PGA of Canada Certified Instructors

At the Big Sky Golf Academy, we are fortunate to have some of the best golf instructors in the province.

Woody Bishop

General Manager
PGA of Canada EXECUTIVE Professional

Instructor Woody Bishop - Head Golf ProfessionalAs the General Manager and Head Professional, Woody is responsible for the teaching and training programs that we offer at Big Sky. Originating from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Woody was one of the first Holland College graduates to come to Big Sky out of the Professional Golf Management program having completed his studies in 2007.

Woody is very passionate about the game both as a competitor as well as an instructor. As a testament of his playing ability, he shot a very respectable 146 in his 2-day professional qualifying, test ranking him among the best in the Men’s Division. He has played in several National Championships at both a Junior and College level and he continues to play on the Lower Mainland Srixon Tour. Woody also competes in as many CPGA tournaments, as his busy summer working schedule will allow.


Corry Butler

PGA of Canada HEAD Professional Class A

Instructor Corry Butler - PGA of Canada ProfessionalCorry has been a member of the Big Sky Golf Club team since 2008 and has been working in the golf industry since the age of 13. Originally from Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, Corry moved to Pemberton after graduating from the Professional Golf Management program at Holland College in Charlottetown, PEI.

Corry was a member of the varsity golf team at Holland College during his time there and also played at the Provincial & National level as junior in Nova Scotia. Now a member of the PGA of Canada, Corry is the Director of Instruction at Big Sky, as well as, the Big Sky Golf Shop‘s Retail Manager.


Shawn Keough

PGA of Canada Professional CLASS A

Instructor Shawn Keough - PGA of Canada ProfessionalShawn is entering his 4th year with Big Sky. He grew up in St. John’s, Newfoundland and started pursuing his golf passion in the Professional Golf Management program at Holland College in P.E.I. After graduating in 2013, Shawn joined the PGA of Canada. He played competitively while in school, winning the qualifier in his first year then went on to play at the Provincial & National levels. Shawn, can be found in the Golf Shop, teaching the junior golf programs or out on the course!

Michael MacNeil

PGA of Canada Professional

Originally from Nova Scotia, Michael participated in many different sports: hockey, baseball, and basketball, before he started playing golf at the age of 13. Michael took up the game with his Father at their home course, Lingan Golf & Country Club, and quickly learned that golf would be a part of his life for many years to come.

Michael was enrolled in a Business program at CBU University before heading to Holland College in 2006, where he finished a two-year Golf Management Program. He became a member of the PGA of Canada in 2011 but has been working in the industry since 2002.

Michael enjoys working with golfers of all ages and skill levels. When he isn’t working or teaching, you will more than likely find him on the course!