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!


Callum Ashby

Director of Instruction

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

PGA of BC 2022 Teacher of the year - Island Region

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 been able to utilize his Foresight GC Quad Launch Monitor and K-Vest 3D Swing Analysis Technology to bring students games to the next level. All these tools help build a golf swing and game that is unique and efficient for them. Not everyone can swing like Tiger but Tiger can't swing like you.


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.


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.


Tyler Stene

PGA of Canada Assistant Professional

Tyler’s professional journey to becoming a pro began at Cordova Bay Golf Course, where he
worked at for two years. From 2019 through 2020 he was the club manager and lead professional of Prince Rupert Golf Course where he operated a successful golf academy. Tyler returned to Vancouver Island and Highland Pacific in 2021 much to our delight. Working at these different facilities has allowed Ty to develop his skills and gain valuable experience in the industry.

Whether he is working with a beginner golfer or a seasoned pro, Tyler is a short game expert who is always focused on helping his students reach their full potential. He is reknown for helping his students lower their scores.

Tyler is our golf shop manager and has a passion for retail. Visit Tyler in our golf shop the
next time you come by and ask him about our current inventory and chat about anything you would like to see in our shop.


Simon Hassel

PGA of Canada Apprentice Professional

Since he could walk Simon has always had a passion for the game of golf, from many years of junior golf in and around Vancouver Island to the Callaway World Juniors in San Diego and provincial championships in BC. Golf has become a clear path to pursue in the future as a career.

After 6 years in the industry of washing carts to working the pro shop and after competing on the Camosun Chargers at a provincial and national level, obtaining a Pac West All Star placement along with a gold medal at the PacWest Provincials and Camosun Charger rookie of the year award in 2019, Highland Pacific was the perfect place for Simon to land in 2021 after being presented the opportunity to be apart of an amazing facility for the start of a professional career. With the goal of creating a teaching style that can find all the unique ways that the game of golf is able to be played and enjoyed.

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