PGA of Canada Professional Staff

Gary Christenson - Head Golf Professional

Gary joined the SVGCC in December 2015. With over 20 years experience in the golf business, Gary brings to the Club a great deal of knowledge in all aspects of Pro Shop operations. He is a well respected teacher, retail operator and a fine player.  Gary is a past Head Professional at both the Stony Plain Golf Course, The Northern Bear Golf Club and a past Pro -  Manager of the Westlock Golf Club. He is truly passionate about golf and growing the game!

Cody Hancock - Teaching Professional & Junior Golf Coordinator

Born and raised in St. Albert, Cody attended MacEwan University where he played on the Griffins golf team for three seasons. After graduating from the Professional Golf Management program, he joined the PGA of Canada in 2013 and achieved his Class A status in 2017. Cody spent seven years at Cardiff Golf Club before joining our team in 2018. Cody’s passion lies in helping golfers reach their goals and enjoy the game more.

Chris Toth - Associate Golf Professional

Chris started his career in Yorkton Saskatchewan and has over 20 years experience working at a variety of public and semi-private courses in the Edmonton area. He is an accomplished player and skilled instructor.

Chase Rau - Apprentice Golf Professional

Chase was born and raised in Westlock. His passion for golf began at an early age at the Westlock Golf Club where he was Junior Club Champion 3 consecutive years. He worked on the Turf Care crew from 2011 - 2015 while attending University of Alberta in the faculty of Education. Chase passed his playing ability test after joining Sturgeon Valley in 2020 and is working to become a Class "A" Associate Professional. Chase is an approachable and friendly addition to the professional staff at Sturgeon Valley and is looking forward to developing as a Golf Professional.

Mason Yung - Apprentice Golf Professional

Mason, born in Edmonton and raised in Hinton, Alberta, joined Sturgeon Valley back in 2014. He started golfing at 13 years old and fell in love with the game ever since. He worked in the backshop at the Hinton Golf Course and Golftown before coming to Sturgeon. Mason attended Grant MacEwan University taking the Golf Management Program and Business Management. He recently turned professional and joined the PGA of Canada in July 2022, and he's looking forward to expanding his passion in golf and growing the game.