Winners Announced
2023 PGA of OTTAWA AWARDS
Winners Announced

2023 Award WINNERS

2023 Winner
Sarah Landry
Club de Golf Rivermead
Sarah Landry - Rivermead

Bud Malloy Head Professional of the Year

Bud Malloy Head Professional of the Year
This award is one of the honors the association can bestow on a working club professional whose total contributions to the game best exemplify the complete PGA of Canada professional. Consideration should be given to: quality of leadership; managerial skills; record of service to the Association and the game of golf; regard for other PGA of Canada Club Professionals and their regard for him/her. 

2023 Finalists
Marc Andre Piette - Camelto Golf & Country Club
Marc Peterson - Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club

2023 Winner
Matt Peterson
Camelot Golf & Country Club
Matt Peterson (Camelot G&CC)

Class A Professional of the Year

The PGA of Canada Class “A” Professional of the Year Award is the highest honor the Association can bestow on a working Class “A” Professional at a golf course whose total contributions to the game best exemplify the PGA of Canada Class “A” Professional. Candidate should demonstrate outstanding qualities of leadership, customer service and be a well-regarded role model to other PGA Professionals. Must be working in a pro shop at a golf course. 

2023 Class A Professional of the Year Finalists

  • Shawn Banfield - Otawa Hunt 7 Golf Club
  • Duncan Heywood - The Royal Ottawa Golf Club
2023 Winner
Dan McNeely
Rideau View Golf Club
Dan McNeely (Rideau View GC)

Flagstick.com Player of the Year

This award is earned by the professional who accumulates the most points on the Flagstick.com Order of Merit based on tournament participation and results.

 

2023 Winner
Mathieu Perron
Club de Golf Rivermead
Mathieu Perron (Rivermead)

Executive Professional of the Year

This award is one of the honors the association can bestow on a working Executive Professional whose total contributions to the game best exemplify the complete PGA of Canada professional.  This award embraces a wide range of services executed by the Executive Professional including; leadership; outstanding management; service to the Association and the game of golf; highly esteemed among colleagues.

2023 Executive Professional of the Year Finalist
  • Tony Dunn - The Marshes Golf Club
  • Dany Lacombe - Greyhawk GC
2023 Winner
Pasquale Mongillo
Archie's Family Golf Center
Pasquale Mongillo

Harold Blackmon Apprentice Professional of the Year

The PGA of Canada Apprentice Professional of the Year Award is the highest honor the Association can bestow on a working Apprentice Professional. Guidelines for consideration include: outstanding leader and role model; ambitious; professional development. Must be working in a pro shop at a golf course and be an Apprentice Professional at the beginning of the year. 

2023 Apprentice Professional of the Year Finalists
- Joshua Patry - Royal Ottawa Golf Club
- Darryl Laflamme - The Meadows Golf & Country Club

2023 Winner
Matt Robinson
Matt Robinson Golf
Matt Robinson

Kevin Haime Junior Leader of the Year

This award is designed to pay recognition to PGA of Canada members who are leaders in junior golf who: demonstrate involvement in promotion and development of junior golf; support of National Jr programs; proven interest, concern and ability to provide opportunities and experience for juniors to learn and play; outstanding character. 

2023 Junior Leader of the Year Finalists

Jelena Duncan - eQuinelle GC
Derek MacDonald - Royal Ottawa Golf Club

2023 Winner
Jake Haime
Kevin Haime Golf Center
Jake Haime

Harry Hereford Teacher of the Year

This award bestows a special recognition on a PGA of Canada member who has performed outstanding service as a golf instructor. Consideration given to: outstanding teacher; initiation and/or implementation of unusual and/or special teaching programs; publication of articles, books, magazines. 

2023 Teacher of the Year Finalists
Jeff Gunn - White Sands
Dawn Turner - Greyhawk
2023 Winner
Marc Peterson
Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club
Marc Peterson 2

Retailer of the Year

This award recognizes those PGA of Canada Professionals who have demonstrated superior skills as merchandisers in the promotion of golf. This award is given for excellence in golf shop operations and consideration is given to: demonstration of skill in planning and promotion of sales by presenting products on a timely basis through specialized marketing techniques. Must be a Class “A” Member. 

2023 Retailer of the Year Finalists

Paul Carrothers - The Royal Ottawa Golf Club
Marc-Andre Piette - Camelot Golf & Country Club

2023 Winner
Jimmy Venturi
adidas Canada
Jimmy Venturi (adidas)

Manufacturers Representative of the Year

Awarded to the individual who displays outstanding contributions to the Zone, exceptional customer service, and goes above-and-beyond to support his/her brand. 

2023 Representative of the Year Finalists
Andre Borys - PING Canada
Shawn Perno - Taylor Made

2023 Winner
Derek MacDonald
Royal Ottawa Golf Club
Derek MacDonald-ROGC-2

Coach of the Year

The Ben Kern Coach of the Year Award is designed to recognize a PGA of Canada professional who is an outstanding coach among the ranks of the PGA of Canada membership. This award is based on a professional's overall performance in coaching; unusual, innovative, and special coaching programs initiated or implemented; articles published; as well as outstanding golfers the professional has coached.

While Ben Kern's playing resume is impressive, it was his work as a teacher and coach that define his status as a PGA of Canada and Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member. Kern was a co-author of the Future Links golf program; initiated and chaired Canada's first Teaching and Coaching Symposium; and coordinated the completion of the PGA of Canada's Teaching Certification Program.

2023 Coach of the Year Finalists
Scott MacLeod - Flagstick.com
Dawn Turner - Greyhawk Golf Club

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