Two Additional Honourees Named for PGA of Canada Night
Master Professional and Life Member Michael Schurman to be inducted into the PGA of Canada Hall of Fame; SCOREGolf to receive George Cumming Distinguished Service Award.
“We are excited to celebrate the achievements of both Michael Schurman and SCOREGolf at this year’s PGA of Canada Night presented by DCM,” said PGA of Canada President Mark Patterson.
Schurman, who will be inducted into the PGA of Canada’s Hall of Fame, is being recognized for his significant contributions to the Canadian golf industry over his 50-year career as a PGA of Canada professional.
Schurman said his proudest accomplishment was obtaining Master Professional accreditation from the PGA of Canada. He is one of only 24 members in the association’s 109-year history to achieve this status.
“His contributions to the game, the PGA of Canada and his community over a career that began in the mid-’60s is impressive, to say the least,” said Tom Greiner, chair of the PGA of Canada Hall of Fame committee. “Mr. Schurman has devoted his entire life to the betterment of golf and continues to be active in association affairs to this day.”
SCOREGolf will receive the George Cumming Distinguished Service Award, presented to an individual or organization who displays leadership and humanitarian qualities, including integrity, sportsmanship and enthusiasm for the game of golf.
For 40 years, SCOREGolf has been the trusted voice in Canadian golf, providing stories that have inspired amateurs and professionals alike. “From their industry analysis to their coveted SCOREGolf Top 100 Rankings, their influence on golf in Canada has been monumental,” said Kevin Thistle, chief executive officer of the PGA of Canada.
“When Kevin Thistle informed me that SCOREGolf was to receive the Distinguished Service Award, not only was I thrilled and unbelievably appreciative, but the announcement immediately made me reflect on all the talented and dedicated individuals who have worked on the SCOREGolf brand over the past 40 years,” said Kim Locke, SCOREGolf’s publisher and the president of its parent company, Canadian Controlled Media Communications. “This award is totally about their efforts and commitment to excellence. On behalf of the entire SCOREGolf team, past and present, it has been our honour to write about and promote the game of golf in Canada for all this time, and in doing so hopefully we have in a small way helped the game prosper in this great country of ours.”
Schurman and SCOREGolf will be honoured during PGA of Canada Night presented by DCM at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla., which has quickly grown into the largest annual celebration of Canadian golf.
PGA of Canada Night presented by DCM takes place Jan. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. in room W340 (Sunburst Ballroom) at the Orange Country Convention Center. Admittance is free, and those visiting the PGA Merchandise Show are encouraged to attend.
To view the full list of this year’s award winners, click here.