Garth Goodbrandson, Director of Player Development with Golf Manitoba and PGA of Canada member, was recognized and honoured by his peers on October 8 when he was awarded the 2019 PGA of Canada Manitoba Zone Coach of the Year at the annual PGA of Canada Manitoba Zone Awards Ceremony.
Goodbrandson has been with Golf Manitoba since 1997 and was one of the first PGA of Canada members to assume the role of Player Development with a provincial golf association. Garth oversees all aspects of the Golf Manitoba Player Development portfolio including junior player development from grassroots to high-performance, multi-sport games team development and selection, coaching and technical sport instruction. In addition to his post with Golf Manitoba, Garth is the co-founder and former head coach of the University of Manitoba Bison Golf program where he recently celebrated 20 years with the team. In 2014, Garth led the Bison men to their first ever national championship that was captured on the Bison’s home course at Southwood Golf & Country Club.
This year’s award is the third straight year that Garth has received recognition as Coach of the Year when he was also honored in 2017 and 2018.
About the PGA of Canada: The PGA of Canada was established in 1911 and is the second oldest and third largest professional golf association in the world. The PGA of Canada is a non-profit Association comprised of 3,700 golf professionals across the country. The PGA of Canada develops, promotes, and supports members in living a better life and earning a better living. The Association consists of the National Office located in Acton, Ontario and nine Zone Offices across the country.
The PGA of Manitoba are golf professionals and golf leaders in the community committed to preserving the well-being of the game within the province of Manitoba.