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British Columbia Golf hires Matthew Steinbach as manager of golf participation

Richmond, B.C. – British Columbia Golf has announced the addition of Matthew Steinbach to their staff as Manager, Golf Participation, effective immediately.

Steinbach will be responsible for managing current ‘grow the game’ initiatives within British Columbia Golf such as Future Links, Playground 2 Fairway (P2F), SOAR, Golf In Schools and SNAG and will also be working with the Allied Golf Association to promote all grow the game initiatives.

“It’s a pleasure to join the team and support British Columbia Golf as leaders in growing golf as a sport for life,”” Steinbach said.

Steinbach comes to British Columbia Golf with a strong background in the golf industry including roles as Golf School Assistant, Guest Services Manager and Pro Shop Assistant at the Wolf Creek Golf Resort in Ponoka, Alta.

In addition, after obtaining his Bachelor of Arts Degree as a Communications Major while a member of the Men’s Varsity Golf Team at Simon Fraser University, he gained more valuable experience in the golf industry as a Pro Shop Assistant at the Memorial Golf Club in Qualicum Beach, BC and later with the Copper Point Golf Club in Windermere, BC.

Steinbach also has over 8 years of sales and customer development experience in the food industry. Most recently he held the position of Key Account Manager with the General Mills Canada Corporation.

“I look forward to combining my corporate experience with my passion for the game of golf to help grow the game in British Columbia,” added Steinbach.

“We are looking to utilize Matthew’s proven business skills to help us determine where we are with recreational golf in B.C. and once we determine that, how we can continue to grow the sport.”

British Columbia Golf Executive Director Kris Jonasson welcomed Steinbach to his new role with the organization, saying,