Pierre Dugas will receive the prize of the Pierre-Nadon, which is presented annually to an individual who contributes in a special way to the advancement of golf in Québec.
Dugas, as we all know, is one of the best coaches in Quebec. He has taught and contributed to the training of hundreds of golfers : Jean-Philip Cornellier, Étienne Papineau, and Mathieu Rivard with some of the most well-known.
“When one is accustomed to give and share, we don’t really know what to say when the time comes to receive,” says humble the Granbyen 72-year-old, who has certainly not stolen the honor that we are going to do to him.
Roger Lauzon, another pro golf who has shared her passion with hundreds of young people will also receive the prix Pierre-Nadon. The two men will receive their awards at the annual general meeting of Golf Canada, which will take place on Saturday evening in a grand hotel in Montreal.
The prix Pierre-Nadon has been created to pay tribute to the former columnist of golf of The Press, who died in 2005.
“Even if we don’t work for the honors, it’s a pleasure, it is certain, resumes Dugas. This is a pleasure, in fact, it is the recognition of the people of the community. It’s a nice pat on the back even if, I repeat, it makes me a little uncomfortable. “
Even if his name has often been associated with the best golfers in the region, Dugas takes a lot of pride in a job well done at the golf Academy of the club in Cowansville, which allows young people and to less young people to improve their skills. In the same vein, it is also proud of the success the family policy of the club, which has helped many people to learn the game of golf.
“We are working to make golf accessible to everyone because, despite the beliefs, it is a sport accessible to all. And it is a beautiful sport, to whom I owe much. “
And a sport that clearly owes him a lot too.