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Golf Performance Center @ GolfNorth Professional Staff




Chris Hemmerich
Teaching Professional
Grey Silo Golf Course



After competing professionally for years, and training with some of Canada’s top talent (Correy Conners, Mackenzie Hughes, Adam Hadwin, etc), Chris wanted a change of pace. He decided that passing on some of his unique knowledge and valuable insights was the next step in his career. Growing up on the Canadian National Team Chris had the ability to be taught by some of the top coaches in North America. Ralph Bauer his long time coach is now a full time coach on the PGA tour working with over 12 players. Chris has been around the game his entire life and has accomplished many feats throughout amateur golf and professional golf earning status on the Mackenzie tour and the Challenge tour (Europe). He has decided competing isn’t for him, and he looks to pass on the expertise he has learned throughout his life as one of Canada’s top professionals. Whether you have a 36 handicap or are a scratch golfer, Chris has the ability to help you improve your game.

Phone: (519)498-5111




Dennis Smallwood
Academy Instructor
Grey Silo Golf Course


Dennis comes to the GolfNorth Academy with 40 years of playing golf at a high level. He has extensive knowledge in golf fundamentals and short game technique. Dennis has been very active in junior golf and the GolfNorth Junior Camps executed every summer to over 350 juniors in the Waterloo Region. Dennis has previously worked at the Golf Performance Center at Whistle Bear and is extremely excited to work closely with our GolfNorth members and guests to ensure their golf development and fun and enjoyment from the game.

Dennis will again oversee numerous junior summer camps as well as Individual instruction at Grey Silo GC. Dennis will also be the lead instructor for the GolfNorth  Future Links Junior Clinics and GolfNorth  Adult Clinics this spring at the Grey Silo GC.

Phone: 519 505 0169



Robert Hannah
PGA of Canada, Class A Professional
Rebel Creek Golf Club


  • BSc (Kinesiology), University of Waterloo
  • PGA of Canada member for over 25 years, full time Teaching Professional for the past 17 years
  • Foresight Sports GC2 Launch Monitor, K VEST 3D motion analysis system, Hudl Technique video analysis
  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor

Phone: 519 498 6768




Brad Sims B.H.K. / B.Ed. / C.G.T.F. (III)
Rebel Creek Golf Course


  • Bachelor of Human Kinetics / Honours Kinesiology
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Canadian Golf Teacher’s Federation
  • Coach / Men’s Golf Team / University of Waterloo / O.U.A. Champions 2014/15/16
  • Canadian Men’s Golf Team / Head Coach / World University Games / Brieve, France / 2016
  • Brad has established a 40+ year career of professional teaching and coaching
  • Brad does not utilize a generic approach. Each lesson is designed to meet the needs and goals of the individual client. All aspects of golf may be utilized including Performance Psychology.

: 226 988 3570




Dave Hollinger
Academy Instructor
Foxwood Golf Course


Dave Hollinger has been playing golf for  55 years. He has worked in golf pro shops for  40 years. Dave has coached the University of Waterloo Golf team for the last 12 years . During this time the Warriors have captured 5 Ontario Championships and a Silver medal at the National Championships. He has been the coach of Team Canada  at the University World Championships  in  Spain, Italy and China.

Your lesson  at the Waterloo Golf Academy will be enjoyable and memorable. You can expect to be given drills to make you understand the golf fundamentals. I will keep  it simple with the goal getting you to hit the ball in the centre of the club face.  Your lesson will use teaching aids and video to help you see and feel your golf swing. Let’s get together to work on your game.




Carly Shane
PGA of Canada Candidate for Membership
Foxwood Golf Club


Attended Dalton State College on a golf scholarship
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management
• Leader and instructor of Golf North Junior Camps
• Joined the PGA of Canada in Spring 2018




Joe Blundell
PGA of Canada Candidate for Membership
Foxwood Golf Course