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Linda Shephard turned professional in 1987. Since then, she has established herself as the foremost player in the Club professional golfing ranks, dominating the scene in the 1990's. Her talents led to her numerous achievements including Winner of the 1992 and 1993 l'Esterel Championships, 1992 Overall Money Winner CPGA Ontario, 1993 CPGA Ontario Match Play Champion, 1997 DuMaurier Series Event champion, and Ontario PGA Champion 1995-1997, 2001. In One stretch of golf, from 1990-1997 Linda finished five of the eight years within the top 6 money leader on the du Maurier Series Tour. It culminated in 1995 with being named Ontario PGA Professional of the year. Linda qualified four times for the du Maurier Classic, then a major championship on the LPGA tour. Most recently, Linda won the 2005 BMO Financial Group Canadian Tour Event in Gatineau, Quebec. Runnerup in the 2012 Ontario PGA ladies Championship. Linda was just recently inducted into the Hall of Fame in her hometown of Quinte West.
Linda's teaching record is as impressive as her credentials. She began teaching in 1990 under master professional Murray Tucker and has attended several seminars, such as "The Swedish Approach" and a seminar with the late Dr. Dede Owens, co-author of the LPGA's Guide to Every Shot, also in 2011 attended Vision 54 which is founded by Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson. They are both featured among the top 50 list for golf digest magazines best teachers and are ranked #1 and #2 female best teachers in the United States. They have coached some of the worlds best players including Annika Sorenstam, Suzann Pettersen, Ai Miyazato, Brittany Lang, Kevin Streelman, Nayeon Choi and many more. Also, co authored the smash books "Every Shot Must have a purpose" and "The game before the game " and most recent" Play your best golf Now".
Following in her father's footsteps, she and her husband Greg purchased Barcovan in 1994.
Greg Shephard turned professional in 1979. From 1980 to 1988, he has played in and won numerous professional tournaments. In 1989, he became the Head Golf Pro at the Board of Trade Country Club in Woodbridge.
Greg is no stranger when it comes to running and managing a golf course. In 1991 he went to King Valley Golf Club to act as the head Golf Director for all golf courses bought and built by Mark Frey of Switzerland.
He purchased Barcovan with his wife Linda in 1994 and now sits on the panel for Golf Digest magazine.
Don turned professional in 1970 as a assistant golf professional in the Montreal area.He later moved to the Toronto area as teaching professional under Mr. John Henrick at the Brampton Golf Club. Don then moved to the Oakdale Golf Club in Toronto for 8 years as head teaching professional before moving back to Brampton to assume the duties as Head Golf Professional where he spent over 20 years. In total Don has over 40 years experience with the CPGA as both a teacher and player.
Joined Barcovan Golf Club's greens keeping staff in 1985. In 1995, Paul became a member of the PGA of Canada and was Barcovan's assistant golf professional from 1995 - 2001. In 2001, Paul started a teaching career at East Northumberland S.S. and is currently the head of the drama program. He has been married to his beautiful wife Eileen for almost thirteen years and has three beautiful children, Aidan , Molly and Cael . He is looking forward to coming back to Barcovan to work with the juniors.