BA, PGA of Canada,
PGA of Canada Class “A” Professional
Coach Developing Competitor & New Competitor Certified
Jon is the first-ever recipient of the “Coach of the Year” award for Canada and he is also the only coach in Canada with both CNC and CDC certification – the governing certification system for coaching sport in our country. Jon also was awarded the “Junior Leader of the Year” award in 2007. As a long-time, and highly decorated, “Class A” professional, Jon has coached countless players to personal-best performances and has helped hundreds of families to successfully navigate the variegated waters of competitive golf.
Jon has worked with players at all levels of development, but the majority of his work in recent years has been focused on high level junior players looking to bring their games to the highest levels. Acting as the head provincial coach for many years, Jon has worked with the very best athletes in Ontario while also mentoring coaches throughout Ontario. Jon has traveled across the globe coaching teams and individuals in competitions and training camps.
Jon’s coaching strength lies particularly in his ability to communicate with young athletes and to align their aspirations with a clear and focused game plan. His expertise covers topics of self-management, sport-psychology, tactics, and the short game.
“In my forty years of communicating with, training and observing teaching professionals, I’ve seen a few stand out as exceptionally effective. Jon stands out as such. He creates an extraordinary environment for learning, one that not only develops golf skills but develops the golfer as well.”
Golf Professional & Coach - Author Extraordinary Golf: The Art of the Possible