PGA of Canada Professional Staff

Dallas Desjardins

PGA of Canada Head Professional

Dallas returns for the Fredericton Golf Club after showcasing his golf industry skills over the past 15 years in varying roles at multiple facilities.

Dallas apprenticed under Alan Howie and moved on to the general manager position at the Summerside Golf Club. He made an immediate impact on the facility and on PEI golf. His work earned him PGA of Canada professional of the year. The highest award for a golf professional in Canada.

Dallas also spent time as executive director for the National Golf Course Owner's Association Atlantic Chapter. Dallas was able to work for the betterment of all golf courses in the area and lead them to growth during his tenure.

Dallas is looking forward to returning and fulfilling the needs of the membership. He is respected and admired from the members and fellow golf professionals.

Chris Billings

General Manager: PGA of Canada

Born and raised in Fredericton. Chris learned the game from his father and began his journey into the golf industry in the "back shop" at the then Fredericton Golf & Curling Club. He worked his way to assistant professional under the guidance of Andy Mabie and Tracey Hayden.

Chris moved onto to work for Alan Howie and the Mactaquac Golf Course for a couple of years before moving onto Kingswood Golf Course in 2001. He has spent the past 20 years leading the golf operation at Kingswood which was recognized as best new course in Canada by Golf Digest in 2003.

He will be returning back to the Fredericton Golf Club to lead a team of golf professionals and staff. His win-win philosophy and desire to make the FGC the top in the region will be his mission.

Chris has been on multiple volunteer boards including a time as President of the PGA of Canada Atlantic Zone. He is a leader in the industry and looked to from other professionals.

For general inquires or lesson information, please feel free to email Chris at cbillings@playfgc.com

Alan Howie

PGA of Canada Professional

Alan returns to the Fredericton Golf Club after a two years away and brings with a wealth of experience about the golf industry and the FGC. Alan was a PGA professional at the Fredericton Golf Club for 16 years, which included roles as head professional and general manager.

Alan is one of the most respected golf professionals in the industry. He has been a staff member of Taylor Made for the past 33 years and currently sits on the Presidential Advisory board.

Alan is the consummate professional and his diverse background will make him a valuable asset to the FGC team during this pre-retirement phase of his career.

For any lesson, club fittings, or general inquiries feel free to contact at ahowie@nbnet.nb.ca.

Ryan Kingston

PGA of Canada Teaching Professional

Born and raised in Miramichi, New Brunswick Ryan started his golf playing and working career at the Miramichi golf club at the age of 14. Under the watchful mentorship of PGA Professional Ken McBride Ryan spent 9 seasons climbing the ranks from Back Shop attendant to Head Golf Professional.

In 2008 Ryan moved to Fredericton and became a full time golf instructor / coach. He has been operating his business Ryan Kingston Golf ever since utilizing multiple facilities in the city.

Ryan’s passion for golf has always focused towards junior golfers and growing the game. He spends countless hours visiting local schools introducing kids to a game they can enjoy for the rest of their lives! In 2012 the PGA of Canada Atlantic named him Junior Leader of the year.
Ryan spent 6 years as the coach of Team New Brunswick junior men’s golf team. In 2013 he had the honour of representing New Brunswick as the head coach at the summer Canada Games in Sherbrook Quebec and reflects on that experience as a career highlight.

To contact Ryan call or text 506-259-7273 or email at ryankingstongolf@gmail.com