The management of the PGA of Quebec did not take long to honor Jocelyne Bourassa, who died in August. By today highlighting the excellence of its members for the 2021 season, it is highlighting its contribution to the development of sport.
The one who is nicknamed the “Grande Dame du golf” and who took her last breath at the age of 74 is thus honored posthumously by the association of golfers of Quebec.
By his explanations, the general manager, Dominic Racine, estimated that his organization had observed much more than his results on the courses during his career. He recognized his immense involvement, his generosity and his passion in all spheres of the golf industry.
This is the first time that the PGA of Quebec has bestowed this honor on a person who is not a member of the PGA of Canada. Mme Bourassa was, however, honorary director.
Remember that Jocelyne Bourassa is the only Quebecer to have won a professional LPGA tournament. Since her conquest during the first edition of the La Canadienne tournament on the fairways of the Montreal municipal golf club in 1973, she had supported and supported those who followed in her footsteps.
In 2018, Brooke Henderson succeeded her by becoming the second Canadian to win the National Women’s Open at Wascana Golf Club, a suburb of Regina.
Players of the year
In the presentation of its 14 winners, the PGA of Quebec has named three golfers for the 2021 season.
Professional Yohann Benson of Le Mirage took home the coveted overall player of the year award.
The ex-caddy on the US PGA Tour has won two of the three official tournaments he has participated in. He beat Tim Alarie of the Saint-Jérôme golf club.
The man with the many hats on his alleys in the Laurentians nevertheless deserved the honor of the reigning professional of the year.
Winner of two of the five tournaments in which he started, he also finished second in the Cobra Puma Championship, behind Benson. In the end, he came short of 32 points.
This is a great return to competition for anyone recovering from hip surgery.
Martin Plante, of Balmoral, is crowned 2021 senior golfer. His compatriot of the Parcours du Vieux-Village in Bromont, Marc Hurtubise, was also honored, notably for the simultaneous organization of the PGA Championships of Canada in August.
Amongst others 2021 winners
- Coach: Antoine St-Jean (Golf Generation)
- Teacher of the year: Sylvie Schetagne (Golf-Tonus PTMT)
- Professional “Class A”: Alexandre Ouellette (Le Blainvillier)
- Leader junior: Elizabeth Asselin (Royal Quebec)