GBurns Golf School

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GBurns Golf School Produces some of the most successful tournament junior golfers in Ontario!

 

Full Length Video Testimonials of Satisfied Parents

 
 

GBurns Success Stories

 
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Joseph KremerAge 22
• Started with Gord: Age 12, 24 handicap
• Current Status: +2 handicap, Graduated Eastern Michigan NCAA Division 1 Scholarship
• Low Tournament Round: 65, 2013 Canadian Junior Championship (3rd Place)
• Notable: Low Qualifier for 2014 U.S. Amateur
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Spencer DobbsAge 21
• Started with Gord: Age 14, 8 handicap
• Current Status: +1 handicap, 3rd Year Kent State University NCAA Division 1 Scholarship
• Low Tournament Round: 62, AJGA qualifier
• Notable: 3rd Place, GAO Under 19 Championship 2014
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Julia ChampionAge 21
• Started with Gord: Age 12, 22 handicap
• Current Status: 0 handicap, 4th Year Western Michigan University NCAA Division 1 Scholarship
• Low Tournament Round: 68, Hurricane Junior
Golf Tour 2014, Julia has 3 NCAA individual titles thus far.
 
 
 
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Chad Watts-DenyesAge 21
• Started with Gord: Age 10, 30 handicap
• Current Status: +1 handicap, 4th year Nicholls State University NCAA Division 1 Scholarship
• Notable: Finished 18th place in Canadian Junior Championship in 2012
 

The Accelerated Program offers you the best possible chance for success for
your child with flexible pricing based on your needs!

Gord will assess your son or daughter and provide a suitable program for your budget.

Goals of the program are:

• Learn how to become a top level tournament player
• Improve each year as you strive for sub-par tournament scores
• To build strong character and work ethic
• To teach maturity, etiquette, and strong social skills
• Enjoy the process of working towards achieving a desired goal

Programs range in cost from $250-$500 monthly

Register with Gord Today!

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About Gord Burns and His Support Staff

 
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Gord Burns

• Head Teaching Professional at GBurns Golf School
• PGA of Canada Class “A”Certified Instructor
• Canadian Tour member (1999-2003)
• Trackman training and Boditrak Certified

Inspired by his mother and father, Gord Burns first started swinging a golf club at the age of 3. Gord started competing in golf tournaments at the age of 11, and has never looked back. Gord won the GAO Bantam Championship at the age of 12, the GAO Juvenile Championship at the age of 14, and the GAO Junior Championship at the age of 16. He traveled across the US and had much success against his American counterparts earning himself a spot as a Rolex AJGA junior All-American with the likes of Tiger Woods, Justin Leonard, and Stewart Cink in 1990. His record as a junior enabled him to attain a golf scholarship to NCAA division 1 Miami University. There, he studied Sport Organization which involved a variety of courses such as psychology of sport, children and youth in sport, motor skill learning and development, etc. These courses gave Gord a broad range of knowledge and a better understanding of how to properly teach people of varying age and skill levels. Gord was on the traveling team at the university where they won the MAC conference championship in his freshman year. Gord turned professional in 1997 and earned his Canadian Tour Card in 1999. He was a member of this tour for 5 years until 2003. While on tour he was was able to play alongside some of the current PGA tour pros during his time on this tour. Such stars as Jason Bohn, Ken Duke, Aaron Oberholser, Nathan Green, Pat Perez, Ian Leggatt, and Matt Kuchar to name a few. Gord was medallist of the CPGA playing ability test and although he did not win during his time on the Canadian Tour he was able to chalk up many pro-am and mini-tour event victories, as well as earning a spot as low qualifier into the 2002 Bell Canadian Open. Gord continues to compete and earned himself PGA of Ontario ‘Player of the Year’ honours in 2019. He also captured the  2019 PGA of Canada National Club Professional Championship with a tournament record of 21 under par for 3 rounds, also setting a course record of 62 in the opening round.  During his professional career he has been able to learn exponentially from some of the world’s best players and instructors. Gord brings to you many years of playing and teaching experience that will ultimately improve your game regardless of your skill level. Over the past 15 years of his teaching career, Gord has evolved and adapted to the use of modern technologies such as trackman, boditrak, and blast motion as well as a complete understanding of the biomechanics of the golf swing.  He specializes in the development of junior tournament players looking to attain the highest levels of golf competition with an interim goal of achieving a golf scholarship. He teaches players who have won professional golf tournaments as well as those who have never touched a club.
 
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Gord still enjoys competing on a regular basis, and firmly believes in leading by example to inspire the students he coaches!! By competing in professional tournaments first hand and performing  ‘under the gun’, Gord is able to help his competitive students based on real life experiences. Gord continues to push himself to be a better all the while taking on a full time coaching schedule. 2019 saw some of his best performances as a professional. Starting from his most recent victory at the PGA of Canada Club Pro Championship, Gord shot a record setting 21 under for 3 rounds and a 7 shot victory, with a nice course record 62 (-10) in the opening round. He was also named the 2019 PGA of Ontario Player of the year honours, and was able to maintain his #5 rank in the PGA of Canada player rankings. Gord enjoyed 7 other victories, shot 37 of 44 competitive rounds at par or better, and maintained a tournament scoring average of 69.56 for the season.

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Rick Willan

• Class ‘A’ CPGA Golf Instructor

Rick brings to us 30 years of coaching and tournament playing experience. Having played on the Canadian Tour in the mid 1990s and notching up several tournament wins in Ontario PGA events, Rick is able to share with the juniors his many years of wisdom.

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Justin Ngui

Justin brings his lifetime of knowledge about the human body and mind for the help the juniors need both physically and mentally. We use Justin’s expertise not only to help train the kids mentally, but also in case an injury is sustained. He is a great asset to the GBurns Golf School.

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Gord Smith

Gord brings 25 years of custom club fitting experience to help all junior golfers find the correct equipment needs for their growing bodies and games. He is regarded as one of the best club fitters in the greater Toronto area. With the use of the Trackman launch monitor, he is able to offer the best fitting experience for your junior golfer.

 

GBurns Golf School has many contributing factors that all play a major role in the proper development of top tournament players.

Below is a visual description of what is needed to achieve your goals in golf!

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Some Next Generation GBurns Golf School Juniors

 
Kelly Zhao
Kelly will be 14 this spring and looks to continue dominating girls junior golf in Ontario. She will continue testing her skills south of the border plenty this summer as eyes will take notice of her steady game.
Noah Campbell
Noah is getting a head start to the 2020 season down in Florida on the Hurricane Tour…this experience will undoubtedly be very valuable as he makes a push to be one of Ontario’s top junior players.
Kennedy Belfon
13 year old Kennedy is a quietly skilled player developing at a nice pace. I’m excited to watch her skills translate into lower and lower scores each year. A super sweet kid with a fierce competitive streak in her that will serve her well going forward.
Courtney Howlett
Courtney, having only started playing the game seriously 3 years ago, now has her skill sets in a great place to start performing well in the tournament scene. I’m excited to watch her skills translate into low scores in competition as the season unfolds.
Maggie Yu
Younger sister of Annie, Maggie is developing a fundamentally rock solid swing that will serve her well in this game for a lifetime. As she matures, her game will follow and I’m happy to help her fulfill any of her golfing goals.
Annie Yu
Annie is a super talented player that is surely going to post some tournament success this season. Her swing mechanics are getting sorted out over the winter months and I know she will turn those fairways and greens into some great scores.
Matthew Santini
Matthew has come a long way in the 3 years he has been playing golf, already closing in on scratch golfer status. He will be playing many tournaments this season to learn how to score low in tournament conditions. There is no telling when wins will start happening, but I know they will eventually.
Zach Smith
A 15 year old talent that has great potential and a huge desire to compete at the highest level. Look for Zach to make some noise in the Ontario junior golf scene in 2020.
Connor Kanelis
Connor is all in with desire, work ethic, and talent. As one of Ontario’s U13 elite players, look for Connor to notch up some victories. I’m extremely happy with the work Connor has put in over the winter months, and I know his competitors will start noticing his low scores.
Ava Koukofikas
Ava will continue her journey as one of Ontario’s premier junior girl players. She had some great finishes last season on the AJGA tour and will continue to do so in the 2020 season.
David Ursu
A great swing and a great player. A Cedar Brae Bantam Junior Club Champion with scores of 74-69 is just the beginning of some self belief that will carry him to bigger and better things.
Cameron Pero
A native of the Picton area ( and son of Canadian Tour veteran Mike Pero), Cameron has a bright future in golf. I believe with some attention to the details in swing mechanics, that is all that is needed, as his competitive spirit and natural ability will create some great tournament scores.
Nicholas Giannone
A young player from St. George’s golf club, Nicholas has a love for this game and will be learning from Gord, Gord’s other junior players and his own experiences to help him become the great player I know he will be. I’m excited to see where his game is in 2 years.
Kelly Wong
Kelly has recently become an amazing ball striker at the young age of 15. This was fueled by some tournament success last season as she literally fell in love with the game. Her hard work and dedication over the winter months will equate to some nice tournament finishes in 2020 and beyond.
Ryan Carlyle
A smooth swinging lefty, kind of like Bob Charles. I expect Ryan to start using that golf swing to produce some scores in the 2020 season.
Athan Kypreos
Like many other students Gord has, Athan has seemed to have caught the ‘getting good at golf’ bug. Look for Athan to fall into the competitive scene in the near future.
Andy Dai
10 year old Andy just recently started working with Gord. A very quick learner, look for some fast development in this young talent.
 

Locations of GBurns Golf School

 
The GBurns Golf School is available at 4 convenient locations across greater Toronto and York region 12 months of the year!
Contact Gord directly for the location nearest you.
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Fairtree Golf Centre
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Pheasant Run Golf Club
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The Markham Golf Dome
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The Metro Golf Dome