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Meet Our Coaches

Sean Casey
Director of Instruction

Sean is the Director of Instruction at Glen Abbey and is also Head Coach for the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) National Teams. In 2011, Golf Digest named Sean as one of the top four prominent teachers in Canada. In 2009 he was honored as the 'Teacher of the Year' by both the PGA of Ontario and Canada and in 2016 Sean was named 'Junior Leader of the Year' by the PGA of Ontario.


Dan Read
Teaching Professional

Dan joined the Glen Abbey Golf Academy and began his apprenticeship with the PGA of Canada in 2001. A graduate of McMaster University, Dan has business experience that lends itself well to the corporate golf world. In addition to clinics and group lessons, Dan conducts individual and small-group instruction. His relaxed approach helps students to enjoy golf while learning valuable skills. Dan utilizes TrackMan with his students, the worlds most accurate ball flight and swing analysis tool.


Carrie Vaughan
Teaching Professional

Carrie is an accomplished player having played in two CN Canadian Women’s Opens and was finalist in the LPGA Tour’s qualifying school. Her dedication to helping junior girls led to her developing our first ever ‘girls only’ coaching programs at Glen Abbey. The success and growth of these programs led to Carrie being honored as 'Coach of the year' in 2011 by the Golf Association of Ontario. Coach Carrie's passion lies in making golf more fun for her students and after spending years on the tour, she has found her place on the lesson tee!


Brad Kinvig
Teaching Professional

Brad oversees all of the coaching programs for kids aged 4-13 and is the Head Coach of our New Competitor Program for kids aged 10-14. He is responsible for growing the U13 Competitive Program to where stands today. As our representative for the Golf in Schools Program, he visits schools in the Oakville area to introduce golf to kids. During the summer months, Brad helps prepare some of the top ranked juniors in Canada for international competition as coach for the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) National Teams.


Michael Crane
Teaching Professional

Michael brings 22 years of teaching experience to the Glen Abbey Golf Academy and has been a Class ‘A’ Member of the Canadian PGA for over 17 years. His career highlights include being selected as a Top 50 Golf Instructor in Canada (National Post 2006), PGA of Ontario 'Teacher of the Year' (2000) and Toronto Region 'Teacher of the Year' (1997). Michael spent nine years as Executive Director of Instruction at Golf Town (1999-2007) and joins us after spending five years at Lionhead Golf & Country Club.


Ben Ferguson
Teaching Professional

A former PGA Tour player originally from Australia but now a Canadian citizen, Ben has been playing Professional Tour Golf for the past 17 years. Ben reached the pinnacle of golf in 2001 playing on the PGA Tour. He has also played other world class tours including in 1999 and 2002, the Australasian tour in 1998 and is a long-time member of the PGA Tour of Canada. There is much to learn from Ben’s wealth of knowledge and experience. Ben advocates solid fundamentals in the swing to all his students because that sets up the framework for a swing that is powerful and efficient.


Mark Brennan
Teaching Professional

Mark joined the ClubLink Academy at Glen Abbey in 2015. He brings with him a love for teaching and a determination to make a difference in his students' game. As an accomplished junior golfer and swimmer, Mark fell in love with the game at Stratford Country Club. In 2012, Mark made the successful transition from swimming instructor to PGA of Canada Teaching Professional and soon became a highly sought after coach and Junior Leader at The Academy at BraeBen. Mark enjoys helping players of all ages discover their own natural abilities, allowing them to tap into their true potential and most importantly, have fun.


Tommy Falletta
Teaching Professional

Tommy started teaching at Glen Abbey in 1993 and is one of the original instructors at the ClubLink Academy at Glen Abbey. He has a long list of students ranging from the beginner to the accomplished player. His passion to help others and friendly personality makes him a popular instructor with all age groups.


Tim O'Connor 
Mental Performance Coach

Tim brings more than 25 years of experience as a golf journalist, skill in facilitation and teaching to his role, along with boundless curiousity about performance and personal growth. Tim is certified as a Mind Factor Coach, the coaching program of Karl Morris, the acclaimed European performance coach. Tim has also studied the work of reveered golf coach Fred Shoemaker and attended his Extraordinary Golf workshops, and written extensively of his work with performance coach Paul Dewland.


Mandeo Pathania
Teaching Professional

A regular on pro golf tours since 2005, Mandeo holds two course records of 61 and 63 on the Professional Tour of India. He has been playing events on the Asian Tour since 2006 and won his first event on the domestic tour in 2010 in Mumbai. Since moving to Toronto in 2015 Mandeo has also won on the PGA of Ontario while continuing to coach the community. With a teaching experience of 10 years at Jaypee Greens Golf Resort in India, Mandeo has also trained under former world number one Bob Toski and Jim McLean. Being a fitness addict and with all the experience of various golf tours, Mandeo's style of teaching presents a well-rounded approach that consists of natural technique, golf fitness and positivity.


Brian Williams
Teaching Professional

Brian has been involved with the game of golf for more than 25 years.  His passion for golf started at a very young age which quickly grew into a competitive junior career, and later a scholarship to West Liberty State University in West Virginia.  As a part of West Liberty's NCAA Division II golf team Brian had many notable finishes highlighted by a win at the 2007 Oxbow Spring Invitational. Upon graduation is 2009 Brian joined the PGA of Canada and has turned his passion for golf into a professional golf instruction and playing career. 


Marshall Pemberton
Club Administrator

Marshall is our Academy's newest Administrator. Currently studying Professional Golf Management at Niagara College he is aspiring to be a teaching professional in the future. With playing experience on the college’s golf team and throughout his junior years, Marshall brings a positive attitude to the Academy and looks forward to being a long term member of the Glen Abbey team.


1333 Dorval Drive
Oakville, ON, L6M 4G2, Canada
T 905-844-1800
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1333 Dorval Drive Oakville, ON, L6M 4G2, Canada T 905-844-1800 F 905-844-2035