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Trio of PGA Members Inducted

Three PGA of Canada members were recently inducted into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame

Past PGA of Canada president Barrie McWha, life professional Leonard Harvey and Harold Eidsvig (deceased) entered the Manitoba hall on Sept. 28th.

McWha entered through the Builder category, while Harvey and Eidsvig entered through the Athlete/Builder category.

“On behalf of the PGA of Canada and the association’s 3,700 members from across the country, I sincerely congratulate Barrie McWha, Lenoard Harvey and the late Harold Eidsvig on their induction into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame,” said PGA of Canada president Constant Priondolo. “All three men selflessly served as a dedicated ambassadors for the game of golf in Canada and were proud members of our association.”

McWha joined the PGA of Canada in 1967, was elected president of the PGA of Manitoba zone in 1977 and became a PGA of Canada national board of director in 1978. In 1981 he was recognized as head professional of the year in Manitoba and became PGA of Canada president in 1983.

Nearly a 60-year member of the PGA of Canada, Harvey was head professional at a number of Manitoba clubs including Assiniboine, St. Boniface, Pine Ridge, as well as Wascana in Saskatchewan. He’s a two-time Manitoba Open winner (1953, 1954) and won the Saskatchewan Open in 1967.

Eidsvig, who passed away in 1959, was head professional at Niakwa for nearly a decade. He’s also a four-time Manitoba Open winner and was instrumental in forming the PGA of Manitoba zone.

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