Jack Westover Coach of the Year

Jack Westover Coach of the Year

presented by Steve Graham Sales

2020 Recipient - Colin Lavers

Seymour Golf & Country Club


Jack Westover coached the widely popular and successful golf program at Simon Fraser University, serving as Head Coach until 1991. A member of the PGA of Canada since 1959, Westover ran arguably one of the province's most successful teaching programs throughout his entire career and was most influential in the development of BC amateur-golf legend Doug Roxburgh. Westover received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the PGA of BC in 2016.

The Jack Westover Coach of the Year Award recognizes a PGA of BC Professional who is an outstanding coach. This award is based on a professional's overall performance in coaching; unique, innovative and special coaching programs initiated or implemented; articles published; as well as outstanding golfers the professional has coached.

The Jack Westover Coach of the Year:

  • Is recognized as an outstanding coach among the ranks of the PGA of BC membership
  • Initiates and/or implements unique, innovative and/or special coaching programs
  • Contributes to publication of articles, books, magazines, etc
  • Demonstrates a record of coaching of outstanding golfers

Past recipients of the Jack Westover Coach of the Year Award:
(* - denotes national award winner)

2019 - Robert Ratcliffe
2018 - Sean Richardson
2017 - Robert Ratcliffe
2016 - Matthew Palsenbarg
2015 - Chris MacDonald
2014 - Scott Rodgers
2013 - Robert Ratcliffe*
2012 - Robert Ratcliffe
2011 - Robert Ratcliffe

CLICK HERE to view this award's Regional Recipients by year.

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