Meet the Team
For Golfers, By Golfers
TheGolfExpert.com is the official site of amateur golfers. We want to help you play better golf! We want to be the place where weekend duffers, business people, men, women and kids of all ages come to learn more about the game of golf. Whether you're looking for a better swing, tips to help score better, clarification of rules, what etiquette is important, drills for the driving range and putting green, or which local course you should try out, we want you to come here first for that information.
Who's the golf expert?
TheGolfExpert.com was started in 2001 by two brothers, Jim and Doug Paterson who continue to run the site today while holding down 'regular' day jobs in their spare time. Doug is a Professional Teaching Pro who has taught hundreds if not thousands of amateur golfers in the Greater Toronto Area. He has held various positions at some of the most prestigious clubs in the Toronto area. Doug has played all over North America and spends his days toiling in the highly competitive golf travel industry. Jim has been a golfer for 20+ years and worked both inside and out for more than 6 years at a number of respected courses in the Toronto area. His days are spent locked in an office in the financial services industry.
Our web presence is intended to provide information for the average golfer (4-36 handicapper) which is written and developed by avid golfers that have industry experience and professional golf designations. We also hope that you'll ask questions and contribute information or experiences that will benefit others. TheGolfExpert.com understands the experience of our visitors because we've been there ourselves.
Doug began his golf journey at age 8 pulling his mothers golf clubs around for her at the local course....and the rest as they say...stays in Vegas....
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