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Bernardo (Ben) Andre Kern

Born: August 11, 1946
Place of Birth: Rolandia, Brazil
Died: October 14, 2002
Inducted: 2010

Ben Kern's Record:      

International: 
  • 1972 New Mexico Open Champion
  • 1974 New Mexico PGA Champion
Provincial:    
  • 1968 Ontario Men’s Champion
  • 1979 Ontario PGA Champion
Teaching Achievements:
  • Coordinated completion of the Canadian PGA Teaching Certification Program
  • Inititated and chaired Canada’s first Teaching and Coaching Symposium
  • Instruction Editor “SCOREGolf Magazine” 1988-1998
  • Instruction Editor “SCOREGolf World” 1988-1989
  • Co-authored Future Links junior golf program
Other Items of Note:
  • Invented the “Accuform Rake” used at all TPC Clubs, PGA Tour events, and many of the top courses in the world
  • Represented Ontario in the Junior Interprovincial Matches and Willingdon Cup
  • 1968/1969 First Team All-American with New Mexico State University
  • 1985 Ontario PGA Golf Professional of the Year
  • 1987 Member of the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame
  • 1991 Canadian PGA Golf Professional of the Year
  • 2004 Member of the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame
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