Al ProkopManaging Partner / Founder
Biography coming soon!
Kevin ChowHead Golf Professional
Appointed the 3rd Head Golf Professional in Blackhawk history in 2019, Kevin has been a proud member of the PGA of Canada since 2007. Named PGA of Alberta Assistant Professional of the Year in 2016 and past President of the Assistants Board, Kevin continues to work towards his goals within the industry that he loves. The Club has become his second home and he truly enjoys serving our members and their guests and making the Blackhawk Experience the premier of its kind in the Alberta Market.
2014 PGA of Alberta Team Match Play Champion
2014 PGA of Alberta Pro Junior – Low Professional Champion
2016 PGA of Alberta Assistant Professional of the Year
2016-2017 PGA of Alberta Assistant Board President
2023 - Elected to the PGA of Alberta Board of Directors
Violet arrives at Blackhawk for the 2023 season with twenty years of experience in accounting and finance. She has worked in many different industries: including oil & gas, legal, and most recently with the Gear Centre Group of Companies. She looks forward to the change of pace in entering the recreation & hospitality sector and serving the Blackhawk membership.
Violet can be reached at 780-470-4790 Ext. 213
Dustin ZdanCourse Superintendent
Dustin was appointed the 3rd Superintendent in Blackhawk history at the start of the 2022 season, having previously served 17 years in the same role at Connaught Golf Club in Medicine Hat. He is an Accredited Golf Superintendent with the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association, currently serving as its President and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2015. He was also President of the Alberta Golf Superintendents Association in 2014.
2020 - Walter Gooder Distinguished Service Award
You can reach Dustin through the Maintenance Facility line at 780-470-5610
Hailey LambertFood & Beverage Manager
Hailey joined the Blackhawk Team in 2020 as a lounge server and was promoted to Food and Beverage Manager for the 2023 season. She graduated from the University of Alberta in 2020 with BSc specializing in Immunology and Immunity. Hailey looks forward to leading a team dedicated to providing unparalleled service to the membership and their guests.
For food and beverage-related questions or concerns, Hailey can be reached at 780-470-4790 Ext. 216
Robert SimpsonExecutive Chef
Robert is the 3rd Executive Chef in Blackhawk history, a title that he has held since 2013. Robert did his apprenticeship at NAIT College in Edmonton to obtain his Journeyman and Red Seal certification. Robert enjoys the challenge of satisfying the wide variety of pallets and high expectations of the Blackhawk Membership. He is passionate about sourcing the finest of ingredients for all of his divine culinary creations.
You can reach Robert at 780-470-4790 Ext. 218 for any culinary-related queries.
Jarina YeungEvents Coordinator
Jarina first started working at Blackhawk in 2009 in the Golf Operations Department and returned to the Club as Events Coordinator in 2022. A long-time member of the Club and excellent player, Jarina looks to bring her previous experience in large-scale event management and marketing to the Club, coordinating both internal and corporate events.
For event-related queries, Jarina can be reached at 780-470-4790 Ext. 210
Ladies Club Champion – 2010, 2011, 2014, 2017, 2019-2022