Sam Young – Class of 2011

sam_youngSam Young is one of Canada's most revered teaching professionals. As the owner and operator of Shelburne Golf and Country Club since 1986, Young has been instrumental in developing countless athletes through his golf programs. He has been a member of the Canadian PGA for almost 50 years and is a former board member and past-president of both the CPGA and Ontario PGA.

Following a successful playing career including a year on the Canadian Tour, Young has taught golf at every level and his junior programs are well known across the province. Through his ongoing commitment to growing the game of golf, he has developed Shelburne G&CC into one of the most comprehensive and accessible junior golf facilities in Ontario. Young continuously attends learning workshops and seminars throughout the world and his teaching methods are constantly evolving with the science of the game.

Young's contributions to golf in Canada have been recognized on several occasions; in 1986 the Ontario PGA named him Club Professional of the Year, a designation he was also awarded by the CPGA and Score Golf Magazine in 1989. In 2002 and 2003, Young received the Ontario PGA Teacher of the Year Award for Junior Golfers and in 2002 the CPGA named Young the Canadian Junior Leader of the Year.