PEIGA Welcomes Junior Development Team Coach
The PEIGA is happy to introduce Travis Carr as the Junior Development Team and Canada Games Coach!
Travis was born in Marshfield, PEI on June 13, 1990. He picked up the game of golf at a young age and developed an instant passion for it. As a junior golfer, Travis represented Team PEI many times at Provincial, Atlantic and National competitions as a team member from 2005-2008.
With the intention of building a career in the golf industry, Travis studied at Holland College, where he completed the Golf Club Management and Professional Golf Management programs.
Following that, Travis attained his professional status in 2014 and recently received his Class “A” member status through the PGA of Canada. At the 2020 PGA of Canada awards, Travis received the honor of Class “A” professional of the year in the Atlantic Zone. He is now a finalist for the national award which will be selected in January, 2021.
Over his 17 years of employment in the golf industry, Travis has worked many different jobs including turf maintenance, back shop attendant, pro shop attendant, junior program coordinator and teacher. Although he enjoys all areas of golf course operations, he has become particularly passionate about teaching golf and more specifically junior player development.
Aside from using his competitive golfing background, Travis uses the most up to date technology to help improve his students. This includes: Flight Scope (a 3D Doppler tracking radar which measures the launch and flight of the golf ball and provides quantitative data about a player’s golf swing and performance), BodiTrak (a pressure-sensing mat that helps athletes understand how they interact with the ground), as well as, SuperSpeed Training (an overspeed training program used widely on all major tours, designed to gradually develop more clubhead speed).
Aside from golf, Travis is a competitive CrossFit athlete and has a keen interest in fitness and nutrition. Last year he travelled to Ottawa to get certified as a L1 CrossFit coach and he currently coaches CrossFit in the offseason.
Travis is always trying to stay up to date and evolve as a professional and aspires to use his knowledge to improve golfers of all skill levels and ultimately grow the game of golf here on Prince Edward Island.
The PEIGA will be announcing details for the Junior Development Team Program in early January.