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Henry is focused on developing young golfers. (90% of their time)
Henry walks through the details of the programs he offers and why the
top juniors in his area continually come back to his academy.
– Henry Brunton is now paving a pathway to performance excellence for
thousands of aspiring young Chinese golfers and their families.
By Brent Long (April 2014)Imagine being a
12-year-old and landing your very first job washing golf carts at a
nine-hole course in Kemptville, ON. Well, that’s where it all began as
Henry Brunton discovered a passion for golf at Rideau Glen Golf Club
that drove him to become a world-leader in coaching, education and
junior golf development.
Brunton took his thirst for learning to nearby Rideau View Country Club
as a young assistant working for PGA of Canada Head Professional Paul
Sherratt, then to the University of Ottawa where he earned a Bachelor
degree in Physical Education and has never stopped reading and learning
and teaching and coaching and mentoring others.
Over the years, Brunton has picked up many awards as he has been on the
leading edge of golf development for more than 25-years. However, Henry
was deeply touched earlier this year when he picked up the PGA of Canada
Tex Noble Award, for Professional Development at a presentation
ceremony during Canada Night at the PGA 2014 Merchandise Show in
"I only knew Tex Noble as a pen pal of sorts. I never met him in person.
As an apprentice at Rideau View, I had to fill out my progress reports
at the end of each year and submit them to Tex, who was the Education
Director for the PGA of Canada at the time,” Brunton says of the process
that went on for five years. "From the comments that I got back from
him, I could tell he was a gentleman who genuinely read the reports and
provided positive feedback and encouragement. For me it was very
stimulating to read his comments, so to receive an award with his name
on it is very gratifying.” In 2009, Henry was named National Junior
Leader of the Year by the Canadian PGA.
Fast forward to 2014 and Brunton is still turning pages and heads.
Anyone who has followed Brunton’s career knows he published, "Journey to
Excellence” in 2009 and "High Performance Golf” in 2012. What you
probably don’t know is that booth books have been translated into
Chinese and will be released next month in China – which is sure to
increase his international exposure.
Also on the horizon is a trip to Australia in September to make
presentations at the World Scientific Congress of Golf and the
Australian PGA Coaching Summit.
Before that collegegolfplacement.com will be launched by Henry Brunton
Golf as a consulting service for young golfers and their parents from
around the world who are looking for guidance when it comes to pursuing
an NCAA golf scholarship. The focus is to work with 12 to 17-year-olds
as they move along the pathway and to highlight their accomplishments
and videos on collegegolfplacement.com for NCAA coaches to review.
On the U.S. front, Brunton is expecting his VISA any day now, which
would also allow him to set up shop in the United States. He’s also been
contracted by several American PGA Sections to make professional
development presentations later this year and into 2015. Brunton’s
partnership with Dr. Rick Jensen from Boca Raton, FL
(www.certifiedgolfcoach.com) continues to grow and they will announce up
to 12 seminars for LPGA and PGA golf teachers and coaches across the US
for 2014, including at least one in Canada for the very first time.
On the home front, Henry Brunton Golf continues to flourish with a wide
selection of programs for both adults and junior golfers at Eagles Nest
GC and Bathurst Glen GC near Toronto with winter programs conducted at
The Metro Golf Dome & The Golf Lab and at the PGA Center for
Learning and Performance in Port St. Lucie, FL. This spring, Brunton, a
PGA of Canada Master Professional, will also assume duties as National
Spokesman for the National Golf Course Owners’ Association "Kids Play
Golf" initiative to increase awareness around the sport and point
children and parents to local PGA of Canada professionals for learning
It all goes to show that you should never under estimate a youngster
with passion who is working in the back shop cleaning golf carts or
taking his first lesson with a PGA of Canada member – that passion could
change the world as we know it!
OTTAWA, ON (February 3, 2014) - NGCOA Canada is pleased to announce that Henry Brunton, Canada’s leader in junior golf instruction, is the National Spokesperson for its recently launched Kids Play Golf
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National Award Winners Named
The PGA of Canada’s 2013 national award winners were announced
recently and will be honoured next month at the association’s Canada
Night celebrations in Orlando, Fla., as part of the PGA Merchandise
This year’s winners include Billy Walsh (Fairtree Golf Centre), Mike Weir Player of the Year; Scott Kolb (Victoria Golf Club), Pat Fletcher Retailer of the Year; Pierre-Luc Darveau (Académie de golf Lévis), Moe Norman Apprentice of the Year; Rob Houlding (Rob Houlding Golf Acadmey), George Knudson Teacher of the Year; Glen Sirkis (The Meadows at East St. Paul Golf Course), Jack McLaughlin Junior Leader of the Year; Robert Ratcliffe (Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community), Ben Kern Coach of the Year; Sheryle Rowland (Silver Springs Golf & Country Club), Murray Tucker Golf Professional of the Year; Henry Brunton (Henry Brunton Golf), Tex Noble Award for Professional Development; and Jack Nicklaus, George Cumming Distinguished Service Award.
"This year’s crop of national award winners are truly great golf
professionals and on behalf of the national board of directors’ and the
association’s 3,700 members, I’m proud to congratulate them today on
their achievements,” says the PGA of Canada’s president Gregg Schubert.
Each year, a national selection committee evaluates application
submissions from zone award winners and recognizes winners in each of
The winners will receive their award and be honoured in January at the
association’s Canada Night celebrations at the PGA Merchandise Show in
"The upcoming Canada Night at the PGA Merchandise Show promises to be an
amazing evening,” Schubert says. "Not only is it an opportunity to mix
and mingle with others in the golf industry, but it’s also a chance to
celebrate this wonderful group of PGA of Canada professionals who have
been recognized as national award winners” he says, adding, "not to
mention we’ll also be unveiling the inaugural class of the PGA of Canada
Hall of Fame as well, so that’s very exciting.”
Canada Night takes place in Orlando, Fla., on Jan., 23, 2013 at the PGA
Merchandise Show (Orange County Convention Centre) at 5:30 p.m. in room
To register for Canada Night, CLICK HERE
Golf Digest names three PGA of Canada professionals to its Best Teachers List
Golf Digest magazine recently named three PGA of Canada profess
NORMAN, Okla. – Acclaimed golf instructor Henry Brunton will
be the featured instructor at the GCAA national conventions held Dec.
9-11 in Las Vegas.
Henry Brunton's World-Class High Performance Training CampNovember 27-December 1, 2013 at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, FloridaHenry
Brunton Golf is proud to offer its third World-Class High Performance
Training Camp in Florida. This highly specialized training program
provides aspiring competitive golfers with a unique opportunity to be
exposed to the training and coaching that has enabled many golfers under
Henry Brunton's guidance to develop the skill and confidence to excel
at the NCAA, international and professional levels. The camp will be
conducted at a one-of-a-kind training facility at the PGA Center for
Learning and Performance at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Florida.Training Camp InformationThe camp is designed to facilitate the development of committed competitive golfers who are interested in exploring their limitsHenry Brunton- GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teacher will personally lead the camp assisted by Matt Wilson, PGAThe camp will be conducted from Nov 27- Dec 1 at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, FLItineraryWednesday, November 27Arrival at PGA VillageAfternoon practice- full access to PGA Learning CenterCamp opening meetingIndividual athlete meetings with coaching staffThursday November 287:15-8am - Breakfast at hotel8:30-11:30am
- Coaching and Training at PGA Center for Learning and Performance -
private coaching area; TrackMan Testing; Coaching and Training Stations;11:30-noon - lunch in PGA Hall of Fame- steps from practice teeNoon-1pm - rest1-1:30pm - warm up1:30-6pm - play 18 holes with training objectives7pm - dinner at Sam Snead's - Thanksgiving Dinner!!8:30pm - Team Meeting- feedback and discussionFriday, November 297:15am-8am - Breakfast at hotel8:30am-11:30am
- Coaching and Training at PGA Center for Learning and Performance -
private coaching area; TrackMan Testing; coaching and training stations11:30-noon -Lunch in PGA Hall of Fame- steps from practice teeNoon-1pm - Rest1pm-1:30pm - Warm up1:30-6pm - Play 18 holes with training objectives7pm - Dinner8:30pm - Team Meeting- feedback and discussion9pm-11pm - Personal TimeSaturday November 307:15-8am - Breakfast at hotel8:30-11:30am
- Coaching and Training at PGA Center for Learning and Performance -
private coaching area; TrackMan Testing; coaching and training stations11:30-noon - Lunch in PGA Hall of Fame- steps from practice teeNoon-1pm - Rest1-1:30pm - Warm up1:30-6pm - Play 18 holes with training objectives7pm - DinnerSunday December 17-7:30am - Breakfast at hotel8-8:30am - Warm up8:30-1:30pm - Play 18 holes in the camp tournamentLunch/prizes following golf in clubhouseCamp review meetingTravel to airportCamp Tuition - $1,895 +HSTIncludes:4 nights of deluxe shared accommodation at Hilton Garden Inn PGA VillageFull hot breakfast daily - Thursday-Sunday at Sam Snead's Restaurant in the host hotelLunch daily - Thursday-SundayFull access to PGA Center for Learning and Performance -unlimited practice4 rounds of golf -18 holes daily- green fees and cart fees includedCoaching ServicesTransportation to and from Orlando International Airport **with group** (see flight info below)Training camp gift packIndividual Camp Follow-Up Coach Report and TrackMan Testing DataNot Included:DinnersSnacksTransportation to FloridaTransportation to and from PGA Village from airport if not travelling with Toronto groupTo register Contact Matt Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.738.7941
Level 2 – Golf Coach Trackprovides instructors with practical strategies
proven to accelerate student learning and enhance the transfer of
skills to the course. Instructorswill learn to differentiate
Cutten Fields introduces
state-of-the-art Learning Centre
Open House with Henry Brunton set for June 8
For Immediate Release
May 7, 2013
GUELPH, ON – Canada's foremost
Honoured by the Coaches Association of Ontario for Lifetime Achievement
Henry Brunton was one
of nine coaches honoured by the Coaches Association of Ontario at the
2013 Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards on April 13 at the Scotiabank Theatre
in Toronto. Brunton is the 2013 recipient of Andy
Higgins Lifetime Achievement Award. This prestigious award is presented to
an outstanding coach who has made a significant contribution to coaching in
Ontario over a very long sustained period of time—20+ years. Andy Higgins, an
Olympic decathlon coach, an educator and all around good human being, has
devoted his lifetime to instilling positive values, citizen development and
making a difference in peoples lives through sport. A coach who dreams big,
looks for the possibilities, and focuses on a lasting legacy would be an ideal
award recipient in this category. Brunton, a PGA of Canada Master
Professional is the first coach from the sport of golf to be recognized by
the Coaches Association of Ontario.
The Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO) was proud
to acknowledge the men and women, who inspire, innovate and share their
knowledge of sport with others. The CAO saluted the dedication and commitment
of exemplary individuals with a series of video tributes and awards,
recognizing the performance and leadership of outstanding coaches.
"Looking back at the difference makers in our
lives, its often a coach that comes to mind," said Susan Kitchen,
Executive Director of the CAO. "Great coaches deserve recognition, and
what a great way to kick-start Ontario Coaches Week."
The 2013 Ontario Coaching Excellence Award winners were:
Gus Badali - Grass Roots Coach (Male), Ten Pin Bowling,
Lewis - Grass Roots Coach (Female), Para Dressage, Ashburn
Short - School Sport Coach (Female), Beamsville
Belle-Isle -School Sport Coach (Male), Hawkesbury
Suke - Good-to-Great Coach (Female), Nordic Skiing, Owen
Good - Good-to-Great Coach (Male), Cycling, Waterloo
Torosyants - Trailblazer Coach, Gymnastics, Toronto
Jeffery - Everyone Matters Coach, Canoe/Kayak, Mississauga
Brunton - Andy Higgins Lifetime Achievement Award, Golf,
The Coaches Association of Ontario is an
independent, non-profit, coach-led organization that strengthens development
opportunities and provides resources, representation and recognition for
coaches in a variety of contexts. Please visit coachesontario.ca for more information.
Coaches Association of Ontario
26, 2013 – Maple, Ontario
Henry Brunton Golf is pleased to announce that Fred
Davey has joined the Coaching Staff. Fred is a 20 year veteran member of the
PGA of Canada – Class A Teaching
Dr. Rick Jensen and Henry Brunton Team up with TPI
Henry Brunton is profiled in the new issue of Flagstick Golf Magazine's Spring issue. The article is called Developing the Next Generation. Check it out here
Henry Brunton spoke on Monday, March 12 in Phoenix, Arizona at the 2012 World Scientific Congress of Golf on the Development of Expertise for Elite Athletes.
U.S. Kids Golf Recognizes 2011 Class of Top 50 Kids TeachersHenry Brunton First Canadian Named to Master Teacher StatusATLANTA –Henry Brunton of Stouffville, Ontario became the first Canadian to be nameda
Henry Brunton Golf is proud to announce that the North Grenville Sports Hall of Fame will induct Henry Brunton as part if its Class of 2011. Brunton along with the other inductees will be honoured at a
Routine RevelationIn my work with Golf Canada’s Men’s National Amateur and Development Teams, a lot of time and energy in training camps is focused on shot routines – teaching athletes to understand and
YOU ARE INVITEDHenry Brunton Golf Proudly Presents:Rudy Duran "What I Learned Coaching Tiger" Eagles Nest Golf Club, Maple, OntarioSaturday, April 9 from 10:30am-Noon
Golfers of all ages will enjoy meeting
Henry Brunton named to GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America for 2011-2012 and remains only Canadian on the prestigious list
NEW YORK, MARCH 14, 2011—GOLF MAGAZINE, the world’s most widely-read
England Golf’s County Academy Programme is now operating successfully
in 32 counties – a good time to bring all its coaching staff and
- To develop the guiding principles of
Last week, Canadian PGA Master Professional and Golf
Canada Men’s National Coach Henry Brunton received the PGA’s of Europe highest
honor – The Five-Star Professional Award (shown in the photo with Costantino
Canadian PGA Announces the 2009 Winners of its National Awards for Exceptional and Dedicated Service as Canadian Golf ProfessionalsThe 2009 winners are:• Club Professional of the Year – Bob Paley, Kananaskis
The Development of Expertise for Elite Competitive Golfers and the Related Probability of Advancing to the PGA Tour – Key Information for Athletes, Parents, Coaches, Golf Professionals and Administrators.By
Henry Brunton was recently honored at a reception in Orlando, Florida as one of the 2008 Top 50 Kids Teachers as chosen by U.S. Kids Golf. Golf professionals who focus much of their time and energy on developing young golfers in their communities are eligible for this award. The new list was complied from nominations from golf professionals and others in the golf industry. The teachers are judged according to 16 criteria, including percentage of time devoted to kids programs, creativity, communication and efforts to grow the game. U.S. Kids Golf manufactures equpment and related golf products especially for kids. Brunton is the only Canadian on this year's list.
The Professional Golfers' Association of British Columbia (PGA of BC) is planning to present one of its most informative and beneficial Spring Education Seminars when members gather at Vancouver's University Golf Club February 23-24.Presented by Golf Trends, the lineup includes Canadian PGA Master Professional Henry Brunton, one Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers in America and head coach of the Royal Canadian Golf Association's National Men's Team. Brunton, the keynote seminar speaker on day one, will present "Taking Your Game and Your Top Juniors to the Next Level". His presentation is intended to provide professionals with possibilities for improving their own games by disseminating information and sharing tools, strategies, and resources used by High Performance Coaches.
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL, DECEMBER 7, 2008—Today Henry Brunton, Royal Canadian Golf Association National Men’s Coach and Canadian PGA Master Professional, delivered the keynote presentation at the 2008 PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit to more than 400 golf instructors from around the world at the PGA Learning Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida. His presentation called High Performance Coaching for Juniors: An Exciting Possibility for PGA Professionals detailed his experiences as Canadian National Coach as well as designing and building his Strive for Excellence program in Maple, Ontario for competitive junior golfers. For more information about the PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit click here.
Henry Brunton is set to speak this week at an elite instructor summit at the Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst, NC. He will join other notable industry leaders such as Dr Paul Schempp, Mike Malaska,
Canada's Henry Brunton will be a guest speaker at the Better Golf Through Technology Conference at MIT in Cambridge MA. February 24-25, 2008
The world’s top golf teaching professionals, golf technology
Brunton only Canadian on GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teacher ListGOLF MAGAZINE, the world’s most widely-read golf publication, recently published its Top 100 Teachers in America list for 2007-2008. Once again,