Champions Bios

2023 CHAMPIONS – Team Links at Brunello, NS – (from left to right):

      • JUSTIN CARON – is a PGA of Canada Assistant Professional at The Links at Brunello, and has been working in the golf industry since 2014. When Justin is not playing golf he is grinding on the range teaching the game. Justin grew up in Markham, ON before moving to PEI in middle school, and has called Halifax home since 2020. Some of Justin’s favorite sports to watch are hockey(Maple Leafs), football(Detroit Lions) and baseball(Toronto Blue Jays)
      • JEREMY LEBLANC – 12.1 handicap, Is the Director of Finance at a Halifax based cleantech company; CarbonCure Technologies. When he isn’t working, you can find Jeremy playing golf with his teammates in their year long 2v2 match, which he and partner Jordan Thorne won this year.
      • GREGG BANDY – 11.8 handicap, enjoys travelling overseas with his partner Julie, whenever possible. Gregg, a Physiotherapist, has been treating individuals over the past six year in Dartmouth, NS at a private clinic; Waverly Road Physiotherapy and Health Care Centre. Some of his hobbies include playing hockey, tennis, squash and golf. He is at a stage in his life where he is attending 3 or 4 weddings a year, which takes time away from trying to improve his golf game. Gregg, has recently become a huge Formula 1 fan and roots for the Mercedes team.
      • JORDAN BASTARACHE – 11.1 handicap, works for RBC Dominion Securities as an associate investment advisor. When not providing investment advice to his clients, Jordan enjoys watching golf and believes he is the biggest Tiger Woods fan. He also enjoys watching the Toronto Maple Leafs, which he has found to be quite difficult the last number of years.
      • JORDAN THORNE – 11.1 handicap, originally from Moncton, NB now works in Halifax as a Resident Physician at the QEII Health Services Centre. Currently in his spare time, Jordan can be found learning to curl and honing his skills in the kitchen. Other hobbies include tallying up consistent losses in Fantasy Football and following his two favourite sports teams; the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Atlanta Falcons.


2022 CHAMPIONS – Team Belvedere, PEI – (from left to right):

      • COLIN ARMSTRONG – 36.2 handicap, is the VP of Armstrong’s National Alarm Monitoring. He is also the father of two kids, 6 and 3 who keep him quite busy. When he can sneak away for golf you can find him playing the weekly Men’s Night at Petitcodiac Golf Club. During the winter Colin enjoys watching the Toronto Raptors, Go Raptors Go!
      • ADAM MCGAGHEY – 16.7 handicap, loves travelling and boating with his family, wife Joelle and their 2 kids Jack and Adison. Adam, is a Senior Marketing Director with World Financial Group and has his own office in Fort McMurray.
      • RYAN THURROTT – 7.2 handicap, is a passionate Toronto sports fan, who loves the Maple Leafs, Blue Jays and Raptors. Ryan owns a heavy equipment company, KC Enviro LTD in Chipman, NB.
      • MARK BROWN – 10.2 handicap. Mark works for MNP as a Manager of Business Insights & Analytics. When he is not working, he is usually watching Paw Patrol with his two boys Riley (3) and Zach (1). Like Ryan, Mark is a big Toronto sports fan, when he can get the remote away from the kids! In addition to cheering for Toronto’s sports teams, he enjoys watching golf, football, hockey and baseball.
      • JAMIE MORAN is the PGA of Canada Head Professional at Belvedere Golf Club. Jamie has been married for 19 years and has a huge love for golf and hockey. His Philadelphia Flyers aren’t winning too much lately unlike Jamie who has been fortunate enough to win the Atlantic Canada PGA Club Professional of the Year the past two years and as well as the Murray Tucker Golf Professional of the Year in 2022. He is looking forward to hosting another Local Qualifier at Belvedere in hopes of getting back to the National Final at Cabot Cape Breton in 2023!


2021 CHAMPIONS – Team Whitetail, ON – (from left to right):

      • JASON MCGRATH – PGA of Canada Head Professional at Stittsville Golf Course. During the off-season Jason enjoys curling and playing hockey, he is a big Toronto Maple Leaf fan. Jason and his wife have 3 young daughters, family time is cherished at the McGrath home.
      • MANRAJ GREWAL – 19.6 handicap, is an avid collector golf trousers. Manny, as most call him is family law lawyer, in his spare time he enjoys playing soccer and football.
      • JONATHAN SCHALER – 30.5 handicap. Jonathan works for Allstate Insurance, his favorite sports are golf, hockey – Ottawa Senators, and football -Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
      • JOUNI JUTILA – 11.1 handicap, is a clinical exercise physiologist through CSEP, a Titleist Performance Institute certified fitness instructor and operates his own personal training business. Jouni, enjoys playing various sports including volleyball, basketball, and football, the New York Giants being his favorite sports team.
      • JOSH HOOPER – 11.7 handicap. Josh is a strength and conditioning coach at Hooper Fitness. If he is not cheering on the Toronto Raptors or the Pittsburgh Steelers you can find Josh relaxing with his wife at their cottage where they enjoy hiking and kayaking.


2020 CHAMPIONS – Team Talking Rock, BC

      • LEE BRYANT –
      • COLE BRYANT –
      • JOE SAUNDERS –


      2019 CHAMPIONS – Team Carman, MB – (from left to right):

          • BRETT MALONEY – 21.3 handicap. Brett works as an electrician, and in his spare time his hobbies include hockey, baseball and golf.
          • JOSH McCHARLES – 7.9 handicap, and is a member at The Carman Golf & Curling Club and the Miami Golf & Country Club. Josh works as a Heavy Equipment Technician at Brandt Tractor in Winnipeg. His hobbies include numerous sports such as hockey, baseball, and golf.
          • BOBBY McNAIR – 2.0 handicap, and is a member at The Carman Golf & Curling Club. Bobby is a first-year medical student at the University of Manitoba where he also plays with the Bison Golf Team. In his spare time, he loves to play other sports such as hockey and enjoys snowboarding. He lives in a rural area where he also loves to hunt and fish. He loves being in the outdoors!
          • JARED AUBIN – 12.6 handicap, and is a member at The Carman Golf & Curling Club. Jared works full-time for his family-owned business at the Aubin Nurseries in Carman, Manitoba. Jared loves to travel and be outdoors. He is a big Minnesota Vikings and NFL fan.
          • DEAN NORTH – PGA of Canada Head Professional at The Carman Golf & Curling Club. Aside from golf, curling is also a major sport for him and his family. He also enjoys playing hockey and sitting down for a good game of cards. Dean and his wife love to travel and hike in their spare time.


      2018 CHAMPIONS – Team Fox Meadow, PEI – (from left to right):

          • SHANE HOGAN – 8.0 handicap, member at Fox Meadow, retired in June of 2017, four children, three grandchildren, loves playing golf in his spare time.
          • CODY DOYLE – 2.9 handicap, member at Fox Meadow, full-time electrician, when he’s not working he’s at the golf course, has been golfing since he was 4 years of age.
          • JAMIE DOYLE – 15.7 handicap, member at Fox Meadow, entrepreneur, when he’s not working or golfing he’s enjoying time with his children.
          • BRADLEY JENKINS – Professional – Candidate for Membership with the PGA of Canada, employed at Fox Meadow Golf Club, doesn’t know where he’d be without the game of golf.
          • JERRY HUGHES – 11.0 handicap, member of Fox Meadow, works for PEI liquor commission, loves curling in the winter, and is a volunteer firefighter.

      2017 CHAMPIONS – Team Cordova Bay, BC – (from left to right):

          • ERIC WATSON – 12.8 handicap, member at Uplands Golf Club, a mechanical engineer by trade, entrepreneur on the side, his spare time is spent with friends, family, and being outdoors.
          • PHIL KONDRAK – 0.4 handicap, member at Gorge Vale Golf Club, works for the City of Victoria, married to wife Sarah, in his spare time he loves golf and traveling.
          • ERIC SMITH – 1.6 handicap, member at Cordova Bay Golf Club, realtor in Victoria, father of two (Jack & Gemma), spends his spare time with family and golfs as much as possible.
          • NATE OLLIS – Professional – Candidate for Membership with the PGA of Canada, employed at Cordova Bay Golf Club.
          • ROD WEBBER – 18.5 handicap, owns a jewellery store in Surrey, father of two.

      2016 CHAMPIONS – Team Angus Glen, ON – (from left to right):

      Patrick O’Leary, Terry Kim (PGA), David Fotheringham, Dan Mesley and Mike Asselin.