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Western GOLFEXPO - 2023 Seminar Stage Schedule

Friday, February 24 - 3pm to 9pm

4:00pm 4:45pm

A Week on the PGA Tour with Special Guest Nick Taylor via Zoom

Randip Janda & Fraser Mullholland
5:00pm 5:30pm

How to Customize Your Most Important Piece of Equipment - Newleaf Total Wellness Centre

Ed Middelton

6:00pm 6:30pm

Special Guest Fireside Chat with Randip Janda,  Darcy Rota Vancouver Canucks Alumni & John Steven from the Abbotsford Canucks

Randip Janda
7:00pm 7:30pm

PGA of BC-What a Golf Professional Really Does?

Kathy Stecyk & Conner O'Dell
8:00pm 8:30pm 2023 Spring Fashions Show  

Saturday, February 25 - 10am to 4pm

11:00am 11:30am

Golf Banter Live with Sekeres & Price

Sekeres & Price
11:45am 12:15pm

How to Customize Your Most Important Piece of Equipment - Newleaf Total Wellness Centre

Ed Middelton

12:30pm 1:00pm Life on the Tour and the Daily Grind with Tanvir Kahlon Fraser Mullholland
1:15pm 1:45pm

Ever wanted to work in the Golf Industry?  Learn what careers are available!

Scott Kolb
2:00pm 2:30pm Fashion Show  

Speakers Bio

Ed Middleton PT
Ed graduated with a Bachelor of Science In Physical Therapy with distinction for the University
of Alberta in 1994. He has worked his entire career in private practice with a focus on general
orthopedics and sport physiotherapy. During his career Ed has worked on thousands of
athletes ranging from your weekend warrior to elite amateur and professional athletes for just
about ever sport imaginable. His passion for golf began in the mid 1990’s when, after a few
significant injuries he was unable to compete in collision sports.
With a lot of hard work and dedication Ed lowered his handicap to to a +2 and began
competing in amateur and professional tournaments. He also began studying the golf swing
and noticed that many instructors seemed to have a one-swing-fits-all approach. Ed discovered
the “Fit Fore Golf” program which taught healthcare professionals how to evaluate the golf
swing and identify limitations in the clients body that could impede performance or lead to
injuries. It also taught golf professionals how to modify the golf swing based on the physical
limitations of their students.
Today Ed and his wife DeVera are the owners of Newleaf Total Wellness Centre in Abbotsford,
BC and Ed is still an avid golfer, and is passionate about helping others play the game without
injury and to the best of their abilities. He works on correcting problems areas but he also
looks at maximizing the golfers’ strengths through customized treatment and exercise
programs. Ed is working towards becoming a fully certified “Titleist Performance Institute”


Kathy is an expert in teaching skills related to sports performance. As a veteran with over 25 years of dedicated coaching Kathy is experienced in working with all levels of players and age groups.

Kathy was recently awarded the 2019 PGA of BC Lower Mainland Teacher of the Year.
2019 Lower Mainland PGA of BC Teacher of the Year

Head Coach – Robert Bateman High School Golf Academy

Head Coach – Clayburn Middle School Golf Program

Certified Titleist Club Fitter

PGA of Canada Class A Professional 1991 to Present

LPGA Teaching & Club Professional

BCGA Associate Performance Coach

Trackman Certified

Flight Scope Certified

Boditrak Certified

Titleist Performance Institute – Certified Level I

Certified in Coaching New Competitors with the PGA of Canada

Trained in Developing New Competitors with the PGA of Canada


Connor has played competitive golf for 10 years and has been successful as a highly competitive amateur. As a member of the UFV Cascades golf program (the #1 ranked team in Canada), Connor had the opportunity to play many high level tournaments over the course of his university studies.

2X Collegiate National Champion

4X Individual collegiate winner

UFV Invitational (PACWEST)- Champion. (72,63)

VGT Major at Chilliwack Golf Club- Amateur Champion. (70,65)

2X Chilliwack Open Amateur Champion

2X CCAA Championship- All star award

2X CCAA All Canadian 

PGA of Canada Professional

Bachelor of Kinesiology - University of the Fraser Valley

Session Description

Customize Your Most Important Piece of Equipment
The golf swing is a complicated series of movements that can take years to develop and as all
golfers can attest to, will never be perfected. With the incredible technology available today
golfers can have every piece of equipment customized to meet the specific nuances of their
swing. Golf instructors can use technology to breakdown the golf swing and analyze every
moment and movement of the golf swing. Launch monitors provide amazing details on the
impact of the club on the ball and the results of the impact. Golfers spend thousands of dollars
on custom clubs, ball fitting, and lessons. Some spend hours on the range “practicing” but
instead of seeing lower scores and their handicap dropping the results are injuries and in many
cases no improvement in their game. How many of you spend money on improving your body
maximizing your physical strengths?
Ed Middleton, physiotherapist, golfer and owner of Newleaf Total Wellness Centre will be
sharing the knowledge he has gained in his almost 30 years as a physiotherapist, and an avid
golfer and student of the game we love. “How to Customize Your Most Important Piece of
Equipment” will focus on the physical, nutritional and mental aspects of the game. This will be
an interactive presentation and promises to be both informative and entertaining.