Jonathan Garron, Head Professional at the Abercrombie Country Club in New Glasgow, NS, is the PGA of Canada Golf Professional of the Year.
Jonathan s performance in 2019 has been outstanding. His continued commitment to the PGA of Canada and specifically the Atlantic Zone is second to none. Abercrombie Country Club is on pace for another exceptional fiscal year. Jonathan started a new social Ladies Golf program after applying and receiving funding through a Sport Nova Scotia grant. The program brought in 57 new women golfers to learn both the game and experience all that the club has to offer. Jonathan has also been able to tap into many different grant opportunities available to not-for-profits, bringing in approximately $20,000 to help the club in 2019 and nearly $75,000 over the last five years.
Jonathan continues to exhibit the leadership skills required to run a facility; his willingness to chip in and provide support to all employees and members allows for great successes at Abercrombie.
Jonathan has served on the PGA of Canada Atlantic Zone Board for seven years and is currently in the role of President. In addition to Jonathan’s long-standing commitment to the board, he is a massive advocate for the PGA and the PGA Brand.
He supports numerous initiatives launched by both the PGA of Canada nationally and locally through the Atlantic board. These include Future Links, Golf in Schools, Jr. League and the RBC PGA Scramble, where he has hosted both a local qualifier and participated in the regional final.
In the Atlantic zone, Jonathan has hosted the PGA of Canada Atlantic Zone Pro-Junior for the last five years, participates in the Cobra Puma Spring Pro-Am at Cabot, Zone Championship and the Callaway Team Championship, as well as attending the PGA of Canada Atlantic Education Conference.
Locally, he does a lot to promote the game, volunteering for Special Olympics teaching and providing athletes with an opportunity to learn and play the game. Last year, Jonathan was fortunate to host our Armed Forces veterans in the Solider On program at Abercrombie Country Club.
Jonathan is a well rounded PGA Professional and a worthy recipient of the Murray Tucker Golf Professional of the Year.