Meet the Coaches

Derek Ingram

Men’s National Amateur Team Head Coach

Derek Ingram

A two-time recipient of the PGA of Canada’s Teacher of the Year Award (2003 & 2007), Ingram spent two years as Women’s Head Coach for Team Canada.

Prior to being named Women’s Head Coach at the end of 2009, Ingram served five years as Men’s Assistant Coach for Team Canada.

A seven-time winner of the Manitoba PGA Teacher of the Year Award, Ingram has been involved with Golf Canada’s High Performance Program for the past 11 years.Ingram has been selected as one of the top-10 coaches in Canada by the National Post, Golf Digest and Golf Magazine, and a Top-50 Teacher in North America by Golf Range Magazine.

He also competed on the Canadian Tour for two years and was twice named Manitoba PGA Player of the Year Award (2003 & 2008).

A recent inductee into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame, Ingram has also co-authored two books on improving golf mental skills.

A devoted family man, Ingram is married with two young sons.

Tristan Mullally

Women’s National Amateur Team Head Coach

Tristan Mullally

A native of Straffan, Co. Kildare, Mullally Joined Golf Canada as Head Women’s Coach in 2011.

Mullally has been coach to a number of Irish Touring Professionals and elite level Amateurs including 2010 US Open champion Graeme McDowell and Curtis Cup Players the Maguire twins. Working for the Irish Ladies Golf Union from 2007-2011 he was also the Head coach for the Paddy Harrington Golf scholarship Program at Maynooth University.

A student of the game and former competitor on the Irish and Swedish Professional Tours he also served as a club professional at many world class resorts including Royal Portrush Golf Club, The Champions Club Moyvalley and Vassunda Golf Club.

Mullally is an Advanced Member of the PGA of Great Britain and recently became a Class A member of the PGA of Canada.

Robert Ratcliffe

Development Squad Lead Coach

  Robert_Ratcliffe

A native of Comox, B.C., Ratcliffe, a former Women’s Assistant Coach, will support the program as the Lead Coach of the Development Squad. He will work closely together with the other coaches to prepare the Development Squad athletes for a hopeful transition towards the Amateur Team.

Originally from South Africa, Ratcliffe has played and coached golf all over the world. A member of both the Canadian and British PGA, he has coached in England, Florida, Egypt, Alberta and British Columbia before joining Team Canada in 2007.

The three-time recipient of the BCPGA Teacher of the Year Award has previously coached at a provincial level with Alberta Golf (2004-2006) as well as at the intercollegiate level as men’s head coach with the University of Alberta (2003-2006). In 2013, he was named the Ben Kern Coach of the Year by the PGA of Canada.

Ratcliffe also spent four years as touring professional (PGA MasterCard Tour) from 1997-2000.

He has also worked as Director of Instruction with Crown Isle Resort in Courtney, B.C. (2007-2009) and RedTail Landing Golf Academy in Edmonton (2003-2006). Ratcliffe was recently named the 2011 BCPGA Coach of the Year.

Ann Carroll

Development Squad Women’s Coach

Ann Carroll

A native of Vancouver, Carroll has been a member of the PGA of Canada for 20 years and has served as a Provincial Coach with the Golf Association of Ontario from 2007-2011.

A graduate of Florida State University, Carroll is a two-time Ontario Ladies Amateur champion (1984 & ’85), a past winner on both the LPGA Futures Tour and former du Maurier Series (now the CN Canadian Women’s Tour) and represented Canada at the 1984 World Amateur.


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