Meet the Team!

Founder

Liam Mucklow

Liam is a lifelong passionate golfer whose love for the game has taken him around the globe. His experiences includes competing in the World Long Drive Finals, playing professional golf tours across North America and Asia, working on a PGA Tour Van, being involved in R&D at a golf shaft manufacturer, and being a consultant for multiple golf technology companies.

In 2009, Liam founded The Golf Lab in Barrie, Canada, and began the development of evidence based game improvement programs. This unique approach of delivering quantifiable improvement has been a focus of presentations around the globe. Liam is Canada's Senior Aimpoint Instructor, the PGA of Canada's first Trackman Master, TPI Power Coach Instructor, K-Vest Advisory Board Member, Boditrak Advisory Board Member, and PGA of Canada Technical Advisory Panel Member.

In 2014 Liam was honoured as the PGA of Canada George Knudson Teacher of the Year. He was recognized with another nation award in 2015. This time he was the recipient of the 2015 Tex Noble Award by the PGA of Canada recognizing his outstanding contributions in the area of Professional Development.

Achievements

  • PGA of Canada Teacher of the Year 2014
  • PGA of Canada Tex Noble Award winner for Professional Development 2015
  • TPI Instructor - Power Coach
  • World Scientific Congress of Golf - Podium Presenter - 2014
Advisory Board

Jason Giesbrecht

A member of the PGA of Canada since 1994 Jason has developed as golf professional and fitter at some of the best, and most active, member clubs in Canada. Jason, serving as the Director of Golf at Royal Colwood Golf Club, is responsible for overseeing the golf operations, including retail, instruction & coaching, member services, and golf course maintenance with a team of over 40 individuals. With this scope of responsibility Jason has a keen awareness for the need of a quality experience in wide range of services which affect a golfers overall experience. As a leader in club fitting, Jason's home club of Royal Colwood Golf Club was one of the very first member facilities in Western Canada to invest and implement TrackMan technology into the clubs daily golfer evaluations and fittings. More recently, in addition to working to develop his own team of professionals at Royal Colwood, he has been assisting the PGA of Canada as one of their evaluators for some of their core education requirements. This has included the facilitation of both theoretical and practical training for PGA of Canada Candidates for Membership. As future technology leaps in equipment design are being limited by both technology and the Rules of Golf Jason feels club fitting, with a focus on the individual golfer, will be an increasingly critical role of the golf professional going forward.

Achievements

  • 2015 PGA of BC Professional of the Year
  • PGA of Canada Club Fitting Education Facilitator
  • PGA of Canada NCCP Evaluator
  • TrackMan Level 2 Certified
  • 2006 PGA of BC Callaway Club Fitter of the Year
  • 1996 Michael Thompson Scholarship - McEwan Unversity

Cory Kartusch

A member of the PGA of Canada since 1997 Cory has continually strived to improve himself as a professional as evidenced by his continuing education profile. As a pro shop owner and manager of 32 staff, Cory is a well rounded professional that uses golf instruction and club fitting as the centrepiece to the success his entire operation. Cory has had success developing competitive players, highlighted by coaching the Manitoba Amateur Champion, Junior Girls Champion, Junior Boys runner up and Mid-Amateur Runner up in the 2013 season. In 2014 he designed and built a 1200 square foot all season golf performance centre at St. Charles that utilizes Trackman, Foresight, Boditrack and high speed video.

Through the years Cory has studied with and is influenced by great coaches such as Mark Evershed, David Wedzik, Andrew Rice, Pia Nilsson, Lynn Mariott, Fred Shoemaker, and more. he is till very active in the his pursuit to learn and grow as a teacher and coach though attendance at several education forums such as the World Golf Fitness summit, Short Game secrets and more.

Achievements

  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Professional Level 1,2, & 3 and Junior Coach Level 2
  • Simple Keys Director of Instruction
  • Attended Fred Shoemakers Extraordinary golf for coaches
  • 2014 PGA of Canada Professional of the Year
  • 2013 & 2010 PGA of MB teacher of the year
  • 2005 & 2014 PGA of MB professional of the year
  • 2005,2008,2009 PGA of MB Merchandiser of the year
  • 2005 PGA of Canada Merchandiser of the year
  • 2012 Golf World/AGM Top 100 Pro Shops in North America
  • 2013 & 2014 Association of Golf merchandisers top 10 golf shops in North America
  • Attended Vision 54 school for coaches
  • BodiTrak Advisory Staff Member
  • Certified AimPoint Instrustor
  • Proponent Group Member
  • Titleist Leadership Advisory Staff Member

Tristan Mullally

Native of Straffan, Co. Kildare, Mullally Joined Golf Canada as Head Women's Coach in 2011.

Mullally has been coach to a number of Irish Touring Professionals and elite level Amateurs including 2010 US Open champion Graeme McDowell and Curtis Cup Players the Maguire twins. Working for the Irish Ladies Golf Union from 2007-2011 he was also the Head coach for the Paddy Harrington Golf scholarship Program at Maynooth University.

A student of the game and former competitor on the Irish and Swedish Professional Tours he also served as a club professional at many world class resorts including Royal Portrush Golf Club, The Champions Club Moyvalley and Vassunda Golf Club. Mullally is an Advanced Member of the PGA of Great Britain and recently became a Class A member of the PGA of Canada.

Matt Wilson

A native of Toronto, Ontario and a graduate of Long Island University, Matt is the PGA Director of Instruction at La Rinconada Country Club in Los Gatos, CA.

Matt has coached countless players to personal-best performances and has helped hundreds of families to successfully navigate the complicated waters of competitive junior golf. Matt has worked with players at all levels of development, but the majority of his work has been focused on supporting competitive junior players looking to bring their games to the highest levels. Over the years, many athletes have gone on to experience success at the State/Provincial, National, AJGA, and NCAA levels. For his outstanding work with junior golfers, Matt was named to the US Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teachers List in 2014.

Prior to arriving in California, Matt worked closely with Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher and former Golf Canada National Men's Coach, Henry Brunton, in operating his private academy in Toronto. During that time, Matt lead all aspects of Strive for Excellence (a comprehensive, year-round coaching and training program for aspiring high-performance juniors ages 13-18) and New Competitive Golfer (a specialized coaching and training program for young golfers ages 8-13 who are learning to play the game and are new to competition).

Matt's coaching strength lies particularly in his ability to communicate with young athletes and to align their aspirations with a clear and focused game plan for skill development.

An avid student of the game, Matt is very interested in the fields of Motor Learning, Kinesiology, and Sport Psychology, and how they pertain to learning and playing golf. In addition to self-directed research, Matt holds advanced certifications in coaching from the Coaching Association of Canada, Sport Canada, as well as the Titleist Performance Institute, and is one of only a select number of professionals in North America to attain 'Master' status from TrackMan University and the Certified Golf Coaches Association. Matt has also benefitted from observing and learning from some of the games top coaches, specifically, Cameron McCormick and James Sieckmann.

As a student-athlete at LIU, Matt was the Captain of the Men's Golf Team, was an All-Northeast Conference First Team Selection, LIU Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and was named to ESPN: The Magazine's All-Academic Team.

Casey Ward

Casey is a biomechanics specialist and top nationally-ranked competitive golfer, who has a unique combination of education, experience, and passion culminating in a pursuit to enhance athletes through innovation. She has worked directly with athletes, coaches and industry professionals to improve performance and reduce injuries through improving and optimizing equipment, as well as promoting the most efficient and effective movement patterns. Casey's research focus is golf biomechanics and she was recently invited to present her findings at the World Scientific Congress of Golf in Gold Coast, Australia. Casey completed her Master of Science in Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton, and Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Queen's University. While at Cal State Fullerton, Casey acted as volunteer assistant coach of the Titans Women's Golf Team.