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Golf Staff at Sudden Valley G.C.

Brian Kruhlak, PGA

Director of Golf

Brian was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1967. He attended Seaquam High School in the Vancouver, B.C. suburb of North Delta. Brian began to play golf at age 15 at Sudden Valley GC where he worked throughout his high school and college years. Brian graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1991 with a degree in Political Science and three years on the UBC golf team.

In 1990, Brian entered into the PGA Apprentice program while working as an Assistant Professional at Sudden Valley. In May of 1991, two months before opening, Brian began work at Avalon Golf Links as an Assistant Professional. In November of 1992, Brian took over as Head Professional where he remained until returning to Sudden Valley as the Director of Golf in February of 2011.

Brian has been married to Christie since 1992 and has three adult children, Sarah (28), Rees (25) and Kylie (20).

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Greg Wadden, GCSA Class "A"

Turfcare Superintendent

Greg Wadden, born and raised in Penticton, BC found his calling early on at the age of 15 working summers on a local course. Once Greg realized this was his passion he moved on and up to multiple different clubs throughout Western Canada. Kenosee Lake golf club in southwest Saskatchewan, Priddis Greens in southwest Calgary, Alberta, and multiple clubs in the lower mainland of British Columbia. Greg received his Diploma in Turfgrass Management from Fairview College in Fairview Alberta from 1989-1991. Once schooling was completed, Greg moved to the lower mainland area of British Columbia to become Assistant, then Superintendent at Musqueam golf club in Vancouver. Plying his trade learning construction, drainage, irrigation and turf management, Greg then became the Regional Superintendent for Eaglequest Family Golf in Western Canada. Managing and oversight of multiple clubs including the construction of a small 9-hole club in Coquitlam, BC. Greg, his wife Shannon and their two children Emily and Carter moved to Birch Bay, WA in 2007.

Greg most recently comes from Nico Wynd golf club in White Rock, B.C. where he was General Manager/Golf Course Superintendent from 2006-2022. Greg is affiliated with the following associations:

  • Class “A” Superintendent in the GCSAA and CGCSA
  • Member, Club Manager Association of Canada
  • Western Washington Golf Superintendents Association.

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Kevin LeDuc, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Kevin was born in Centralia, WA in 1966. His love for golf began at the age of 15 while playing at Riverside Golf Club in Chehalis, WA. Kevin graduated from Western Washington University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Parks, with a Biology minor. During his last year of college, he worked on the construction of Avalon Golf Club. Upon the opening of Avalon, Kevin began his PGA Apprentice program as an Assistant Professional. Kevin’s professional career has included many courses in the Northwest including Avalon, Echo Falls, Loomis Trail, Semiahmoo, Eaglemont, and Sudden Valley. Additionally, Kevin was the head men’s and women’s golf coach for Skagit Valley Community College from 1992-1997. In June 2019, Kevin returned to Sudden Valley as the Head Professional after spending seven years as an Assistant Professional from 1992-1998.

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Emily Tubert

Teaching Professional

Emily Tubert was born and raised in Burbank, California.  She grew up playing sports, and found golf at the age of 13.  Tubert was a three-time All-American at the University of Arkansas, where she earned a degree in broadcast journalism.  She competed in the 2013 U.S. Women's Open as an amateur while at Arkansas, was a member of the United States Curtis Cup team in 2012, and won the Dinah Shore Trophy Award as the top collegiate female golfer in 2014.  Prior to that, she won the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links in 2010.  After graduation, she competed professionally for 5 years on both the LPGA and Symetra Tours, and even dabbled in World Long Drive (winning her first ever event)!  She was also a contestant on the Golf Channel’s hit reality competition show, “Big Break”.  After walking away from competing, she moved to Sudden Valley in the fall of 2019 and absolutely LOVES it!! She can often be found walking the ‘Valley’ with her amazing partner, Kristina, and their two Chihuahuas, Rolo and Kitsune.

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