Our Instructors

Our award-winning golf instructors have the talent and experience to help you achieve your golf goals.

Changes in technology and teaching methods have opened up a wide variety of new ways to approach golf instruction. Our teachers apply leading-edge training to the ancient game, with amazing results!

Learn a little more about our professionals below and contact or book a lesson online!

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Tyler Komick

Director of Instruction

Tyler Komick brings over 15 years of experience as a dedicated member of the PGA of Canada, holding a 'Class A' professional designation. Graduating from Grant MacEwan University, Tyler has established himself as a proficient leader and instructor in the golf industry.

Throughout his career, Tyler has excelled in various roles, including club management, teaching professional, and assistant buyer/inside sales representative, coaching all skill levels from beginner to professional. His commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction has consistently led to surpassing sales objectives and effectively managing teams.

Tyler's passion for teaching extends beyond the conventional, as he has been recognized as a Teacher of the Year Finalist twice in 2017 and 2018 by the PGA of Canada. His expertise in utilizing state-of-the-art technology has enabled him to provide tailored instruction and club-fitting experiences, optimizing performance for his clients.

As an advocate for continuous learning and development, Tyler is eager to leverage his extensive knowledge and technical proficiency to contribute to the growth and success of Highland Pacific Golf. His commitment to personalized experiences and innovative teaching methods aligns seamlessly with the organization's values and goals.

Highly approachable and dedicated to empowering others, Tyler looks forward to fostering a culture of excellence and superior customer service at Highland Pacific Golf.

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Scott Keenlyside

PGA of Canada Teaching Professional

Scott has been a member of the PGA of Canada for 39 years. During this time Scott has built a solid teaching model based on the teaching practices of the world-renowned instructor Butch Harmon. Using the “basic fundamentals” of the game as his foundation for better golf, Scott has a strong commitment to building better golf swings and making the game more rewarding and fun for his students.

With reference to personal playing credentials, Scott has won two provincial championships plus other regional tournaments in the Pacific Northwest.

Besides teaching and playing golf, Scott has a great passion for the history of the game, plus has made a large personal commitment to the profession of golf. In 1999 Scott was the recipient of the Provincial and Canadian "Golf Professional of the Year Award"; in addition, in 1997 Scott was nominated for the B.C. Provincial "Teacher of the Year Award", and was named Canadian “Score Golf“ Professional of the Year in 1999. As per his service to his fraternity and the game, Scott has served as President of the PGA of BC, and President of the B.C. Golf Museum.

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Brad Simpson

PGA of Canada Teaching Professional / Junior Golf Leader

Brad has been a member of the PGA of Canada since 2005. Having played competitively on the PGA of Alberta Assistant Professional Tour, gaining a spot on Alberta North/South Ryder Cup Team for being a top order of merit player. Graduated from Grant McEwan Professional Golf Management Program and the University of Lethbridge.

Since moving to Victoria in 2012 with his wife and three daughters from Edmonton,  Brad has continued his experience with Arbutus Ridge & Cedar Hill Golf Courses as Associate and Teaching Professional. Gaining much experience with coaching junior golfers in Alberta and Victoria Brad is very excited to be Junior Golf Leader and Assistant Professional at Highland Pacific Golf. Growing the game of golf through juniors is a passion and career focus that he intends to take to the next level both personally and professionally.

One of Brad’s favourite things is witnessing the excitement in others when they play golf well. Throughout his teaching career he has always focused on the fun of the game, the challenges it brings and the pride that is felt from accomplishment. Brad has experience coaching all types of players of all abilities and works hard to understand the individual(s) he is working with. Knowing this, Brad believes that the golf swing is a sum of its parts and takes a wholistic approach combined with a Socratic method to teaching. His intent is to help others reach their goals and understand golf better, through discovery and critical thinking.

Highly approachable and eager to meet new people Brad looks forward to seeing everybody around the clubhouse in the future.

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Tyler Lepine

PGA of Canada Apprentice Professional/Retail Manager

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