Coach of the Year

The Coach of the Year Award is designed to recognize a PGA of Ontario Professional who is an outstanding coach among the ranks of the PGA of Ontario membership. This award is based on a professional’s overall performance in coaching; unusual, innovative and special coaching programs initiated or implemented; articles published; as well as outstanding golfers the professional has coached.



  • Recognized as an outstanding coach among the ranks of the PGA of Ontario membership.
  • Initiation and/or implementation of unusual, innovative and/or special coaching programs.
  • Publication of articles, books, magazines, etc.



1. Criteria to Measure

  • Nominees must be certified within Golf’s National Coach Certification Program Competition stream (Coach of New Competitors, Coach of Developing Competitors).
  • Overall performance in coaching at their facility, Zone and National levels.

2. Selection Process

  • Nomination should be based on a nominee's entire past experience.
  • Achievements during the past five years should be emphasized.
  • PGA of Ontario Awards Committee will select a recipient based on the criteria.

3. Eligible Categories

  • All Class “A” Members in good standing excluding the following: Life Professional, Retired Professional, Past Presidents of the PGA of Canada (within the past 5 years), current PGA of Ontario Board of Directors, PGA of Canada National staff and PGA of Ontario staff.


  • In order to win a National Award, the individual member must successfully complete a criminal record check with BackCheck. After successfully completing the check, the cost will be reimbursed to the member.
  • Deadline to nominate: September 1, 2020
  • Deadline to submit completed awards package: September 1, 2020