Our Teaching Professionals

The McCleery Golf Academy team of PGA of Canada Teaching and Playing Professionals is led by Director of Instruction, Mike Vanderwolf. Mike has been named PGA of BC Teacher of the Year and has helped many of Vancouver's top Professional golfers. His team consists of talented and experienced teachers including:

  • Phil Jonas - 2012 PGA of BC Teacher of the Year and 2013 European Senior Tour Professional
  • James Harper - BC Junior and BC Amateur Winner
  • Jeff Buder - Passionate Coach specializing in Elite Junior Golf
  • Sandra Comadina - Provincial and National title winner
  • Jim Han - Can teach fluently in both English and Korean and he has a good working knowledge of Mandarin
  • Dan Axford - Fluent in German and knows basic Mandarin
  • Tom Flockhart - Winner of multiple junior and professional tournaments
  • Cyrus 王德中 - Fluent in English, German, Mandarin (普通话) and Cantonese (廣東話)

Our team of highly skilled and expereince PGA of Canada Teaching and Playing Professionals are here to provide you with many options for a lesson program that is exciting for you. Whether you are a beginner or a budding tour player our goal is to lead you to play the great game of golf with enjoyment and satisfaction.

Mike Vanderwolf - Director of Instruction

Mike is a recognized leader among teaching professionals in Canada. In 2000 he was named PGA of British Columbia Teacher of the Year and currently serves the PGA of Canada as a National Facilitator and Evaluator of its Teaching and Coaching Certification Program. Through such service Mike counsels, trains and provides feedback to hundreds of Golf Professionals annually. Mike has helped many of the area’s top professional golfers over the years. Read More...

 

 Phil Jonas - Teaching Professional

Phil is the 2012 PGA of BC Teacher of the Year and a 2013 Europen Senior Tour Player. Phil was born in Johannesburg South Africa, where we achieved great success as a junior by winning the South African Junior in 1976, 78 and 79. Phil also captured the Titles of World Junior champion in his respective age group in San Diego, California in 1974 and 1976.  Read More...

 

 

James Harper - Teaching Professional

James has been a member of the CPGA since 1987. He comes from a family of well-known golfers from the Nanaimo area, who have won 9 different provincial championships. As a junior, James won both the BC Junior and the BC Amateur in the same year, as well as representing Canada on the Junior World Cup Team. James played his college golf at Brigham Young University before turning professional. Read More..

 

Jeff Buder - Teaching Professional

Jeff has been a PGA of Canada Member for the past twenty-six years and comes to us from the Point Grey Golf and Country Club where he was the Head Golf Professional from 2005 - 2016.  Jeff found himself drawn to the game of golf while working at the Arnprior Golf Club as a junior. He competed in two Willingdon Cup matches for the province of Quebec and subsequently earned a golf scholarship at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee.  Read More...

 

Sandra Comadina - Teaching Professional  

Sandra has been a member of the Canadian PGA since 1995, completing her “Class A” status from the Whistler Golf Course in 1999. She then moved to Vancouver and McCleery Golf Course to focus her time on teaching and playing.  Read More...      

 

 

Jim Han - Teaching Professional

Jim was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to Vancouver when he was 11 years old. Following a suggestion from his father, it wasn't long after he first picked up a club that Jim discovered the allure of the great game of golf. Read More...

  

 

 Dan Axford - Teaching Professional  

On a farm in St. Thomas, Ontario, Dan Axford’s grandfather gave his five year old grandson a broomstick attached to a two by four - Dan’s first golf club. With this makeshift club, Dan fell in love with the game of golf. Read More...

 

 

Tom Flockhart - Teaching Professional

Tom was 8 years old when he first stepped foot on a golf course. On the third hole he was stung by a bee and was traumatized! He didn’t try golf again until he was 12 years of age. That was when he got hooked on the game. Read More...

 

 

Cyrus 王德中 - Teaching Professional

 Born in Orland, Florida, Cyrus is a graduate of Florida State University's Professional Golf Management Program and is a 2 Star Certified United States PGA ProfessionalRead More...

 

 

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