Biography

Personal

  • Date of birth: May 16th, 1958
  • Place of birth: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Wife: Tina (Married 1987)
  • Children: Lindsey & Kevin

 

Experience

  • Head Teaching Professional 2007 – Present
    Ken Tarling Golf Academy
  • Head Professional 1996 – 2006
    Donalda Club
    Don Mills, Ontario
  • Head Professional 1995
    Sawmill Golf Club
    Vineland, Ontario
  • Head Professional/Director of Golf 1993-1994
    The Links of Rockway Glen
    St. Catharines, Ontario

 

Achievements

  • 124 Professional Tournament Victories in 8 Different Countries with 25 Competitive Course Records
  • 15 Time Member of the PGA of Ontario Team for the Ontario/Quebec Matches
  • Gary Bowerman Award (1984)
  • Member of the Canadian Team for the International Team Matches (1992)
  • Meet Fidel Castro after winning a tournament in Cuba (2002)
  • PGA of Ontario Senior Hunt Trophy Award (2009, 2011)
  • PGA of Ontario Player of the Year (2011) – Only person to achieve this as a senior player
  • 2011 Australian Legends Tour Order of Merit Champion
  • 2011 Australian Legends Tour Rookie of the Year
  • PGA of Ontario Hunt Trophy (2013)
  • Played in the British Senior Open (2013)
  • First ever playing captain of the PGA of Ontario Team for the Ontario/Quebec Matches (2013, 2014)
  • Honourary Lifetime Member of Twenty Valley Golf Club
  • Inducted into the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame (2017)

 

PGA Memberships

  • PGA of Canada (1982 – Present)
  • PGA Tour of Canada (1982 – 1992)
  • Australian Tour (1982 – 1984)
  • South African Tour (1985)
  • PGA of Australia (2011 – 2014)
  • PGA of New Zealand (2011 – 2012)
  • European Senior Tour (2011 – Present)
  • Honourary Lifetime Member of PGA Tour of Canada (2012)

 

Administration

  • Responsible for the development, coordination and administration of the Canadian Tour (1983 – 1985)
  • President of Canadian Tour and Canadian Tour Players Division (1983 – 1985)
  • Member of the PGA of Canada National Board of Directors (1983 – 1985)
  • Taught at Humber College in the Professional Golf Management Program (1999 – 2000)

 

Playing Record

International Victories

  • 1982 PGA Tour of Canada – Qualifying School
  • 1982 Australian Tour – Queensland Classic Pro Am
  • 1983 Australian Tour – New Zealand Open Pro Am
  • 1984 PGA Tour of Canada – Windsor Charity Classic
  • 1985 South African Sunshine Tour – South African Open Qualifying
  • 2011 Australian Legends Tour – Dunedin
  • 2011 Australian Legends Tour – Ashburton
  • 2011 Australian Legends Tour – Mt. Osmond
  • 2011 Australian Legends Tour – Whyalla
  • 2011 Australian Legends Tour – Glenelg
  • 2012 New South Wales PGA Best Ball Championship – Shell Cove
  • 2012 Australian Legends Tour – Riverlakes
  • 2015 European Senior Tour – Qualifying School

National Victories

  • 2001 PGA of Canada Club Professional Championship
  • 2011 PGA of Canada Senior’s Championship

Provincial Victories 

  • 1980 GAO Amateur Public Links
  • 1989 PGA of Ontario Pro Pro Championship
  • 1990 PGA of Ontario Summer Championship
  • 1992 PGA of Ontario PGA Championship
  • 1994 PGA of Ontario Fall Championship
  • 1997 PGA of Ontario Pro Junior Championship
  • 1998 PGA of Ontario Spring Championship
  • 1998 PGA of Ontario Pro Junior Championship
  • 1999 PGA of Ontario Fall Championship
  • 2005 PGA of Ontario Head Pro Assistant Pro Championship
  • 2008 PGA of Ontario Senior Pro Junior Pro Championship
  • 2008 PGA of Ontario Senior Championship
  • 2009 PGA of Ontario Pro Junior Championship
  • 2009 PGA of Ontario Senior Championship
  • 2010 PGA of Ontario Senior Championship
  • 2010 PGA of Ontario Senior Fall Championship
  • 2011 PGA of Ontario Senior Championship
  • 2011 PGA of Ontario Senior Fall Championship
  • 2013 PGA of Ontario Senior Fall Championship
  • 2013 PGA of Ontario Pro Pro Championship
  • 2016 PGA of Ontario Senior Spring Championship