Welcome to the Northview Golf Academy!
The Northview Golf Academy is home to a 42,000 sq foot practice facility and a stable of professionals who are experts in every area of golf performance. We have professionals who can offer private instruction to social gatherings and corporate clinics in any area of golf performance. Whether it is a playing lesson on any of our 36 holes of Palmer designed courses to a swing lesson on our grass tee or a putting lesson on our expansive short game facility we are able to take care of you. At Northview, we also have certified fitness, strength, mobility and nutrition experts to help take your game to the next level.
Meet our Coaches
Greg Pool, Head Golf Professional, PGA of Canada
Greg has been a proud member of the PGA of Canada since 2009 and joined the team at Northview as Head Golf Professional in 2020. His professional experience spans all corners of the Lower Mainland at a variety of facilities from private to public and executive facilities. He has been a regular contributor to the PGA of BC and PGA of Canada having served on the PGA of BC Board from 2015-2018 as well as competing regularly throughout the Lower Mainland, BC, and Canada. Notable accomplishments he has received were the 2018 PGA of BC Professional Development Program Award, 2015 and 2018 PGA of BC Class ‘A’ Professional of the Year Awards, and the 2018 PGA of Canada Class ‘A’ Professional of the Year Award.
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John Shin, Teaching Professional, PGA of Canada
John specializes in taking the competitive golfer to the next level. His vast knowledge and experience from playing on various professional tours around the world for more than a decade gives him a unique insight into the competitive mindset. He has multiple professional victories, including the 2017 PGA of BC Championship. John’s diverse skill set is highlighted by his coaching on course strategy and risk management and what it takes to become an elite player.
Theo Tanski – Associate Professional, PGA of Canada & South Africa PGA Class “A” Member
Theo joins the team from South Africa as a Class “A” Professional with the PGA of South Africa, after his training at The Golf School of Excellence and has over 10 years of experience in golf. His knowledge of the game and versatile teaching approach is beneficial to all age groups at any level of ability. Lesson Rates
Quinn Vilneff – Teaching Professional, PGA of Canada, MSc, TPI Certified
Coach Quinn brings a unique perspective to his coaching having caddied all over the world, most recently on the PGA European Tour. Quinn began his coaching career in 2014 as an assistant Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division I golf coach. After graduating with a Master of Science Degree in 2017, Quinn has dedicated his career to helping golfers of all skill levels understand the tour-proven approach to lowering scores. PGA of Canada Member. Lesson Rates
Lindsay Manion, Golf Fitness & Teaching Professional, PGA of Canada
BHK, TPI2 Certified, FRCms
Lindsay Manion was previously a varsity golfer at the University of British Columbia and a student of the Bachelor of Human Kinetics program, and is now one of the top performance coaches in BC. She works with all ages and levels of golfers, including organizations such as BCGA Provincial Performance Program, SFU Men’s and Women’s golf programs, and a few local golf academies.
Jason Glass, Golf Fitness Professional, BHK, CSCS. TPI3 Certified
Coach Glass devoted the past 2 decades of his life as a strength & conditioning coach, helping some of the world’s top rotational athletes ranging from the PGA Tour, LPGA, NFL, MLB and extreme sport athletes. Jason was a part of Team Canada as a performance coach and has helped develop Canada’s future champions both on and off the course. When you combine his ability to motivate and inspire with his ability to screen and correlate function and performance he is unmatched.
Gord Butt, Associate Professional, PGA of Canada
Gord turned professional in 2012 and received his Class “A” designation in 2017. Gord is an experienced instructor with beginners as well as advanced players looking to elevate their game. Whether it’s mechanics, course management, or a different mental approach, Gord likes to explore all aspects of the game to help a student get better and have more fun on the links! Lesson Rates
Linda Jervis, LPGA Professional
Linda has been empowering others to learn and play golf for over two decades, in a structured and creative way through on- and off-course training and learning. Linda plays a key role at the Northview Golf Academy for the past 9 years and has built successful year-round programs for players of all levels. Linda comes from a playing background and draws from that to offer her students solid advice on every aspect of the game.
Dan Naismith, Teaching Professional, PGA of Canada, Certified Titleist Fitter
Dan Naismith is a “Golf Efficiency Guru” His knowledge of the golf swing, biomechanics, and technology combined with his ability to relay information in simple and easy to understand ways, make him an excellent coach for students of all ages and abilities.