Fred Wood Class "A" Professional of the Year
presented by Nespresso Professional
2020 Recipient - Michael Thompson
Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
Beginning as a caddie before moving on to a successful playing career, Fred Wood switched his focus when he was appointed Head Professional at Shaughnessy Heights in 1945. He was instrumental in the re-location of Shaughnessy to its present location, and throughout his 28 years at the club he mentored a number of Assistants who later went on to be successful Club Professionals. Wood served as President of the PGA of BC from 1955-1956.
The Fred Wood Class "A" Professional of the Year Award is one of the highest honours the Association can bestow on a working Class "A" Professional at a golf course, whose total contributions to the game best exemplify the complete PGA of Canada Professional. This award embraces a wide range of services executed by the club professional.
The Fred Wood Class "A" Professional of the Year:
- Demonstrates outstanding qualities of leadership
- Demonstrates strong moral character
- Maintains a substantial record of service to the Association and the game of golf
- Is well-regarded as a role model to other PGA of BC Golf Professionals
Past recipients of the Fred Wood Class "A" Professional of the Year Award:
(* - denotes national award winner)
2019 - Jared Siminoff
2018 - Greg Pool*
2017 - Lenny Cyr
2016 - Ashley Zibrik*
2015 - Greg Pool
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