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, the Canadian Women’s Tour 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 2016 championship volunteers can be submitted through the links below.

Recruitment for 2016 Golf Canada Committees is now closed. If you would like to submit an application for future consideration you can do so here.

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:

RBC Canadian Open

Canadian Pacific Women’s Open

Board of Directors

Golf Canada

Paul McLean – President

Paul McLean assumes the role of President, Golf Canada in 2015. He will also serve as the Past President of the Golf Canada Foundation. As co-founder and President of 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. 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 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.

Doug Alexander – Past President

Doug Alexander

Doug Alexander joined the Board of Directors of Golf Canada in 2010 and will serve this year as Immediate Past President. In addition, Doug will again sit on the Compensation Committee as he did in 2014, and has previously served on the Investment, Audit and Risk, Amateur Championships and Professional Championships Committees. He has also served as a member of the Canadian Open Tournament Committee, Co-Chair of both the Canadian Women’s Open and the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship and on the Board of the Golf Association of Ontario. In 2010, Doug served as the President of the London Hunt Club.

Doug resides in London, Ont. with his wife Anne and their two children. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Director and has served as Chief Financial Officer for a number of Canadian companies. Currently he is Chair of Hydrogenics and is a director of two other companies. He has been a competitive golfer for more than 40 years and was a competitor in the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship in 2010. He is also active in his community, having served as the Chair of the London Health Sciences Centre and the Campaign Chair of the United Way of London.

Charlie Beaulieu – Secretary


Charlie Beaulieu joined the Board in 2011 and in 2015 will act as Secretary of the Board, Chair the Governance Committee and serve on the Professional Championships Committee. 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 $550,000 and support local charities..

Roland Deveau – 1st Vice President


Roland Deveau Q.C. joined the Board in 2012 and assumes the role of First Vice President in 2015. This year he is the Chair of the Audit and Risk and Compensation Committees and will also serve on the Communications and Rules of Golf & Amateur Status Committees. 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.

Leslie Dunning – 2nd Vice President

Leslie Dunning

Leslie Dunning begins her seventh year on the Board of Directors of Golf Canada, this year serving as the Second Vice President. In 2015, she will Chair a Working Group focused on enhancing Golf Canada’s volunteer services and nominations processes. She will be a member of the Amateur Competitions and Professional Championships Committees, as well as the Compensation Committee. She has previously chaired the Provincial Council and both the Governance and Human Resources Committees. She is a Past President of Alberta Golf and has served on various boards at the local, provincial and national levels. 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 three 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 game. She holds a BSc. (Geology) from the University of Waterloo; an MBA from Queen’s University and is a Certified Management Accountant.

Liz Hoffman – Director at Large


Liz Hoffman has served on Golf Canada’s Board since 2012. She is Chair of the Sport Development Committee and also serves on Amateur Competitions Committee, Volunteer Services Working Group and the World Junior Girls Steering Committee. She has previously chaired the Human Resources Committee. 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. Currently she serves on the Board of Coaches of Canada and on the Sport Development Policy 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 Jackson joins Golf Canada’s Board of Directors in 2015 after having served from 2011 to 2014 on the Governors Council. He is Chair of the Rules of Golf and Amateur Status Committee and also sits on the Governance and Amateur Competitions Committees.

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 – Provincial Council Chair

Rob MacDonald joined the Board in 2014 as Provincial Council Chair and will continue in this capacity in 2015. 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 will continue as Chair in 2015. Rob will also continue to serve on the Audit and Risk Committee. 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.

Don MacKay – FCPA, Director at Large


Don MacKay joined Golf Canada as a Governor in 2012 and has served as a Board Director since 2013. In 2014, Don was Chair of the Membership Committee and will continue this role in 2015. Don will continue to serve on the Audit and Risk Committee and will also sit on the Investment Committee. 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 (a PGA of Canada member and CPA), Scott and Russell, Championship Operations Coordinator at Golf Canada. Don has been active in his community serving on many boards.

Nick Marrone – Director at Large


Nick Marrone has served on Golf Canada’s Board as Director since 2013. He is Chair of the Communications Committee and also serves on the Professional Championships, Sport Development and Human Resources 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 sponsors 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.

Scott Simmons – Chair & CEO

Scott Simmons was named Executive Director 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.

Pat Thompson – Governors Council

Pat Thompson begins her second year on the Board of Directors for Golf Canada.

This year Pat is Chair of Governors Council and will also serve as Chair of the 2015Human Resources committee.. Pat is also a member of the Sport Development and Audit & Risk Management Committees.

During the last 13 years Pat served on the British Columbia Golf executive committee and has been involved with numerous Golf Canada and British Columbia Golf committees. In 2012 Pat chaired the Canadian Women’s Open in Vancouver. She remains an active volunteer with BC Golf assisting at many National and Provincial Championships and also accompanied teams as a Non-Playing Captain to national and international events.

Pat is also very active in her 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 have owned a successful training & coaching business, working with companies and individuals. Pat and Bob reside in Kelowna, B.C. where they are members at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Course. They have two grown children and four grandchildren.

Governors Council

Golf Canada

Pat Thompson Chair British Columbia
Barbara Allan Governor Ontario
David Atkinson Governor British Columbia
Diane Barabé Governor Québec
Allison Chisholm Governor New Brunswick
Jim Clark Governor Ontario
Shirley d’Entrement Governor Nova Scotia
Diane Drury Governor Québec
Ted Fletcher Governor Québec
Francois Gagnon Governor Québec
Harvey Goehring Governor Manitoba
Steve Howse Governor Ontario
Fran Marsden Governor Alberta
David McCarthy Governor Ontario
Dean Ryan Governor Ontario
Dan Sabourin Governor British Columbia
Herb Schlotter Governor Alberta
Paul Schofield Governor Québec
Gregg Schubert Governor Alberta
Tom Sears Governor Ontario
Laura Small Governor Saskatchewan
Michael Smith Governor Alberta
Richard Smith Governor Saskatchewan
Kay Thompson Governor Newfoundland and Labrador

Provincial Council

Rob MacDonald Chair Golf Manitoba
Allison Chisholm Representative New Brunswick Golf Association
Susan MacKinnon Representative Alberta Golf
Ernst Muise Representative Nova Scotia Golf Association
Steve Wedgwood Representative Newfoundland and Labrador Golf Association
Keith Larson Representative British Columbia Golf
Jim McQuaid Representative Prince Edward Island Golf Association
Kevin O’Donovan Representative Golf Manitoba
Christian Osborne Representative Golf Association of Ontario
Marcel Paul Raymond Representative Golf Québec
Richard Smith Representative Golf Saskatchewan

Past Presidents

2014 Douglas Alexander London Hunt & Country Club, London
2013 Michael Carroll Point Grey Golf Club, Vancouver
2012 Diane Dunlop-Hébert Mount Bruno Country Club, St-Bruno
2011 Karen Rackel Highlands Golf Club, 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 Golf Club, Victoria
2004 David Shaw Riverside Golf and Country Club, Rothesay
2003 James Grant Royal Montreal Golf Club, 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, Montreal
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, Montreal
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.

Admission and Hours:

April 1st to October 31st, the museum will be open 10:00am – 5:00pm, seven days week. November 1st to March 30th, the museum will be open on Sundays from 11:00am to 4:00pm and Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Admission Rates are as Follows:

Adults $10.00
Juniors/Seniors (under 18 or over 65) $5.00
Families $20.00
Golf Canada members with membership card FREE

We sincerely hope that you will take the opportunity to visit the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum and join us in celebrating the past, present, and future of Canadian golf. For more information about the Induction process or our Honoured Members, please contact the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame at 1-800-263-0009 ext 411 or email cghf@golfcanada.ca.

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