Welcome to McCarrol Golf
Welcome to the 2019 golf season!
Its hard to believe that this is going to be my 47 th year as a member of the PGA of Canada, it seems like just the other day I started my career in the golf business a decision that I’ve not once regretted and I look forward to this season with as much enthusiasm and excitement as I did way back in 1973!!
I’m so proud and excited to have the opportunity to once again be associated with Beacon Hall as the Director of Instruction for The Performance Academy which is now going into its second year. We had a very successful inaugural year and this season we are looking to build on the many successful programs and services we delivered to the members and guests of Beacon Hall in 2018.
On a personal note I had a very busy end to last season and over the winter months with lots of golf related travel, let me tell you a little bit about where I’ve been.
Last September, I escorted a group to Ireland which included Garry West from Cherry Hill GC in Erie, Russ Godwin from Bayview GC, Simon Gunnis from The Australian Club, Sydney, Charlie Heye, Bob Fisk, Walt Noel and Dudley Schelier from Seabrook in South Carolina. The group played Tralee, Waterville, Bally Bunion (Old),Port Marnock, Royal County Down and Royal Portrush some of the greatest links courses in the world including 4 of the Worlds Top 100.
In October I escorted a second group to Wales which was my first trip to this area of the UK. The group included, Dr. Lorne Goldman form Beacon Hall, David Goldman from Bayview GC, Tom and Matt Bogart plus George Vasic from Lambton GC and John Graham from Toronto GC. The group played Royal St David’s, Conwy and Nefyn in northern Wales, Aberdovey, Pyle and Kenfig, and Royal Porthcawl in the south. Wales is one of the most scenic places I’ve ever been with great golf and the locals are all so welcoming and friendly.
In December, I played in a Pro-Am event staged at the incredible resort Casa De Campo in the Dominican Republic. This was my first visit and I sure hope its not my last, what a very special place! My Beacon Hall team of Jim Brierly, Will Stewart and Eric Goldman had a great time and we hope to represent the club again in December 2019.
In February, my wife Kathy and I departed for Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand with 5 other couples. This was a trip that I had worked on with TJ Rule from Golf Away Tours for 2 years and to say the least, it was the trip of a lifetime and what a great group we had!!! Debbie and Adrian Hartog, Brenda and David Barry from Thornhill GC, Nancy and Ian McKellar from Rosedale GC, Lanny Scholes and Bill Erickson from Quail Creek in Naples Florida plus Joannie and Doug Claussen from Bay Colony GC in Naples. The group played 8 of the Worlds Top 100 courses over 22 days and 7 different flights “in country”. The courses included New South Wales in Sydney, Barnbougle Lost Farm and The Dunes in Tasmania, Victoria, Kingston Heath and Royal Melbourne in Melbourne, Cape Kidnappers in Hawks Bay New Zealand and Kauri Cliffs in Kerikeri New Zealand. The itinerary allowed us to sightsee and tour and visit vineyards and wineries etc. It was a remarkable experience and my wife Kathy and I cannot thank the group enough for all the laughs, great memories and camaraderie!
I’m looking forward to a busy teaching and coaching schedule this season. If you are interested in working with me on any aspect of your game give me a call at your convenience. I still have a few spots open for “new students” and lesson bookings are done through my online scheduler, which is very user friendly and available 24/7. Simply click on the “Book a Lesson” tab on my home page above and either register or log in.
Once you have created a profile you can manage your bookings at your convenience any time of day or night. For details please go to the instruction page by clicking on the instruction tab above.
Most importantly, if you are unable to find a time that works for you please contact me directly and I will do my very best to accommodate you.
My best wishes for a great season filled with lots of great golf, good friends and a personal best or two!
Aka: The Old Pro
Bruce has been a member of the PGA of Canada since 1973. In 2003 he earned Master Professional status, the highest distinction possible in the association. He was named to Golf Digest’s best teacher list in 2013-2014 and in February of 2005, he was named PGA of Canada Teacher of The Year, and in the Fall of 2004, he was selected as the PGA of Ontario’s Teacher of the Year.
Bruce’s teaching philosophy is simple and based upon the following principals:
- Every student must be assessed on an individual basis and be taught with an approach that takes into consideration age, gender, body type, physical and athletic ability, learning style and most importantly personal goals and lifestyle.
- Regardless of skill level, it’s imperative that each student accept and understand the fact that “game improvement” is a “process” and the “process” must be logical in sequence and not shortcut. An approach that is haphazard or made up of “band aids” with no regard for science will only result in faulty mechanics and thus frustration and poor results.
- The “game improvement equation” has many components, including, swing mechanics, the matrix and fit of one’s golf equipment, biomechanical function, golf specific fitness, mental makeup, nutrition, motivation, and desire, each of which, must be evaluated to achieve long term success.
- Students will only excel if they are given a personalized strategy or plan that clearly indicates how to close the gap between “where they are” and “where they have to be” to reach their goals.
In The Bag
Driver – Titleist TS3 10.5 Diamana Blue 60 S
3 Wood – Titleist TS2 15 degree Diamana Blue 70 S
5 Wood – Titleist TS2 18 degree Aldila Rogue 95 MSI S
Hybrid – Titleist 818 H2 23 degree Tensei 70hy S
Irons – 5-PW Titleist 718 AP1 Aerotech i95 R
Wedges – Titleist SM 7 52.08, 56.14, 60.12
Putter – Scotty Cameron Futura Milled 5.5M 34 inch
Ball – Titleist AVX