Grant felt it was the time to get certified to teach the game he loved for over half his life. Not willing to wait until the next summer, Grant hopped on a plane to Orlando, Florida and attended the USGTF Certification course and learned how to teach golf. After completing the course he was offered the Head Teaching Pro position at his home course. During the 4 seasons as the head instructor, Grant taught over 450 students of all levels of ability and conducted over 25 clinics. (Adult, Junior, Putting, Chipping, Bunker, Swing, Set-up, etc.). In the spring of 2011 Grant opened 2 golf academies then mid summer a third location opened to dedicate 100% of his time to teaching. Grant’s passion continues to grow and his new goal is driving him to be the best instructor in this area while making the game fun for all students he teaches. In the fall of 2011 Grant completed the Masters course in Port St Lucie, Florida as well as the Examiners course allowing him to teach future instructors on how to instruct golf. Playing on the Michigan/Ontario Golf Teachers Tour for the past 6 years, he has been elected as the MOGTT Ontario Tour Director.
2017 U.S. Senior Teachers Cup Champion, Las Vegas, Nevada
2015 World Cup Senior Champion, Orlando, Florida
2014 Canadian Teachers Cup Champion, Belleville, ON
2014 U.S. Teachers Cup. 8th, Las Vegas, Nevada
2013 U.S. Cup Champion. Tunica, Mississippi
2012 U.S. Cup , 10th, Boulder City, Nevada
2012 Canadian Teachers Cup 2nd Burlington, ON
2017 Team Ontario Kelly Cup Champion
2014 Team Ontario Kelly Cup Champion
2013 Team Ontario Kelly Cup Champion
2010 Team Ontario Kelly Cup Champion
World Instructor Ranking
2010-2017 Ranked Top 100 Golf Instructors Worldwide
U.S. Golf Teachers Cup Senior Championship
The first day of the event was played on the Desert Hawk course where I started off with a 3 putt bogey then proceeded to drop 4 birdie putts to finish the front 9 3 under. We moved to Coyote Run course for the final 9 where I shot a 2 under 34 to finish the day with a 5 under 67. This gave me a 2 shot lead over Mark Harman from Georgia and a 3 shot lead over Dave Belling from B.C.
The second day Mark and Dave came out firing at the pin. Even though I was even par to the 6th tee I was only 1 shot ahead of both players. I then proceeded to birdie hole 6, 7 and 8 to shut the door and finish with a 2 under 70 to win by 4 shots over Dave Belling.
Grant would like to thank Mark and Sue Trowman from The Bluffs Golf Club, Greg Strauss from Westminster Trails Golf Club and Brent MacVicar from Green Par Driving Range on Wellington Rd for all their support. Mostly my wife Sharon for her never ending support and encouragement. Because of this encouragement, this championship is hers as much as it is mine