Pat Fletcher, Retailer of the Year Award
The Pat Fletcher Retailer of the Year Award is designed to recognize PGA of Canada professionals who have excelled as business people and retailers in the promotion of golf.
Pat Fletcher was the last Canadian to win the Canadian Open with a victory in 1954 at Vancouver’s Point Grey Golf and Country Club. Fletcher spent a decade as head professional at Saskatchewan Golf and Country Club before moving to Royal Montreal in 1956. He held the position of president of the PGA of Canada from 1962 through 1965. He played a leading role in the organization of the first Canadian golf merchandising show, as well as in the formation of the first seminars for professional golfers held in Canada. In addition, he worked to revise the PGA of Canada bylaws and helped to establish the PGA of Canada pension plan, loss of income plan and life insurance program.