Thanks For the Great Run
After 10 years the Tour Performance LAB is finishing its last year.
The LABsters Junior program lives on
The LABsters Program and Coach Chris Lutes has moved to Langley Golf Centre home of the Langley Golf Academy
The Golf Academy at Northview Golf Course will continue with all your regular Coaches
Matt Palsenbarg will be finishing his 22-year run and last 18 years as a golf professional at Northview this spring/summer of 2020.
He is heading to what will be the premier academy facility in Canada currently under construction at Point Grey.
Jason Glass and Matt Palsenbarg are still great friends and will be for life. The last 10 years running the Tour LAB together was amazing. It was near perfect timing. With Jason Glass having such success on the PGA Tour and speaking on a worldwide stage, this job offer coming up for Matt Palsenbarg. The decision to close down the program was taken.
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What is the LAB?
The Tour Performance LAB is the brain child of Matt Palsenbarg and Jason Glass, who worked together at Northview Golf and Country Club. Matt was an up-and-coming golf coach and Jason was a well-regarded golf fitness coach. The pair decided to combine their talents in order to offer a 12-month coaching program that integrated golf and fitness into one.
In September 2011 the program, which was looking for 9 players, began. By the end of the first year, 22 players had signed up and things really took off from there. The LABsters Junior Program, lead by 2016 PGA of BC Junior Leader of the Year Chris Lutes, was designed under the same principles: a structured and tiered program with fitness and golf skills blended seamlessly together.
The Tour LAB has introduced 1000's of kids into the game. We have over 25 players that have moved on to play college golf in Canada and the US. We have numerous provincial and national titles won.
The Team has grown to 5 Golf Professionals and 2 Fitness Professionals. We set some big goals and we blew them away. Which is also our approach to coaching.
Our vision is to provide the best possible coaching, personal care, latest technology and most advanced training and instruction systems on the market. Our team approach creates a feeling of belonging, inclusion and pride in our junior athletes. As a team we support and develop together to build better golfers and more importantly better people. The LAB brand is recognized internationally as a leader in junior golf development.