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Professional Shop


Highland Country Club has a Professional Shop to keep our members informed, educated and updated on upcoming events, and any new products or programs that we have to offer. Please be sure to visit regularly to keep up to date.

Highland Country Club, The Professional Shop at Highland, and The Grounds Crew at Highland  have Twitter pages that can be used to keep up to date on course conditions and events at the Club.

 

Meet the Team

 

Rick Pero

Head Golf Professional

Rick joined the Highland Professional team in 2011 as an Associate Golf Professional before becoming the Head Golf Professional.  Rick grew up in Prince Edward County and started his golfing career at the Picton Golf & Country Club.  He competed in many tournaments as a Junior golfer including the 1981 Canadian Junior Championship at St. Georges Golf & Country Club.
 
Rick has been a PGA Canada Member for more than 35 years working at a number of private clubs including Cedar Brae Golf & Country Club in Scarborough, Ontario and Donalda Club in Don Mills, Ontario.  He also spent 12 years as the Pro/Manager of The Bridges at Tillsonburg (formerly Tillsonburg Golf and Country Club.
 
Rick looks to continue the excellent service levels that the members of Highland Country Club have become accustomed to.  He also looks to add a few new touches to the operation.
 
Outside of golf Rick enjoys spending time with his three beautiful children and cheering them on at their sporting events.

 

Duncan Buchanan

Associate Golf Professional

Duncan Buchanan recently joined the Highland team as an Associate Golf Professional. Before moving to Highland Country Club, Duncan served as an Assistant Golf Professional at Greenhills Golf Club and most recently at Sunningdale Golf Club. Duncan has been in the Golf Industry for the past 10 years and has been a member of the PGA of Canada for seven of them. He attended Humber College where he learned the trade in the Professional Golf Management program.

During the winter months he has spent countless hours honing his teaching skills at both the Lambeth Golf Academy and the Sunningdale Winter Golf Academy. Teaching is his passion and he is excited about educating members of all ages, genders, and skill levels.

Although golf is his first passion, Duncan also enjoys various other sports such as distance running, snowboarding, and cycling.

 

Katy McKeiver

Associate Golf Professional

 Katy has been a member of the PGA of Canada for 25 years. Growing up on the fairways at Highland Country Club she played in many local and national tournaments. As a golf scholarship player at the University of South Carolina – Coastal, she earned Dean’s List honors while completing her Business Degree. After returning to London, Katy completed her PGA of Canada apprenticeship at The London Hunt and Country Club where she was an Assistant and Associate for 8 years.

While raising her family she was able to continue her passion for coaching by operating her own Golf School. Katy has attended many teaching seminars and symposiums nationally and internationally. She is a Level 2 Certified Golf Fitness Instructor from the Titleist Performance Institute. Katy has been an Associate Golf Professional and golf coach at Highland Country Club for the past five years. As one of the Junior Golf Committee members, she is heavily involved in the Junior Golf programs at Highland.
 
 

Clara Tuckey

Shop Assistant

Clara is excited for another year at Highland Country Club. She started in the golf business five years ago at Southampton Golf and Country Club in the Food & Beverage department. After transferring to the Professional Shop there, she spent a few years learning the day-to-day operations of the golf course. Clara joined our team at last year, and was up to the challenge of moving away from the sleepy “vacation-town” course to the high-energy private course at Highland.

Clara graduated from Western last year with a degree in English and Cultural studies, and is currently studying Fine Arts at Fanshawe College during the off-season. This summer, Clara plans on golfing more often, having purchased her first set of golf clubs at the end of last year—she is open to pointers!
 


Alyssa Stoddart

Shop Assistant

Alyssa grew up in Shelburne, ON and has been involved in the game of golf since she was five years old. As a competitive golfer, she received a scholarship to McNeese State in Louisiana. After a semester of being down South she made the decision to move back home. Currently, Alyssa plays on the Fanshawe College Varsity Golf Team. In the 2018 season she won the Ontario College Golf Championships and placed third at the National College Golf Championships.

Alyssa is now working on getting her CPGA Professional Card. Her goal is to obtain her CPGA Card in 2020, after graduating from the Golf & Club Management Program at Fanshawe College.

 

Liam Fitzpatrick

Shop Assistant

Liam was born and raised 15 minutes from Highland Country Club and began working for Highland five summers ago as a forecaddie. After working for two summers as a forecaddie, Liam made the transition to the Back Shop, and has now moved into the Pro Shop.

Liam is currently enrolled at Humber College where he has finished his first year in the Sport Management program. Having played all kinds of sports growing up, Liam aspires to one day work in the world of sports. The two sports he admires the most are golf and hockey.