VAUGHAN / MANAGER, PERFORMANCE
EMMA DE GROOT
OAKVILLE & TORONTO | PERFORMANCE COACH
Emma de Groot is a Class A Professional with the PGA of Canada and serves on the PGA of Canada’s Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce. She was selected as a member of Golf Canada’s Women in Coaching Program. Prior to joining Modern Golf, de Groot competed on the LPGA Tour, the LPGA Symetra Tour, the Ladies European Tour and the Australian LPGA Tour. In her LPGA Symetra Tour career, de Groot recorded six top ten finishes and had a career made-cut percentage of 79% over five seasons. Emma turned professional following a standout amateur career in which she was the top ranked Australian golfer, enjoying a remarkable run at the University of Tennessee (UTC) at Chattanooga where she won six times and claimed virtually every record in the University’s golfing program.
Matt LaRiviere is a PGA of Canada Member and has been passionate about golf since a young age. Growing up playing out of Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club, Matt worked as an Assistant Golf Professional at Diamondback Golf Club and competed at high levels of junior and amateur golf before joining the Modern Golf team. Matt’s experiences in golf have allowed him to study numerous styles of play and come to understand the value of a well-built golf swing. They also allowed Matt to understand the importance of using properly fitted equipment. Outside of work and all things related to golf, you can find Matt searching for the best coffee beans and friendliest dogs.
Jeremy Maher was born and raised in Montreal. He took up the game at the age of sixteen and attended The Golf Academy of America in Orlando from 1999-2001. Jeremy obtained his PGA of Canada card in 2001 and moved to Calgary in 2010. Jeremy was the Head Professional for five years at Valley Ridge Golf Club before starting his new adventure with Modern Golf. As a player Jeremy is the two-time winner of the PGA of Alberta Pro-Senior event in 2017 and 2019. He won the 2015 Blackwolf Individual Match Play Event, played by some of the top amateurs and professionals in the Calgary area. Jeremy is excited to be part of the Modern Golf team because it brings him back to his roots of teaching and fitting.
VANCOUVER | PERFORMANCE COACH
Jake Rose has been a member of the PGA of Canada since 2014 and a Class “A” member since 2020. He has always had a passion for the game of golf, but comes from a multi-sport background. Jake was on a Provincial winning basketball team, played AAA baseball, and was a highly competitive tennis player. He incorporates these experiences into all of his teaching and works to ensure that his students feel and perform like an athlete. Jake formerly worked at Oak Bay, Öviinbyrd Golf Club, Toronto Golf Club and Credit Valley. At each of these clubs he developed his teaching methods and honed his skillset working under some of the most gifted teachers in Ontario. His teaching philosophy seeks to blend sound fundamentals, dynamic movements and great communication in order to help his students improve.