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At the Westwood Plateau Golf Academy we believe that every golfer can improve their game and that the real way to enjoy this game is the challenge to be the best that you can be.

The Instruction Team at Westwood Plateau Golf Academy use sophisticated digital video analysis in their one-on-one teaching sessions. They will work with you on every aspect of the swing to improve power, accuracy and consistency. The short game of chipping, pitching, sand shots and putting is strongly emphasized to help everyone lower their scores. To develop a complete player, all the mental aspects and course management skills are emphasized with every golfer as well.

As you progress through your training, our instruction team’s goal is to make you your own best teacher. This is done by having you completely understanding your swing by understanding and analyzing your ball flight. Each student learns how to practice, how to play the golf course, how to analyze your game to find the areas that need the most improvement.

The Westwood Plateau Instruction Team is dedicated to introducing as many people as possible to the game of golf and helping them play their best.

Westwood Plateau Golf Learning System

The learning curve is a phenomenon talked about in many endeavors, but in golf the shape of learning process is more like a spiral. In the center of the spiral is the heart & soul of the Swing; the Plane.

This is our basis for teaching and for the students learning. On the rungs of the spiral the other six key aspects of the swing are positioned and since all golfers have different physical and mental make-up it is impossible to deliver the same methodology to all golfers, so it always remains relative.

However, regardless of the level of golfer the same spiral learning system can be used for every golf lesson, and as you progress with students they will be continuously re-visiting the key aspects; each time coming at it from a more advanced level. Professionals and advanced players are on the same spiral but at a much higher rung. When it comes to working on their swing it focuses on the same aspects but at that point it’s about fine tuning not raw learning.

The spiral learning system is very effective because it reshapes rather than re-builds the golf swing keeping the instruction personalized and allowing the students to improve both their good shots and ‘mishits’ as a result. It is my belief that all golf instruction should involve these key aspects to develop the best swing motion suited to the physical and mental make-up of the individual.

Meet the Team

CPGA Professional Instructors

PATRICK LAGO
Director of Instruction

plago@westwoodplateaugolf.com

778-980-1027

Patrick learned the great game of golf at the young age of 10 underthe encouragement of his father. After a successful junior career in Southern Ontario, he went on to receive a diploma in Professional Golf Management at Humber College in Toronto. He then became a CPGA professional in 2007 and is now a Class “A” Teaching Professional and Director of Instruction at Westwood Plateau.

Patrick is committed to improve golfers of all skill levels and helping his students achieve their goals. Patrick has honed his teac
hing skills under the tutelage of many great instructors, including Bob Beachemin who is ranked in the top 50 golf instructors in Canada, and Andy Hilts who has been named top 40 instructors under 40 in the United States.

With over 10,000 lessons taught with the use of video analysis, Patrick is able to teach any learning style, and enable the student to be the best golfer they can be.
His teaching philosophy is “keep it simple”

“ Once you have an understanding of the cause and effect of what you do and how it relates to the swing, you can keep the game of golf simple rather than complicated”

CPGA Class “A” Teaching Professional
Taught over 10,000 lessons
Graduated Professional Golf Management program at Humber College
Certified Personal Coach for GolfTEC
Certified Club Fitter

MI SUN YOO, KLPGA
CPGA Class A Golf Professional
Korean PGA Teaching Professional

myoo@westwoodpalteaugolf.com

604-618-1772

Mi Sun has an impressive background in elite sports that she draws on to bring the best out in your golf game. She was a key member of the Hyo Sung Volleyball team in her home country of Korea and won seven National titles in the 90’s. She graduated from Myung Ji University in Physical Education and holds a certificate as a Physical Education coach.

Mi Sun began playing golf as a young lady but her passion for competitiveness drew her to improve her skills and turn Professional in 2003. She moved to Canada in 2005 and became a CPGA member soon after. Mi Sun has been a key member of the Academy Teaching team for the past four years. She is a supporter and ambassador for women’s golf and enjoys many successes coaching her Korean clientele in the TriCities area.

Her relaxed style and good nature allow her students to feel at ease when taking a golf lesson, allowing them to learn and play their best. Mi Sun’s solid understand of the finer points of coaching the game will give you the skills and roadmap to becoming a better player.

 

Dr. CAOLAN TEASDALE, D.C (can)
Sports & Family Chiropractor
CPGA Golf Professional
TPI certified

cteasdale@westwoodplateaugolf.com

778-918-4653

Dr. Teasdale was introduced to the game of golf by his father and became a junior member at Westwood Plateau at the age of 12. After enjoying summers playing at the Academy and competing in Junior events, he became a part of the Westwood Plateau Team in 2002 as course ambassador and pro shop assistant. In 2008 he became a member of the CPGA at Westwood Plateau.

Dr. Teasdale studied Kinesiology and Health science at Simon Fraser University before attending Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario where he obtained his doctorate of Chiropractic in 2013. While in Toronto, Caolan taught junior and adult programs at Angus Glen Golf Club; home of the Canadian open 2002 and 2007. While living in Toronto he also gained experience at Bayview Golf and Country Club.

He combines his knowledge of biomechanics, human anatomy and experience teaching golfers of all skill levels to deliver the best instruction possible to his students. He believes learning is a life long journey towards the pursuit of excellence and
no matter the age or skill level, golf can truly be a game of a lifetime for everyone. Dr. Teasdale is currently in private practice as a Chiropractor at Westwood Total Health in Coquitlam.

 

ASHLEE CLAYDON, BCRPA

CPGA Class A Golf Professional
TPI Level 3 Certified Golf Fitness Coach

aclaydon@westwoodplateaugolf.com

778-686-0449

Ashlee Claydon started playing golf a little later than most at the age of 20. She turned professional in 2006 and since then has become a member of the Canadian Professional Golfers Association as a Class A Golf Professional, a TPI Level 3 Golf Fitness Specialist and a member of the BCRPA. Throughout her golf experiences playing on the Canadian Tour, the Australian Tour and participating in the Symetra Tour Qualifying School, she has experienced firsthand the importance of fitness as it relates to golf.

Ashlee has been a BCRPA certified personal trainer for the last 6 years and has been working as a professional training coach at Innovative Fitness Port Moody since 2011 where she has gained her TPI level 3 designation. The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) is the world’s leading educational organization and research facility dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. Ashlee’s teaching philosophy is based around the TPI principles in that a properly functioning body allows a player to swing the golf club in the most efficient way possible. Any physical limitations in a player’s body can hinder the way a person swings and potentially lead to injury, which is why a functional body is so important.

 

TIM WITHERIDGE

CPGA Class A Golf Professional

 

twitheridge@westwoodplateaugolf.com

778-888-7479

A PGA of Canada member since 2005 and an honours graduate of the Humber College Professional Golf Management Program Tim brings a wealth of education and experience tothe Westwood Academy. While attending Humber College Tim was the PGM program student coordinator, President Letter recipient for highest academic average, and winner of the prestigious Brian Shaw/St George’s Scholarship given to a 3-year Humber PGM Student that is PGA of Canada member, academically in the top 25% of the class, shows strong playing ability, and embodies Brian Shaw’s ideals: energy, enthusiasm and good work ethic.

Growing up in Kingston, Ontario competitive sports were a major part life. A multi-sport varsity athlete in high school Tim was on the hockey (goalie), football (wide receiver/kick returner), track (sprints, relays, long jump), and badminton (3-time MVP) teams. Golf, merely a hobby at the time, was put on the back burner from ages 17-20 to work as a summer camp counselor and Adventure Director. Working with campers age 7-16 from a variety of backgrounds was an enriching experience that can be seen in Tim’s energy and enthusiasm working with golfers of any age.

A return to golf was marked by making the St. Lawrence College golf team in 2001.  Playing on the team re-ignited his passion for the game and opened the door to work at the Score Golf Top 100 rated Cataraqui G&C.C, where he fell in love with the golf industry.  The next few years were split between summers at Cataraqui G&C.C working with Head Teaching Professional Kevin Dickey; a former Canadian, Australian, and Nationwide Tour player and Ottawa Valley C.P.G.A 2006 Junior Builder of the Year and winters at Humber College volunteering in the swing lab with Bob Beauchemin, former PGA Tour member, Canadian Tour Commissioner and National Post Top 50 golf instructor in Canada.

Tim’s varied athletic background, education, and work experience allow him to work well with golfers of all ages and ability. He believes that every golfer is unique and works with your existing skill set to get the most out of your game.

 

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