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Meet David Fritz, PGA of Canada

David Fritz PGA Golf Professional

David has been a PGA of Canada Professional for over twenty five years. Throughout the various stages of his career, he has gained experience at some of the finest golf clubs in the Greater Toronto Area. He has had the opportunity to work with world-class golf professionals, top coaches and instructors. He is a Board member of the Canadian Junior Golf Association and is very active in developing junior golf in this country.  David also played competitive golf at the University of Akron in Ohio.

David is a results oriented coach. He incorporates swing essentials, golf biomechanics and game strategies into his teaching. He has developed progressive training programs for men and women of all abilities and has created introductory and high performance programs for juniors. He brings a wealth of knowledge to his students and is able to communicate that knowledge in a simplistic manner while assisting them achieve their goals.

It is quite apparent that David loves teaching golf and seeing his students succeed. David provides golf lessons and golf instruction that is tailored to your personal needs. He is committed to providing a positive learning experience for all students. while improving all aspects of your game. Students will welcome David’s warm personality and passion for the game of golf.


Instructors 

Shawn Aucoin, Senior Instructor

A PGA of Canada member for over 20 years. Prior to becoming a founding partner of Sligo Wear golf apparel brand Shawn spent his time instructing golf at the world renowned Pulpit Club in Caledon, Ontario under the mentorship of PGA of Canada Hall of Fame member Ben Kern. Shawn enjoys passing on his passion and knowledge of the game to everyone he teaches regardless of experience.

Hap Gill, Senior Instructor

Hap has been playing the game of golf for over 25 years and is a very accomplished player and coach. Hap is a fully certified golf instructor with a degree in Kinesiology and Biomechanics from York University and he also has his Bachelor of Education. Hap is very proficient with both beginners and advanced golfers that want to improve on their existing skills and further fine-tune their golf swing.  Hap is US Kids Golf Certified and is a PCA Double-Goal Coach teaching both competition and life lessons. He is   certified in the psychology of  golf  and has gained his Trackman University certification. Hap is a natural athlete who has also  played university soccer, tennis, hockey, football and threw shot put. He is a national level 2 soccer and tennis coach. In 2021 Hap was awarded honorable mention for Top 50 Instructor by US Kids Golf for outstanding work in the growth and development of youth golf. Hap is a natural coach who loves to see his students get better and enjoy the game of golf.  

Gianfranco, Senior Instructor

In my younger years I competed as an amateur in the CJGA, Ontario Am, Canadian Am, and Varsity level for The Western Mustangs before becoming a Professional Golfer in 2013. I began teaching in Melbourne Australia, taught some international students in China, and have clients in Arizona and across the GTA. I have taught all while being competitive on numerous professional tours in different countries in my career. My clients range from professional golfers, to weekend warriors, to beginners who have never touched a club before. I pride myself on my knowledge of the swing and the game with a strong attention to detail. I am confident I can bring any golfer’s game to where they would like it to be and even beyond. 

David Georgievski, Senior Instructor

Almost completely self-taught, David understands how to build a swing from the ground up. Focusing on solid fundamentals, he enjoys working with beginner and intermediate players who are looking to gain speed, improve their ball striking, and dial in their accuracy. David enjoys a simple and straight forward approach to the game, and coaches in a similar easy to understand way. He strives to help build a swing that feels comfortable, consistent, and unique to each of his students.

Zach Giusti, Senior Instructor

For the past 6 years Zach has been playing golf professionally across North America on The Mackenzie Tour (PGA Tour Canada) and various mini tours. Zach has worked at Westview Golf Course since he was 15 years old and loves being around the game in any capacity. Zach has won professionally on the Toronto Players Tour and is also an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, so he knows what it takes both physically and mentally to compete with some of the best players in the sport. Whether you’re a beginner trying to learn the basics or a low single digit handicap, Zach is confident he can help you achieve both your short and long term golf goals.

Michael Heaney, Senior Instructor

Michael has been a Class ‘A’  Teaching Professional  for  over 25 years. His passion for golf led him to play University golf in Texas. to attend School in Texas.  Michael has proven experience teaching golf to all levels  from beginners to advanced. His teaching philosophy has always been about understanding the level of my students, teaching techniques and skills to advance their abilities and to have fun while they learn to play the great game of golf.

Brady Futterer, Junior Instructor

Brady has been involved with the game of golf for over 10 years, competing at a high level before transitioning to coaching. He is a certified golf instructor through the Canadian Golf Teachers Federation and has been teaching golf for 3 years. Brady played competitive junior golf winning 3 times in his junior career. He then went on to then play collegiate golf both in the United States and Canada. He is also a former caddie at Magna Golf Club and caddied in the Canadian Women’s Open in 2019. Through his years of training and development, he has built a strong knowledge and understanding of the game. Brady has a great passion for the game of golf and loves to share his knowledge with golfers of all levels.

Dave Horne, Senior Instructor

Dave became certified as a Master Golf Teaching professional in 2011 through the Canadian Golf Teachers Federation, US Golf Teachers Federation and the World Golf Teachers Federation. 

In 2020 Dave was proudly named one of the top 50 Golf Professionals in Canada by the Canadian Golf Teachers Federation (CGTF)

To better understand the mental game of golf, Dave became a Certified Golf Psychologist. Dave wanted to help golfers unlock and overcome any psychological obstacles that may be holding them back.

To enhance his ability to take students to the next level, Dave became a Certified TPI coach.  As Certified TPI coach Dave can properly screen, assess, and analyze golfer’s abilities as well as physical limitations in order to understand their strengths and weaknesses plus help them understand how ground forces and biomechanics work in their swing.

Looking forward to working with you and helping you improve your golf game.”

William Wang, Academy Instructor

William is a certified Golf Teaching Professional of Canada Golf Teachers Federation and US Golf Teachers Federation who speaks Mandarin. He has played golf for over 23 years. He participated in the Mission Hills Pro-am Tournament in 2012, and played with pros and world super stars such as Matt Kuchar, Ryan Reynolds, Michael Phelps, Darren Clarke, Yao Ming, Donnie Yen, and Sun Nan, etc.
William is an outstanding professional golf coach focused on helping golfers develop the fundamentals and skills to improve their performance and have more fun in the game. His charming personality and simple approach make him very popular with students.

Mitch Mah, Junior Instructor

Mitchell has taken on several roles at various Private courses & Golf Academies in Central Ontario and the GTA. Mitch has been responsible for organizing and leading several junior golf programs and served as assistant coach to York University’s Men’s Varsity Golf team from 2017-2018. With two professional degrees in History and Education, Mitchell is looking forward to furthering his career by merging his passions of teaching and golf in the Junior Instructor at David Fritz Golf Academy. Mitchell appreciates working with golfers of all skill levels and aims to enhance his clients’ swings by giving them a better understanding of golf mechanics and course management. With his knowledge, enthusiasm and passion, Mitchell is prepared to help you and your golf game!  

Matthew McRae, Junior Instructor

Matt has been playing golf since the age of three. He played competitively as a junior and amateur which lead to him playing on the Ryerson Universtiy Team. Matt is the team Captain.  Matt has a great understanding on what makes shot go well but also what makes shots not go well.  HIs experience and passion for the game of golf shows in his teaching and it is his goal to help his students become the best player they can be.

Clayton Lawlor, Junior Instructor

Clayton has basically grown up with a golf club in his hand as he started from an early age of 6 years old. Clayton grew up playing at a competitive level and competing in many well known tournaments such as GAO events, CJGA and  local amateur tours. Clayton was successful in winning both southern regional and Ontario championships. In addition, Clayton has been able to work alongside top coaches  allowing him to pick up on many great teaching techniques. Clayton throughly enjoys working with Junior golfers as he feels his outgoing and kind personality works great with them. Clayton’s end goal is to share all his knowledge on the golf swing with each and every client, and allow then to all reach there goals. 

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