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Blair MacPhail

Blair MacPhail

Name:  Blair MacPhail

Date and Place of Birth: Feb. 13th, 1960 Charlottetown, PEI

Current Employment (Title and Facility): Instructor Holland College

Current Place of Residence (Town/City): Alexandra PEI Family (Names of Spouse/Children): Wife/Cat, Son/Chalen, Daughter/Shania, Son/Kalyon

Year Began PGA Career: 1991

Year Gained PGA Class A Membership: 2003

Why You Chose the PGA As A Career: A Lifelong Dream to be a Pro Athlete

Greatest Career Influence: My Dad, Cecil MacPhail and Greg Norman

PGA Mentor(s): Ron Giggey + Leon Decaire

Number of Years Playing Golf: 30

Where/When You Started Playing Golf: Brudenell Resort 1987 Age; 27

Who Influenced You To Start Playing Golf? Father in law Gordon Giddings

General Golf Industry Employment Experience (i.e. 2006-2008 Head Professional - ABC Golf Club):
- 1991-1993 Assistant Professional - Spring Lakes GC Stouffville Ont.
- 1993-1995 Player - Canadian Tour/ Mini Tours
- 1996-1998 Assistant Professional - Summerside GC
- 1999-2005 Teaching Professional – Canadian Golf Academy
- 2001- Present Instructor - Holland College

Education History (Post-Secondary): Graduate PGM Program @ Holland College

Certifications (i.e. First Aid, TCCP, etc.): TCCP Level 5

Awards Received (Industry and Non-Industry Related):

PGA or Related Positions Held/Served?

Significant Events Hosted at Facilities While You Were Employed:

Professional Playing and Tournament Highlights (i.e. 2012 Zone Champion): 

Winner - Callaway Cup Rustico 2013
Winner – PEI Open 2015

List 1-3 "Non-Golf" Hobbies: Sports Fan, Skiing, Scuba, Horseback Riding

Volunteer Activities (Past and Present, Golf and/or Non-Golf Related): 

Past Volunteer as Coach for Minor Hockey and Minor Baseball plus a year PEIGA Board.

A Quote about Yourself, the Golf Industry, Life, the Golf Swing….Anything: 

“Golf, a lifetime of enjoyment, the greatest game on earth!”

Thoughts on the Importance of Continuing Education and Your PGA Designation:  

As a full time College Instructor @ Holland College Golf Programs, and a graduate, I can say that being a lifelong learner is vital for all PGA members and I am proud to be part of the education system that so many of our members have come through and will continue to use. 

Personal Preferences:

Equipment Partner/Sponsor/Affiliation: Titleist Footjoy 
What’s in the bag? Titleist 915 Driver/woods, Titleist AP2 Irons, Vokey Wedges
One thing that is always is in your bag: Sunscreen
Other Equipment (Ball, Shoes, Glove, etc):  Titleist Ball, FJ Glove/Shoes
RH/LH? RH
Favorite PGA Player: Greg Norman

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