Bob McArthur - Head Teaching Professional
31 Year PGA of Canada Member
Bob McArthur - PGA of Alberta - Head Teaching Professional
Bob's father started him in the game of golf at the age of 9 in Red Deer at the Red Deer Golf & Country Club under the tutelage of legendary Club Professional Don Price. This propelled him to an Alberta Champion at a very young age which led to an existing 31 year career as a Golf Professional. Focusing solely on teaching since 1994, he works with all golfers from beginners to teaching Professionals and has been a leader of instruction for many years in Alberta. Bob is recognized as one of the top teachers of the game in Canada.
- 1999 PGA of Canada "Goeorge Knudson National Teacher of the Year"
- 1999 PGA of Alberta "Teacher of the Year"
- 1998 PGA of Alberta "Teacher of the Year"
- 1989 PGA of Alberta "Player of the Year"
- National Post "Top 50 Teachers in Canada"
- Nominated several times for Golf Magazine’s "Top 100 Teachers"
- Winner of 9 Professional Tournaments
- PGA of Alberta 12 time "Teacher of the Year" Finalist
Bob's Notable Students
- James Love - Current web.com Tour and Canadian Tour Player
- Kris Wasylowich - Current Canadian Tour Player, 2006/07 National Team Member, 2006/07 Canadian Mid Am Champion, 2006 Alberta Amateur Champion, 2005 Alberta Open Champion
- Lisa Vlooswyk - 7 time and reining Canadian Long Drive Champion, currently ranked 2nd in the world
- Brett Burgeson - 2003 Canadian Club Pro Champion
- Darryl James - 2008 Alberta PGA Player of the Year, 2007/08 Alberta PGA Champion, 4 time Alberta Amateur Champion
- Juanita Rico - 2008 Alberta Junior Girls Champion
- Meaghan Leblanc - former National Team Member, Calgary Ladies Amateur Champion
- Chase Teron - 2007/08 AGA Junior Player of the Year
- Other notable athletes as students include Gary Roberts, Joe Niewendyk, Dave MacEachern, Michelle Cameron, MikeVernon, Marshall Toner and Matt Findlay
- Head Teaching Professional for the Golf Academy @ Heritage Pointe Golf Club (1998 - current)
- Conduct numerous teaching programs including private, corporate, short game and yearly coaching utilizing 8 Golf Professionals at the facility
- Secured Nike and Descente as major sponsors for the Golf Academy
- Work several 60-70 hour weeks within the golf season
- Currently have 1400 student data base
- Director of Instruction for the Golf Academy @ Nevada Bob’s - Deerfoot Meadows (2005- 2009)
- Operate indoor instruction facility utilizing state of the art video coaching system
- Secured Nike as major sponsor of the studio.
- Provide on-line swing analysis contracted through "See Your Game Marketing Group"
- Head Instructor for Bob McArthur Golf Instruction Schools (1994 – current)
- Instruct 200 students at two leased facilities in the south city over a five week period
- Conducted several Golf Schools in Phoenix, Dominican Republic and Cabo San Lucas
- Stage Presenter - several APGA Calgary Golf Shows
- Speaker/ Presenter – APGA Spring Seminars
- Score Magazine - Contributing Editor
- Facilitator – Levels 1-2-3 Teaching Workshops
- Several Media Interviews/ Articles and Golf Tips provided for Global TV, A Channel, QR77 Radio, The Calgary Herald and The Calgary Sun
- Endorsed and consulted for several golf companies such as The Swing Jacket, The Swing Accelerator, and Funatix Golf for equipment and training aids
- Former VP and President for the Alberta Assistants Board
- Nike Staff Player since 2004
- PGA of Canada - "George Knudson National Teacher of the Year"
- Past Director for the Gary Roberts Children’s Foundation raising in excess of $500,000.00 for the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary
- Supporter of the Kyle Stuart Memorial Foundation which has raised $1,000,000.00 over the last 4 years for under-privileged youths in sport in the Calgary area
- Secured major sponsorship of $25,000.00 from Shane Homes for “Women Fighting Cancer from the Fairway” ladies only one day golf schools, to be implemented for the 2009 golf season, whereby all proceeds go to Alberta Cancer Research
- Supporter of both the Alberta Cancer Foundation and the Canadian Diabetes Foundation
- Participate in several charity golf events across the province in support of various charities