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Keith Palenchuk

Bio

Associate Professional                                                                                                                   Teaching Experience - 15 years

Keith was born and raised in Saskatchewan. Once Keith picked up a golf club at the age of 15, he instantly became a fanatic. Keith started working at Wildwood Golf Course in 1997 and turned professional in 2001 at the age of 20.

Keith spent 11 years in the PGA of Saskatchewan zone before transferring to the PGA of Alberta in 2013. This will be Keith's 4th season at the Earl Grey Golf Club.

Keith enjoys all aspects of the golf business from a personalized custom fitting session to teaching anyone a new skill set that will help them become a more consistent player and thus enjoy the great game of golf even more. However, his favorite part of the business is interacting and playing golf with members at Earl Grey. Keith welcomes any invites for a game sometime at keith@earlgreygolfclub.com

Key Responsibilites

  • Day Ladies League Coordination
  • Corporate Sales
  • Inventory Management
  • Ladies Member Guest Facilitation
  • Golf Instruction- All levels
  • Assisting with the facilitation of Club and Corporate Tournaments
  • Club Fitting - Proud Ping Ambassador
  • Repair Specialist
  • Merchandising and special orders
  • Playing golf with the membership
  • Competing in PGA of Alberta Tournaments

Q & A
 

What do you enjoy most about the golf business and the game of golf?
Atmosphere and being part of a game based on honour, discipline, and skill.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
Hollywood movie actor
Who is your favorite active PGA Tour player?
Graham DeLaet, (Moe Norman is my all time favorite)
What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?
50* Wedge
What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score?
65 at Holiday Park Golf Course
In your own opinion what is the strongest part of your game?
My ability to play the game in the moment, shot to shot.
What do you enjoy most about teaching the game of golf?
Earning the trust of students, seeing improvements and the friendships built over the years
 What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
Hockey, baseball, mountain biking, reading, road trips, socializing
Who influenced you to become a golf professional?
Rob Lee - Former boss of 10 years
What is your proudest golfing accomplishment?
Qualifying for team Saskatchewan at PGA of Canada National Assistants Championship 4 times

What's in the bag?
 

Ping G 9*

Tour 80 X Flex 80 gram

45.5 inch

Ping Cord Yellow + 1 extra wrap under the right hand

Ping G 3 Wood

Tour 80 X Flex 76 gram

42.5 inch

Ping Cord Yellow + 1 extra wrap under the right hand

Ping I-Blade 3-PW Black Dot

DG X100 1/2 inch extra

Ping Cord Yellow + 1 extra wrap under the right hand

Ping Glide 2.0 Wedges Black Dot

50* 55* 60*

DG X100 1/2 inch extra

Ping Cord Yellow + 1 extra wrap under the right hand

Odyssey Dual Force Rossie II

35 inch

Lamkin Full Cord