Our Team

Jeff Wiggins

Director of Golf / PGA of Canada Head Golf ProfessionalWiggy Profile


Born: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Turned Professional: 1997

Title: Director of Golf/PGA of Canada Head Golf  Professional, C.O.O.

Residence: Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

I started playing golf at the age of 11. When I was 13, I started spending my entire summers at the local Municipal Golf Club playing, practicing, and eating my 3 meals a day there. It didn’t take long before I realized that french fries, hotdogs and sodas were taking toll on my paper route earnings so at age 14 I started working at the golf course as well. I started out as a backshop employee, often picking the golf balls off the driving range in the evenings, cleaning member’s golf clubs and other janitorial services. It was a great experience and after several summers I knew what I wanted to be when I was older.  Intrigued and gifted with advanced business skills and complimented with a strong playing ability in the sport of golf, becoming a Golf Professional was an obvious career path for me. I turned Professional when I was 19 years old, during a 3 year Business Administration Diploma & certificate in Professional Golf Management Program. Over the past 20+ years I have continued to advance my education and knowledge in business and become a leading Golf Professional in Western Canada. I have been with the Mountain View Golf Club for 12 years now and love my job, the membership, and the team(s) I have been fortunate enough to work with. Golf is a huge part of the Yukon and Whitehorse community and my career continues to evolve and challenge me, it’s truly a unique position within the PGA of Canada and a proud place to call home.

Career Achievements:

2007 – PGA of BC Kootenays/North Regional winner – Junior Promoter of the year Award

2011 – PGA of BC Kootenays/North Regional winner – Professional Development Award

2012 – PGA of BC Provincial Golf Professional of the Year Award Winner

2013 – PGA of BC Kootenays/North Regional winner – Coach of the Year Award

2013 – Top 100 BC Golf Professionals (professional development program)

2014 – Top 100 BC Golf Professionals (professional development program)

2015 – Top 100 BC Golf Professionals (professional development program)

2017 – Top 100 BC Golf Professionals (professional development program)

Most memorable moment in Golf? Playing with Lee Trevino a few weeks before turning Professional at a Charity event in Saskatoon.

Most memorable Win? Always the first win as a Pro. It was in a mini tour event in the southern B.C. where I won on the first playoff hole. It was in 2001.

Favorite Food? I have learned in life not to be picky and never to go hungry if I can help it, so any food is more than welcomed by me, but PIZZA is my weakness.

Favorite vacation destination? Arizona, or RVing anywhere with the family.

Favorite Professional Golfer? My favorite player of all time would be Phil Mickelson. As a fellow lefty Phil was the player I always aspired to be growing up through my teen years and I continue to support his charities and values.

Favorite Golf Course to play? Los Cabelleros, Wickenburg, AZ.

Lowest score for 18 holes? 62.

How many Hole in Ones have you had? 6, and I would trade them all in for an Albatross

Derek Wirth

CGSA Golf Course Superintendent


Born: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Title: Golf Course Superintendent

Residence: Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Like most people who enter the turfgrass profession, it was the love for the game of golf that originally brought me to work.  I started golfing when I was 12 years old when I first moved to Whitehorse in 1992.  I was a junior member of Mountain View starting the next year and continued to be until I started working as part of the grounds crew in 1998. Originally, I was interested in being a Golf Pro and started attending Grant MacEwan in Edmonton, Alberta enrolled in Management Studies.  I soon realized that being a playing professional was never in the cards for myself.  I still wanted a career within the golf industry, so I finished my Professional Golf Management diploma in 2001 before immediately enrolling in Turf grass Management at Olds College the following fall.  I graduated from Olds in 2003 and took a 9 hole Superintendent position in Mayerthorpe, Alberta.  I completed 2 years there before returning to Whitehorse in 2005.  I took over as the Assistant Superintendent at Mountain View in 2006 for 3 years before finally taking over the helm of the Maintenance Department in 2009.

Most memorable moment in Golf? Walking across the Swilcan Bridge on the 18th at the Old Course in St. Andrews.

Most memorable moment in Turf? My time working at St. Andrews was amazing but it was easily trumped when I was given an opportunity to help prepare for the 2006 Open Championship (British Open) at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England.  I spent over a month renovating bunkers while I stayed with the Superintendent and his family in the house located on the course.  I have never learned so much in such a short period of time.

Favorite Food? Wild red meat cooked medium rare surrounded by a fresh caprese salad

Favorite vacation destination? I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel to so many beautiful places, touched all 7 continents and visited or 30 countries. As I try not to visit the same place twice, each new adventure seems to out do the last.

Favorite Professional Golfer? Phil Mickelson even though he is a lefty.  I love his short game imagination coupled with the ability to execute.

Favorite Golf Course to play? The Back 9 at Dinosaur Trail in Drumheller, AB. I have a love for unique golf experiences equally as much as my passion for links and Championship designs.

Lowest score for 18 holes? 73

Vince Trama

PGA of Canada CFM Assistant Golf Professional


Born: Toronto, Ontario

Turned Professional: 2012

Title: Golf Professional

Residence: Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

I spent my summers on a golf course and a soccer pitch and my winters playing hockey. I started playing golf when I was 8 years old and began playing competitively when I was 13. I grew up playing at the Anderson Park Golf club in Base Borden, Ontario. I attended and graduated from Durham College in Sports Administration. After College I started working in Minor Hockey and at the Granite Golf Club, it was at the Granite club where I decided I would become a Golf Professional. After turning pro I ran the Junior Development Program at Granite for 2 more seasons before accepting a position at the York Downs Golf and Country Club. After York Downs, I accepted a position at Tsawwassen Springs Golf club in B.C. and at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour. I have completed 2 great years at Mountain View Golf Club. I continue to enjoy living and working in Whitehorse!

Most memorable moment in golf? Playing golf at St. Andrews, the old course, in Scotland

Most memorable win? 2017 2 Ball Best Ball event at MVGC

Favorite Food? Chicken Parmesan

Favorite Professional Golfer: Tiger Woods

Favorite Golf course to play? The Old Course at St. Andrews.

Lowest Round: 67

How many Hole in Ones? Zero, but hopefully I will get my first Ace at Mountain View Golf Club!