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Managing Partner for Canada
Ryan is a 20+ year PGA of Canada Professional that has acquired a vast amount of experience, from entrepreneur to Professor, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer over that time.
In June 2020 while clubs across the world were coping with the early onset of Covid-19, Ryan founded Club Study, a social forum that connects Private Club Managers across North America. Club Study brings Club and Golf Managers together by encouraging questions from the industry that, when answered, create large pools of data that aid in everyone's daily decision making. This collaborative approach, combined with curiosity, community and continuous improvement are what Ryan values most and everything that 59club embodies.
Ryan has managed golf clubs in two different Canadian provinces and in 2015 led Miramichi Golf & Country Club to the Club of the Year (Small Club Category) designation with the Club Managers Association of Canada. He was awarded with Professional of the Year in 2017 by MYPIE, a local entrepreneurship organization, as well as being named the Atlantic PGA Professional of the Year in the same year.
Ryan's experience also includes operating an executive golf business venture taking corporate clients to a President's Cup, US Open and PGA Championship followed by teaching in the PGM and Business Programs at Durham College. Volunteering and giving back have been an important endeavours for Ryan, spending time on PGA of Canada Zone and CMAC Branch committees as well as Rotary and other community groups.
Ryan has a diploma in Professional Golf Management and a certificate in Adult Education while also studying Business with Athabasca University.