Who is GolfWEST?
Founded in 2005, GolfWEST specialized solely on natural golf course construction, design and renovation. Realizing the growing urgency for personal golf facilities, we were hurdled by the unattainable maintenance programs presented to owners. In 2007 GolfWEST partnered up with the world’s largest synthetic turf supplier – Synthetic-Turf International to distribute premium synthetic turf and install professional golf facilities.
GolfWEST is proud to be the exclusive and trusted installer for Synthetic Turf International of Canada in both the Okanagan of British Columbia and various Canadian cities nationwide. Synthetic Turf International is a premium synthetic turf company that was founded in the United States of America in 1995 with an initial product line geared solely towards the synthetic golf industry. With prominent 15 year endorsements from David Leadbetter and Jim Mclean, it is a testament to the company’s superior product quality and professional service. After their much anticipated expansion into Canada, GolfWEST was positioned to have an exclusive working relationship with Synthetic Turf International of Canada. This relationship gives GolfWEST the ability to offer their clients the highest quality of products backed by the best warranties available at prices people love.
For large field and sporting applications GolfWEST works closely with with A-Turf and Controlled Products. With their customizable premium turfs, unsurpassed customer service and 3rd party insured AAA bonding capacity; A-Turf was a welcome addition to our team.
With tailored manufacturing capabilities, GolfWEST can provide and install any turf to meet any project’s specifications. We work with architects, developers and project managers to develop practical and award winning surface solutions.
GolfWEST is owned and operated by Scott Smockum.
Scott has a well established and diversified portfolio. He received his honours arts and business degree from Sir Wilfred Laurier University and later obtained his Horticultural Degree in Turf Management from the University of Guelph. Scott has recently completed a selection of Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Prior to his introduction to the synthetic turf industry in 2006, Scott was involved in golf course construction for over 10 years. He has worked on and shaped many prestigious courses including Toronto Golf and Country Club, renovations for the 2007 PGA Presidents Cup at Royal Montreal ,Tobiano and Tower Ranch. Most notably, during time overseas while working for GolfEAST, Scott was the senior design consultant for the renovations at Blue Canyon Country Club in Thailand, rated #1 in Asia for 5 consecutive years, and host site of the PGA Johnny Walker Classic.
“I am doing what I love, I take great pride in all of our projects and I believe it shows.”
In Ontario, Nic is the superintendent for GolfWEST and behind all of our horticultural related projects.
Nic brings 15 years of experience within the golf industry to our team. After graduation from the Golf Course Technicians program at Seneca College, Nic was involved in the construction and grow-in of the Magna Golf Club in Aurora Ontario. After his five year tenure at Magna, he accepted the assistant superintendent’s position for the construction and grow-in at the Club at Bond Head. Nic also allocates his time as the full time Golf Course Superintendent at the Muskoka Highlands Golf Links in Bracebridge, Ontario.