At Canoe Creek our great teaching Pros have a first class Teaching Centre to work with.
In addition to our excellent driving range, our centre includes our PGA spec putting green as well as a second chipping green with both sod and sand bunkers, all adjacent to Barr’s Bistro and our pro shop. In addition, we have a second putting green flanking our number one tee boxes.
All our practice greens have been built and are maintained to the same exacting standard as our golf course.
Be sure to utilize our practice facilities before your next round and see what a difference it can make. For lessons call any one of our Golf Professionals, who will be pleased to help you with a series of lessons or just a simple tune-up. Group lessons are available as well as private sessions, and we offer a variety of packages to suit your schedule and your budget.
Our Pros will also be happy to help you with club selection and custom fittings, ensuring that you maximize your game with the right equipment for you.
Jesse Aaron Crowe
Born in Vernon, British Columbia, Jesse started playing junior golf at the Vernon Golf and Country Club at age 12. After graduating from high school [where he competed on the schools golf team for 3 seasons], Jesse travelled and golfed in Australia. He took his post-secondary education at Camosun College in Victoria where he was enrolled in the Professional Golf Management Business Program.
Jesse has competed in many amateur and professional golf events. He was a member of the winning club team at the 2000 BC Amateur Provincial Championship, and in his final amateur tournament he competed in the 2002 Canadian College Championship where he finished eighth.
Jesse began his career working in the golf industry in 1994 at the
Vernon Golf and Country Club. In August of 2002 Jesse entered the Canadian PGA Elite program and became a golf Professional.
As an assistant golf professional Jesse was nominated for three PGA of BC awards, the 2003 Junior Promoter of the year, and the 2004 and 2005 Assistant Professional of the year. Jesse has won numerous tournaments since becoming a golf professional, including winning the 2005 season order of merit title, on the Interior Professional Golfers Association Tour. In 2006 Jesse achieved his Class A status with the Canadian PGA and became the Head Golf Professional at the Mabel Lake Golf and Country Club. Jesse has a passion for teaching the game of golf and loves seeing golfers of all skill levels get more enjoyment out of the game of golf. Jesse has an extensive background in teaching both individual and group lessons and is looking forward to bringing his energetic and positive outlook to the Canoe Creek Golf Club.
Born in Red Deer and raised in Edmonton, I started playing golf at the Edmonton Golf and Country Club. I became an accomplished player while enrolled in their junior program, and spent my weekends, holidays and summers working in the back shop there.
After leaving high school I was an assistant at the Riverside Golf Club for several years, but decided to branch out into other fields including accounting and retail.
In 1980 I relocated to Penticton and returned to my first love, the golf business, accepting a position as the Head Golf Professional at the Twin Lakes Golf Resort. Twin Lakes was a 9-hole facility when I first arrived, but in 1986 we enlarged the golf course to 18 holes and added a driving range and RV Park. This allowed me to expand the facility to include a full academy where I could teach all aspects of the golf swing. I taught clinics for the local high school as well the RV Park residents on a regular basis, as well as offering private and semi-private lessons on all facets of the game to the general public.
After 25 seasons, I left Twin Lakes, and spent one season at the Summerland Golf and Country Club as an assistant before my move to Salmon Arm and Canoe Creek Golf Course prior to the course’s opening in 2007.
For the last few years, I have been involved in Ultimate Golf clinics in the winter months, as well as continuing to offer private lessons at the fabulous Canoe Creek Golf Course from May to October.
Teaching is a passion of mine and I am particularly interested in the skills and development of adult beginners. Watching their progress is rewarding for both of us.