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 Miles Mortensen

Miles Mortensen

Date of Birth: May 8th 1969

Current Employment: General Manager / Head Golf Professional, The Links at Brunello

Family: Diana (Fiancé) and children Mackenzie, Makayla, Kayden and Maysie

Year Began PGA Career: 1997

Year Gain PGA Class A Membership: 2000

Why You Choose the PGA as a Career: I choose the PGA as a career because I have a passion for both the
game of golf, people and business.

Greatest Career Influence: My father

PGA Mentors: Doug Wood and Rod Cochrane

Number of years playing golf: 30 years

Where / When you started Playing Golf: I started playing golf at the age of 15 at the Brooks Golf Club in
Alberta.

Who influenced you to start playing Golf:

My friends whom I watched The Masters with one day and they had all played. Prior to getting to playing, I began hitting balls into an open field at the farm with my grandfather. I broke a few windows hitting towards the house of which is where my “natural” hook developed to avoid the house. Then I played with my friends and was truly hooked on the game. Then the managers of the club were then the biggest influence rewarding the juniors frequently with tee time access with the best part being the free pop, cinnamon buns and popsicles if you logged practice hours. Exceptional people the Renn family were to us all.

General golf industry Employment Experience:

The Links at Brunello 2014 – present
Southwood Golf & Country Club 2011 – 2014
Tobiano Golf Inc. 2007 – 2011
Fairmont Banff Springs 2002 – 2007
Fairmont Chateau Whistler 1997 – 2002
Fairmont Banff Springs 1992 - 1997

Education History: Selkirk College (Golf Club Management and Operations) and Golf Club Management
Institute of Canada (Finance and Club Governance)

Certification: First Aid

Awards Received:

2007 - PGA of Canada - Merchandiser of the Year (British Columbia Zone and National)
2014 - Champion of Diversity Award - Southwood Golf & Country Club

PGA or related Positions Held/Served:

2016 – PGA of Canada Atlantic Zone Board Member, PGA of
Alberta Buying Show / Consumer Show Committee, PGA of BC Buying Show / Consumer Show
Committee

Significant Events Hosted at Facilities While you Were Employed:

Telus World Skins Game – Fairmont Banff Springs
Taylor Made Tournament of Champions – Tobiano Golf Inc.
Canadian University Championships – Southwood Golf Club
Canadian Men’s Amateur – Southwood Golf Club
Canadian Summer Games – Southwood Golf Club

Professional Playing and Tournament Highlights: One cheque long long ago…

`Non- Golf ` Hobbies:

Cooking, running, kayaking, hockey and learning to play the guitar.
Volunteer Activities: Make a Wish Foundation and coaching hockey

Quote:

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction
and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”
Thoughts on the Importance of Continuing Education and Your PGA Designation:
Working in the industry that is fast changing and broadening in scope, I believe it is critical to have a
focus on industry and non-industry based professional development and continued education. In
addition to education, it’s imperative we learn to be astute and ahead of the change in our customers’
needs to ensure we remain progressive of these desires and interests. They as in the customer are the
real educators…As to the PGA designation; I hold this in very high regard. I am most thankful to my
mentors and opportunity to be part of some wonderful teams and exceptional facilities of which have all
shaped a career I am most proud. Representing the PGA of Canada and the people, we interact and
influence is an honor I deeply respect.

Equipment Partner/Sponsor/Affiliation: Taylor Made / Adidas

What`s in the bag:

Driver: M1

Fairway: M1

Hybrid: M1

Irons: PSI Tour

Wedges: Tour Preferred EF Wedge 

Putter: OS CB Daytona

Ball: Tour Preferred X Golf Ball

Glove: Taylor Made

Shoe: adidas

Right-handed Golfer

One thing that is always is in your bag: Aleve…

Favorite PGA Player(s): Jason Day, Fred Couples and Gary Player

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