Wayne McDonald has a lifetime of golfing accolades to his name, and is a staple personality in both the Canadian and American golf markets. Wayne's golf background reflects an understanding of the game at the highest level, winning both the Canadian Junior and Canadian Amateur. He was the first Canadian to be a two-time First Team All American, finishing second in the NCAA Championships, and he led the Indiana University Golf team to two Big Ten Championships. In 2001, McDonald again turned pro and became a Senior Professional golfer and competed with the top ranking players on the Champions Tour. He finished successfully in the US Senior Open, British Senior Open and Canadian Senior Open. McDonald was named to the 2010 Indiana University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Wayne McDonald’s successful business career spans more than 40 years, including roles in ownership and executive management at both public and private companies. Wayne founded and served as Chairman & CEO of Golf Training Systems, a company he successfully took public in 1995. Golf Training Systems developed golf products and programs for instructors David Leadbetter and Dave Pelz, while branding and marketing the Leadbetter and Pelz names and products worldwide. Prior to his tenure at Golf Training Systems, McDonald was founder and President of Atlanta-based Cornerstone Products Inc. Under his leadership, the company became the leading visual merchandising supplier of promotional products for professional sports leagues, including the MLB, NBA, NHL, and NASCAR.
After spending many years in the U.S. refining his expertise in the golf industry, Wayne returned to Canada in 2014. In his lifetime of golf, Wayne has built strong business relationships with some of the games greats, like David Leadbetter, Dave Pelz and Guerin Rife. Catalyst Golf will be the amalgamation of all of Wayne's golfing knowledge, bringing to you an innovative array of products, like Evnroll Putters by Guerin Rife, and training aids built to help you score, created exclusively for Catalyst Golf by today's top instructors like the legendary Dave Pelz, and up and coming Canadian teaching icon, Gareth Raflewski.
Wayne's passion to give back to the game that has provided him a lifetime of success, and his desire to build a uniquely Canadian golfing family, will be the guiding force for Catalyst Golf as it launches it’s collection in Canada and worldwide.