Jon Roy has been named the Golf Association of Ontario’s provincial head coach.
Roy joins the GAO after seven years as a teacher at Henry Brunton Golf, where he was responsible for the development and maintenance of all junior golf programs and day-to-day operations of the academy.
The Ontario PGA Teacher of the Year for Juniors has also taught in the degree and diploma Professional Golf Management programs at Georgian College in Barrie, Ont.
With the GAO, Roy’s responsibilities will include the Team Ontario Program of Excellence and Development programs, recruitment systems, scouting programs, camps, seminars and parent education. He will also develop and implement the National Junior High Performance strategy.
Roy will also take the lead in the development of regional provincial coaches while providing mentorship and educational opportunities for new coaches within the GAO’s Coach Development model.
“Jon has experience not only with teaching junior players, but also training other professionals in the field of junior golf coaching and development, which makes him a great fit for this role,” said GAO director of sport development Mike Kelly.
Roy is a native of Beaconsfield, Que., and a graduate of the University of Victoria and the Professional Golf Management Program at Humber College in Toronto.