Kevin Hamilton - Managing Partner
Josh Walker - CPGA Class A Head Professional
Golf runs in Josh’s family and his passion for the game was sparked at a young age. Josh enjoys all aspects of the game from playing to teaching, equipment fitting and learning all the ins and outs of the golf industry.
Originating from Regina, Saskatchewan, Josh first came to Lethbridge in 1999 to attend the Professional Golf Management (PGM) Program at the Lethbridge College. After graduating from the PGM Program in 2001, he was ready to turn his passion into a lifelong career.
Prior to coming to Evergreen Golf Centre, he spent 4 seasons working at the Kananaskis Country Golf Course. Wanting to learn more about semi-private and private golf club dynamics, he moved back to Lethbridge in the fall of 2002 and has lived here since. In 2003 Josh joined the team at the Magrath Golf Club through to the end of 2015. Along the way, he gained tremendous knowledge and experience in managing his own business and applied that knowledge and experience into his next venture as the Owner/Operator of J. Walker Golf. In 2016, he opened J. Walker Golf as a stand-alone independent golf shop, specializing in custom fit equipment and the latest in Men's and Ladies' golf apparel and accessories. With a focus on customer service, in two short years, the team at J. Walker Golf has fit over 150 customers into custom fit equipment best suited for their individual games.
He is extremely excited to be joining the fabulous team at Evergreen Golf Centre as the new Head Professional. He is looking forward to meeting and getting to know all the great customers of Evergreen Golf Centre and to helping you get the most out of your game.
Cara Vanderham - Assistant Golf Professional, LPGA Class A Teaching Professional
Cara attended California University of Pennsylvania on a golf scholarship, and completed the Professional Golf Management Program, minoring in business and accounting. While on the golf team, Cara competed at the NCAA Division II level and played Regional and National events. She finished her senior year with a 79.4 stroke average, played in 11 events and had 7 top ten finishes (1 runner up).
Cara grew up in Innisfail, Alberta where she played on the McLennan Ross Sun Junior Tour and competed at provincial and ladies amateur events.
Cara held positions at Innisfail Golf Club, The Club at Nevillewood in Pittsburgh, PA, and Wade Hampton Golf Club in Cashiers, NC. Her most recent internship was at the Every Body Golf School in Virginia where she taught private and group lessons to all ages. She is excited to be part of the team at the Evergreen Golf Centre! We welcome Cara to the Evergreen Family.
Marcus Meneghetti- Assistant Golf Professional, CPGA Apprentice
Welcome the newest member of the Evergreen Golf Centre Professional staff, CPGA Candidate for Membership, Marcus Meneghetti. Marcus recently graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a business degree majoring in General Management, and is on the path to becoming a CPGA Class ‘A’ professional. Marcus spent 6 years teaching power skating, hockey skills programs and private skating lessons at Westside Recreation Centre in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta before coming to Lethbridge in 2012 to attend the University. In 2013 he became a member at Magrath Golf Club where he practiced and refined his golf game for two seasons, later making the University Golf team where he played until 2016 and is now currently the Assistant Coach. In 2017, Marcus worked for Josh Walker at ‘J Walker Golf’ where he was introduced to the career path of a Golf Professional. After joining Evergreen Golf Centre in April of 2018, Marcus went on to achieve his candidate status and upon finishing his business degree, became Evergreens newest Assistant Professional. Marcus sites his inspiration to the games colorful and creative characters like Lee Trevino, Bubba Watson and Gary Player who were never afraid to impart their personality onto their surroundings and their playing style. Marcus continues to study and refine his knowledge of the golf swing and his passion for the game reflects his philosophy of a natural and simplistic approach to instruction.