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The National Awards are administered by Darcy Kral at the National Office, and he can be reached at 1.800.782.5764 ext. 224 or darcy@pgaofcanada.com

Ben Kern, Coach of the Year Award

The Ben Kern Coach of the Year Award is designed to recognize a PGA of Canada professional who is an outstanding coach among the ranks of the PGA of Canada membership. This award is based on a professional’s overall performance in coaching; unusual, innovative and special coaching programs initiated or implemented; articles published; as well as outstanding golfers the professional has coached.

While Ben Kern’s playing resume is impressive, it was his work as a teacher and coach that define his status a PGA of Canada and Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member. Kern was a co-author of the Future Links golf program; initiated and chaired Canada’s first Teaching and Coaching Symposium; and coordinated the completion of the PGA of Canada’s Teaching Certification Program.