In 1998, with a degree in golf course management under his belt, Don became the assistant professional at the Riverside Country Club. Over the next two decades, he dedicated much of his time at the club - working, teaching and, most importantly, learning from his mentor, Jim Connolly. He also continued his professional development by becoming a Class "A" member of the PGA of Canada in 2008, as well as obtaining a Level 2 TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certification which helps his students increase performance through a deep understanding of how the body functions during the golf swing.
Don became the head professional of Riverside in 2016. His passion and dedication for the game remains after all these years. This is mainly due to the fact that he loves teaching, promoting the game, and seeing long-time members, as well as new ones, on the course. Don especially enjoys working with the junior golfers and ensuring they have fun while learning valuable life lessons through the game of golf.
Don is married to Tracey and has two beautiful children, Kenzie & Cas.
Matt Forgie, BSc, DC, CSCS, TPI
Matt started his coaching career at Poley Mountain where he was a level two ski instructor and freestyle coach. Today, he is a Doctor of Chiropractic, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a Certified Medical Acupuncture provider. He has also obtained his certification from StrongFirst as a Kettlebell Instructor, and from the Complete Concussion Management Institute as a Concussion Management and Rehabilitation Specialist.
Matt is the owner, head chiropractor, and head strength and conditioning coach for Forfitness and Athletics. He graduated from Mount Allison University (2001) with a degree in Chemistry and Dalhouise University (2005) with a degree in Biology, and continued on to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, graduating in 2009.
Matt works with his patients and with athletes following a movement-based approach. When caring for patients and athletes he applies only sound clinical and evidence-based approaches to his treatment and training. His approach to treatment is active based, which means he uses education and exercise as his primary treatment modality. Matt works with all types and ages of people from rehabilitation to performance and is currently working with tactical (firefighter, police, paramedic etc.) professionals, as well as soccer, MMA, hockey, golf, kayaking, rowing, basketball, racquetball, baseball and running athletes. His passion is in providing his patients and athletes with the knowledge and abilities they need to perform pain-free.