This article was published on August 9th, 2012
One of British Columbia’s best golfers. Winner of the 1982 British Columbia Open, 1984 Utah Open, 1992 Greater Milwaukee Open, 1992 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic and the 2001 Samsung Canadian PGA Championship to name just a few of his winning titles. His name is Richard Zokol and he is the Director of Golf at Predator Ridge Golf Resort in Vernon, British Columbia.
Richard made the decision to join Predator Ridge this past year after his agent and best friend, Brad Pelletier, VP of Westbild, suggested he join the Predator Ridge team. There were a number of challenges the resort faced and they knew that a seasoned expert, like Richard, could help address to build their position in the marketplace and deliver a better golf experience.
“I love the interaction with the membership,” said Zokol. “I get to meet and connect with them. That’s the magic of this place. Bringing Mike Weir here was exciting too.”
Richard’s goals are primarily focused on making a big impact at Predator Ridge.
“There’s a need for a third course,” Richard explained. “It would bring a whole new meaning to the product we currently offer.
While Richard is no longer golfing in the professionally, he does look back on his career to help him make decisions and inspires him for the future.
“Winning gold allows you to have a superior attitude and approach,” Richard proudly explained. “It’s not a physical sport, but very mental.”
It will be very exciting to see how Predator Ridge is transformed in the coming months and years under the recommendations of one of British Columbia’s finest professional golfers.
Have you ever golfed at Predator Ridge Golf Resort? If you have, leave a comment on this blog post on what you think are the best features, and how you think Richard and the team at Predator could improve the Ridge and Predator courses in the future.