Michael brings 30 years teaching experience to Vic Hadfield Gold & Learning Centre, joining us from Glen Abbey Golf Club 2012-2020. A Class "A" Member of the Canadian PGA for 25 years with career highlights including being named PGA of Ontario 'Teacher of the Year', PGA of Ontario (Toronto Region) 'Teacher of the Year' and National Posts 'Top 50 Instructors in Canada'. Prior to Glen Abbey, Michael operated his own academy at Lionhead Golf & Country Club 2008-2011. From 1999-2008, he acted as the Executive Director of Golf for the Academies at Golf Town, assembling a team of over 40 Canadian PGA Professionals for 35 stores across Canada. Michael's teaching philosophy, communication skills and golf swing expertise has made him one of the most sought-after teaching professionals in Canada. So whether you are a seasoned player or just beginning, Michael will tailor a program to suit your need using V-1 video.
Paul Cummings is a Professional Golf Coach from Edinburgh, Scotland. He now lives and works in Oakville, Ontario. Paul trained as a caddy in St. Andrews, Scotland before becoming a teaching professional and brings a wealth of golf knowledge and experience from teaching and caddying in Spain, Scotland and England. Paul aims to change the way the game is taught and learned, and is passionate about coaching the whole game rather than just the swing.His conversational style and story-telling ability puts clients at ease and allows them to discover their own games.
Playing the game from the age of 9, Rafael Kalamat developed his desire to teach while working at the Dorval Golf Club in 1998 and became a certified teaching professional soon thereafter. In the years since, Rafael has enthusiastically set out to be a great golf instructor and coach. He has steadily built a reputation as an instructor with over 20+ years of experience. Rafael began his career studying under well-known pros such as PGA professionals Dave Hill, Bob HoGarth, Hank Haney and touring pro and founder of the PGA Canadian Tour, Bob Beauchemin. After working at various golf clubs including the Royal Montreal Golf Club, Rafael developed his golf schools at several locations. His golf instruction has given him the opportunity to teach in places such as Florida, the Caribbean and Dubai. Rafael enjoys working with beginners as well as the low handicapper. He works with his students to develop an accurate plan to improve the flight of their golf ball.
I have been a golf professional for 25 years. I earned my CPGA status at White Oaks Golf Club here in Oakville. I went on to Pro Golf Mississauga as the Director of Golf Instruction teaching golfers of all ages and skill levels with great success. I play as a left-handed golfer, but taught myself to swing right-handed to better understand the golf swing. I also play competitively, playing in the Canadian Tours Fall Qualifying School and many Canadian Open Qualifiers. I then went on to work for The Golf Channel in Orlando, Florida for 4 years. Golf is the greatest game on earth, you can start at any age and play your whole life. I have had some of the best teachers teach me throughout my career. I myself am not a method teacher, every one of us has our own blueprint, a swing that is our own. A golf swing can be as simple as throwing a ball. I’ll help you find that swing, improve it, and understand it.
Class A - PGA Certified Teaching Pro for 25+ years. My passion for golf started at the young age of 8. It led me to attend School in Texas to as a member of the golf team. Have been Assistant Pro and Head Pro at various golf courses as well ownership of Tip of The Tee Golf Range. Former Manager of Emerald Pines Golf Course and currently listed as the Head Teaching Professional at Turtle Creek Golf Club. I have proven experience teaching golf to all levels of golfer. Beginners to advanced. My teaching philosophy has always been about understanding the level of my students, teaching techniques and skills to advance their abilities and to have fun while they learn to play the great game of golf.
Marcus has been golfing on courses since he was seven, and recorded the first of two career hole-in-ones at age 10. He compiled an outstanding career record as a youth golfer before qualifying for and participating in the Ontario Open Men’s tournament in 2019. As a youth golfer, he won the Golden Horseshoe Athletic Conference boys golf tournament in both 2018 and 2019, and represented the region at the provincial tournament both times, placing third in 2018. He is a graduate of the Glen Abbey Junior Golf U19 team, and studies business administration at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Brett’s passion for golf started when his father introduced him to the game at age 12. He is a recent graduate from Brock University where he studied to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management. Now, he is a current apprentice training for his CPGA teaching certification. He has a great resume surrounding junior golf development. With over 5+ years of experience both working and teaching alongside Jeff Hadfield, Brett has led numerous junior camps and clinics (ages 6-14). Brett strives to provide the best experience for new golfers through his lessons as it is his goal to continuously grow the popularity of this great sport.
Rogan was introduced to the game of golf by his father at a young age and it has continued to be a large part of his life. Competitive golf has surrounded Rogan throughout his teenage years where he has found great success becoming a Greater Toronto Junior inter-club champion and an MJT event winner. He is a graduate of the Glen Abbey Academy Junior U-19 team and is a current member of the Brock University Varsity golf team where he is also working towards a degree in Sport Management. Rogan also has a passion for helping to develop the next generation of golfers, working as a junior instructor alongside Jeff Hadfield leading junior camps and clinics over the past 5 years.