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PGA of Canada Unveils 2015 National Award Winners

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015 14:46 Tuesday, 15 December 2015 14:38

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ACTON, Ont. —The PGA of Canada’s 2015 national award winners were recently unveiled and will be honoured next month at the association’s PGA of Canada Night celebrations in Orlando, Fla., as part of the PGA Merchandise Show.



PGA Championship of Canada Moves West for 2016

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 November 2015 07:05 Sunday, 08 November 2015 07:00

Victoria Golf ClubACTON, Ontario (Chris Fry/PGA of Canada) — The PGA of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious championship is heading to the west coast in 2016.

The Victoria Golf Club hosts the PGA Championship of Canada sponsored by Mr. Lube and presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf June 12-16, 2016.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to take our PGA Championship of Canada sponsored by Mr. Lube and presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf to Canada’s west coast and the marvelous Victoria Golf Club,” said PGA of Canada president Constant Priondolo. “Next year’s championship will undoubtedly be a success story thanks to the marriage of a one-kind-facility like Victoria and a best-in-class event such as the PGA Championship of Canada.”



PGA of Canada’s Coach Camp Returns

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2015 06:39 Thursday, 05 November 2015 06:33

Coach of Developing Competitors WorkshopThe PGA of Canada’s teaching and coaching momentum continues February 2016 with the impressive Coach of Developing Competitors (CDC) Workshop.

Specifically designed for coaches supporting developing athletes, this six-day education gathering—best described as a coach camp—features group dinners, socials, great debates and learning experiences with world-renowned facilitators. Attendees can expect action-packed interactive sessions, while putting theory into practice thanks to a variety of indoor and outdoor sessions throughout the week.



Bermuda’s Mid Ocean Club to Host the Inaugural Nike Golf PGA Team Championship of Canada

Last Updated on Monday, 26 October 2015 06:06 Monday, 26 October 2015 05:17

The Mid Ocean ClubTUCKER’S TOWN, Bermuda — The inaugural Nike Golf PGA Team Championship of Canada will be decided in Bermuda.

One of the world’s most iconic golf courses, The Mid Ocean Club, plays host to 52 two-person teams of PGA of Canada professionals on October 27-29, for a 54-hole national championship that features different team formats for each day—fourball, foursomes and scramble.

“We’ve been looking forward to this national championship for quite a while now,” said PGA of Canada president Constant Priondolo. “It undoubtedly has the winning recipe for success: a unique format, a phenomenal golf course and excellent support from both PGA of Canada professionals and partners alike.”



Community Golf Coaches: A Success Story

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2015 02:47 Thursday, 22 October 2015 02:44

Community Golf Coach(PGA of Canada) — What exactly does a Community Golf Coach look like—Parent? Teacher? Coach? Volunteer? Golfer?

How about all of the above.

“Community Golf Coach is really great for people who are volunteers at a golf club, teachers and folks who are really just into helping out junior golf in Canada,” said Amanda Minchin, head professional at Estevan Woodland Golf Club in Saskatchewan.

Re-launched earlier this year, Community Golf Coach is a community stream context within the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) designed strictly for junior golf volunteers. The initiative is backed by extensive research into Canada’s volunteer training curriculums for sport across the country. Industry experts implemented the program to address the gap between PGA of Canada professionals and available volunteer support from family and friends.



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