Blair Bursey was born and raised in the small town of Gander. Gander is a small town located in Newfoundland & Labrador off the east coast of mainland Canada. The area presents a unique, and challenging climate for golf due to the prolonged winters. At a young age, Blair followed his older brother Russell to the golf course one summer. He fell in love with the game of golf and began to quickly improve while playing other sports in the winter. In the following years, he progressed through local, provincial, regional, and national events, setting records in the process.
After graduating from high school, Blair accepted a golf scholarship offer at an NCAA Division 1 school, Utah Valley University. While in Salt Lake City, he put together a consistent career as he was a 3-time First Team All-Conference selection. Blair set the second lowest career scoring average in UVU history, winning against highly ranked competitors and putting together 14 top 10’s at the Division 1 level in 45 starts. Off the course, he received Academic All-American honors twice as he completed a degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations, graduating in May of 2018.
In the summer after graduation, Blair played the premier amateur events in North America including the Northeast Amateur, Porter Cup, Terra Cotta Invitational, etc.
Since then, Blair turned professional in September of 2018 and has been competing on various mini tours throughout the US to prepare for Qualifying School’s. Blair’s goal is to attain status on a major sanctioned tour in the coming months and to take his game to the highest level the sport has to offer through the coming years.