Chilliwack’s Jennifer Greggain gets coaching role with Golf Canada

Greggain will help top Canadian amateurs as they make the leap to professional play.

Jennifer Greggain has a new gig, coaching Canada’s top young golfers.

Greggain has accepted an assistance coaching role with the 2020 Team Canada National Women’s Amateur Team and Young Pro Squad. She’ll be working with Jaclyn Lee (Calgary, Alta.), Brittany Marchand (Orangeville, Ont.) and Maddie Szeryk (London, Ont.) and she’s stepping back from her duties at the Chilliwack Golf Club to tackle this new challenge.

“With the time commitment involved in working with the national team, the University of the Fraser Valley and B.C. Golf, I have decided to step down as Director of Instruction at the Chilliwack Golf Academy,” she wrote in a letter to her students. “PGA of Canada Professional Connor O’Dell will be taking over as Director of Instruction, including the very popular group adult lesson programs, as well as the after-school junior coaching programs and spring break and summer camps.”

Now in its seventh year, the Team Canada Young Pro Squad that Greggain joins is designed to help top-performing amateur golfers make the transition into the professional ranks. Since its inception in 2014, current and former team members have accounted for 43 wins across various professional golf tours, including PGA Tour wins by Mackenzie Hughes and Corey Conners as well as a record nine LPGA Tour wins by Brooke Henderson.

Greggain, the 2018 PGA of Canada Jack McLaughlin Junior Leader of the Year, brings an accomplished resume to her new role, including two years as a member of the LPGA Tour.

She believes it’s a logical step in her career.

“In the last few years I have delved into the world of coaching, as assistant coach with the UFV Cascades, working with our women’s program and working with B.C. Golf provincial teams,” she wrote. “I have completed certifications and specializations within the coaching stream of the PGA of Canada, and have also started my Masters in High Performance Coaching at UBC.

“All of this to pursue my dream of coaching high performance athletes at a national level.”

Greggain said she’ll still be calling the Chilliwack Golf Club home and will work with a limited number of students.

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