Quick 9: Quinn Godfrey, PGA of Canada, Head Associate Golf Professional – St. George’s Golf & Country Club

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Designed by world-renowned architect Stanley Thompson, St. George’s Golf and Country Club has hosted the Canadian Open six times – 1933, 1949, 1960, 1968, 2010 and 2022.

The championship course in downtown Toronto opened for play in 1929, and over the years there have been several enhancements to the club and course.

Measuring more than 7,000 yards, the Par 72 course finishes with two very taxing par 4s, culminating with a finish on a steep and heavily bunkered green at 18.

Quinn Godfrey, PGA of Canada, the Head Associate Golf Professional at St. George’s, took some time out of his busy schedule to chat with us about his daily routine and running the course.

How would you describe your morning routine to kickstart your day? 

Make a coffee while headed out the door and drive to work. Once I get to the golf club, I try to check in with all staff areas to see how the morning has gone so far. Once I get to my desk, I typically open up my emails, check my daily/weekly calendar and finally open up all my tabs I need for each day. 

This will consist of the tee sheet, Weather Network, and of course, Tagmarshal. 

Has golf always been your first love? 

Growing up in Canada, everyone played hockey. Golf was just something we did in the summers to keep busy. I was the typical golf kid in the summer, and would get dropped off at the golf course each morning and picked up before heading home for dinner.

Tell us about your role at your golf course. Why is it important? 

The Golf Professional’s role at any golf course is important because it’s most often the first and last department you interact with when you get to the course. The Golf Pro’s role is to organize and manage the golf operations team for success.

Why has your course decided to invest in Tagmarshal? 

Like everyone else, we saw a huge increase in rounds since COVID and wanted to better understand how golfers move around our golf course. We have a world-class golf course that is considered one of Stanley Thompson’s best. It can be a challenge for players of all calibers and we wanted to know how long it really takes to play 18-holes. 

After researching a few different companies, our Golf Committee and management team made the unanimous decision to implement Tagmarshal.

Since implementing Tagmarshal, how have your golfers responded to the on-course experience?  

Almost all golfers saw this as a positive for the club. It helps start the conversation on the 1st tee with each group and is a subtle reminder that pace of play is being monitored at the Club. Once the round started, a lot of them forgot they even had the bright green tag on their bag. It allows our shop staff to have easy access to view every group on the golf course.

Describe Tagmarshal in three words.  

Quick, Accurate, Easy 

What is your dream golf destination? Why? 

For anyone outside of Canada, if you haven’t visited Cabot Links or Cabot Cliffs in Nova Scotia, I would highly recommend it. 

However, my personal dream golf destination would be the West Coast, starting in BC and driving south to California, hitting all the great courses along the way.

Your best golf moment? 

3 hole-in-ones so far to my name. One in front of my best golfing buddy and one in front of baseball legend Russell Martin.  

If you could be a caddie on Tour, whose caddie would you like to be and why? 

If you do not answer Tiger Woods to the question, we are not friends. Rory McIlroy would also be pretty cool to see him outdrive guys that are twice his size. 


Tagmarshal, the market leader in on-course optimization technology, provides courses with full, real-time operational oversight and reporting, giving golf operators the tools to manage pace and flow of play effectively, resulting in enhanced player experiences, increased efficiency through automation, and additional revenue generation.

Tagmarshal’s technology has collected over 1 billion data points from more than 50 million rounds of golf and has relationships with in excess of 500 partners, including Hazeltine, Whistling Straits, Baltusrol, Fieldstone, Bandon Dunes, Serenoa and Erin Hills.

Tagmarshal partners with several golf management groups, private, daily fee, public and resort courses, including 35 of the Top 100 US courses, as well as many $30-$50 green fee courses, which are seeing excellent results using the system.