“The PGA of Canada has come to the aid of families in their times of need time and time again throughout its history.”
The awards are usually presented on Canada Night at a splashy ceremony during the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. This year it was all virtual.
Ron Rayner was a consummate professional and a real gentleman. One of the nicest guys in the business.
The decision was made in consultation with playing members and partners and comes as a result of ongoing domestic and international restrictions on travel, as well as safety concerns caused by the pandemic.
The association’s flagship event was originally scheduled from July 6-10 at Edmonton’s Royal Mayfair Golf Club and later postponed in June due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Royal Mayfair in Edmonton was supposed to be the host site.
Thistle is the former head pro and GM at Angus Glen, Coppinwood and Toronto Hunt.
Second place went to Augusta James of bath, Ontario.
The Association will commence a search for Bernard’s successor immediately.