finish on the Sunshine Tour Event in 2007 at Dainfern. He achieved more than 50 top 10 accomplishments, and 8 hole-in-one’s during his golf career. His most memorable moment in golf was winning the Sunshine Tour Event at Glendower in 2011.

As a passionate professional golfer and coach, Albert joined the PGA of Canada in 2016. Albert is an ambitious, highly motivated and career-driven individual, and he is very excited to be at Pinebrook, striving to continue learning and growing as a golf professional. As a golf instructor, applying biomechanical coaching methods, he is committed to understanding each client’s specific needs, and helping them own their swing and master the four skills of putting.


 

Mike Bosch

Title: Assistant Professional

Phone: 403.246.3315

Email: mike_bosch@pinebrookgolfclub.com

Mike was born and raised in Calgary, and grew up playing AA and AAA hockey. He studied Economics and Business at the University of Calgary, and was on the U of C Golf Team and Student Athletic Council for numerous years. Mike held other executive positions at the U of C, including Senator, Governor, and VP of External Relations on the Students Union.

Mike turned professional in 2010, and worked at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club in Vancouver for a year. From 2011-2017 he was a tour player, the highlight of which was being an Asian Tour Member playing primarily on the Asian Development Tour. His highest position in the Official World Golf Rankings was 1,788.

Since 2012, Mike has been coached by Adam Hadwin’s main coaches, Brett Saunders and Jason Glass (TPI). He also works with James Sieckmann, who is a short game coach for over 50 PGA Tour players.

Mike joined the PGA of Canada in 2016, and joined the team at Pinebrook mid-season of 2017. He is very excited to be on the Pro Staff at Pinebrook for 2018.

Mike spends his winters in Thailand, where he lives while playing on the tours in Asia. He insists that anyone interested in golf in Asia should come and talk to him in the Pro Shop.