Canada’s Leading Instructors!

Ready to learn from the best?  Let your golf game soar this 2019 season as we present to you Canada’s best –  No make that North America’s finest instructors!

Gareth Raflewski

Regarded as the best putting and short game coach in Canada. He’s helped guide many of the top female players in golf, and he’s worked with players across most of the major tours in the sport. Regardless of their ability, award-winning golf coach Gareth Raflewski’s goal is the same–to help players make fundamental improvements, often by focusing on their scoring ability when it comes to their short game and putting. “Gareth has helped me win 11 times on tour and reach No.1 in the official World Rankings,” says Ariya Jutanuagrn, who began working with Gareth before recording her first major championship win. “He really approached my game in a holistic way, looking at the elements that will help me.”

Additionally, Gareth’s niche abilities as a short game coach, especially around the art of putting, has been widely recognized by his peers in the PGA of Canada, who recommend him to their students. It was just announced that he is the 2018 PGA of Ontario Teacher of the Year! Smart, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable, Gareth has set himself apart in the art of coaching. *Stage timing coming soon!*

Sam Young

Shelbourne Golf & Country Club is owned and operated by Sam Young, a member of the Professional Golfers Association of Canada since 1961, and is a member of The Canadian Hall of Fame. PGA.F Ontario Hall of Fame Member, Sam served on the board from 1973-1984 and on the board of the Canadian PGA from 1974-1990. He has served as President of both associations. Sam had an extensive playing career in the sixties and seventies and has turned his playing and learning experience into the successful teaching method he uses today.*Stage timing coming soon!*

Nick Starchuk


A veteran, award-winning golf instructor, Nick Starchuk has spent his adult life searching for knowledge. Starchuk has been successful in developing Regional and National Team players as well as member based golf academy programming at exclusive clubs such as Glen Abbey and Mississauga Golf & CC. His AGENT 125 presentation from 2017 travelled to the UK during last years’ Open Championship and the 2018 upgrade is something you don’t want to miss. Follow Nick on Twitter, YouTube & Instagram. *Stage timing coming soon!


Adam Helmer

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Director, Rules, Competitions and Amateur Status – Golf Canada

Adam has been involved in the sports industry for 15 years and has been with Golf Canada since 2008.  He is responsible for governing the Rules Education Program and Rules of Amateur Status, as well as all aspects of the association’s amateur competitions. He has extensive experience conducting national and international events, and served as the Technical Delegate for golf’s debut at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games.

 His experience as a Referee extends to countless championships including the U.S. Open, The Open Championship, THE PLAYERS Championship, RBC Canadian Open and Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.