Jake Haime

Jake has obviously been immersed in our golf model and coaching philosophy his entire life and is well beyond his years in both golf swing knowledge and experience. Jake is an expert Certified Club Fitter for Ping, Titleist, TaylorMade, Callaway and Cobra. He is also certified with FlightScope and has spent hundreds of hours fitting golfers using their Doppler Radar Launch monitors.  With a real passion for science and technology in golf, Jake is also certified with GEARS 3D Motion Capture and with Swing Catalyst pressure mats. Jake leads our 3D Motion Capture programs, he is heavily involved in our highly successful Junior High Performance Coaching model and he is our lead Junior Golf Camp programmer. Jake graduated from the Gerald Schwartz School of Business at St Francis Xavier University. Jake regularly guests on Tee It Up on TSN 1200 and contributes to our video tips on all social media platforms. Jake's passion for teaching, his life long involvement with our golf school and extensive training make him one of the top young PGA Of Canada Teachers in the country.  

Get to know your pro!

Tell us the 3 golfers (alive or dead) who would fill out your ultimate dream Foursome -  Tiger Woods, Annika Sorenstam and Rory McIlroy. These three players have been the most formative for me as a fan of golf and a teacher of the game in the modern era. Each also excels at the highest level in different ways, which would help me learn so much while enjoying the round.

Who is your favourite band or musical artist? - The Foo Fighters

Tell us your favourite Major Championship of all time - The 2003 Masters. Watching Mike Weir be the unlikely winner was the first time I was truly hooked and invested in the results of a tournament on TV. I don’t think that it’s the most important major ever, but it’ll always be special to me.

What is your favourite golf course in the world (that you’ve played)? - I have been very fortunate to play some fantastic courses. My favourite would be either Cabot Cliffs or Royal County Down depending on the day you ask me.

Also, name the course that you would give anything to play - Obviously Augusta National, but the other course at the top of my list is Tara Iti Golf Club in New Zealand

Tell us your best halfway house snack - A Diet Coke and a Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich

What is your all time favourite golf club? The club that meant the most to you and why? - My Scotty Cameron Newport that I am using now. I got it when I turned 20 with my School team monogrammed on it. I’ve never had a putter sit so well, and it is the only club I have that is also a keepsake.

 Your favourite swing on tour right now? - Rory off of the tee, Tiger with his irons. They are so technically strong and athletically gifted in a way that is hard to deny!

Teru Hino-Jencz

Teru is Ottawa born and raised and played university golf for Ottawa U and St. Lawrence College where he specialized in Electrical Engineering Technician studies. After graduation, Teru returned home and spent time at Hylands Golf Club, Carleton Golf and Yacht Club and Eagle Creek Golf Club. Teru is a certified club fitter with Ping, TaylorMade, Cobra, Titleist and is experienced with both FlightScope and Trackman Doppler Radar Launch Monitors. He is also well versed with our GEARS 3D Motion Capture Systems and contributes to our High Performance Junior Coaching program. If you ask any of Teru’s many students here at the Kevin Haime Golf School they’ll tell you that his easy going and friendly demeanour and his ability to get his message across have really helped them play better golf. Teru is a PGA of Canada member and a Cobra Golf Staffer. He is available for private lessons, beginner clinics, club fitting and junior lessons and coaching.

Get to know your pro!

Tell us the 3 golfers (alive or dead) who would fill out your ultimate dream Foursome. -  Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods, and Fred Couples

Who is your favourite band or musical artist? - Greta Van Fleet

Tell us your favourite Major Championship of all time. - 1997 Masters – Tiger’s first Major win. He shot 40 on the front nine and showed exceptional resilience to shoot 30 on the finishing nine. This is how I  got hooked on golf.

What is your favourite golf course in the world (that you’ve played)? Royal Montreal

Also, name the course that you would give anything to play – I would give anything to play St Andrew’s. I would love to test my bunker skills!

Tell us your best halfway house snack - Tuna Sammy

What is your all time favourite golf club? The club that meant the most to you and why? – My putter – longest relationship in my bag. We’ve had a lot of up and downs through the years.

Your favourite swing on tour right now? – Justin Rose – He is technically sound, sticks to a routine and has impeccable rhythm.

David McBain

Following a successful science-based career, Dave shifted his focus to his true life’s passion with the aim of helping golfers of all skill levels master mental and emotional aspects of their game. To this end, Dave joined the PGA of Canada, trained with VISION54, received certifications for BodiTrak, Trackman, OptiBrain and others. He is a Life and Golf Skill coach with The First Tee and was recognized in 2018 for successfully completing their rigorous coach training program. Before joining our team Dave spent 5 years coaching and coordinating junior golf programs at The Marshes Golf Club in Kanata. He is entering his 6th year with the coaching staff of the Carleton University Ravens men’s and women’s golf program, and looking forward to his 3rd year as Head Coach. His strengths include his passion for player development, particularly with juniors golfers, his commitment to his clients, his thoroughness and organization. Dave is involved in our junior golf programs, leads adult clinics and junior camps and is available for private lessons.

Get to know your pro!

Tell us the 3 golfers (alive or dead) who would fill out your ultimate dream Foursome. - Arnold Palmer, Annika Sorenstam and Bobby Jones

Who is your favourite band or musical artist? Led Zepplin

Tell us your favourite Major Championship of all time. - The Open with the head to head between Phil and Stenson

What is your favourite golf course in the world (that you’ve played)? Torrey Pines South - very tough!

Also, name the course that you would give anything to play - St Andrews Old Course

Tell us your best halfway house snack - Chuckhouse which I first tried as a kid at Rideau Glen GC

What is your all time favourite golf club? The club that meant the most to you and why? -  I guess I’d have to say I feel most comfortable with my 50 degree AP2 gap wedge, full swing or chipping.

Your favourite swing on tour right now? For a modern swing - Rory McIlroy. For traditional swing - Louis Oosthuizen

Duncan Heywood

We’re thrilled to welcome Duncan Heywood to our Teaching Team for 2019. He is a graduate of the Humber College Professional Golf Management program. Duncan is a native of Ottawa but has spent his entire PGA of Canada career away from home . He spent time at The National Golf Club in Toronto (a top 4 course in Canada), Castle Stuart in Scotland and finally Highland Country Club in London before finding his way back home to get married and join our team. Duncan is a certified Club Fitter with Ping, TaylorMade, Cobra, Titleist and Srixon who really knows his way around our launch monitor technology and ball flight conditions. Like all of our team, Duncan is a PGA of Canada professional who has fully committed all of his energy and talents to helping newer golfers improve. Duncan is available for private lessons, beginner clinics, club fitting and leads many of our junior learn to play clinics and camps.

Get to know your pro!

Tell us the 3 golfers (alive or dead) who would fill out your ultimate dream Foursome. - Tiger Woods, Chris Heywood (brother), Dean Heywood (father) - the three men responsible for my obsession with golf. 

Who is your favourite band or musical artist? - Red Hot Chilli Peppers 

Tell us your favourite Major Championship of all time. - 2005 Masters. For many reasons, including how special Tigers third day was chasing down Chris DiMarco with a 5 under front 9. He also displayed the best display of short game I had ever seen in the final round. His chip on 16 , mine and most people's most memorable shot of all time.  His putt on 18 to win in a playoff,  a 15 footer he made under the most amount of pressure. That putt gave tiger his 9th major, and is second consecutive. 

What is your favourite golf course in the world (that you’ve played)? - Castle Stuart Golf Links, a masterful modern links design which requires creativity and skill. Most importantly you never want the round of end it's so fun! 

 Also, name the course that you would give anything to play.  - I would give anything to play Augusta National. 

Tell us your best halfway house snack - Water and a hot dog, can't beat it. 

What is your all time favourite golf club? The club that meant the most to you and why? - The National Golf Club of Canada. This is where I began my journey in golf working in the back shop, and eventually working my way up to being an assistant professional. I learned not only lessons about my future career but personal life lessons from all the professionals I was lucky enough to come into contact with. Adam Brown, the head professional, has continued Ben Kerns ethos of always being a professional and the proper way a golf professional should conduct themselves. This is the hardest course I have ever played and that's the only reason it's not my favourite. The National Golf Club of Canada does the little things perfect when it comes to the golf course, and seems like every blade of grass or tree is put there for a specific reason.

What is your all time favourite golf club (equipment) - - My current putter. A Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 with a black matador grip. I spend the most time with this club. It is always a comfort to have in my hands and always look forward to putting with it. I feel that I can make anything when holding this putter, even when I'm putting horribly in a round. This putter has made some big putts with me in many different situations, which in my opinion is one of the best things about playing better golf. 

 Your favourite swing on tour right now?     - Louis Oosthuizen. He has fundamentals and tempo I would love to emulate. He has the ability to make the swing look effortless