About Golf Canada

Love the game. Grow the game.

Golf Canada is the National Sports Organization and governing body for golf in Canada representing close to 310,000 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 CN Future Links, 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


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Golf Canada.

Applications for 2017 championship volunteers can be submitted through the links below.

Recruitment for 2017 Golf Canada Committees is now closed.

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 click on and read Committee Terms of Reference below before applying.

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 Championships

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

Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru

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Board of Directors


Roland Deveau, Q.C. – President


Roland joined Golf Canada’s Board in 2012 and assumed the role of President in February 2016. In 2015, he 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.

Charlie Beaulieu – 2nd Vice President


2nd Vice President Charlie joined the Board in 2011 and in 2016 holds the position 2nd Vice President as well as Chair the Governance Committee. He also serves on the Compensation and Amateur Competitions 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 owners 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 $1,000,000 and support local charities.

Allison Chisholm – Provincial Council Chair


Allison joins the Golf Canada Board in 2016 as the Provincial Council Chair. She previously served 10 years as a member of the Governor’s Council and one year as the New Brunswick Representative on the Provincial Council. She has served on a number of Golf Canada committees including the Women’s Division, Women’s Fund, Amateur Championships, Membership, and Human Resources. She has also served on the Handicap and Course Rating Committee chairing the committee for three years. Allison started as a competitive golfer, representing New Brunswick on a couple of junior women’s teams. She has been involved in the administration of golf since 1992 volunteering first with the Nova Scotia Ladies Golf Association before her career took her back to New Brunswick. Allison has been involved in Golf NB since 1997 and continues for this year as the immediate Past President.

Allison lives in Rothesay and works for the New Brunswick Trauma Program as the Trauma Registry Manager. She is a member of the Riverside Country Club in Rothesay, New Brunswick.

Leslie Dunning – 1st Vice President


In 2016 Leslie begins her eighth year on the Board of Directors of Golf Canada serving as the First Vice President. This year she will Chair a Diversity Enhancement Working Group as well as both of the Compensation and Investment Committees. Leslie will also sit on the Professional Championships Committee. She has previously chaired the Provincial Council, both the Governance and Human Resources Committees and the Volunteer Services Working Group. She is a Past President of Alberta Golf and has served on various boards at the local, provincial and national levels. She is an alumnus 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. In 2014, they welcomed their first grandchild who they look forward to introducing to golf in the next few years. 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) and Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Waterloo; an MBA from Queen’s University and she is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant registered in Alberta.

Liz Hoffman – Secretary

Leslie Dunning

Liz has served on Golf Canada’s Board since 2012. In 2016 she will Chair the Sport Development Committee, the Ad hoc Working Group to Review the COC Report and the World Junior Girls Steering Committee. She will also serve on the Audit & Risk Management and Amateur Competitions Committees. She has previously chaired the Human Resources Committee and was a member of the Volunteer Services Working Group. Liz is a member the Board of the Golf Canada Foundation serving on the Executive Committee as Secretary and chairing both the Scholarships and Grants and the Women’s Fund Committees. She was the non-playing captain of Canada’s Women’s Team at the 2012 and 2014 World Amateur Championships. Liz is a Past President of the Golf Association of Ontario (GAO) and has served on the Golf Canada Provincial Council as the Representative of GAO (2009-2011). She has also been active with other sport organizations, including serving as President of Canadian Interuniversity Sport and Ontario University Athletics and has been a member of the Board of both Ontario and Canada Field Hockey. In addition, she served on the Board of Coaches of Canada and currently is a member of the Sport Development Committee of Swim Canada.

Liz has been a leader in Canadian sport for over three decades as an athlete, coach and administrator. She recently retired as the Director of Athletics and High Performance Sport at the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Thornhill Golf and Country Club where she loves to play golf and has been highly involved in developing juniors, the golf and greens committees, and served on their Board as Membership Director 2010-2014. She enjoys sharing her passion for the game of golf with her husband Rick and their sons Matt and Mark who are professional golfers.

Dale Jackson – Director At Large


Dale joined Golf Canada’s Board of Directors in 2015 after having served from 2011 to 2014 on the Governors Council. In 2016 he will continue as Chair of the Rules of Golf and Amateur Status Committee and will also sit on the Amateur Competitions Committee.

As Rules Committee Chair, Dale represents Golf Canada on the Joint Rules Committee, together with representatives of the R&A and USGA, while also serving as an Advisory Member of the R&A’s Rules Committee. He has served as a Rules Official for numerous Golf Canada championships over the past 14 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. From 2003 to 2007 he served as the Managing Director of Rules and Competitions for British Columbia Golf and in 2014 Dale was named the Sports BC Official of the Year.

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.

Rob MacDonald – Director At Large


Rob joined the Board in 2014 as Provincial Council Chair and continued in this capacity in 2015. In 2016 Rob will continue on the Board as a Director at Large and will also Chair the Audit & Risk Management Committee and will serve on the Investment and Membership Committees. 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 continued as Chair in 2015. He continues as a member of the Board of Golf Manitoba as the immediate Past President. 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 20012-13. 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. Rob serves on the firm’s Assurance Executive Committee. 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.

Donald MacKay – Director at Large

Don joined Golf Canada as a Governor in 2012 and has served as a Board Director since 2013. In 2016 Don will Chair the Membership Committee for the 3rd year. He will also continue to serve on the Audit & Risk Management and Investment Committees

Don is also a past President of National Golf Course Owners Association Canada.

Don and his wife, Joyce own and operate Muskoka Highlands Golf Links in Bracebridge, Ontario where they work first-hand with golfers of all skill levels thereby gaining first-hand personal insight into the golf business.

Don and Joyce have three sons – Andrew, Scott and Russell, formerly Championship Operations Coordinator at Golf Canada and currently Manager, Membership & Events with PGA of British Columbia. Don has been active in his community serving on many boards.

Paul McLean – Past President


Paul assumes the role of Past President in 2016 after serving as Golf Canada’s 112th President in 2015. Paul also serves on the Board Executive Committee as the Past President of the Golf Canada Foundation. As co-founder and President of CWB Maxium Financial, Paul has been instrumental in its development and growth to become one of Canada’s leading privately held leasing companies with assets exceeding $1.0 billion. CWB Maxium is positioned as the largest provider of equipment leases and mortgages to the Canadian golf industry. Paul previously worked at Triathlon Leasing where he held the position of President, Equipment Leasing. Prior to Triathlon, he had a successful career at Xerox Canada where he held several sales and marketing management positions. Paul attended McMaster University on a Chancellors scholarship and completed an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in Statistics and Computer Science, which was followed by completing a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

Paul and his wife live in the Richmond Hill community and have two children attending post-secondary in Ontario. He remains active as an avid golfer and as a member of the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), and the Golf Course Superintendents Association (GCSA). He is on the board of several organizations including CWB Maxium Financial, Maxium, Desante, Amstel Doors, Golf Canada Foundation and Laurence North. He has been acknowledged by the National Post as one of the Top 25 most influential people in Canadian golf and is a part owner of both Coppinwood and Oviinbyrd golf clubs. Paul also volunteers his time and support to Eva’s Initiatives for homeless youth and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada.

Nick Marrone – Director at Large


Nick has served on Golf Canada’s Board as Director since 2013. In 2016 he will serve as Chair of the Professional Championships Committee. He will also continue as a member of the Communications and Sport Development Committees. He also sits on the Sport Development Committee of the Golf Association of Ontario. He is the principal of Marrone & Associates Sports Marketing. The primary focus of the practice is to support corporate partners and properties in maximizing the value of their investment in sport and sponsorships. Clients have included the Hudson’s Bay Company, CP Rail, the Toronto Pearson Airport, CIBC and the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Bid. As Senior Director, Global Sports Marketing for McDonalds Corporation Worldwide, Nick led McDonald’s global sports portfolio, most notably McDonald’s sponsorship of the FIFA World Cup, the Olympic Games and the NBA.

Prior to joining McDonald’s, Nick was Executive Director of Marketing and Communications for the Canadian Olympic Committee. Nick re-established the marketing function within the COC and was responsible for new revenue generation, brand management and sponsor value creation. Nick joined Bell Canada in 1979 progressing through senior positions in brand management, advertising and sponsorship. Nick led Bell’s sponsorship division for a number of years during which it successfully leveraged many cultural and sports properties, including TIFF, Stratford, MLSE and its title sponsorship of the Bell Canadian Open.

Pat Thompson – Governors Council Chair

Pat joined the Board in 2014. This is her 2nd year as Chair of the Governors Council, Chair of Human Resources Committee and a member of the Sport Development Committee.

During the last 14 years Pat served on the British Columbia Golf executive committee as well as being involved with numerous Golf Canada and British Columbia Golf committees. In 2012 Pat chaired the CN Canadian Women’s Open in Vancouver. She has assisted at many National and Provincial Championships and accompanied teams as a Non-Playing Captain to international and national events.

Pat is also very active in the community having sat on the Board of Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Members Association and currently serves on the Board of the UBC Okanagan Athletics Association.

Over the past 30 years Pat and her husband Bob owned a successful training & coaching business, working with companies and individuals.

Pat and Bob reside and are members at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Course in Kelowna, BC. They have 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren.

Scott Simmons – Chief Executive Officer

Scott was named CEO of Golf Canada in July 2007. His prior involvements with Golf Canada include a post-University position with the International Management Group (IMG) where he consulted for the Association. From 1992 to 2000 he served as Golf Canada’s Director, Marketing and Communications. From 2000 to 2007, he had a successful seven-year executive management career in the Canadian beer brewing industry before returning to Golf Canada. He also serves as member of the National Allied Golf Association and a delegate with the International Golf Federation.

A graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, Scott lives in Mississauga with his wife Danita and their four daughters.

Governors Council


Pat Thompson Chair BC
Barbara Allan Governor ON
David Atkinson Governor BC
Diane Barabé Governor QC
Jim Clark Governor ON
Adam Daifallah Governor QC
Shirley d’Entrement Governor NS
Diane Drury Governor QC
Steve Howse Governor ON
Fran Marsden Governor AB
David McCarthy Governor ON
Kevin O’Donovan Governor MB
Christian Osborne Governor ON
Constant Priondolo Governor QC
Kelly Roberts Governor ON
Dan Sabourin Governor BC
Herb Schlotter Governor AB
Paul Schofield Governor QC
Tom Sears Governor ON
Laura Small Governor SK
Richard Smith Governor SK
Kay Thompson Governor NL

Provincial Council

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Allison Chisholm Chair New Brunswick Golf Association
Susan MacKinnon Representative Alberta Golf
Barry Petrachenko Representative British Columbia Golf
Tammy Gibson Representative Golf Manitoba
Tom Hendershot Representative New Brunswick Golf Association
Steve Wedgwood Representative Newfoundland and Labrador Golf Association
Ernst Muise Representative Nova Scotia Golf Association
John Gallinger Representative Golf Association of Ontario
Jim McQuaid Representative Prince Edward Island Golf Association
Marcel Paul Raymond Representative Golf Québec
Kyle Mulligan Representative Golf Saskatchewan

Past Presidents

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

Golf is a game that fosters a healthy respect for history and traditions while championing honesty, integrity and fair play. Core to the game is the notion that practice and perseverance will reap rewards to those willing to put in the effort. Golf reinforces positive youth development and the values we try to encourage in our children. What could be a greater gift? The Golf Canada Foundation is dedicated to supporting and promoting programs in junior golf, women’s golf, collegiate golf, high performance golf, and golf heritage. Through the Foundation you can make a difference by giving back to the game you love. The Golf Canada Foundation is the leading source for golf philanthropy in Canada, awarding more than $2.2 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 the country.

Contact Information

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

Spencer Snell Coordinator, Golf Canada Foundation

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