Former Sask. resident chasing pro dream

Matt Bean, who spent some time as a junior golfer in Saskatoon, is chasing a professional golf career.

Matt Bean was born in Calgary and called Alberta home for the majority of his life but the five years he did spend in Saskatoon were crucial for his golf development.

Bean, 22, started swing clubs in Canmore as a youngster but it wasn’t until he joined the junior program at Wildwood Golf Course that his game started to develop.

Bean’s family moved back to Canmore ahead of grade 12 but he was still able to earn a scholarship at Minot State and play for four years. He’s now trying to earn a spot on the McKenzie Tour. He recently sat down with Golf Saskatchewan to discuss his start in the game and where he hopes it takes him.

There is also a GoFundMe account set up to help offset the costs of trying to launch his career.