Professional Development Award

The PGA of Ontario Professional Development Award recognizes the PGA of Ontario Professional who is the model of life-long learning and continuing professional development. This award is designed to give special recognition to an individual PGA Professional for outstanding and continuing contributions to professional development and continuing education.



  • Demonstration of outstanding qualities of leadership.
  • Maintain a substantial record of service to the Association and the game of golf.
  • Well-regarded as a role model in professional development and continuous education for fellow PGA of Ontario Golf Professionals.



1. Criteria to Measure

  • Contributions to National PGA of Canada education programs
  • Contributions to Zone education programs and seminars
  • Contributions and development of programs related to and benefiting education.
  • Contributions to building the image of both the PGA of Ontario Golf Professional and the Association.

2. Selection Process

  • Nomination should be based on a nominee’s entire past experience and commitment for continuing one’s contributions and assistance.
  • 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 Canada 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