Stan Leonard, Class "A" Professional of the Year Award
The Stan Leonard Class “A” Professional of the Year Award is the highest honour the Association can bestow on a working Class “A” Professional at a golf course whose total contributions to the game best exemplify the PGA of Canada Class “A” Professional. This award embraces a wide range of services executed by the club professional.
Stan Leonard has won more PGA Championship’s of Canada than anyone else—from 1940 to 1961 he won the championship an astonishing eight times. He was a three-time winner on the PGA Tour— 1957 Greater Greensboro Open, 1958 Tournament of Champions and 1960 Western Open—as well as a top-10 finisher at The Masters four times. Leonard also won three PGA Seniors’ Championship’s of Canada. Stan was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1972 and was named Honorary Professional at Marine Drive Golf Club.