Our Golf Instructors
Director of Instruction
Sean Richardson joined the Canadian PGA in 1988 as an assistant professional at the 108 Golf Course in 100 Mile House. The following season he moved to the Lower Mainland where he spent the early years of his apprenticeship at the Quilchena Golf Course Richmond. By 1994, Sean chose to focus his energies on teaching golf full time and helped develop very successful golf Academies at Musqueam Golf Course in Vancouver and later, Mayfair Lakes in Richmond.
Sean has always been dedicated to delivering the highest quality of golf instruction to all levels of players and derives great satisfaction from seeing his students improve. His passion to help competitive golfers reach their highest levels led him to develop extremely successful “coaching” programs, that encompass all of the necessary components of player development – including swing technique, mental skills, fitness and nutrition, effective practice methods and schedules.
In 2001, the RCGA recognized the success of his programs and he was hired as the RCGA Regional Coach for British Columbia as well as the BCGA Provincial Coach. In that role, he attended all provincial and national championships and put on regional training camps for competitive golfers. Over a 5 year period as Provincial Coach, he continued to work privately with golfers of all abilities. The success of his coaching programs was exceptional as 6 of his students won National titles between 2004 and 2006, including Darren Wallace, who at age 15 became the youngest winner in the history of the Canadian Amateur Championship – in the 100th playing of the event!
In 2007, Sean moved to the Okanagan as the Director of Instruction at Predator Ridge Golf Resort. His move to the interior allowed him to get “back to his routes” and raise his family in the greatest part of the province.
Sean is extremely excited to be joining the team at the Harvest Golf Club. “The Harvest has always been at the top of my list for best places to play and learn. The service here is second to none and everything from the golf shop service to course conditioning to the outstanding food and beverage make this the facility I want to be part of.” He looks forward to continuing the tradition of exceptional golf instruction at the Harvest and to working with successful existing programs and creating new and exciting opportunities for golfers to develop their skills and improve their games.
Finlay Young has been a fully qualified member of the British PGA since 2004 and holds Class “A” membership with the PGA of Canada. Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, he began his PGA training at the prestigious Royal Winchester Golf Club in 2000 before accepting a position as the Head of Instruction at one of Greater London’s busiest driving ranges in 2005. Throughout his many years of coaching, he has helped golfers of all skill levels from beginners to European Tour players, achieve their playing goals. In 2011, Finlay moved to the Okanagan and is happy to call Kelowna home.
Now into his second year on the instructional staff at the Harvest Golf Club, Finlay is looking forward to building on last year with more instructional offerings for all skill levels. When not teaching others, you will find Finlay on the range working on his own game as he enjoys playing a competitive schedule throughout the season.
A graduate of the San Diego Golf Academy, Bruce began his career in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta at a very young age. He first worked at his home club, the Broadmoor Golf Club in Sherwood Park, starting the old fashion way cleaning clubs and washing carts. He eventually moved to the Sherwood Park Golf Club working in the pro shop at the tender age of 16 while completing his studies in the US. He then joined the Leduc Golf Club as his first Assistant Professional position under Mr. Greg Pidlaski before moving to the Okanagan in a similar capacity at The Kelowna Golf & Country Club. After a brief stint at the Golf Range under Mr. Irving Taylor, he joined Sunset Ranch Golf Club where he remained for 18 years as the Director of Golf/Head Professional.