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Meet The Pro

KEVIN CANALE

Meet The Pro: Kevin Canale

I graduated from Amsterdam High School and attended college in Merced, California, to play on the golf team. Then, I became a PGA Apprentice under Joe Merendo at Amsterdam Muni in 1990 and was elected to PGA Membership in 1994. I worked at several local courses over the years including Amsterdam Muni, Brookhaven GC, Pioneer Hills, and Antlers Country Club. I was the Assistant Professional of the year for the NENY Section in 1993 and Merchandiser of the year for the same section in 1997.

 

I am excited to return to Antlers Country Club for several reasons. I spent 10 years as the General Manager/Head Golf Professional from 1998 to 2007. I get the chance to work with my mentor, Joe Merendo, and also to be a part of history for Fulton and Montgomery counties as Antlers having been established for over 120 years. My grandparents, aunt, and uncle were members back in the early days, and it holds a special place in my heart. It is important to me to see the club not only survive but thrive like it once did.

My goal is to grow the game of golf and embrace the community through fundraisers and helping local charities. Junior golf has always been important to me, and working with Joe taught me that. We will continue to support junior golf. Throughout my career, Fulton/Montgomery counties were thriving golf areas. Numerous tournaments were available to all levels of golfers, and you could play in a charity scramble every week if you desired. I hope to bring that back. Antlers has a unique opportunity to bring back these traditions.

Having retired 2 years ago, this was not an easy decision, but I am very excited about the challenge and look forward to making an already great club even better. I am excited to work with Peter and his team, and having a relationship with Van Patten only makes it more exciting. Peter has shared his vision with me, and I know he has the determination, as I do, to make Antlers thrive. Over the next few months, Antlers will be opening a brand new pro shop, creating new leagues, and providing first class service to all of our patrons. 

 

Anyone considering having a fundraising golf tournament or interested in starting a league, please reach out to us and let us help you. As always, Antlers will provide the best service, best conditions, and most enjoyable experience in the area.

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