Coaches

 
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Shiella Cowan 

Head coach

Shiella has been a member of the PGA of Canada since 1990. She is a graduate from Lakehead University 1989 with a major in Physical Education, minor in Sport Psychology. Her distinctions include Head Golf Coach for the UBC Womens Golf Team 1994-1996. The school won their first tournament under Shiella, 2 time BC PGA Womens Golf Champion 1996 and 1997 and the first female Head Golf Professional in the province (Coyote Creek). When asked why does she love teaching she says – “because every student learns at a different level and a different way. Whether he or she is visual, auditory or kinesthetic, it is challenging to figure out how to make the student the best they can/want to be. Everyone is capable of greatness. I just have to find a way to get it out”

 

 

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Alan Horkoff

Tpi Certified golf fitness coach

Al grew up in the Okanagan where he discovered his passion for sport, health and fitness.  Playing sports such as hockey, baseball and golf from a young age, he knew this was the industry for him.  In 2006 he started to pursue his dream in the fitness field.  While attending OUC in Kelowna, he took many classes and courses on Personal Training, sport and conditioning, health and wellness.  In 2007 he became certified as a Personal Trainer and started working at an athletic center. There he trained and shadowed elite NHL, WHL and BCHL athletes.  This is when he discovered that sport and conditioning was the job for him.  He is very energetic and enthusiastic when it comes to training.

Al has been working at Groundwork Athletics for the past 7 years mastering his craft.  A Movement Coach / Strength & Conditioning specialist, this past summer he was certified by TPI (Titleist Performance Institute).  His goal to help golfers move better to play better.  He is super passionate about the game of golf and is looking forward to helping golfers achieve their goals.

Achievements:

  • TPI Certified 2016
  • BMO Half marathon 2015, 2016
  • BMO Full marathon 2013
  • Vancouver Canucks Fitness Testing 2013 – present
  • Head Personal Trainer @ Groundwork Athletics 2012 – present