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George Knudson Teacher of the Year Award

The George Knudson Teacher of the Year Award is designed to recognize a PGA of Canada professional who is an outstanding teacher of golf among the ranks of the PGA of Canada membership. This award is based on a professional’s overall performance in teaching; unusual, innovative and special teaching programs initiated or implemented; articles published; as well as outstanding golfers the professional has instructed.

George Knudson, who possessed one of the finest golf swings of all time, was one of Canada’s top PGA Tour professionals, winning eight tournaments in his 11-year career. At home, Knudson captured the PGA Championship of Canada five times. A proficient teacher, Knudson co-wrote The Natural Golf Swing, produced a video entitled The Swing Motion, and made significant contributions to the PGA of Canada’s teaching manual.