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Golf Staff at Sudden Valley Golf Course

Kevin LeDuc, PGA

Director of Golf


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.

In April of 2024, Kevin was named the Director of Golf.


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Darren Chapman, PGA of Australia

Head Golf Professional


Darren grew up in a small country town in Northern New South Wales, Australia and started playing golf at the age of 15. After a few years and steady progression, he decided that he wanted to pursue a career as a Golf Professional. 

After graduating the PGA Trainee Program, Darren became a full member of the PGA of Australia in 2003 and set off in his life as a Golf Professional.

Over the next 10 years, he took on several different roles across the East Coast of Australia to improve his skill set.

In 2013 Darren was offered the opportunity to be the Golf Academy Director at the award-winning Montgomerie Links in Central Vietnam.

After six years in Vietnam, it was time for the next challenge. This time it was as the Head Golf Professional, at The Ras Al Hamra Golf Club in Muscat, Oman.

In late April 2024, Darren became the Head Golf Professional at The Sudden Valley Golf 




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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Nolan Ferrier

Assistant Professional


Nolan, born 2001, was raised out here in Sudden Valley. He’s been surrounded by golf his entire life, but only began showing a passion for it once entering high school.

Nolan Attended Bellingham High School where he graduated in 2019. Through his high school years, he caddied at Avalon Golf Links and Sudden Valley Golf Club.

After all those hours on the course caddying, he earned the Evans Scholarship. With his scholarship, he attended the University of Washington. He will be graduating from the University in the Spring of 2024 with a degree in Sociology.

Nolan has spent the last 9 years working in seasonal positions at various golf courses. Seven seasons have been spent at Sudden Valley, one season at Avalon, and one season at Seattle Golf Club.

In the Winter of 2024, he began his journey to earn his PGA Membership, and committed to the Assistant Professional position here at Sudden Valley Golf Club.



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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