HENRY BRUNTON RECEIVES PGAS OF EUROPE HIGHEST HONOUR

12/10/2010

HENRY BRUNTON RECEIVES PGAS OF EUROPE HIGHEST HONOUR AT AWARDS GALA IN PORTUGAL

Canadian PGA Master Professional and Golf Canada Men’s National Coach Henry Brunton received the PGA’s of Europe highest honour – The Five-Star Professional Award – on December 2nd when a comprehensive cross-section of golf’s top talent was acknowledged at the Annual PGAs of Europe Awards Gala Dinner in the splendor of the Tivoli Victoria Hotel in Algarve, Portugal.

The PGAs of Europe is an Alliance of 30 national PGAs and seven international PGAs representing over 18,500 PGA Professionals. The Canadian PGA is an international member and Brunton is the first Canadian ever recognized by these awards.

“Henry is an exceptional example of the professionalism and excellence required of Canadian PGA membership and on behalf of the entire association I would like to congratulate him for being bestowed the Five-Star Professional Award,” stated Canadian PGA Executive Director Gary Bernard.

Included in the evening's festivities were awards to three other five-star professionals – Italian Ryder Cup pioneer Costantino Rocca, coach to the world stars Pete Cowan from England, and long-serving Scottish guru Bill Lockie, whose pupils have included 2010 PGA Tour winner Martin Laird. In addition, the new Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Peter Dawson, Secretary of The R&A, received the Lindberg Bowl.
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