STONE TREE GOLF ACADEMY
Bill Stewart - PGA of Canada Director of Golf
Bill has been a Member of the PGA of Canada since 1979. He graduated from Junior Golf Program at the Islington Golf Club in Toronto and the University of Waterloo Golf Team and was PGA of Canada Assistant Professional under Bob Ure at the Donalda Club in Toronto and under Kevin Hunter at the Henderson Lake Golf Club in Lethbridge, Alberta.
As a Director of Golf, Bill has served at the Lethbridge Country Club, Lethbridge, Alberta; Waterloo Golf Academy, Waterloo, Ontario; and the Fredericton Golf and Curling Club, Fredericton, New Brunswick. As Head Teaching Professional, he has served with the City of Kitchener Doon Valley and Rockway as well as Golf Town Brampton and Waterloo.
Bill has had the privilege of serving his PGA Association and Golf Canada in the following capacities;
- Chairman of the Advisory Committee to Future Links – a joint initiative of Golf Canada and the PGA of Canada
- Future Links Advisory Committee for 9 years as one of the 4 national PGA of Canada Representatives
- Participated on PGA of Canada Technical Committee writing the Manual for Future Links Leader Program – the Level 1 instruction manual on Golf for Sport Canada
- Captain of Golf Canada’s National Junior Team vs. Ireland in Ryder Cup type matches – Hamilton Golf & Country Club
- Alberta Representative on the PGA of Canada National Teaching Committee
- Alberta Representative on the PGA of Canada National Junior Committee
- Board of Directors PGA of Alberta
- Volunteer Golf Ontario
- Teacher of the Year Junior Golfers for PGA of Ontario
- Successfully nominated Jack McLaughlin to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame – inducted 2013, Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club
- Created the George Knudson Awards for the 10 top Junior Boys on the Future Links Order of Merit
- Created the Jack McLaughlin Junior Leader of the Year Award for the PGA of Canada
Bill believes in individual learning. The best teacher of the game of golf is the golf course. By knowing the individual – guiding with some fundamentals, coaching through the difficulties – the student is further ahead, fulfilled and motivated by learning their game themselves. Technology and Teaching Methods are important tools - getting the student to work through their own games. Less teaching – more learning and playing golf takes students to their potential with satisfaction.