Bernardo Andre Kern

Inducted: 2010

Category: Builder

Born: August 11, 1946

Place of Birth: Rolandia, Brazil

Died: October 14, 2002


  • 1972 New Mexico Open Champion
  • 1974 New Mexico PGA Champion


  • 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 Professional of the Year

Inducted to Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame in 1987

1991 PGA of Canada Professional of the Year

Inducted to Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in 2004

Inducted to PGA of Canada Hall of Fame in 2014