Former PGA Tour player Jim Nelford has been named director of academy experiences for ClubLink Corporation, a position that will see the Vancouver native and two-time Canadian Amateur champion offer instruction for special events and offer his experiences as a dinner speaker.
Nelford won back-to-back Canadian Amateur titles in 1975-76 and was runner-up at that event in 1977. He also attended Brigham Young University where he earned two second team All-American honours.
He played on the PGA Tour for 10 years and had to battle through a career-threatening waterskiing accident, but still managed a couple of runner-up finishes and won the Ben Hogan Award in 1992.
Nelford, who won the 1980 World Cup with Dan Halldorson, turned to the broadcast booth when his playing days ended and became acclaimed for his insight.
For more on Jim Nelford, take a look at this GNN blog written last August by clicking here.