Jim Wickstrom, Golf Pro
Dawson Creek Golf & Country Club welcomes back the smiling face of Jim Wickstrom, for the 2021 season. Jim Wickstrom decided to give Dawson Creek Golf & Country Club a try in 2008 as our Pro and Club Manager and hasn't left since. Jim is married to a Thai national and they have two children.
For those that do not know, Jim earned his professional status in 1972 while playing in the Province of Manitoba. A short two years later, he packed up and moved west towards the famous west coast where he took on the position of Pro Manager in the community of Nelson BC. After serving there for two years, an opportunity came along and Jim found himself in a partnership in the Meadows Golf Centre driving range in Pitt Meadows. Full ownership came Jim’s way in 1980 and with his expertise and teaching skills, Jim turned the driving range and Pro Shop into one of the largest retail operations in that part of the country. Like most operations in retail and service, some one felt that they could build on Jim’s work, so he sold in 1992.
Jim’s passion for the game led him to Asia in 1993 where he played four tournaments on the Asian tour for that year. As a result of his Asia encounter, Jim found his way back to North America and started to caddie in 1994 for then Canadian US PGA Tour Professional, Ray Stewart. That opportunity lasted until the late 1990’s.
Although Jim states he has not won a significant Pro tournament in his career, he has had some high finishes. His major accomplishments have come in the Pro Am events where he has had various wins.
Jim’s former retail experience led him to develop another retail Pro Shop and driving range in the Penticton area in 1999. As a result of the seasonal work, Jim found himself wintering in Thailand for the next couple of years. Seeing another opportunity in 2003, Jim took up full time residence in Thailand where he taught golf lessons to English speaking foreigners at his new home course of Eastern Star Golf course.
The Pro Shop in Dawson Creek, carries all the major name brands from Titleist, Ping, Taylor Made, Cleveland, Callaway, Dunlop etc. As a result of Jim’s winter location in Thailand, he gets to see all the latest golf equipment about the same time it hits the southern US states. By the time he gets back into the Peace Country, he has had the opportunity to identify the best sellers and best quality in new drivers, putters, irons, wedges and utility woods.
So for for advice on both lessons and equipment, Jim Wickstrom would be a strong choice.
To book lessons, call the Pro Shop at: 250-782-7882