Henry Brunton Named Canadian PGA 2009 National Junior Leader of the Year

March 17, 2010

The Canadian PGA has announced the 2009 winners of its prestigious National awards for exceptional and dedicated service as Canadian golf professionals.

Each year a National Selection committee evaluates nominations from more than 3,600 Canadian PGA Members coast-to-coast and recognizes winners in each of five categories. The winners will receive their award at the 2010 Club Professional Championship in November.

"Our 2009 National award winners are symbols of the passion and dedication to excellence that Canadian PGA Members bring to their profession in making the game of golf better for Canadian golfers," said Lindon Garron, President of the Canadian PGA. "This year’s winners have set standards of excellence that all Canadian golf professionals can aim to achieve. On behalf of the Canadian PGA, the Zones, and the membership, I congratulate them all for receiving this recognition."

The 2009 winners are:

  • Jack McLaughlin Junior Leader of the Year Award – Henry Brunton, Henry Brunton Golf, Ontario
  • Club Professional of the Year – Bob Paley, Kananaskis Country Golf Course, Alberta
  • Teacher of the Year – Sean Casey, The Clublink Academy At Glen Abbey, Ontario
  • Merchandiser of the Year – Bob Paley, Kananaskis Golf Club, Alberta
  • Tex Noble Award – Jamie Stevens, Granite Point Golf Club, British Columbia

Henry Brunton is one of the world’s leading golf coaches and educators. He is the Royal Canadian Golf Association's National Golf Coach, the creator of the Canadian PGA's Teaching and Coaching Certification program, a CPGA Master Professional and the only Canadian ever listed among GOLF Magazine's Top 100 Teachers in America and the US Kids Top 50 Kids Teachers.

In 2009, he published Journey to Excellence: The Young Golfer’s Complete Guide to Achievement and Personal Growth, the first comprehensive guide to competitive junior golf for both juniors and their parents.