Tiffany Gordon, Teaching Professional
After 27 years at Cottonwood Golf and Country Club in DeWinton as Head Professional, Director of Operations, Executive Professional, and General Manager, Tiffany has embarked on a new platform as one of the PGA of Canada Teaching Professionals at the Golf Academy at Heritage Pointe in Calgary.
Born and raised just south of Calgary in High River, Alberta, Tiffany had a passion for the game which became very evident at a young age. After a self-rewarding junior career, growing up around the golf industry, a career in golf was a natural path. After graduating from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology with a Diploma in Business Administration and a successful three year stint on the golf team where she was ACAC Champion in 1987, 1988, 1989, and also Female Athlete of the Year, her start in the PGA of Canada began.
After her involvement at Cottonwood from 1990 to her current position, Tiffany has had an opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the Golf Industry. Her involvement on the Board Level with the PGA has become a priority which she enjoys currently today. For over twelve years, Tiffany has worked with the PGA of Alberta Golf Shows, starting as a volunteer and working into a position of Chair of both shows. Currently in another term on the PGA of Alberta Board of Directors and in her second term as a Director and Secretary of Alberta Golf, she continues to involve herself in the industry.
To grow the game and support the industry will always be a mandate. Involvement with numerous charities she finds time to give back. Working with such programs as Golf Around to charity work with Kids Cancer Care, Cystic Fibrosis and currently Tiffany sits on the Board of Directors for the Foothills Country Hospice in Okotoks, another charity which she holds near to her and her family.
Accomplishments and highlights that continue to motivate Tiffany are:
- Past President of the PGA of Alberta 2009 – 2011
- Past Director for the PGA of Canada
- Current Committee Member on the Golf Canada Hall of Fame Committee
- One of the “Top Calgarians that Give” thru Avenue Magazine in 2000
- PGA of Alberta Club Professional of the Year in 2005
- PGA of Canada Club Professional of the Year in 2005
- Score Magazine Club Professional of the year in 2005
- Past Honorary Chair of the CF Foundation Golf Event
- Business Leader of the Year in 2016 Business in Calgary Magazine
- Certified in Du Maurier Clinic Training and various Club Fitting Programs
- Past Committee Member for the Celebrity fundraiser for Sick Kids and the Calgary Children’s Hospital
Tiffany has a commitment to many Associations including Golf Canada, Alberta Golf, PGA of Alberta, PGA of Canada along with charitable work in the community. She enjoys her work and speaking engagements with National Golf Course Owners Association, past work with the Canadian Society of Golf Course Managers, The Association of Golf Merchandisers and her involvement with her Industry Partners.
Her career move to work with her Family business with the addition of Public Relations Advisor with Century 21 Foothills as well as her move to teach and mentor the game of golf at Heritage Pointe has been an incredibly rewarding change and motivator. The ability to work with Bob McArthur, Paul Horton, Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk, Steve Richardson and the entire Team at Heritage Pointe is an exciting change.
Tiffany has a commitment to women and golf and also is incredibly passionate about her commitment to junior programs and growing the game from a grass root level. Her philosophy is this:
Passion and involvement promotes education and learning. Commitment to making yourself interested and aware will allow you to set goals, standards, and creates results. Information and knowledge is power. As Golf Professionals in this industry we cannot lose sight of what is important and must always take opportunities to “step outside of the box” to be the best at what we do…….professionally and personally.