About Golf Canada
Golf Canada is the National Sports Organization 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.
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 email@example.com.
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
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.
Board of Directors
Leslie Dunning – President
Leslie 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
1st 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 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
Roland 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
David 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 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
Rob 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
Adam 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.
Ben Cowan-Dewar – Director at Large
Ben Cowan-Dewar – Founder and Managing Director. In 2004, Ben Cowan-Dewar set out to turn a former mining site on the west coast of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia into a golf resort. Along with business partner Mike Keiser, Cowan-Dewar developed Cabot Links, a True Links golf course that is considered amongst the world’s Top 100 by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. Cowan-Dewar’s smart and environmentally sustainable approach to development has been recognized around the world, and he has been quoted extensively from Golf Digest to the New York Times. Cabot Links’ success spurred the development of a second course, the Coore- Crenshaw designed Cabot Cliffs, which was hailed as “the most anticipated golf course of 2015” leading up to its preview play launch in July. The resort now includes two award winning courses, 5-star accommodation, 4 highly successful restaurants and employs more than 250 in an area that previously struggled to create new jobs.
In 2014, Cowan-Dewar was appointed Chair of the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency, where he led the transformation to a Crown Corporation in 2015. Under Cowan-Dewar’s leadership, Tourism Nova Scotia adopted a new strategy resulting in the industry achieving among the top results in Canada. In February 2017, the Governor in Council appointed Cowan-Dewar as the Chair of the Federal Crown Corporation Destination Canada. Destination Canada markets Canada internationally, aiming to grow Canada’s tourism export revenues.
Cowan-Dewar is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and has served on the Boards of the Golf Canada Foundation and Cape Breton University. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by Governor General David Johnston in June 2017 for his vision in building Cabot and the contributions he and Cabot have made to the Inverness community and economy. He lives in Toronto, Ontario and Inverness, Nova Scotia, with his wife, Allie, and their three children.
Susan MacKinnon – Provincial Council Chair
Susan 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
Tom 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.
- David McCarthy, ON
- Kevin O’Donovan, MB
- Christian Osborne, ON
- Laura Small, SK
|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|
- Peter Major, Alberta Golf
- Vince Mariani, Golf Manitoba
- Ken Casey, GolfNewfoundland Labrador
- David Acker, NS Golf Association
- John Gallinger, Golf Ontario
|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
Martin Barnard CEO, Golf Canada Foundation
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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.
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
- National Junior Golf Development Centres
- Policies and Procedures
- 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|
|1929-1932||Mrs. John M. Lyle|
|1935-1947||Mrs. Edwin Crockett|
|1948||Mrs. G.H. Buntain|
|1961||Maude Corkill/Mrs. J. Price|