David Bolton and Daryl Stubbs are the owners of Pacific Golf Academy. They have been leaders in the golf industry for over 20 years. After 16 years of leading the golf coaching industry and operating the most successful golf academy in Richmond, they raised the bar. In 2013, in a continuing effort to provide the best learning experience for their students, they opened a world-class golf training facility. The technology that Pacific Golf Academy has available is the best in the world and is what PGA Tour players use to work on their golf game.
David and Daryl have amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience through both competing at the highest level (having won more than 75 professional events combined) and working and collaborating with some of the best golf instructors in North America.
Experience, knowledge, the best technology, and the strongest team of instructors all working together is what makes the difference at Pacific Golf Academy. Don't wait for opportunity - create it!
From an early age, Richard believed that hard work and perseverance produced desired results. His background in music and art helped him develop a love for practice and an understanding in the value of patience.
After a successful junior golf career, Richard was recruited by Western Washington University's golf program with a full scholarship, where he studied education and recreation. After graduation, he then pursued his career path in becoming a golf professional. Richard has been certified by the Titleist Performance Institute for fitness training. He is able to identify the physical strengths and weaknesses of each individual through a screening assessment. Richard expresses the importance of proper swing mechanics and fundamentals, as it can produce power and stability while also preventing injury.
Sergej Dronov was born in Belgrade, Serbia and grew up in Vancouver, BC Canada. He is a PGA of Canada Class “A” Professional with 12 years of experience and over 7,000 hours of instruction given. In the pursuit of growing the game of golf, Sergej moved to Shenzhen, China where he spent 18 months coaching elite Chinese junior golfers. In that time, he gathered valuable knowledge of the culture and the golfing industry overseas. China proved to be a stepping stone into a career path that is now devoted to teaching golf to Canada’s youth.
Growing up with elite instruction and having played in several major junior, amateur and professional events; these experiences have proved to be his biggest asset when it comes to teaching. To this day, he believes that golf, through its dynamic challenges, has the power to be the most rewarding sport for all aspects of life.
MEWAIL KIDANE “MO”
Mewail, who also goes by "Mo", was born in Frankfurt Germany and at the age of 3 moved to Vancouver, BC with his family. Mo grew up playing at one of Vancouver’s most popular golf courses, Fraserview Golf Course. Mo currently holds the course record at Fraserview with a round of 63 (9-under par).
Mo’s experience in competing in junior, amateur, and professional golf tournaments have equipped him with priceless knowledge and an incredible understanding of how to transfer these experiences into an easy communicative form that any level of golfer could understand.
Mo is a big believer in working hard, practicing often, and pushing oneself for greatness.
One of Vancouver’s busiest golf coaches over the the last 3 years, Jimmy has coached hundreds of students at one of Vancouver’s busiest courses, McCleery Golf Course. Starting October 2019, Jimmy will be bringing his exceptional coaching skills to Pacific Golf Academy and officially joining the team! Here is a quick introduction to Pacific’s newest golf coach:
Jim was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to Vancouver when he was 11 years old. Following a suggestion from his father, it wasn't long after he first picked up a club that Jim discovered the allure of the great game of golf. In no time at all he became enraptured and so began the first love affair of Jim's life. As his game swiftly progressed from strength to strength, it became abundantly clear that this was no fleeting romance, but rather a firm commitment that was destined to develop into his life-long career.
Jim attended the Professional Golf Management Program at Humber College and he earned his CPGA card in 2008. He received his "Class A" status in 2013. His is very happy to be joining the Pacific Golf Academy as an Instructor and he is excited to share his passion for this game with all his students. Jim is trilingual and can teach fluently in both English & Korean. Most of Jim's students, however, speak Mandarin and Jim also teaches in that language, too.