Missing Link Academy Head Coach－John Hulbert
John played professional golf on the PGA, Nike, Ben Hogan, Canadian, and South African tours. He won 1st stage of PGA Tour School in 1991. John also won the Central New York Michelob Light Open in 1994. Moreover, John was the Low Scorer in Sectional Qualifier for U.S. Open at Bay Hill Golf Club in 1995 and played in the 1995 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Course.
John’s collegiate accomplishments include:
- Four Year Varsity Letter Winner at Old Dominion University
- Won 85” NC State Invitational
- Two Time Member of Virginia All-State Golf Team 85-86
- Member of 86” All-Sunbelt Conference Team
John graduated from Old Dominion University in 1986 with Business/Marketing Degree and a 3.4 GPA John has instructed PGA, Nationwide, and HootersTM tour winners. His successes as a coach led to David Leadbetter hiring him to instruct at the David Leadbetter Junior Golf Academy in Bradenton, Florida, in 1996.
John was a regular contributor to the popular Bradenton, Florida, television program ‘All About Golf’ and in 2000, he founded the Missing Link Golf Academy.
Linda Luo was born in Shenzhen, and later emigrated to the fifth grade of elementary school, in Canada where she began her golfing career.After several years of training, she moved to Florida to join the Missinglink Golf Academy golf academy’s’in-depth training program. She was fortunate enough to eventually become one of the top 30 golf players in her class through the efforts and support of her couches and family.
As of supreme three, Linda Luo won three AJGA Championships (American youth tournament), five FCWT Championships (Florida teen game) and third MJT Competitions (Canada Youth Competition), as well as several local Florida youth championship. At the same time on behalf of the Chinese team, Linda took part Argentina’s World Cup of Golf in 2011.
Immediately in the fall of 2011, she was awarded a full golf scholarship to Michigan (Ann Arbor) University. During which she was the school’s top seed by achieving excellent results several times. Linda also won an NCAAWomen’s Champions golf tournament in the same year.
Canada Academy Coach －Linda Luo
Missing Link Academy Coach－Ian Segneri
Ian Segneri is an instructor and Missing Link co-founder. Having successfully passed the PGA ofAmerica Playing Ability Test in 1998, Ian began his career in the golf industry as Assistant Professional at Hershey Country Club. Ian later moved to Florida to pursue his teaching career where he could teach year round. Shortly after he began his instructional training at a Golf Academy in Naples FLorida, Ian then went on to hone his craft further under the world renowned teacher David Leadbetter. He assisted David personally in Orlando FLorida while getting the opportunity to work with some of the world’s best golfers at that time. Ian then spent over a year teaching in Malaga, Spain at a LeadbetterAcademy.After returning to the U.S. Ian relocated to Bradenton, Florida to pursue his passion of teaching junior golfers at IMG Academy headquarters. Prior to leaving IMG academy to begin MLGA he held the title of Senior Certified Instructor.
Over the years, Ian has given many junior clinics in such places as Canada, Mexico, Spain, Bolivia and Thailand and all over the United States. He has also been the guest speaker at several American Junior Golf Association junior all-star events on various topics and training methods related to junior Golf.
Ian has trained numerous first team AJGAAll Americans including Paula Creamer who went on to win the U.S. Open and stated on LPGA.com that “Ian Segneri was very influential in my career.” Another student that Ian trained from a very early age was Chanin Puntawong, who was also an AJGAAllAmerican, Final 4 U.S. juniorAmatuer contestant, and in 2003 tied the Asian Tour 18 hole low score record of 11 under par, which still stands today.
Canada Academy Coach － Nigel Sinnott
Nigel Sinnott started playing golf in the lower mainland at 13 years old and became a scratch golfer shortly after. He played tournament golf throughout his junior, schooling and amateur career and turned professional at 22. Starting his professional career off with a 2nd place finish at the Chilliwack Open, 5 years later Nigel has 1 professional win and countless top finishes to his name.
Over the past 5 years Nigel has played with and learned from the top professionals in Canada. He has 3 hole in ones and a low score of 64. Nigel has played in PGA Tour sanctioned events as well as the Vancouver Golf Tour. With a lifelong love for growing golf, Nigel has recently decided to turn his attention to coaching.
After teaching privately to golfers of all skill levels Nigel has joined Premier Royal Golf Academy as a PGA of Canada Member. His passion is to pass along his depth of knowledge and tournament experience to golfers of all ages and help them learn to have fun and golf at their highest level.
Cory was born and raised in Victoria, BC and began playing golf at the age of 14. He had a very successful junior career, playing in several national championships. His great play as a junior led to Cory joining the UBC golf team in 2006. Cory thrived as a Thunderbird, leading them to a NAIA National Championship in 2008 and was twice named NAIA All-American! Cory earned a Bachelor of Psychology at UBC.
In 2011, Cory turned professional joining the Mackenzie Tour. He found early success winning the 2012 Syncrude Boreal Open with his final round 63. Later that year, playing the All- American Tour in Arizona, Cory shot 59 in an event, setting a tour record.
Cory is a PGA of Canada Candidate for Membership. In 2015, he became BC Tournament Director of Canadian Junior Golf Association. He worked as an assistant coach of UBC Golf Team During 2015 to 2018. Cory brings a wealth of tournament experience with him and plays a key role in developing our juniors to play tournament golf.
Canada Academy Coach －Cory Renfrew
Fitness Coach－ West Sharkey
West is a high performance strength and conditioning coach originally from Kamloops BC.
West has spent time on both sides of Performance both as a high level skeleton athlete racing for team canada as well as a strength coach working with professional athletes and Olympians from several different sport back grounds. He specializes in movement patterning alongside power and explosiveness.
West currently competes in Olympic style Weightlifting and Sprint Cycling. When he is not at the track or in the gym you can find him in his painting studio.