Professionals

Golf Professionals

The Academy at Predator Ridge offers professional golf instruction taught by a select team of LPGA, PGA and PGA of Canada Professionals

Whether you are looking for a single or series of lessons, private or group lessons, or even our season-long player development program, our team of professionals will deliver the best instruction that will help you play better golf.

BRODIE CARLE, PGA OF CANADA

HEAD OF INSTRUCTION

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PGABC_Awards_Brodie-300x125.jpgBrodie Carle joined us in 2014 at the Predator Ridge Academy as the Lead Instructor. Recently he was named the "2016 PGA of BC Teacher of the Year" as well as “2014 PGA of BC Apprentice/Assistant Professional of the year” and the coveted “2014 CPGA Moe Norman Award for the top Apprentice/Assistant Professional in the country.”


Brodie enjoys meeting new people every day and takes great pride in being able to coach a wide variety of skill levels as well as tailoring programs for the individual. His students have ranged from beginners to NCAA students as well as Canadian PGA and WEB.com tour players. Carle offers a wide variety of experience in the industry and places a high priority on not only keeping his own game sharp but enjoying the challenges of every day teaching and coaching.

Brodie  has enjoyed his journey in the golf world.  He had his start at Shannon Lake Golf Course and then moved on to becoming a professional through Camosun College with the Business/PGM Golf Program. He followed his education by caddying in Las Vegas and on the men’s European Tour.  His favorite moments were attending the British Open, Ryder Cup and multiple other PGA Tour events. He is passionate about traveling as well as having new experiences in and out of golf. He is an active member in the PGA of BC. Carle is the current coach of PGA Tour Canada Winner: Greg Machtaler and supports other various Tour players.

“I have coached golf since the age of 19 and I believe that each individual’s golf game is as unique as the individual himself. Having said that, the key to success in golf is having solid fundamentals and working on those fundamentals until the stage of automatic or full confidence is achieved. I respect anyone that has the courage to ask for help in the game of golf and takes the next step to getting better!”

Sean Burke, PGA of Canada

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Sean Burke was introduced to golf in Ontario when he was about nine years old and has not stopped playing since.

He played in many junior and college events which helped him to understand what competitive golf was all about.

After he graduated from the PGM program at Niagara College and got his CPGA card, he joined us here at Predator Ridge in 2012.

Burke has worked his way up at Predator Ridge from valet attendant to a full-time golf instructor.

As a teacher, Burke feels that there is nothing greater than seeing a dramatic improvement in the short hour window with a student. 

He enjoys working with all ages of people and with all different swings. 

One of his biggest passions is working with juniors and seeing the growth of skill and passion as they develop in the game of golf. Burke believes, “when coming to a lesson having a specific goal is one of the most important steps to improving your game.

As your instructor, it’s my privilege to help you reach that goal, then set new ones to strive towards.”

In his free time, Burke can be seen playing on the Local Okanagan Pro Tour and playing golf any chance he gets.  You may even catch him playing some beach volleyball and enjoying a cold beverage on the deck.

Kyla Inaba, PGA of Canada

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Kyla Inaba joins the Predator Ridge team with five years of professional playing experience on the Symetra Tour, Australian Ladies Tour, and the former Canadian Women’s Tour. 

During her professional career Kyla competed on the Golf Channel’s Altered Course – Montego Bay, a reality TV show that combined golf and speed golf together to create an “extreme” style competition.

Inaba studied at UBC (B.Sc .2009) where she played a key role as part of the Thunderbird team from 2005-2009. 

It was through the coaching staff at UBC where she was introduced to the importance of sports psychology, and golf fitness as well as other important practices when it comes to competitive golf.

As Kyla turns her focus towards coaching she believes a good work ethic, an open mind, and a positive attitude can take any player a long way.  She believes there is just as much to learn on the course as there is on the practice facility.

Inaba is certified as a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) level one coach.  She believes that every body is built differently and each student will have varying physical limitations which will uniquely affect how we can build the most efficient swing for the individual.

Kyla has an energy and passion for improving and growing students’ golf game.  She is looking forward to working with the Swing Like a Girl and Junior programs as well as individual and group lessons.

Justin Baillargeon, PGA of Canada

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Originally from the Prairies, in 2006 Justin moved and relocated to Lethbridge, AB to pursue something that goes hand in hand with Saskatchewan hockey... Golf.

Graduating from the Business/PGM golf program in 2008, he made his way out to Vernon, BC.

Justin started playing golf at the age of 4, for four months a year (short season) in Saskatoon.

He turned professional in 2007, and started teaching in 2009 at the VGCC. He became a PGA of Canada Class “A” member in 2015.

In 2017, he joined the Predator Ridge Academy team as Members Instructor.

You will be able to find Justin on the Practice Facility; Tuesday to Saturday, for any golf questions or equipment questions.

In his spare time he enjoys golfing leisurely, as well as, competing in tournaments. He also also enjoys wake surfing, camping and fishing.

During the winter, you'll most likely find Justin playing hockey or shredding some pop on his snowboard at Silver Star Mountain.

AJ EATHORNE, LPGA

HEAD OF INSTRUCTION (MATERNITY LEAVE - 2017)

In 2012, AJ Eathorne joined The Academy team at Predator Ridge, where she once trained as a junior golfer. She looks after the daily operations and scheduling as well as heads up the instruction as her true passion is in teaching and helping others.  

She instructs everyone from beginners to advanced, focusing on ladies’ instruction with the Swing Like A Girl program, development of the junior program, and providing demonstrations and clinics to corporate groups. She also acts as an ambassador for the Academy and Predator Ridge throughout the resort and in the community.

Eathorne brings to Predator Ridge a wealth of professional and personal experience in the golf industry. Prior to joining the resort, she spent over a decade as a golf tour professional traveling the world playing on the LPGA Tour, followed by two years of caddying for pros on the PGA and LPGA, Kris Blanks and Brittany Lincicome.

Her early life was spent in Penticton, BC, after which she pursued a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Marketing at New Mexico State University. Soon afterward, she qualified for the LPGA Tour.

Having travelled the world, Eathorne has happily returned to her roots in the Okanagan Valley. She enjoys working with golfers of all skill levels to help develop and improve their game. For Eathorne, success is about "putting time, effort, and strategy into an achievable goal. You have to have the determination and the ability to get back up when you’re thrown off track."

When not on the golf course, Eathorne can be found with friends and family enjoying other active pursuits as well as the Okanagan Valley and its many wineries.

Len Harvey, Professional

INSTRUCTOR

We feel very lucky to have Len Harvey on our staff here at Predator Ridge.  He has been in the golf industry for over 70 years.  
Harvey grew up in Manitoba and worked in Saskatchewan as the head Pro at both Pine Ridge Golf Course and Wascana Country Club.  He ran the pro shop in a no nonsense manner and impressed on his employees a ‘member first’ attitude.

Harvey was an excellent player winning of a couple Manitoba Opens as well as the Saskatchewan Open, and represented Canada at the World Golf Championship at Royal Birkdale.  He and his brother Glenn established a course in Mesa that is now called Arizona Golf Resorts.  He was a close friend of Canadian golfing legend Moe Norman. Harvey brings a true competitor’s edge and perspective to the resort’s instruction.  Harvey offers lessons with a more experienced view.

Russ Bischoff, TPI

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Russ Bischoff is a fitness expert with 30 years of experience.  He developed his passion for fitness while playing college basketball.  His time dedicated to fitness on and off the court led him to be a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the university level. 

Russ uses functional fitness training techniques with his clients.  He uses progressive exercises that match the individual's current ability and helps them reach levels they may not have thought possible. He prides himself on progressing individuals to optimize their performance.

Golf has reached a point where its athletes understand that better fitness and health will improve the golf swing.

You can trust Russ to provide effective, sport specific exercises to improve your golf game and overall health.

As a certified Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) fitness professional, personal trainer and teacher, Russ has all of the expertise and experience to take your game to the next level.

Jan Derpak

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY CONSULTANT

Predator Ridge is very proud to partner with Jan Derpak, a Sports Psychology consultant. With her background in psychology and education, Jan has combined her passion for athletics to create a unique brand of mental training strategies for high-level performers.


Jan has recently relocated to the Okanagan after spending many years in the Banff/Calgary area working with National Team athletes in Cross Country, Biathlon, Alpine, Snowboarding and Figure Skating. Her work is not “sport specific” but rather based on developing customized strategies for achieving and sustaining peak performance for any athlete, in any sport.  Jan also believes that many of the psychological strategies that are associated with excellence in sport can be applied universally to anyone striving for peak performance.
Jan’s philosophy is to build on every person’s unique strengths rather than finding and fixing weaknesses. She does not try to put in what is “missing” but taps into what is already there! She has a proven track record of turning talent into performance.


Jan has a Bachelor in Education – Human Kinetics (P.E) and a Master’s in Education (Counselling Psychology) both from UBC. With these designations she helps individuals control their emotions and their minds. Jan helps athletes to imagine and create what they want to accomplish. She does all this with a great sense of humor and a unique relationship with all her athletes.


Jan can be contacted via email at: jan@performancepathways.ca