Key Personnel - Golf
Michael Mather - General Manager
Michael has been the University Golf Club's General Manager since 1997. Prior to that he was the Head Golf Professional for three years. Before UGC he spent 14 years at the Capilano Golf & Country Club where he became a golf pro in 1987.
To date Michael has had 5 hole in ones but who's counting! He is the only member of his family not born in BC. He was born in Ontario but we won't hold that against him, he's definitely not a Leafs fan. He loves to travel and is a newly wed. He and his wife Jacquie were married at the Club in the summer of 2009!
Words to live by - "Life isn't a dress rehearsal...and it goes by quickly."
Scott Cranston - Head Golf Professional
Scott is a locally grown BC boy through and through and he is our Head Golf Professional. Born in Tsawwassen, he spent his junior golf days at the Tsawwassen Golf and Country Club. In 1988 he worked at Beach Grove where he became a golf professional in 1992 at the young age of 19! He then went on to become the assistant golf pro until 1996.
In 1996 he finally came to UGC and has had many roles - shift supervisor, inventory receiver, golf shop manager and Head Golf Professional.
In his Taylor Made/Adidas sponsored golf bag is currently a...
- R1 Driver with a Motore Speeder VC6.0 x-stiff shaft
- RBZ Stage 2 Tour 3-Wood with a Motore Speeder VC7.2 x-stiff shaft
- RBZ Stage 2 Tour #4 Rescue with a Motore Speeder HB9.8 stiff shaft
- 4-w Rocketbladz Tour Irons with Dynamic Golf S400 stiff shafts
- 52, 56, 60 degree ATV wedges
- Ghost Tour FO.72 putter
- Lethal golf ball
Interesting fact: In his spare time, Scott is a member of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxilliary as a coxswain for Unit 10 Richmond (Volunteer). He's been in the wild waters off Bamfield training in extreme weather and sea conditions as a Rigid Hull Inflatable Operator. Good on him!
Phil Bunting - Golf Course Superintendent
Phil Bunting comes from a family that has a rich history in golf. Born in Derby England, Phil was destined to have a career in the golf course business; it was in his blood. His own Father, Uncle and Grandfather were golf Course Superintendents. Phil learned at an early age, the importance of his grandfather's legacy, which ultimately instilled in Phil a love of the golf industry. Phil’s family immigrated to Canada for his father to assume a role as Superintendent at the highly acclaimed Royal Colwood in Victoria, BC. The seed of a career in the golf course management had been planted in Phil’s mind while he worked summers on this course along side his Father.