Scholarships

Ian Webb Scholarships

In early 2019, Ian Webb—a nearly 30-year proud PGA of Canada member—was diagnosed with terminal cancer.


For those who may not know, Ian started at Credit Valley in 2000 as the Director of Golf and in 2008 he was promoted to the role of General Manager/Chief Operating Officer. His love for Credit Valley and its people runs deep, as many consider him to be a patriarch of the club. The Canadian (and worldwide) golf community has rallied in support of Ian, who is regarded as one of the best people in the business.

To help share Ian’s story and create his legacy as a legendary PGA of Canada member, we are renaming our scholarship program in his honour.  Moving forward, PGA of Canada Foundation scholarships will now be referred to as the Ian Webb Scholarship. We are so blessed to have Ian as a PGA of Canada and are so pleased to rename our scholarship program after him.

In an effort to promote and foster ongoing education for PGA of Canada Members and Candidates for Membership, the Webby Fund—  in support of the PGA of Canada Foundation— will offer scholarship funding of varying amounts to qualified and selected applicants who are engaged in continuing their education through full-time studies. These scholarships are also open to any Sons/Daughters, Grandchildren or Spouses of PGA of Canada Members to help further academic achievements.

Applications are judged by a three-member independent panel and awarded based on academic achievement and contributions to the community.

The annual deadline to apply for a scholarship is May 31, 2019, and the Evaluation Forms must be received by June 7, 2019. For a copy of the 2019 PGA of Canada Foundation Scholarship Application, click here.

For further information, please contact, Brittany Mullin at brittany@pgaofcanada.com or 1(800)782-5764 ext. 222

 

2018 Scholarship Recipients

Audrey Heath – Simon Fraser University, Daughter of James Heath

Chloe Garzon – McGill University, Daughter of Christopher de Laat & Grandaughter of Gordon de Laat

Grace Semko – University of Saskatchewan, Daughter of David Semko & Grandaughter of Peter Semko

Holly Anderson – University of British Columbia Okanagan, Daughter of Rob Anderson

Kayli Culig –  University of Toronto, Daughter of Bob Culig

 

Testimonials & Recipient Feedback


“It is with sincere gratitude that I would like to thank [The PGA of Canada Foundation] for selecting me as one of the recipients of your awards. This scholarship will be a tremendous support moving forward with my education this year. This scholarship will allow me to maintain my focus on my studies, while also continuing to give back to the community through my various volunteer commitments.” – Kayli Culig (2015)

“Thank you very much for the opportunity to apply for a scholarship through the PGA of Canada Foundation. I am extremely honoured and humbled to be awarded this scholarship. It is not only an honour for myself to represent the PGA of Canada Foundation, but also an honour for my father, Gord Percy, to show him the long-term impact the PGA of Canada has left on me. To be supported in my post-secondary education by the generosity of so many leaves a lasting impact. Being recognized for my community involvement and academic achievements is very rewarding. I will never be able to thank the PGA of Canada Foundation for the opportunities it has given me in post-secondary studies, the golf community and to my family.” — Paige Percy (2015)

“I am so thankful to have received a PGA of Canada Foundation Scholarship. I am honoured and truly touched to be chosen as a representative of your Foundation. My Dad, Bill has been a member of the PGA of Canada since 1982, and has passed on his passion for the game of golf to our family. Being chosen for this award has made us both very proud, and I am writing to express my gratitude and share the experiences this scholarship has provided me with. Receiving this scholarship means that I am able to continue to play golf and compete at the collegiate level while pursuing my university degree in Victoria, British Columbia.” — Melanie Murchison (2015)

ABOUT IAN WEBB

In early 2019, Ian Webb—a nearly 30-year proud PGA of Canada member—was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

For those who may not know, Ian started at Credit Valley in 2000 as the Director of Golf and in 2008 he was promoted to the role of General Manager/Chief Operating Officer. His love for Credit Valley and its people runs deep, as many consider him to be a patriarch of the club. The Canadian (and worldwide) golf community has rallied in support of Ian, who is regarded as one of the best people in the business.

To help share Ian’s story and create his legacy as a legendary PGA of Canada member, we are renaming our scholarship program in his honour. Moving forward, PGA of Canada Foundation scholarships will now be referred to as the Ian Webb Scholarship. We are so blessed to have Ian as a PGA of Canada and are so pleased to rename our scholarship program after him.

"I have had the great pleasure of working with Ian Webb at Credit Valley both as an Assistant Professional and now as the Director of Golf. Credit Valley has spearheaded significant capital improvements during Ian’s tenure at the club, his vision for making Credit Valley best in class always shines through. Moreover, Ian’s talent with people and strong leadership style has created a culture of excellence. His passion for the game of golf is what started him on this journey. He has mentored a great number of professionals throughout our association and within the CSCM. We are all lucky to have spent time with and learned from a great Pro, Manager and Friend." — Donovan Fraser, Head Professional, Credit Valley Golf & Country Club

"In the few years I have known Webby, I can honestly say there aren’t many people in our business like him.  Both motivating and inspiring he is always quick to help and offer advise as a golf pro and be better as a person. Being around Webby and spending time with him automatically makes you a better person. Watching him go through this difficult time puts your own life in perspective. The love he has for his family and his Credit Valley family is inspiring, to say the least." — Ian Leggatt, Director of Golf, Summit Valley Golf & Country Club

""When you think of a consummate Professional the name that will always be top of the mind for me is Ian Webb. I have been fortunate enough to know Webby for a number of years, as both a fellow PGA member and more recently as a CSCM member.  I've seen Ian interact and mentor numerous young Professionals who have either worked for him or have reached out to him personally for advice. Not only is Ian a highly skilled leader, but he is also somebody whose demeanour is both warming and transparent. These qualities have ensured that these young men and women who have learned from him will be both better professionals and better people for it. After 30+ years in the business, I still seek Ian out on a continual basis for his guidance which I know has made  me a better person and leader. In conclusion, I feel so blessed that I have been lucky enough to call Ian both a mentor and a good friend," — Simon Bevan, Executive Professional, RiverBend Golf Community