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!

Warren Reeves Highland Pacific Golf

Warren Reeves

PGA of Canada Teaching Professional / Head Professional

From a young age, Warren has been heavily involved in competitive golf. Originally from Cochrane, Alberta, Warren had the privilege to represent the province twice in Junior National competition. The highlight was in 1997 when he represented Alberta in a Match Play competition against the US.

In 2003 Warren made the move to Victoria and attended the Golf Management program at Camosun College. Upon graduation, Warren obtained his PGA of Canada Pro Card and hung his hat at Glen Meadows GCC as an Assistant. In 2005 he obtained his Class "A" Professional status and discovered a new passion, teaching the game. The opportunity arose in 2012 to move to Highland Pacific and help grow a young, vibrant public facility. Here, Warren took on the role of Assistant Professional and helped build one of the best Mens Nights in town. In 2017, he was promoted to Head Professional where he's keen to continue the growth of Highland Pacific Golf and its friendly staff.

Please contact Warren directly to book a lesson with him.

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Callum Ashby

Director of Instruction

TPI Level 1 Certified / TPI Golf Level 2 / TPI Junior Level 2 Certified

Callum has worked in and around the game of golf for over 20 years. The majority of it here in Victoria. He began with fixing divots and ball marks for free golf which turned into a passion for the game.

He started to play more competitive golf while going to school in Vancouver. This includes going to the High School Provincial Championship and a couple years on the Maple Leaf Junior Tour. While studying exercise and wellness at Camosun College, he played on the golf team for one season.

Callum started working at Highland Pacific Golf in 2011 in Outside Services and has moved on up to Assistant Professional and now is the Director of Instruction. Upon turning professional, he became TPI Level One Certified and is now TPI Golf Level 2 and Junior Level 2 Certified. He has had a growing passion for teaching the game and helping golfers build a swing that is unique for them! Callum has also had the opportunity to coach the Camosun College Chargers Men's Golf Team and lead them to a Gold Medal finish in the PACWest and a spot in the National Championship in Quebec.

Callum has invested in quite a few training and teaching aids including the Foresight GC Quad. This launch monitor shows all the data you could ever ask for and even allows us to play some virtual golf. Ever wondered about your numbers? Come give it a try!

For more information visit my website www.callumashby.com

Scott Keenlyside Highland Pacific Golf

Scott Keenlyside

PGA of Canada Teaching Professional

Scott has been a member of the PGA of Canada for 33 years. During this time Scott has built a solid teaching model based on the teaching practices of the world renowed 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 playing credentials, Scott has won two provincial championships plus other regional tournaments in the Pacific Northwest. Beside 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 National "Golf Professional of the Year Award"; in addition in 1997 he was nominated for the Provincial "Teacher of the Year Award". As per his service to his profession, 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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Blake Roney

PGA of Canada Assistant Professional

Blake has been playing golf for most of his life around Black Diamond, Alberta at the Turner Valley Golf Course. He represented his high school golf team and was a member at the Turner Valley Golf Course. His first job was there working carts and taking care of the driving range. From there he moved to the grounds crew to learn how to maintain the course. After that he moved into the Pro Shop and got his Pro Card in 2016. He started off with teaching beginners and running junior camps.

Since then he has moved to Victoria to finish his Business Degree at the University of Victoria and now spends his summers here at Highland Pacific. He is really enjoying the teaching side of golf and looks forward to meeting more people through the game.

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