The PGA of Canada has named its 2019 national award winnners.
“I’m very proud to congratulate the 2019 PGA of Canada national award winners and finalists. Our winners and finalists come from coast to coast and have an impressive list of achievements, from growing the game of golf to raising money for charities, supporting local communities, successfully managing facilities and retail operations, all while continuing to learn and improve themselves,” said PGA of Canada president Mark Patterson.
Murray Tucker Golf Professional of the Year
Jonathan Garron, Class “A” Head Professional at Abercrombie Country Club, New Glasgow, N.S.
Dick Munn Executive Professional of the Year
Brian Schaal, Class “A” Executive Professional at Copper Point Golf Club, Invermere, B.C.
George Knudson Teacher of the Year
Scott Cowx, Class “A” Head Teaching Professional at the Hamilton Golf & Country Club Teaching Academy, Ancaster, Ont.
Jack McLaughlin Junior Leader of the Year
Paul Schatz, Class “A” Professional from Tor Hill Golf Course, Regina
Ben Kern Coach of the Year
Carla Munch-Miranda, Class “A” Head Professional at Cambridge Golf Club, Cambridge, Ont.
Pat Fletcher Retailer of the Year
Steve Bryant, Class “A” Head Professional at Cutten Fields, Guelph, Ont.
Moe Norman Apprentice Professional of the Year
Chris Cooke, an Apprentice Professional at Kananaskis Country Golf Course, Kananaskis, Alta.
Stan Leonard Class “A” Professional of the Year
Samuel Kirkness, Class “A” Professional at Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club, Priddis, Alta.
Mike Weir Player of the Year
Wes Heffernan, Apprentice Professional at Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre, Calgary
Tex Noble Professional Development Award
Cory Kartusch, Class “A” Head Professional at St. Charles Country Club, Winnipeg
The winners will be honoured at PGA of Canada Night in Orlando during the PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center