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CARI CHOW – PGA OF CANADA, TEACHING PROFESSIONAL

From a young age, I have always been involved in many sports, and have been playing competitive golf since the age of 11. I am privileged to have competed in provincial and national competitions in Canada, (Canadian Women's Amateur, Canadian Junior Amateur) as well as many events throughout the United States. This helped prepare me for my Varsity career with the University of Victoria Vikes, and allowed me to play for 4 years on a scholarship, my last two years being captain. I competed in the NAIA National Championship and AII Conference Championship- both equally challenging. Many things came from playing in such intense competition, but what was most memorable were the friendships made and meeting talented golfers from around the world. In the summer of 2016, I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. I also have 4 years of education training and will finish that degree in the future. During the end of my last semester of university, I achieved my goal of becoming a PGA golf professional. Thus, I joined a course in Victoria, BC called Ardmore Golf Course as an Academy Instructor. Less than a year later, I became the Assistant Professional at Ardmore Golf Course and had the opportunity to run both women and junior events, group lessons, fundraisers and took upon the role of events coordinator to run company events. Towards the end of 2017, I wanted to continue my growth and challenge myself further. I was fortunate to start working in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Squamish, BC. Being the Assistant Golf Professional at SVGC from 2018 to 2020 was immensely gratifying, and I'm especially lucky to be currently the main Teaching Professional at SVGC. I enjoy working hard, and am looking forward to growing the game of golf!