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
  • Jeff Buder - Passionate Coach specializing in Elite Junior Golf
  • Sandra Comadina - Provincial and National title winner
  • Jim Han - Can teach in English, Korean, and Mandarine 
  • Dan Axford - Fluent in German and knows basic Mandarin
  • Tom Flockhart - Winner of multiple junior and professional tournaments
  • Gordon Jarvis - Has a paasion for helping people improve their game

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 



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...



Gordon Jarvis - Teaching Professional

Since 2009, Gordon has spent time learning how to help people get better at golf. He has invested time and money learning from many prominent instructors, players and trainers throughout the golf world and enjoys sharing the strategies, mindset, and theory that can help you best.Read More...



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