2264 Concession #12
Kincardine, ON N2Z 2X3
Taylor Candler (nee Schmidt) is a Kincardine native, born and raised. Taylor and her husband Charles, are currently the owners of Ainsdale Golf Course.
Taylor began playing golf at a young age, grew a love for the game and stuck with it, evidently resulting in a full-ride golf scholarship to the University of Oklahoma. Taylor played for the Sooners from 2009 – 2013 in Norman, OK. During her collegiate career with the University of Oklahoma women’s golf team, she recorded seven top-10 finishes. won the Big 12 Team Title, and made 3 NCAA National appearances. Taylor received her undergraduate degree in Human Resources.
After her college golf career, Taylor completed her Master’s Degree from OU in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration, and began playing professionally on the LPGA Symetra Tour, Cactus Tour, and NWGA Tour. After playing professionally, she took the Head Women’s Golf Coach for the NAIA Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. In 2016, Taylor & Charles welcomed their son, Wyatt, and in late 2017 welcomed their daughter, Lexi. The family of four moved back to Kincardine and purchased Ainsdale Golf Course in early 2017.
Charles is originally from Sanford, Florida. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL with a BA in Marketing. After college, he worked at Stoneybrook Golf Club in Orlando, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando and Innisbrook Resort & Spa in the Tampa area.
From Florida, he moved to Norman, Oklahoma where he was the General Manager/Director of Golf at Belmar Golf Club, owned by country singer Toby Keith. In 2015, he was offered the AGM position at Flint Hills National Golf Club, a top 100 golf course in the US.
Charles is a Class A PGA Professional and a member of the CMAA.