Meet the Golf Staff

Adam Handren

Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 702.363.0442

Adam Handren is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. At a young age, he moved to Maryland and then to Utah where he went to high school and college. At the University of Utah, Adam received a degree in Economics with a minor in business. After college he started working for a medical company, but decided to pursue a golf career instead. Working at a few Utah golf courses Adam decided that winter is only something you visit, not live in, so he moved to Palm Springs, California. After working there for a few years, he then moved to Las Vegas and started working at Red Rock Country Club. He’s been at Canyon Gate Country Club since 2016 and is very excited to have landed in such a great place!

He is TPI certified which is a system of testing the body to find deficiency which by fixing will relieve pain and help you swing better. Adam is the coach of a local high school team. He enjoys rugby which he played in college, teaching/coaching, and spending time with his dogs.

Brandon Johnson

Role: Player Development Professional
Serving Since: 2020
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Brandon Johnson was born and raised in Olympia, Washington. He grew up playing basketball and baseball, and it wasn’t until his dad took him to the driving range, the summer before high school, where he developed a passion for golf. By his Senior year, he was a top amateur in Washington and went on to play for Walla Walla Community College, which ranked as the best golf team for a Junior College in the Pacific Northwest.  

Brandon moved to Las Vegas in 2006 to continue to work on his game and attend UNLV where he earned a degree in Professional Golf Management. During that time, he gained an interest in teaching, and became a PGA certified teaching professional who has worked at a few different courses across the Valley. Before landing this great teaching opportunity at Canyon Gate, Brandon spent 4 years as the Lead Instructor at Topgolf Las Vegas where he taught everything from individual lessons to large clinics and corporate outings. He also became a Master Club Fitter for Callaway, doing countless fittings for the Callaway Fitting Studio at Topgolf.  

Brandon still enjoys playing the game as much as he enjoys teaching it. He plays in professional tournaments, section events, and qualifiers any chance he can get but he loves playing with people of all skill levels – don’t hesitate to ask him if he wants to play a round of golf!  

For accompanied play, lessons, clinics, or fittings, he’s a great resource when it comes to improving your golf swing, course management and golf equipment purchases and adjustments.  Contact him for info, rates, and times. 

DK Bawden

Role: Assistant Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2013

William Luse

Role: Assistant Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2019

Chris Shearer

Role: Assistant Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2019