Terry Carter

Email: Terry Cell: 403-619-GOLF

Terry Carter is a 25 year member of the   Canadian PGA and is the Academy Director with the National Golf Academy.

Terry has been instrumental in instructing some of Canada's top amateur, professional and National Champions, such as Riley Fleming, Dustin Risdon, James Love, James Muir, Grant Fuhr and many more. 


Terry was voted the 2009 and 2004 PGA of Alberta Teacher of the Year by his fellow PGA professionals, was nominated for the prestigious 2007-2008 Golf Magazine top 100 instructor in North America award, and is a top 50 Golf Instructor in Canada. 

Terry has operated the Academy out of numerous facilities such as the Riverside Club, the Grand Golf Centre, and the McCowan's Golf Dome. The NGA now operates out of The NGA Dome year round as well as at Shaganappi, Confederation Park, McCall Lake and Lakeview Golf Courses throughout the golf season.


Darryl James

Email: Darryl Cell: 403-891-2604

If the name sounds familiar, it may be Darryl's presence in the media as one of Calgary's top professional players. Having qualified for the 2014 Senior's Open at Canyon Meadows, there was a great deal of buzz around his booming long drives and accuracy off the tee. Darryl continues to wow crowds in North America while he continues his quest to qualify for the PGA Seniors Tour while making his mark on the local tour here in Alberta. 


Darryl has over 16 years experience teaching both beginner and experienced players. 

2007 and 2008 PGA of Alberta Player of the year/2007 and 2008 PGA of Alberta Champion, four time Alberta Amateur Champion and a 6 time Willingdon Cup team member. 

Darryl was Voted golfer of the 80s by Alberta Golf Magazine and played Professionally in Canada, the USA, and South Africa from 1993 to 1999. In 1994 Darryl was rookie of the year on the Canadian tour. 


Dan Cameron

Email: Dan Cell: 403-512-6172

Dan Cameron is the current PGA of Alberta reigning champion for 2015 and Head Teaching Professional at the National Golf Academy Dome. He also teaches at our city courses - Shaganappi, Confederation Park and McCall Lake Golf Courses. Dan is a strong advocate in teaching the fundamentals of golf and possesses excellent communication skills. All lessons include the use of video which Dan believes is one of the keys to better golf. 

Dan has recently conducted in depth Golf Schools which covers "course management and playing lessons". Dan feels this is the part of the game that would improve a student's score the most. 


Dan is proud of being born and raised in Calgary and looks forward to improving your game.

  • Awarded Alberta PGA Junior Teacher of the year
  • Head Teaching Professional for the past thirteen years
  • Twenty Five year Class "A" member of the Canadian PGA
  • Four time Alberta PGA player of the year
  • Two time Alberta PGA Champion
  • Written over 100 articles as a Golf Columnist for the Calgary Sun and Calgary Herald

Dustin Risdon

Email Dustin Cell: 403-805-2844

Junior Achievements

  • 1997 Canadian Junior & Juvenile Champion
  • 1998-99 Alberta Junior Champion
  • Represented Canada twice at the World Junior

Professional Achievements

Member of the Mackenzie Canadian Tour 2002-2012 Member of the Web.com Tour 2009-10 best finish T3

3 time winner on the Mackenzie Canadian Tour Played various other mini tours with countless wins Competed in the RBC Canadian Open (2 cuts made)

 In 2015, Dustin decided to turn his focus to teaching and coaching, since he has been at the forefront of junior development programs with the academy as well as the city of calgary. He has used his professional experience and knowledge to coach several top juniors in the province. This past season, he accumulated victories in provincial and national level events.

  •  2015 PGA of Alberta Champion

  • 2016 PGA of Alberta Champion

  • 2016 PGA of Alberta Assistants Champion

  • 2016 PGA of Alberta Tour Champion

  • 2016 PGA of Alberta Assistants Order of Merit Champion

  • 2016 PGA of Alberta Player of the Year

  • 2016 PGA of Canada Assistants Champion( record 11 shot victory) Captained Team Alberta to a record victory at the PGA of Canada Assistants Championship

 Fun facts

Recorded 12 birdies in a row in the final round of a professional tour event. Holds numerous course records all over the world 


Riley Fleming

Riley 24, was born in Calgary, and has been playing competitive golf in the Calgary area since he was 12. In 2012 he was named to Team Canada’s development team where he represented Canada in numerous countries including, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Columbia. In the fall of 2012 he attended the University of Texas at Arlington on an athletic golf scholarship. In 2013 he won his first professional tournament, the Alberta Open, despite playing as an amateur. Riley left the university in the fall of 2013 to turn professional and became a member of the newly minted Mckenzie Tour, becoming the youngest member of the tour that year. Riley played 4 seasons on the Mckenzie tour as well as a stint on the Asian Tour before focusing his efforts on teaching.



2012 Alberta Amateur Champion

2012 B.C. Amateur Champion

2013 Alberta Open Champion

2013 Alberta Amateur Champion

2014 Alberta Open Champion

2014 T-7th Dakota Dunes Open

2015 T-4th Syncrude Boreal Open

2017 T-9th ATB financial Classic

Gary Shemanski

Email: Gary Cell: 403-852-4694

Gary received his CGTF certification in June of 2007 joining the National Golf Academy as an Associate instructor. Gary received instruction from Terry Carter at the beginning of his golfing days before receiving his Golf Teaching Certification.  

"Nothing gives me more satisfaction than seeing the look on a students face when they strike the ball properly. I often think that this satisfaction is better then playing golf itself." 

As an instructor with the National Golf Academy, Gary is well equipped in all facets of teaching the game golf. Gary looks forward to helping you become the best that you can on the golf course.


Brad Jones

Email: Brad Cell: 403-804-9479

Brad joined the National Golf Academy in April 2010 as a Teaching Professional and is a valued asset in our Group programs with the Academy and the City of Calgary junior and adult development programs.


Brad joined the Canadian PGA in 1985 and was the Head Golf Professional at the Fairmont Hot Springs Golf Course for 10 years. Brad owned and operated the COLUMBIA RIVER GOLF ACADEMY during this time. 

Brad's fun and relaxing approach to instruction is great for all levels from new golfers to advanced players. As an instructor with the National Golf Academy, Brad has been trained in all facets of teaching golf