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Jeremy Maher, Manager of Performance at Modern Golf Calgary, is one of the best players, instructors and fitters in all of Canada and took the time to talk with us fresh off his T2 finish at the PGA of Alberta Championship.
WHAT WAS THE EXPERIENCE OF PLAYING IN THE PGA OF ALBERTA CHAMPIONSHIP LIKE?
Having played in several PGA of Alberta Championships, I always enjoy the competition and seeing my fellow professionals. Being a long and busy season, it’s great to get away for a few days and enjoy the game that we all love. I love the competition, but also the time to catch up with great pros.
WHAT DO YOU DO TO PREPARE FOR THESE TYPES OF EVENTS?
I really try and just enjoy the moment; the chance to play with some of the best golf professionals in Canada. Over the years I have learned to enjoy it hole-by-hole and not stress about the little things. Life’s short, and in the end, golf is a game. It should be fun! Also, limit the bogies 😉
WHAT’S IT LIKE COMING DOWN THE STRETCH KNOWING YOU’RE IN CONTENTION?
It was fun to have a chance. Playing the back nine and knowing you have a chance is great. I lost to one of the best golfers in the country and Riley (Fleming) is also one of the nicest people you will ever meet. I have learned from playing competitive sports my entire life that nerves are a good thing, it means you care, and I was a little nervous on the 18th tee. But I also embraced it. It’s fun to let yourself enjoy the moment. I may have come up a bit short, but I had a great time and I look forward to more hopefully.
HOW DOES BEING A COMPETITIVE GOLFER HELP WITH FITTING AND INSTRUCTION?
I find it helps to hear what people are trying to accomplish in this great game. I try to ask the questions that I would like to ask my fellow professionals. Game plan for the round, how they would play the hole, shot, etc. I like to ask questions and get know my students and clients. This is something that I have been doing since I was a teenager working in the golf industry. Try and get the most out of each lesson or fit. Have them feeling comfortable and confident.
HOW IMPORTANT IS IT HAVING CONFIDENCE IN YOUR EQUIPMENT WHEN COMPETING?
It’s extremely important. If I know I have been fit for the equipment that helps me the most, then I have no excuses. If I mess up, I mess up. It wasn’t my equipment that let me down. Making sure I have the proper shaft, head, etc. in my hands gives you confidence and confidence give you an edge.
WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND EVERYONE GET FIT?
Everyone deserves to give themselves the best opportunity to play the very best they can play. Having the proper equipment in your hands will give you that opportunity. Golf is supposed to be fun and a proper fit helps you enjoy the game more. Take the time to see what’s right for you. At Modern Golf we can complete a full bag fitting in 3-4 hours and have you using the best clubs for your game, which will inevitably save you strokes and have you hitting better shots on the golf course.