Brian Schaal – General Manager / PGA of Canada Executive Professional
Toll Free: 1-877-418-4653
Position: General Manager
Professional Affiliations: PGA of BC and NGCOA Advisory Board Member for BC
When did you start playing golf? Age 18
How long have you worked at Copper Point: Since 2004
Favorite hole on The Point and why: #18. From the tee box the view is spectacular. The Rocky Mountains in the background and the only water hazard on the golf course right in front of you! You must hit a solid tee shot in order to clear the water and to have a decent approach to the elevated green. The green sets up many chances at Birdie as it slopes from left to right and back to front.
Favorite hole on The Ridge and why: #14. The elevated tee on this par 4 and the water hazard on the right requires a straight and accurate tee shot. The green is well protected by bunkers on the right as well the green is tiered.
Favorite lunch item at The View: Pulled Pork Sandwich, Steak Sandwich and Fish and Chip Fridays with Clam Chowder Soup!!!
Volunteerism & Special Interests: Relay for Life, Summit Youth Centre, Coach Novice Hockey Team, I also talk to groups regarding Exceeding in your Industry and staying focused on your Dreams. Special Interests, Golf, Hockey, Camping, Family!
Scott McClain - PGA of Canada Head Golf Professional
Toll Free: 1-877-418-4653
1995-1996 Assistant Golf Professional Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club Jasper, AB
1994-1997 Graduate of 3 year Professional Golf Management (Business Administration) Lethbridge College, AB
1997-1998 Demo Tour Representative ScoreGolf Alberta Zone, Kootenay Rockies
1999-2001 Technical Representative Callaway Golf Demo Days Alberta Zone, Kootenay Rockies
2001-2009 Associate(5) / Teaching(3) Professional Greywolf Golf Course Panorama, BC
2010-2012 Teaching Professional Copper Point Golf Club / The Ridge at Copper Point
2013-Present Head Golf Professional Copper Point Golf Club / The Ridge at Copper Point
2010 PGA of BC Finalist - Teacher of the Year (Kootenay/North Zone)
2011 PGA of BC Finalist – COACH OF THE YEAR (Kootenay/North Zone)
2012 Nike Club setup: RH VR Pro Ltd 8.5 Driver, 3 wood, Vr Pro #3 Hybrid, 4-PW Vr Pro Blades, Vr Pro 52, 56, 60 degree Wedges, Method #5 Putter
One thing I love about golf: The chance to succeed at something, over and over.
Marc Lilley - Superintendent
A Kimberley, British Columbia native, Marc has dedicated the majority of his career to golf. At the age of eleven Marc began his journey by working with an entomologist from the University of British Columbia to eradicate pine beetle from over 500 Ponderosa pine trees on and around the Kimberley Golf Club. His interest in golf maintenance, design and construction was heightened in 1980 when the golf club decided to expand to 18 holes and hired Golf Course Architect Norman H. Woods to design and over see the construction. Marc spent 10 years at the Kimberley Golf Club before going to the University of Victoria and studying Environmental Sciences (1982 – 84). Marc earned a diploma in Turfgrass Management Technology from Fairview College in Fairview Alberta in (1984 – 86).
In 1987 Marc’s professional career began by accepting the Assistant Superintendents position at the Kananaskis Country Golf Course in Kananaskis Alberta (1987 – 2000). Three years later Marc was hired to be the Superintendent at the Paradise Canyon Golf & Country Club in Lethbridge Alberta, where he over saw the construction, grow-in and operations (1990 – 1996). After six years in Lethbridge another opportunity came about to oversee the development of the Silvertip Golf Resort in the Rocky Mountain community of Canmore Alberta where Marc spent 9 years as Superintendent and 2 years as General Manager.
Marc recently joined Robert Kains Golf Course Design in December 2009 and was responsible for CADD design, construction management and Golf Course Operations Development for many projects
Michael-Ann Boyer - Controller
Alex Lagadin - Horticulturist
Alex Lagadin grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario where his love for Horticulture and Nature began. He taught Science for 35 years, enthralling his student in the wonders of the world. His science lab looked like a giant pond full of fish, organisms and plants.
After Al retired from teaching he found his way to Invermere in 2004 when his brother John, asked him to come out and beautify a golf course with flowers. With a lot of strenuous work, he has made Copper Point Golf Course look fabulous with an overflowing flower display of color and creative design.
His extensive knowledge of science and horticulture has helped him showcase Copper Point to being unique because of the landscaping of flowers. He should be very proud as the continuous out pouring of compliments keep coming in.