Predator Ridge Boasts New Pro StaffJune 7, 2013
|When your executive director of golf is a two-time PGA Tour Champion and Canadian Golf Hall of Famer, odds are you’re a destination that’s serious about swinging the clubs. Such is the case for Vernon’s own Predator Ridge, a two-course draw that promises 36 championship holes, all within a stunning semi-arid, mountainous setting.
Here, Richard Zokol leads the golf experience charge; Zokol doesn’t just know the game, he’s acted as founder, architect and CEO for various courses throughout his illustrious career. And he’s in good company: former LPGA Tour pro AJ Eathorne is at the helm as head of Predator Ridge’s Golf Academy, overseeing all camps, clinics and lessons, including ladies’ instruction and the junior program. For Eathorne, her teaching experience has been a homecoming of sorts; Predator Ridge served as her training ground for a career that earned her ranking as three-time British Columbia Ladies Amateur champion and winner of the Canadian Ladies Amateur Championship.
Hardware aside, there’s a reason why these two pros chose Predator Ridge as their home. It is, after all, an ideal setting for first-time and single-digit handicap players (and everyone in between) to develop their game. The Ridge Course, for example, is a Doug Carrick design that promises a formidable test on the fairway alongside lush landscapes, postcard-pretty elevation changes, rock outcroppings and lake and mountain views. And we can’t forget the original Predator Course — a Les Furber beauty that has long been considered a classic, thanks to its own collection of grassy dunes and top-notch links. In all, this is one setting where instruction is sure to be inspiring. www.predatorridge.com
Courtesy of Destination BC
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