The PGA of Canada has announced the finalists for its 2021 National Awards.
“We are blessed to have a family of over 3,600 professionals who proudly share their passion and expertise with golfers from coast-to-coast,” said Teejay Alderdice, the association’s president.
“On behalf of the PGA of Canada, I would like to congratulate all nominees and finalists for their outstanding accomplishments this year. I look forward to celebrating their collective achievements later this month during our virtual National Awards Ceremony.”
Golf Manitoba junior development team coaches Bri-ann Tokariwski and Derrik Goodwin have both been nominated for national awards. Tokariwski, who is an assistant professional out of the Elmhurst Golf & Country Club, has been nominated for the Moe Norman Apprentice of the Year award. Goodwin, the head professional at the Glendale Golf & Country Club, has been nominated for both the Jack McLaughlin Junior Leader of the Year and the George Knudson Teacher of the Year awards.
Five PGA of Canada Manitoba Zone members have also been nominated for awards and include the following:
- Murray Tucker Club Professional of the Year: James Chapman, Glendale Golf & Country Club
- Dick Munn Executive Professional of the Year: Al Scott, Falcon Lake Golf Course
- Ben Kern Coach of the Year: Derek Ingram, Golf Canada
- Pat Fletcher Retailer of the Year: Kris Ehnes, Breezy Bend Country Club
- Stan Leonard Class “A” Professional of the Year: Jeremy Gallant, St. Charles Country Club
Each year, a National Selection Committee evaluates nominations from professionals across Canada. Winners for each national award are traditionally recognized during PGA of Canada Night at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla., however, this year will see winners revealed live during the association’s virtual National Award Ceremony on January 27, 2022.