Meet Our Award Winning Instructors

 

Robert Ratcliffe – Director of Instruction

Originally from South Africa, Robert Ratcliffe serves as our Director of Instruction as well as the Head Coach of the National Junior Team for Golf Canada, a role that has him working with Canada’s top junior golfers.

Robert was the first golf professional in Canada to complete certification in the PGA of Canada’s NCCP CDC Coaching program, the first program worldwide recognizing the difference in training and competency between a golf instructor and a golf coach. This certification, along with his prior experience, propelled him into the position of Olympic Coach for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in China.

Robert is married with three children, one of whom plays collegiate golf in the NCAA.

    • Class ‘A’ PGA of Canada, Class ‘AA’ PGA of GB & I
    • PGA of Canada Coach of the Year 2013
    • PGA of BC Coach of the Year 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2019
    • PGA of BC Teacher of the Year 2009
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Debbie Janes – Performance Centre Instructor

Debbie has been in the golf business for over 30 years and has specialized in teaching for the past 20 years. She is a PGA of Canada Class ‘A’ teaching professional and has taught several high profile students, helping them to get Golf Scholarships and further their golfing careers. One of Debbie’s students was touring on the LPGA in Korea.  A graduate from the Professional Golf Management Program at Camosun College she also has competitive playing experience.

  • Class “A” PGA of Canada
  • Canadian College National Golf Team Championships
  • National Collegiate Individual Gold Medalist
  • National Collegiate Individual Silver Medalist
  • National Athletic Assoc. of Community College Championships
  • National Collegiate Individual Silver Medalist
  • All Conferance Team
  • Washington State Lower Columbia Invitational-2001 Individual Gold Medalist
  • Cordova Bay GC – Ladies Club Champion
  • Glen Meadows G&CC – Ladies Club Champion
  • Cowichan G&CC Women’s Amateur Champion
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Nick Crookall – Performance Centre Instructor

Nick is beginning his career as a teaching professional at Bear Mountain and could not be more excited for the opportunity. Growing up in the Comox Valley, Nick was lucky enough to work on his craft as a junior under the instruction of Robert Ratcliffe for many years at Crown Isle Resort.  After finishing his last semester of school and completing a Diploma in Criminology, Nick became a 2019 PACWEST Champion as well as a competitor in the 2019 CCAA National Championships as part of the Camosun Chargers Men’s Golf Team.  Nick was exempted into his PGA of Canada membership status in January 2020. He looks forward to sharing his vast knowledge of the golf swing, as well as playing preparation and tournament experience.

    • Titleist Fitting Expert
    • TaylorMade Fitting Expert
    • TrackMan University graduate
    • 2019 PACWEST Champion
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