Before coming to Seaquam Bryce had a varied sports background. He played rep hockey during his youth as well as making the BC Best Ever under 16 team in 2000. He is also an avid outdoorsman with more than 10 years of Rock Climbing (bouldering, sport and traditional) experience as well as instructing and belaying at an Indoor climbing gym. Bryce was also a white water rafting guide on the Squamish, Elaho and Cheakamus rivers where he earned certification for Swift Water Rescue, First Aid and his BCROA guides licence. While volunteering and then working as the Junior Youth Interim Pastor at Granville Chapel, Bryce found that sport and games offered a wonderful means to connect with students which then helped him to build good relationships and be a more effective teacher.
Bryce Hamade is currently a Technology teacher at Seaquam Secondary School and has been teaching for four years. In his second year of teaching he began helping Bill Richards to supervise golf matches at both the Junior and Senior Level. Bryce began studying the game of golf and over the next few years he managed to lower his scoring index to a single handicap. Bryce is confident that time on the course and at the range with good instruction and knowledge of the fundamentals will be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for students who share a love for golf.
Chris began playing golf at the age of 7 at the Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club. Growing up on the Sunshine Coast offered a great opportunity to play golf nearly every day of the year. During his time as a junior member, Chris had the privilege of learning the game from well-known golf professionals, Alvie Thompson and Derek Thornley. As a junior Chris achieved success in several tournaments including winning the men’s and juniors men’s club championships at his home club in the same year. He was also the 1999 B.C. Junior Tier 2 Champion. As a result of the Tier 2 win Chris was chosen to represent B.C. in the Eddie Hogan Memorial Cup Matches in Portland, Oregon.
Chris Lutes is now the Junior Coordinator of the Northview Golf Academy and Meridian Par 3 junior programs. As a coach in the Tour Performance LAB he has experience working with new junior golfers to the most elite players in the province. His ability to coach players of all levels with a calm and knowledgeable approach has served him well. People enjoy getting coached with Chris and everyone improves with just a bit of his time. Ongoing coaching with a plan is one of Chris’s best aspects of his approach. Setting goals and what you want to accomplish, setting a timeline and a plan, setting out on the plan with ongoing support and a solid understanding of what you have to do and we he has to do. It truly is teamwork when you choose Chris, not just an instructor telling you what to do, you are a part of the process.
Lindsay Manion developed a passion for the game of golf during her high school years. Lindsay was a proud member of UBC women’s golf program for 3 seasons. During her run at UBC, she proved herself a leader acting as the team’s fitness captain. She helped lead the team to three straight RCGA National Championships and one NAIA National Championship. Lindsay graduated in May 2011 with a bachelor of Human Kinetics.
Lindsay has a diverse athletic background. Lindsay’s experience in soccer, hockey, basketball and various other sports has given her a unique perspective on athletic development. Lindsay now looks to utilize her knowledge of golf and training to help others on their road to competition. She now is one of the head strength coaches at the Tour Performance LAB at Northview Golf and Country Club.
For the past twenty three years Rob has followed his passion for helping others enjoy the game of golf. He has become renowned by teachers globally for his approach to junior player development and for his Facebook forum Golf Sports Science with 2800 members around the world sharing information to improve coaching.
Rob has won multiple awards recognizing his contributions to the game. He was named PGA of Canada National Teacher of the Year in 2013 and at the provincial level for both Teacher and Coach of the Year on three occasions. He is also an accomplished player, earning an associate membership on the PGA Champions Tour in 2003 and winning the PGA BC Seniors Championship in 2007.
Rob’s long term students include Nick Taylor who recently earned his PGA Tour card and had his first win in his 2014 rookie season at Sanderson Farms. Adam Svensson NCAA Div 2 Player of the year 2013 and 2014 now Touring Professional, Jisoo Keel of Stanford, and six members of Team Canada, and a world #1 ranked amateur.
Prior to the golf industry, Rob spent 17 years as a Hospitality management executive, specializing in management training and golf club operations before dedicating his time to coaching golf.
Rob and his family live and work in Vancouver, BC, where he operates a full time golf academy.