Henry Brunton is leaving his post as head coach of Golf Canada’s men’s national amateur team.
Brunton joined the high performance program in 1999 and has led the national team over the past 12 years.
“My time with Golf Canada’s high performance program, especially the past six years, as the Men’s head oach of Team Canada has been extremely rewarding both professional and personally,” said Brunton.
“I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of this country’s most gifted young athletes, as well as a number of very committed coaches and administrators determined to build Canada into a leading golf nation,” he said, adding the decision is for family reasons and other business pursuits.
“It is a difficult decision to step away, but I know with the growth of Henry Brunton Golf and the time that is required to perform all of my responsibilities, including my family, that I am making the right decision,” he said.
In 2009, Brunton published Journey to Excellence: The Young Golfer’s Complete Guide to Achievement and Personal Growth, a guide to competitive junior golf for both juniors and their parents.
A Canadian PGA Master Professional, Brunton also authored the RCGA Achievement Guide, a comprehensive manual for high performance players and coaches and was also in on the Canadian PGA’s Teaching and Coaching Certification Program (TCCP), a mandatory training program for all CPGA professionals.
“Henry Brunton has been an outstanding ambassador for Canadian golf, both nationally and internationally and a driving force behind high performance golf in this country,” said Jeff Thompson, Golf Canada’s chief sport officer.
“Henry has developed into one of this country’s foremost golf coaches and has deservedly earned the respect of this country’s top athletes as well as his coaching peers across the country and around the world,” added Thompson.
Brunton will remain in his position with Team Canada until Sept. 30.