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PGA of Canada News – Eastern Ontario / Outaouais

It’s that time year when golf courses are looking to make personnel changes or additions. In Eastern Ontario and Outaouais a number of clubs have openings for PGA of Canada professionals and are seeking suitable candidates to prepare for the 2014 golf season.

Current listings include:

The Marshes Golf Club in Kanata is seeking an assistant professional.  The application deadline is February 1st with a start date of April 1, 2014.  Contact Head Professional Andrew Donaldson for more information.

At the Black Bear Ridge Golf Course in Belleville Director of Golf Bill Kerr is seeking a new Teaching Professional.  This comes after the departure of Scott McInroy to St. Andrew’s East.  The deadline for Applicants is December 31st.

Head Professional Bob Flaro is seeking an Assistant Professional at the Rivermead Golf Club in Gatineau.  Deadline for Applicants is December 21st.  Bilingual abilities are a must for this job.

In other PGA of Canada news the association recently announced the winners of the national awards for 2013.   They will be honoured at the PGA Merchandise Show in January during the annual Canada Night put on the the PGA of Canada.

This year’s winners include Billy Walsh (Fairtree Golf Centre), Mike Weir Player of the Year; Scott Kolb (Victoria Golf Club), Pat Fletcher Retailer of the Year; Pierre-Luc Darveau (Académie de golf Lévis), Moe Norman Apprentice of the Year; Rob Houlding (Rob Houlding Golf Acadmey), George Knudson Teacher of the Year;Glen Sirkis (The Meadows at East St. Paul Golf Course), Jack McLaughlin Junior Leader of the Year; Robert Ratcliffe (Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community), Ben Kern Coach of the Year; Sheryle Rowland (Silver Springs Golf & Country Club), Murray Tucker Golf Professional of the Year; Henry Brunton (Henry Brunton Golf), Tex Noble Award for Professional Development; and Jack Nicklaus, George Cumming Distinguished Service Award.

“This year’s crop of national award winners are truly great golf professionals and on behalf of the national board of directors’ and the association’s 3,700 members, I’m proud to congratulate them today on their achievements,” says the PGA of Canada’s president Gregg Schubert.

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