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Golf Canada is the National Sport Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing close to 319,000 golfers at more than 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to grow participation, excellence and passion in the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our goal is to be relevant to and respected by all Canadian golf enthusiasts from coast to coast.

Golf Canada actively conducts championships, programs and services to help shape the present and future of golf in Canada. High performance athlete development, National Golf in Schools, Golf Fore the Cure, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum and Future Links, driven by Acura, Canada’s national junior golf program, are only some of the initiatives the association delivers in conjunction with the provincial and other national golf associations.

As the authority for golf in Canada, the association also administers the Rules of Golf, amateur status, handicapping and course rating.

In addition, Golf Canada conducts Canada’s most prestigious golf championships. The RBC Canadian Open and Canadian Pacific Women’s Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while regional junior and national amateur championships provide world class competitive opportunities for Canada’s top golfers to showcase their talents.

Volunteer Opportunities

volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Golf Canada.

Recruitment for 2018 for the Golf Canada Committees listed below as well as Tournament Officials (Starting, Scoring and Rules) is now open. Please click here to register and apply.

Before applying, please click below on the names of the Golf Canada Committees for their Terms of Reference.

If you would like to volunteer at one of Golf Canada’s national amateur championships, please click here to view the 2018 schedule to find a tournament in your area. Registration for the 2018 amateur championships volunteer positions will open in January 2018.

If you would like more information regarding volunteering with Golf Canada, please email volunteers@golfcanada.ca.
Golf Canada is grateful for the time, talents and efforts of our volunteers to operate our many and varied activities.


Please note that individuals who have previously served a 10 year term as an RCGA/Golf Canada Governor are still eligible to serve on any Golf Canada committee, with no term limit, except the Board of Directors, which still carries a 10 year maximum.


Golf Canada Professional Championships

To apply for general volunteer duties for Golf Canada championships please click below:

Golf Canada Amateur Championships

  • Click here to view our amateur championships schedule, and all available volunteer opportunities

Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru

  • Click here to volunteer with Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru

 

Chief Executive Officer

Laurence Applebaum, Chief Executive Officer

Laurence Applebaum

With a sports management career spanning more than 20 years in Canada, Europe and the United States, Laurence Applebaum is proud to return home as CEO of Golf Canada, the national sport federation and governing body for golf in Canada. Applebaum joins Golf Canada after serving in an extensive array of sports management roles around the globe.

For the past five years, the Toronto native was Executive Vice President of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he oversaw a variety of strategic and operational initiatives. During his tenure, Applebaum was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the women’s professional tennis circuit including tournament operations; on-site competition; player relations and development; sports science and medicine; broadcast operations and new business development.

Prior to joining the WTA, Applebaum served as the Toronto-based Vice President of Salomon Canada from 2006-2011. Previously, he held a variety of progressively senior roles at Wilson Sports and the brands of its parent company—Amer Sports—including Atomic, Suunto and Precor based in Europe. After starting his career at Wilson Sports Equipment Canada, Applebaum also served as Sales & Marketing Manager at Nike Golf Canada from 1997-1999.

Married with two children, Applebaum is a 1994 graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario where he received an Honours in Business Administration (HBA) degree.

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Board of Directors

2018 Board of Directors
2018 Board of Directors

Leslie Dunning – President

Leslie DunningLeslie serves as Golf Canada’s 114th President. She will chair the Board of Directors and will continue to provide leadership to the diversity and inclusion initiative. Leslie is a Past President of Alberta Golf and has served on and supported various boards at the local, provincial and national levels. In 2009, Leslie was elected to the Golf Canada Board of Directors as the first Provincial Council Chair. Since then she has served on many of Golf Canada’s committees. She led Golf Canada’s efforts to ensure compliance with the new Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act and has chaired working groups to advance efforts in volunteer management, diversity and inclusion. She is an alumna and remains active with the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference. She is a member of Earl Grey Golf Club in Calgary and Bigwin Island Golf Club in Muskoka.

Leslie lives in Calgary with her husband Neill. They have four children, who are all active golfers, and two grandchildren who they look forward to introducing to golf. She was employed in many parts of the country and in a variety of senior leadership roles for the Canadian Red Cross over 36 years. She is currently focused on family and volunteer commitments, as well as improving her golf and bridge games. She holds a BSc. (Geology) from the University of Waterloo; an MBA from Queen’s University and she is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant registered in Alberta. Leslie is a Distinguished Alumna of the University of Waterloo.

Charlie Beaulieu – 1st Vice President

Beaulieu-171st Vice President Charlie joined the Board in 2011 and in 2018 holds the position 1st Vice President as well as Chair the Compensation and Governance Committees. Formerly President of the Fédération québécoise de golf, he chaired the special taskforce, which led to the amalgamation of the Fédération québécoise de golf and Golf Québec. The Québec Golf Federation includes representatives from the golf course owner’s association, the provincial professional golf association, the regional golf associations and amateur golfers, all aligned in promoting the development of the game.

Charlie is the owner/President of a real estate business. Prior to this, he spent 30 years as the owner/President of an apparel company. He has served as Captain of both the Lorraine and Le Mirage Golf Clubs. Annually, his family and friends host a golf tournament in memory of his late father. Funds raised from the event exceed $1,200,000 and support local charities.

Liz Hoffman – 2nd Vice President

Liz HoffmanLiz has served on Golf Canada’s Board of Directors since 2012 and in 2018 holds the position of 2nd Vice President. She will chair the Amateur Competitions Committee and the World Junior Girls Steering Committee. She will also serve on the Compensation and Sport Development Committees and the Diversity Enhancement Working Group. She has previously chaired the Sport Development and Human Resources Committees and the Ad hoc Committee to Review the COC Report. She has been a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Volunteer Services Working Group. Liz is a member the Board of Directors of the Golf Canada Foundation, serving on the Executive Committee as Secretary and chairing both the Scholarships & Grants and the Women’s Fund Committees. She is a Past President of the Golf Association of Ontario and has served on Golf Canada Provincial Council as the representative for Ontario. She was the non-playing captain of Canada’s Women’s Team at the 2012, 2014 and 2016 World Amateur Team Championships. She is active as a tournament chair and starting & scoring official at our amateur, professional and international competitions

Liz has been a leader in Canadian sport as an athlete, coach and administrator. She recently retired as the Director of Athletics and High Performance Sport at the University of Toronto. She has been active with many sport organizations, including serving as president of Canadian USport and Ontario University Athletics and has been an officer and board member of both Ontario and Field Hockey Canada. In addition, she served on the Board of Directors of Coaches of Canada and currently is a member of the Sport Development Committee of Swim Canada. She is a member of the Thornhill Club and the Mad River Golf Club where she loves to play golf. She has been highly involved at the Thornhill Club in developing juniors, on committees, and served on their board as Membership Director. She enjoys sharing her passion for the game of golf with her husband Rick and their sons, Matt and Mark, who are both professional golfers.

Roland Deveau, Q.C. – Past President

Deveau-17-2Roland joined Golf Canada’s Board in 2012 and assumed the role of President in February 2016. He has previously chaired the Audit and Risk Management and Compensation Committees, and also served on the Communications and Rules of Golf & Amateur Status Committees. In 2014-2015, he was Golf Canada’s advisory member on the R&A Amateur Status Committee. He has extensive experience as a rules official in many provincial and national amateur golf championships. He previously served in various capacities on the Executive of the Nova Scotia Golf Association from 1990 to 2004, including in 2002 as its President. He has also served his home club of Clare Golf and Country Club as its President, on its board and committees.

Roland resides in Bedford, NS with his wife Jacqueline. Since 1998, he has been a public utility commissioner with the NS Utility and Review Board, and was appointed its Vice-Chair in 2011. He has served as President of the provincial association of French speaking lawyers and jurists from 2004 to 2009, and he completed his term as secretary/treasurer of the national “Fédération canadienne des juristes d’expression française de common law”. Roland was awarded Golfer of the Year in 2002 by Atlantic Canada’s Golf News in recognition of his volunteer effort and also received recognition for service to the NS Francophone community.

David Atkinson – Director at Large

Atkinson-17David begins his second year serving on the Golf Canada Board and will continue as the Human Resources Committee Chair and as a member of the Governance Committee. He previously served 3 years as a member of the Governor’s Council and 3 years as a member of the Membership Committee.
David was President of British Columbia Golf from 2013 thru 2016 and remains on their Board. He is a Trustee of the Pacific Coast Golf Association, and a Trustee of the Golf Canada Foundation where he serves on the Scholarships & Grants Committee.
A past member of Scarboro G&CC, Gowan Brae Golf Club, Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, Predator Ridge Golf Club and most recently Pitt Meadows Golf Club, David has also spent many years across Canada as a public player. Having lived and worked in Europe, the U.S.A., and from “Sea to shining Sea” across Canada’s provinces, David and his wife Jo-Anne now make their home in Coquitlam, B.C.

A graduate of Waterloo University and Western University (Mathematics, Computer Science, and Behavioral Psychology), David is a seasoned international business professional with significant operational, general management and board experience. He is an owner of an Engineered Solutions business with operations in Canada and in Chile, and continues to serve on other Boards in the business and the not-for-profit sectors.

Dale Jackson – Director At Large

Dale JacksonDale joined Golf Canada’s Board of Directors in 2015 after having served from 2011 to 2014 on the Governors Council. In 2018, he steps down as Chair of the Investment Committee. Dale will continue to represent Golf Canada on the Joint Rules Committee, together with representatives of the R&A and USGA. He has served as a Rules Official for numerous Golf Canada championships over the past 15 years and has been a Rules Official at many of the world’s most prestigious golf championships including The Masters, The Open and the U.S. Open. In 2014 Dale was named the Sports BC Official of the Year.

For 2018, he will sit on the Audit and Risk Committee, and continue as a member of the Rules and Amateur Status Committee.
An active and passionate member of Royal Colwood Golf Club in Victoria, B.C., Dale has served as Club Captain and Director, while also having served on numerous other committees. He is the author of Royal Colwood: 100 Years, the club history published in 2013 to celebrate Royal Colwood’s centenary.

Dale’s professional career away from golf was spent as a managing partner and owner of a management-consulting firm, which specialized in business development as well as business process and organizational engineering. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of British Columbia. Dale currently lives in Victoria, B.C. with his wife Alison and two (very) friendly Golden Retrievers, Summer and Dawson.

Rob MacDonald FCPA, FCA – Director At Large

MacDonald-17Rob joined the Board in 2014 as Provincial Council Chair and continued in this capacity in 2015. In 2018 Rob continued on the Board as a Director at Large and will also Chair the Audit & Risk Management Committee and will serve on the Investment Committee. He previously served four years as a member of Golf Canada’s Governors Council and one year on the Provincial Council as the Golf Manitoba representative. He has served on Golf Canada’s Investment Committee, which he Chaired in 2014 and 2015. He has been an active volunteer with Golf Manitoba and its predecessor the Manitoba Golf Association (MGA) since 1992. He served as President of the MGA in 2000-01 and Golf Manitoba in 2012-13. Rob is a member of Elmhurst Golf and Country Club. He has served on Elmhurst’s board and committees and as President.

Rob lives in Winnipeg. He is a Partner with MNP LLP and is the Private Enterprise Leader for the region. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg and Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) from the University of Manitoba. He has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba since 1985. He has served on the University Recruitment Committee and the Public Relations Committee of the Institute. He is a member of the Boards of IG Investment Management Ltd. and Investors Group Trust Co. Ltd. He is also active in his community serving on the United Way of Winnipeg Campaign Cabinet as Co-Chair of the Professions Division, in 2013-15 and the Major Donor Cabinet in 2016-17

Adam Daifallah – Director at Large

Daifallah-18Adam Daifallah joined Golf Canada’s board in 2018. He has been an active committee volunteer since 2013, serving as a member of Governors Council, as Chair of the Communications Committee (now a Working Group), and as a member of various committees including Human Resources, the Volunteer Services Working Group and Heritage Services.

Adam serves is co-founder and Managing Partner of the public affairs firm HATLEY Strategy Advisors. Previously, Adam practiced law at the Montreal office of Norton Rose Fulbright (then Ogilvy Renault), sat on the editorial board of the National Post and was Washington correspondent of The New York Sun. He is co-author of two books on Canadian politics.

In addition to his responsibilities at HATLEY, Adam is Chairman of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, a director of the Schmeelk Canada Foundation, a member of the Management Committee of the Mount Royal Club and a member of the Advocacy Committee of the Quebec Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the Montreal Economic Institute.

Originally from Peterborough, Ontario, Adam lives in Westmount, Quebec with his wife Marie-Eve and two young sons. He is a former competitive junior golfer and is a member at The Country Club of Montreal.

He is a law graduate from Université Laval, has a BA (honours) in history and political studies from Queen’s University and was a Sauvé Scholar at McGill University. Adam is a member of the Quebec Bar.

David McCarthy

McCarthy-18David McCarthy joins Golf Canada’s Board of Directors in 2018 after having served on the Governors Council from 2014 to 2018. David is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and previously sat on the Governance and Professional Championships Committees. He is a starting official for the RBC Canadian Open Golf Championship and was the tournament chair for the 2017 Men’s Canadian Amateur Championship. He has been providing legal services to Golf Canada since 2001.

David is a senior partner at Stikeman Elliott LLP where has was head of the Toronto office’s Corporate Department from 2002-2013 and head of the Finance Committee from 2013 to 2016. He is a past President of the Princeton Alumni Association of Canada and a past Member of the Alumni Council of Princeton University. He is a past President of the University of Toronto T-Holders Alumni Sports Association. He is a recipient of the Arbor Award, presented by the University of Toronto to recognize outstanding personal service to the University. David was also a member of the UofT Varsity Blues 1983-84 national championship hockey team.

David lives in Toronto with his wife, Kathleen. They have two children, Chase and Tessa, both of whom are attending St. Andrews University in Scotland. David is a member of the Donalda Golf & Country Club and the St. Andrews Golf Club. He is a graduate of Princeton University (A.B. magna cum laude) and the University of Toronto (LLB).

Susan MacKinnon – Provincial Council Chair

Susan MackinnonSusan joins the Golf Canada Board of Directors in 2018 as Chair of the Provincial Council after serving 3 years as a member of the Council as the Alberta Golf Representative. She has also served 2 years on the Membership Committee of Golf Canada.

Susan joined the Board of Alberta Golf in 2009 while serving as Director, Player Development and has chaired or served on the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, Governance Committee, Nominating Committee and Finance and Risk Management Committee. She also served two years as President of Alberta Golf in 2014 and 2015. Susan has also served as a Director and Secretary of the Alberta Golf Association Foundation. In addition to chairing Alberta Golf tournaments and acting as a non-playing Team Captain, she has volunteered at her home club (Willow Park Golf & Country Club) and in her community.

After a successful career in the wholesale food industry as Vice President responsible for the areas of Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology, she co-owned a small business for over 20 years. She is a past member of the Canadian Credit Institute, holds a BSc (Biochemistry) from McGill University and has attended the Executive Program at Queens University. Susan resides in Calgary with her husband and has 2 adult children – all avid golfers.

Thomas C. Sears, BA, MBA, Ph.D – Governors Council Chair

Sears-17Tom has served on Golf Canada’s Governance Committee from 2011 – 2017, the Audit and Risk Committee since 2013 and joined the Governor’s Council in 2016. Tom became Chair of the Council and was elected to the Golf Canada Board in 2017. In 2018 Tom will be joining the Investment Committee as Chair of that committee. As a former international bank executive, Tom has had the privilege of playing golf where he has lived and worked across Canada, the United Kingdom, in Europe and in the Caribbean. He is currently a member of Dalewood Golf Club (deleted) in Port Hope Ontario, and is a past member of the Islington Golf Club (Toronto), La Moye Golf Club (Jersey, Channel Islands) and Royal Westmoreland Golf Club (Barbados) where Tom also served as a Governor of the club for 4 years.

Tom is an experienced executive and Board director having served on 35 RBC subsidiary or client boards, and 28 non-profit volunteer boards and their committees. Tom’s interest in board governance and organizational effectiveness prompted him to pursue his doctorate in governance of international banks. During his time with Golf Canada, Tom has led several special governance projects for the Association, including several Board renewal projects.

Tom organized his family’s annual family golf tournament for over 25 years that provided his extended family years of camaraderie and close relationships. Tom and his wife Jessica live in Port Hope Ontario and they have four adult children.

Governors Council

2018 Provincial Council

Herb Schlotter AB
Doug Roxburgh BC
Allison Chisholm NB
Barbara Allan ON
Richard Smith SK
Jim Clark ON
Don MacKay ON
Steven Young AB
Paul Schofield QC
Kelly Roberts ON
Dan Sabourin BC
Paul Beaudry BC
Jean Stone-Seguin ON
Shirley d’Entremont NS
Diane Barabé QC
Tom Sears ON
Jeff Thompson ON
Diane Drury QC
Kay Thompson NL
Nick Marrone ON
Gordon Campbell ON

Missing:

  • David McCarthy, ON
  • Kevin O’Donovan, MB
  • Christian Osborne, ON
  • Laura Small, SK

Provincial Council

2018 Provincial Council

Barry Petrachenko British Columbia Golf
Marcel Paul Raymond Golf Québec
Jeff Thompson Golf Canada
Delbert Betnar Golf Saskatchewan
Brenda McIlwaine PEI Golf Association
Susan MacKinnon Alberta Golf
Tom Hendershot Golf NB

Missing:

  • Peter Major, Alberta Golf
  • Vince Mariani, Golf Manitoba
  • Ken Casey, GolfNewfoundland Labrador
  • David Acker, NS Golf Association
  • John Gallinger, Golf Ontario

Past Presidents

2018 Leslie Dunning Earl Grey GC, Calgary / Bigwin Island GC, Muskoka
2017 Roland Deveau, Q.C. Clare G&CC, Church Point
2016 Roland Deveau, Q.C. Clare G&CC, Church Point
2015 Paul McLean Coppinwood GC. Claremont / Oviinbyrd GC, Muskoka
2014 Douglas Alexander London Hunt & CC, London
2013 Michael Carroll Point Grey GC, Vancouver
2012 Diane Dunlop-Hébert Mount Bruno CC, St-Bruno
2011 Karen Rackel Highlands GC, Edmonton
2010 Jack McDonald Rivershore Golf Links, Kamloops
2009 Thomas McCarthy Ashburn GC, Halifax
2008 Andrew Cook Markland Wood CC, Etobicoke
2007 Garry West Bayview G&CC, Thornhill
2006 Wayne Petersen Paradise Canyon Golf Resort, Lethbridge
2005 James Halliday Victoria GC, Victoria
2004 David Shaw Riverside G&CC, Rothesay
2003 James Grant Royal Montreal GC, Westmount
2002 Harry S. Zuzak Jagare Ridge GC, Edmonton
2001 Roger Archambault Beloeil GC, Beloeil
2000 Don Griffiths Point Grey G&CC, Vancouver
1999 Worden A. Teasdale Markland Wood CC, Etobicoke
1998 F. Gordon Coyle Mississaugua G&CC, Mississauga
1997 F.A. (Al) Macatavish Elmhurst G&CC, Winnipeg
1996 N. Douglas Ross, Q.C. Belvedere G&WC, Charlottetown
1995 Jacques Nols Kanawaki GC, Kahnawake
1994 W. Keith Gray Toronto Hunt Club, Toronto
1993 Findlay S. Young Prince George G&CC, Prince George
1992 Hugh G. Hallward Royal Montreal GC, Ile Bizard
1991 Peter J. Hope Brightwood G&CC, Dartmouth
1990 Robert G. Long Rosedale GC, Toronto
1989 Keith Rever Wascana GC, Regina
1988 Harold Brownstein Elm Ridge GC, Ile Bizard
1987 Thomas P. Wood Derrick G&WC, Edmonton
1986 Dr. Douglas G. Brewer Fredericton G&CC, Fredericton
1985 James D. Bruce Capilano G&CC, Vancouver
1984 Wm. A. Farlinger Lambton G&CC, Toronto
1983 Manuel Bricker Glendale G&CC, Winnipeg
1982 John S. Marshall Hamilton G&CC, Ancaster
1981 Ralph Costello Riverside CC, Saint John
1980 Robert M. Everson Kanawaki GC, Kahnawake
1979 W. Len Goldson Toronto GC, Toronto
1978 R. Bruce Bailey Calgary G&CC, Calgary
1977 T. George Armstrong Lambton G&CC, Toronto
1976 Dave Shea Richelieu Valley GC, Ste-Julie de Vercheres
1975 J.D. Heywood Riverside CC, Saskatoon
1974 Richard H. Grimm Mississaugua G&CC, Mississauga
1973 George C. Hevenor Sr. Summit G&CC, Toronto
1972 Cecil Vineberg Hillsdale G&CC, Montreal
1971 Patrick C. Osler Toronto GC, Toronto
1970 J. Campbell McLean Capilano G&CC, Vancouver
1969 Ray Getliffe Royal Montreal GC, Montreal
1968 J.A. Swanson Elmhurst G&CC, Winnipeg
1967 Phil Farley Scarboro G&CC, Toronto
1966 E. Duncan Millican Royal Montreal GC, Montreal
1965 R. Bruce Forbes Brantford G&CC, Brantford
1964 W. Arthur Johnston St. Charles CC, Winnipeg
1963 Albert Rolland Le Club Laval-sur-le-Lac, Laval
1962 Dr. J.E. Leddy Riverside CC, Saskatoon
1961 H.C. Lyle Capilano G&CC, Vancouver
1960 V.C. Holdroyd Rosedale GC, Toronto
1959 Gordon B. Taylor Kanawaki GC, Kahnawake
1958 John. M. Blair St. Charles CC, Winnipeg
1957 C. Ross Somerville London Hunt & CC, London
1956 James P. Anglin, Q.C. Royal Montreal GC, Dixie
1955 Dr. E.O. Turner Fredericton GC, Fredericton
1954 R.C. Borland Calgary G&CC, Calgary
1953 A.J. Mylrea Rosedale GC, Toronto
1952 Colin Rankin Beaconsfield GC, Montreal
1951 J. Gordon Bowers Capilano G&CC, Vancouver
1950 C.W. Watson St. George’s G&CC, Toronto
1949 R.C. Holbrook Royal Montreal GC, Dixie
1948 F.N. Robertson Riverside G&CC, Saint John
1947 George W. Lang Westmount G&CC, Kitchener
1946 J.A. Fuller Royal Montreal GC, Dixie
1945 H.R. Frost, K.C. Thornhill GC, Thornhill
1944 Dr. A.W. Matthews Mayfair G&CC, Edmonton
1943 M.R. Ferguson Beaconsfield GC, Montreal
1942 C.H. Sclater Hamilton G&CC, Ancaster
1941 W.S. Charlton Point Grey GC, Vancouver
1940 Frank H. Harris Mississaugua GC, Mississauga
1939 J. Ernest Savard Le Club Laval-sur-le-Lac, Laval
1938 Lt.-Col. Claude Brown London Hunt & CC, London
1937 John I. Rankin Beaconsfield GC, Montreal
1936 Robert Jacob, K.C Elmhurst G&CC, Winnipeg
1935 E.C. Gould Brantford G&CC, Brantford
1934 George H. Forster Beaconsfield GC, Montreal
1933 C.W. Jackson St. Charles CC, Winnipeg
1932 W.H. Plant Mississaugua GC, Mississauga
1930-31 Alfred Collyer Knowlton GC, Knowlton
1929 C.E. Harvey Elmhurst G&CC, Winnipeg
1928 Major W.D. Wilson Hamilton G&CC, Ancaster
1927 W.W. Walker Royal Montreal GC, Dixie
1926 C.A. Bogert Toronto GC, Toronto
1925 W.E. Matthews Royal Ottawa GC, Aylmer
1924 S.B. Gundy Rosedale GC, Toronto
1923 George S. Lyon Lambton G&CC, Toronto
1922 R.C.H. Cassels, KC Toronto GC, Toronto
1921 Paul Myler Hamilton GC, Ancaster
1920 D.R. Brown Beaconsfield GC, Montreal
1915-19 F.A. Rolph Lambton G&CC, Toronto
1914 C.E. Read Royal Ottawa GC, Aylmer
1913 A.H. Campbell Toronto GC, Toronto
1912 J.T. McCall Royal Montreal GC, Dixie
1911 Hon. Justice G.F. Orde Royal Ottawa GC, Aylmer
1910 A.W. Austin Lambton G&CC, Toronto
1909 Col. George A. Sweny Toronto GC, Toronto
1908 Dr. R.F. Ruttan Royal Montreal GC, Dixie
1907 A.W. Austin Lambton G&CC, Toronto
1906 Hon. George Perley Royal Ottawa GC, Aylmer
1905 D.R. Wilkie Toronto GC, Toronto
1904 Fayette Brown Royal Montreal GC, Dixie
1903 P.D. Crerar Hamilton GC, Ancaster
1902 G.H. Balfour Royal Montreal GC, Dixie
1901 Col. George A. Sweny Toronto GC, Toronto
1900 W.W. Watson Royal Montreal GC, Dixie
1899 Lt.-Col. D.T. Irwin Royal Ottawa GC, Aylmer
1898 Col. George A. Sweny Toronto GC, Toronto
1897 John Hamilton Quebec GC, Quebec
1896 Hon. George A. Drummond Royal Montreal GC, Dixie

Golf Canada Policies

Golf Canada Competition Policies

Golf Canada Foundation

The Golf Canada Foundation is the leading source for golf philanthropy in Canada, awarding more than $6 million in grants and scholarships since 1982. The foundation’s mission is to support and promote programs that increase participation in golf by engaging players of all ages and abilities across Canada. For more information about what the Golf Canada Foundation is doing to support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca/foundation

Contact Information

Martin Barnard CEO, Golf Canada Foundation
mbarnard@golfcanada.ca 1-800-263-0009 x275

Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum

The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum (CGHF) celebrates the outstanding individuals of Canadian golf from players, both amateur and professional, to the builders, architects and others who have been fundamental to the evolution of the game in this country. Operated by Golf Canada, the Hall of Fame, museum, library and archives are open to visitors to discover more about the game and its inductees.

Come play a round!

The layout of the museum mimics an 18-hole golf course where each hole displays something new and exciting about the game; from a putting green where you are able to test your luck using equipment from 200 years ago, to displays showing the growth of the game, the CGHF provides information and interesting facts that golfers and non-golfers alike can learn from and enjoy! This site will also give you the most recent news and events, information on how to volunteer or tour the museum, and a quiz for anyone who wishes to test their golf knowledge for the chance to win free entry to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. Want to search our online photo database? We have over 10,000 images from our collection online right now, with more being added daily. To view the database and order prints, click here.


Related Links

Sport Development

Sport Development

In order to remain competitive on the world stage, Golf Canada implements a focused strategy to continue to assist players as they develop into elite athletes and role models.

Success at the highest level is important for Golf Canada in its position as the governing body of the game in Canada for a number of reasons:

  • Creating awareness for the game in the media;
  • Creating awareness of the sport to Canada’s youth;
  • Creating role models/heroes;

The following initiatives serve as our focus within the area of high performance:

  • Young Pro Squad Program
  • National Amateur Squad Program
  • National Development Squad Program
  • Golf Canada High Performance Junior Camps
  • Sport Science Integration
    • Mental Management
    • Strength and Conditioning
    • Biomechanics
    • Nutrition
    • Equipment
  • National Junior Golf Development Centres
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching Interfacing
  • Long-Term Player Development Guide

Canadian Ladies Golf Association (amalgamation)

Founded in 1913, the Canadian Ladies Golf Association (CLGA) was established with the aid of the (British) Ladies Golf Union to provide female golfers in Canada with a handicap system as well as organized golf matches.

In their history, they had expanded their organizations role to include championships, course rating, philanthropy, rules, along with player and program development.

Past Presidents of the CLGA

1913-1918 Frances Allen Campbell
1919-1928 Ella Murray
1929-1932 Mrs. John M. Lyle
1933-1934 Jean Haslett
1935-1947 Mrs. Edwin Crockett
1948  Mrs. G.H. Buntain
1949 Kathleen Farrell
1950 Ella Peterson
1951 Louisa Currie
1952 Ruth Michaels
1953 Ethel Ivey
1954 Pearl Foster
1955 Kathleen Farrell
1956 Aidyne Campbell
1957 Louise Taylor
1958 Phyllis Trotter
1959 H.W. Taylor
1960 Winnifred Drummie
1961 Maude Corkill/Mrs. J. Price
1962 Doris Marquardt
1963 W.E. Bickley
1964 Mabel Kean
1965 Helen Wilson
1966 Mary Hatfield
1967 Irene Mackenzie
1968 Margaret Mussells
1969 Dorothy Sedgewick
1970-1971 Doreen Martin
1972-1973 Marion Morris
1974-1975 Irene Mackenzie
1976-1977 Audrey Gordon
1978-1979 Jean Dickeson
1980-1981 Nancy Walker
1982-1983 Peggy Colonello
1984-1985 Jeanne Murphy
1986-1987 Aihlin Walker
1988-1989 Grace Moul
1990-1991 Esther Cox
1992-1993 Erie Clibborn
1994-1995 Sheila Bentley
1996-1997 Mary Drummie
1998-1999 Thelma Coutts
2000-2001 Grace McCann
2002-2003 Patricia Edwards
2004-2005 Carole Mix