Canadian PGA Elects Lindon Garron as New President

Canadian PGA Elects Lindon Garron as New President

Canadian PGA Elects Lindon Garron as New President

ACTON, ON, (March 26, 2008) – Lindon Garron, of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, was elected President of the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association (Canadian PGA) yesterday at the Association’s Annual General Meeting in Thornhill, ON. Garron succeeds Warren Crosbie, Head Professional at Bayview Golf and Country Club in Thornhill, ON.

“I have always believed that one must give back to their Association,” stated Garron, who has been heavily involved with the National Board of Directors as its Vice President and Past President of the Atlantic Board. “My involvement with the Canadian PGA has allowed me to continually learn about our industry and at the same time contribute; I am honoured to be elected to the position of President and wish to thank the Members of our Association for their trust and confidence.”

Having served in many capacities throughout his career, Garron has recently initiated St. Andrews Highlands, a golf and residential development in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Garron, a native of Atlantic Canada, became a Member of the Canadian PGA in 1981 after spending many years compiling government research.

Garron has been an outstanding representative for the Canadian PGA and an active Member in the Association. Garron has participated in various Canadian PGA committees throughout his career such as the National Education Committee, the National Governance Committee, the National Finance Committee, the National Selection Committee, while Chairing the National Future Links Junior Golf Advisory Committee, National Marketing Committee, National Membership and Education Committee and the Association Review Committee. Garron has represented the Canadian PGA at various major golf events throughout the world such as the Masters, the US Open Championship, and the PGA Championship.

Garron is dedicated to the continued development of his profession through improved education programs and the continued development of the golf industry through various marketing initiatives. As stated above, Garron is currently the Chairman of the Canadian PGA Membership and Education Committee responsible for the development of the recently proposed Professional Advancement and Career Enhancement (PACE) Program aimed to enrich all Members of the Association.

Outside of Association activities, Garron was the inaugural recipient of the Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island Tourism Technology and Innovation Award and speaker for a variety of organizations including the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association, Atlantic Golf Superintendents Association, E-Z-Go Textron Company the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) as well as other numerous community organizations.

Highlights of Garron’s career include receiving the Canadian PGA Atlantic Club Professional of the Year award, the Canadian PGA National Merchandiser of the Year award in 1999, the Atlantic Merchandiser of the Year award in the same year and serving as a past Coach of Canada’s Junior Golf Team.

“Our Board of Directors, National Office and Zone Staff are dedicated to providing the programs and level of service which will give our Members the tools to be leaders in our industry,” mentioned Garron.

“I am dedicated to enhance our membership through educational means to uphold the standards in the ever changing golf industry. I am honoured and excited to lead the Canadian PGA as its President during this exciting time for our Association,” added Garron.

Also elected Officers of the Association at the Annual General Meeting were Doug Wood (Vice-President), General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Country Hills Golf Club in Calgary, AB and Glenn Cundari (Secretary), head teaching professional at the Cundari School of Golf in North Bay, ON.


About the CPGA:

Established in 1911, the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association is a non-profit association comprised of approximately 3,500 golf professionals across the country with a mandate to promote and advance the game of golf, serving the needs of both its membership and the golf public through professional and junior golf development programs and high-calibre competitive events. The National Office is located in Acton, Ontario with nine Zone Offices across the country. For more information, visit  

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