The athlete to coach relationship is the single most important element of coaching. This relationship is built on trust, hard work and dedication to the goal of excelling their golf game. Our continued focus becomes taking each athletes game to the next level while continuing to grow personally. As coaches we strive to ensure our athletes have fun and enjoy each and every session, on-course and tournament competition.

Coaching Sessions

Built with a steady progression for upcoming events. A mapped plan for practice and training sessions allows our athletes to peak when it counts as they prepare for club and regional competition.

Healthy Lifestyle & Nutrition

Athletes respond better on and off course when they are in the best physical condition. Initial fitness programs are developed as the athlete progresses their game.

Coaching Support / NCAA Support

Athletes have a schedule in place to better prepare for events during the season and a one on one check up with the coaching staff and parents each month.

Jacob Patte

PGA Of Canada Professional
Coach New Competitor Certified & Head Coach
2015 Golf Association Golf Development Centre Coach of the Year (Voted on by his Peers)

Jake Patte is a native of Oshawa, and a graduate of the University of Akron, with a degree in Physical Education. With his background in teaching, and a strong passion for junior golf development, Jake is quickly making his mark as a specialized junior golf coach.

Jake comes to ‘Geared to Golf’ from the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. He was an Assistant Pro with a focus on Junior Development at the club.

During Jake’s tenure at Akron, he was leader of the Men’s Golf Team (NCAA D1), was a perennial on the Akron Dean’s List, and was the Mid-American Conference Sportsman of the Year in 2010.

Jake has five professional wins under his belt, was a member of the victorious 2011 Willingdon Cup Team, and tied for third at the 2011 Canadian Amateur. Having competed at the NCAA Division 1 level; competed in many PGA Section events and Professional Mini Tour events, Jake Draws on his competitive experience as a coach.

Jake is Head Coach for the Gear programs, and is a major advocate of contact time for junior golf development, similar to the very successful hockey development model in Canada. The structuring of the Gear programs aims to develop junior golfers like no other program in Ontario. Jake strives to support his athletes in every way: Pre-event preparation, support in competition, as well as regular play with players to teach and reinforce effective game management and scoring skills. Students of all ages and abilities are sure to benefit from his passion to help others improve and enjoy the game.

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Brianna Cooper

PGA of Canada Coach
Girl's Golf Coordinator
Golf & Fitness Specialist

Brianna is a native of Kincardine and completing her final year at Illinois State University on a Full Ride Golf Scholarship, where she will graduate with a Major in Kinesiology & Minor in Athletic Coaching. A Member of Team Ontario from 2008 to 2010 under the Coaching of Ann Carroll, Brianna enjoyed great success as a junior athlete.  In her first year at Illinois State Brianna won the Individual Title at the 2011 Missouri Valley Conference Championship, ranking 1st in the Missouri Valley Conference, and named to the All-Valley Team... 2011 MVC Newcomer of the year. Brianna is currently ranked 2nd in the Missouri Valley Conference in 2015 with a scoring average of 74.6, and won the individual tittle at the Redbird Invitational while qualifying for the U.S. Woman's Amateur in New York after winning in a playoff. 

Brianna comes to Geared to Golf as Assistant Coach for the Gear Programs, and Head of Athlete Nutrition and Fitness while driving growth of our Newest Initiative "All Girl's Golf" Gear Development Model. This program is designed to give new to the game Junior Girls and aspiring competitive Junior Girls the most success development pathway in Canada. Brianna has a passion for coaching and thrives to help our athletes develop proper training for competition while providing her expertise to our athletes competing at the highest level.

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Ryan Starr

PGA of Canada Class A Professional
Lead Partner
Business Development Manager

Ryan is a native of Oshawa, a graduate of Georgian College, with a diploma in Golf Management and Business Administration. Ryan's strong commitment to the growth in junior golf has driven the development of Geared to Golf and the Performance Center model. 

Ryan sits on the advisory committee for Durham College and their Golf Industry Management Program as well as the Marketing Committee for the Golf Association of Ontario's Junior Golf Development Center initiative. Through his tenure with the Bruce's Golf Rewards family of clubs he has been instrumental in spear heading the sponsorship of 25 "Golf in School" facilities through the Golf Association of Ontario in the Durham Region and strives towards opening the doors to many more schools in the upcoming years through Geared to Golf.

Ryan is a coach for the Gear programs, and is dedicated to supporting Jake in his role as head coach. Building a strong relationship with each athlete and allowing access to the first tee is Ryan's goal with each team member in the gear program. This is the ultimate driving force behind Geared to Golf and what is believed to be the competitive advantage to each program. 

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