Former junior golf star coming back to Chilliwack

The Chilliwack Golf and Country Club has added Brad Clapp as an instructor with the new Chilliwack Golf Academy.

Brad Clapp is coming home to help launch the new Chilliwack Golf Academy at the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club.

CG&CC announced the addition Monday morning, bringing a former Chilliwack junior back to the Fraser Valley.

Clapp, a PGA of Canada member, was a member of CG&CC’s junior program for six years before moving on to Camosun College.

He completed a three year professional golf management program at Camosun, and spent the last four years working as the assistant professional at Sun Rivers Golf in Kamloops.

At Sun Rivers, Clapp introduced a junior program that grew in popularity each year.

“I am very happy to have the opportunity to build the Chilliwack Golf Academy,” Clapp said in a CG&CC news release. “I believe that CG&CC has one of the best practice facilities in the entire province and I hope to utilize it while instructing golfers of all ages and skill levels.”

Beyond teaching, Clapp also has a strong playing resume.

He has six professional victories in four years, winning the Vancouver Golf Tours Tour Championship last year.

He was also the runner up at the Vancouver Open last year, losing in a playoff to Canada’s top ranked pro, Adam Hadwin.

Clapp was also the only player in the field to shoot three rounds in the 60’s.

In 2010, Brad travelled to Spain to play on the HI 5 Professional Golf Tour against the best up-and-coming talent in Europe. This tour consisted of British amateur champions, European Tour winners, and Ryder Cup team members for Europe.

Clapp made eight out of nine cuts and tied for second at one event.

“I feel the tournament experiences that I have had, and will continue to have, help me to prepare others for competition,” Clapp noted.

At CG&CC, Clapp will teach the Tuesday junior nights and team up with the Chilliwack Golf Academy’s director of instruction, former LPGA tour player Jennifer Greggain.

“We are very excited to include Brad as one of our instructors at the Chilliwack Golf Academy,” she said. “Our vision is to provide highly innovative golf instruction here in the Fraser Valley. Brad’s teaching and playing experience will make an excellent addition.”

The Chilliwack Golf Academy promises to offer innovative golf instruction to adults and juniors of all skill levels. For more information on programs, and to book lessons online, visit www.chilliwackgolfacademy.com.

Greggain can be reached by phone at  604-798-9805 or email at Jennifer@chilliwackgolf.com

Just Posted

The theme for this year’s Fraser Valley Regional Library Summer Reading Club is “Crack the Case” and Katie Burns, community librarian at the Chilliwack Library, is encouraging people of all ages to sign up. She is seen here at the Chilliwack Library on Friday, June 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Crack the case, read, win prizes with FVRL Summer Reading Club

‘Immerse yourself in other worlds and have a bit of fun while you do it,’ says Chilliwack librarian

Harrison Hot Springs country singer Todd Richard poses for a photo with Mission firefighters. (Photo/Sarah Plawutski)
VIDEO: Harrison country artist Todd Richard plans for a busy, rockin’ summer

Richard and his band look to live shows as restrictions start to lift

Vanessa Dueck.
Snapshots of a Chilliwack father from his loving daughter

Father’s Day memories of special moments shared together

Rachel is a six month old Labrador retriever cross who was found at large. She is seen here at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
VIDEO: Find Me My Furever Home – Rachel at the Chilliwack SPCA

6-month-old puppy found at large, now at Chilliwack SPCA, needs special home

Cpl. Scott MacLeod and Police Service Dog Jago. Jago was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, June 17. (RCMP)
Abbotsford police, RCMP grieve 4-year-old service dog killed in line of duty

Jago killed by armed suspect during ‘high-risk’ incident in Alberta

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada to welcome 45,000 refugees this year, says immigration minister

Canada plans to increase persons admitted from 23,500 to 45,000 and expedite permanent residency applications

FILE – Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Feds to issue update on border measures for fully vaccinated Canadians, permanent residents

Border with U.S. to remain closed to most until at least July 21

A portion of the George Road wildfire burns near Lytton, B.C. in this Friday, June 18, 2021 handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, BC Wildfire Service *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Blaze near Lytton spread across steep terrain, says BC Wildfire Service

Fire began Wednesday and is suspected to be human-caused, but remains under investigation

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

(Black Press Media files)
Burnaby RCMP look for witnesses in hit-and-run that left motorcyclist dead

Investigators believe that the suspect vehicle rear-ended the motorcycle before fleeing the scene

Blair Lebsack, owner of RGE RD restaurant, poses for a portrait in the dining room, in Edmonton, Friday, June 18, 2021. Canadian restaurants are having to find ways to deal with the rising cost of food. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canadian restaurateurs grapple with rising food costs, menu prices expected to rise

Restaurants are a low margin industry, so there’s not a lot of room to work in additional costs

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
Fort St. John man arrested after allegedly inviting sexual touching from children

Two children reported the incident to a trusted adult right away

A police pursuit involving Abbotsford Police ended in Langley Saturday night, June 20. (Black Press Media file)
Abbotsford Police pursuit ends in Langley with guns drawn

One person arrested, witnesses say an officer may have been hurt in collision with suspect vehicle

Most Read