Garron wins golf club professional award


ABERCROMBIE — Jonathan Garron says he is aware of many people who are worthy of a special golf award he has received.

Garron, who is Abercrombie Country Club’s director of golf, was recently named the PGA of Canada Atlantic Zone club professional of the year in conjunction with the zone’s annual meeting and golf fair in Moncton.

It was the third year he was a finalist for the award.

“It’s pretty exciting, but we have lots of deserving individuals,” he said. “It’s nice to win, knowing how well others do their job, but it comes down to having fantastic support from our membership base. It makes you want to do your job well.”

Garron feels doubly fortunate to have been able to receive the award. The trophy is still in the car he totalled when he struck a deer near the awards venue.

The win entitles Garron to represent the region at Canada Night, when national awards will be presented in club and other professional golf categories. The event will take place Jan. 21 to 24 in Orlando, Fla.

Garron said he’s happy with the way the golf season went at Abercrombie.

The club celebrated its centennial in 2019, an event that was highlighted by hosting the Nova Scotia men’s amateur golf championship in July.

He noted work that has begun recently to improve the lower interval that crosses the 12th, 13th and 14th holes.

Jonathan Garron stands near the practice green at Abercrombie Country Club. (Goodwin photo)