Work & Educational Background
Chris is a proud Class A member of the PGA of Canada going into his first season at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, He has recently accepted the role as Associate Professional and Retail Manager at the club. He previously worked 8 seasons at the Edmonton Petroleum Golf & Country Club. Chris graduated from Grant MacEwan University in 2015 with a diploma in Professional Golf Management.
Chris’s professional background includes certification through the PGA of Canada instructional programs. Chris also has experience with Flightscope, Trackman, SNAG Golf, Swing Catalyst, V1 Golf, and SAM Putt Lab. Chris has completed club fitting certifications with Callaway, Ping, Taylormade, & Titleist.
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Chris has been instructing the game of golf for the better part of eight years now and is always open to learning new skills to add to his portfolio. Chris has experience teaching, adult clinics, junior golf camps ages 5-17, private and semi-private junior and adult lessons, & CN Junior Girls Golf Club camps.
Awards & Recognition
2020 PGA of Alberta Finalist CFM Assistant Professional of the Year
2019 PGA of Alberta Finalist CFM Assistant Professional of the Year
2017 PGA of Alberta Finalist CFM Assistant Professional of the Year
2014 Al McCann Professional Golf Management Scholarship Winner
2011 Most Dedicated Academy Student at St. Francis Xavier Golf Academy
Chris Ward attended the St.Francis Xavier Golf Academy from 2009-2012 under the watchful eye of academy coordinator Jamey Bowen, Jamey gave nicknames to many of his students and quickly came up with “Wardo”, since then Chris has been known by many peers in the golf industry as “Wardo”.