Award Procedure & Process
Award Procedure & Process

Award Procedure & Process

Committee:

The Awards Committee will be comprised of one (1) or two (2) Board Members and the past two years award winners.  Members of the Awards Committee can not nominate any candidates.

Should a committee member be nominated and submit a package, the committee member will be removed from the voting process for that award category.

 

Awards Recognized:

The following awards are recognized:

  1. Club Professional of the Year
  2. Class A Professional of the Year
  3. Executive Professional of the Year
  4. Professional Development Award
  5. Teacher of the Year
  6. Retailer of the Year
  7. Junior Leader of the Year
  8. Coach of the Year
  9. Apprentice Professional of the Year
  10. Player of the Year

 

Awards Credentials:

  1. Club Professional of the Year
  2. Class A Professional of the Year
  3. Executive Professional of the Year
  4. Professional Development Award
  5. Teacher of the Year
  6. Retailer of the Year
  7. Junior Leader of the Year
  8. Coach of the Year
  9. Apprentice Professional of the Year
  10. Player of the Year

 

The Nomination Process

Based on the following procedures:

  • Nominations for all awards will be accepted from June 15 to September 1.
  • Individual nominations for all awards are accepted from any PGA Professional (Class A or Apprentice Professional in Ontario). Self-nominations will also be accepted.
  • Should a committee member be nominated and submit a package, the committee member will be removed from the voting process for that award category.
  • All nominations received are reviewed by PGA of Ontario staff to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria.
  • If the nominee is eligible, they will be sent the award package to complete.  They will be advised of who they were nominated by should they wish to reach out for assistance.
  • If the nominee is not eligible, they will be advised of what is required in order to be eligible for the award
  • Nominees will be asked to complete the application package and submit a resume and cover letter. 
  • Completed application packages are due by September 1, 2020, or the nominee will not be eligible for the award.

 

Final Selection

The Awards Committee will evaluate the nominations and choose a winner for each of the awards from 1 to 9 above based on the following procedure:

  • Applications will be forwarded to the individual Awards Committee members for evaluation in selecting their choices by September 15.
  • Should a committee member be nominated and submit a package, the committee member will be removed from the voting process for that award category.
  • The criteria associated with each award will be considered in selecting the winners.
  • The Awards Committee will convene on or before September 30 to review nominees.
    • After a general discussion, all individual members of the Awards Committee will independently rank each nominee.
      • i.e. if there are 5 nominees for Professional of the Year, the committee member would rank their first choice 1 and their last choice as 5.
    • Three finalists will be determined for each category.
    • Then a winner for each category will be determined.
  • The three finalists and the winner from each category will be communicated to the Zone Office by the Board Member.

 

Communication

  • Three finalists will be announced on social media by the Zone Office daily from October 5 to October 10.
  • The winner remains confidential to be announced at the Awards Gala - TBD
  • PGA of Ontario winners are automatically put forward for the National Award through the PGA of Canada Award Program.