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Canada Night set for Jan. 23 at PGA Merchandise Show

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When Ottawa-area golf industry members check in this month to the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, they’ll no doubt head for the major event’s celebration of the game in Canada.

Canada Night is booked for Jan. 23 in the Orange County Convention Centre starting at 5:30 p.m. in room 109A. It’s during this gala with representatives from across the Great White North that ideas and relationships will be formed and strengthened as everyone strives to grow the sport.

And they’ll be witnesses to the honouring of the PGA of Canada’s 2013 National Awards winners.

This year’s recipients 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 (Academie de golf Levis), Moe Norman Apprentice of the Year
  • Rob Houlding (Rob Houlding Golf Academy), 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 and Golf Community), Ben Kern Coach of the Year
  • Sheryle Rowland (Silver Springs Golf and Country Club), Murray Tucker Golf Professional of the Year
  • Henry Brunton (Henry Brunton Golf), Tex Noble Award for Professional Development
  • Jack Nicklaus, George Cumming Distinguished Service Award.

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