The PGA of Canada joins so many others from across the country in sending our support to Ian Webb, the COO of the Credit Valley Golf and Country Club in Mississauga, Ont., and his family after he was diagnosed recently with glioblastoma.
Ian, who underwent surgery last week but is home now, was an assistant when I was and we grew up in the business together, played assistant events together and were on assistant committees together.
Ian has always been special, always on top of his game. You can ask any PGA of Canada staff member or anybody who played in our PGA Championship last year at Credit Valley.
We tried to have water out on the golf course each day and there was Webby every single morning being the water guy himself when most others would have had somebody else do it. He took pride in it with a smile, but he does everything with passion and perfection.
It doesn’t go unnoticed by staff and players.
He and his wife Helen have been so positive through all of this. I spoke with Simon Bevan who is a great friend of the Webbs and I saw Donovan Fraser, the director of golf at Credit Valley, and I sent a message to him. I also saw the photo of them leaving hospital and they look fantastic.
He’s not just a good one, he’s a great one, which is why he has so many admirers across the country. It means a lot to him when he hears the messages to him on Twitter, but the reason that’s happening so frequently is because of what he and his family mean to all of us.