Team Canada’s Matt Wilson named Ontario’s Golf Coach of the YearWritten by Golf Canada
Team Canada Junior Women’s Coach Matt Wilson was one of nine award winners at the 2018 PGA of Ontario awards ceremony on Friday at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort in Alliston, Ont.
The Newmarket, Ont., native took home Coach of the Year honours for the PGA of Canada – Ontario Zone for his outstanding achievements in coaching this season and throughout his career.
In 2017, Wilson was appointed as Director of Next Generation strategy with Golf Canada to further develop and execute a stronger Team Canada program. Since joining the National Sport Federation, Wilson has helped oversee the national team’s centralized program, which sends athletes to train at Bear Mountain from February through to early June in a focused centre of excellence, surrounded by world-class technical coaching staff and experts.
Wilson was honoured alongside eight fellow PGA of Canada members:
- PADRAIG KELLY ~ Retailer of the Year
- CASEY WARD ~ Candidate for Membership of the Year
- RAYMOND MCCORQUODALE ~ Class A Professional of the Year
- JON BLOMME ~ Junior Leader of the Year
- GARETH RAFLEWSKI ~ Teacher of the Year
- MATTHEW WILSON ~ Coach of the Year
- BRIAN HADLEY ~ Player of the Year
- ADAM TOBIN ~ Club Professional of the Year
- IAN WEBB ~ Executive Professional of the Year