Jan Best, Head Professional at Mount Brenton Golf Course. Originally from Germany, Jan and his family immigrated to Canada in the 1990s and has resided in the Cowichan Valley ever since. He received his CPGA certification in 2008 shortly after finishing a bachelor’s degree in Political Science/Biology from Vancouver Island University in 2006. Jan was a student member at Mount Brenton throughout university and familiarized himself with the golf course and many of its long-standing members. He started working at our club in 2009 as an apprentice and continued to participate in competitive golf, soccer, and karate. After gaining valuable experience in the industry – he completed his professional golf business management certification through the PGA of Canada and is Coach Canada certified – Jan became head professional at Mount Brenton in 2017. He is thankful for having both a great employer and fantastic staff whose combined efforts facilitate their busy first-tee operations year-round. Jan lives in Duncan with his wife Kate and sons Quentin and Tristan.