About Golf Canada


Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing 271,000 golfers and 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to increase Canadian participation and excellence in golf. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our vision is to be a world leader in golf. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca.


Volunteer Opportunities


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Golf Canada.

Recruitment 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 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 a 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

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Chief Executive Officer

Laurence Applebaum, Chief Executive Officer

Laurence ApplebaumWith a sports management career spanning nearly 25 years in Canada, Europe and the United States, Laurence Applebaum proudly returned home when he was named Chief Executive Officer of Golf Canada, the National Sport Federation and governing body for golf in Canada in July of 2017.

In his role as CEO, Applebaum oversees the executive management and strategic direction of Golf Canada’s multi-faceted business which includes Membership & Sport; Commercial Operations overseeing all revenue and marketing activities; fostering key relationships at the provincial, national and international level; and conducting Championships including the RBC Canadian Open and CP Women’s Open. Applebaum also represents Golf Canada on numerous committees and advisory councils including the Golf Canada Foundation, National Golf Foundation, the International Golf & Health Initiative, the PGA TOUR’s President’s Cup, the Canadian Olympic Committee and We Are Golf comprising the leadership of the Canadian golf industry.

The Toronto native previously served five years as 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 Western University where he received an Honours in Business Administration (HBA) degree.

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Board of Directors

2020 Golf Canada Board of Directors

Back row (left to right): Patrick Kelly, Rob MacDonald, Alison Chisholm, David McCarthy, Adam Daifallah, Susan MacKinnon, Paul Beaudry

Front row (left to right): Jean Stone-Séguin, Dale Jackson, Charlie Beaulieu, Liz Hoffman, Laurence Applebaum

Missing: Shawn Evans, Rai Sahi

Charlie Beaulieu – President


Charlie’s involvement with Golf Canada began with his engagement on the first Golf Canada Provincial Council in 2009. He joined the Board in 2011 when he was selected as the second Chair of the Provincial Council. He served as Chair of the Membership Committee in 2011 and 2012, Governance Committee from 2015 to 2018 and Compensation Committee in 2018 and has held the position of President since 2019.  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 $1,250,000 and support local charities.

Liz Hoffman – 1st Vice President

Liz Hoffman

Liz has served on Golf Canada’s Board of Directors since 2012 and in 2020 holds the position of 1st Vice President and will Chair the Compensation Committee, the World Junior Girls Steering Committee and is a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Renewal. She has previously chaired the Amateur Competitions, 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, the Diversity Enhancement Working Group and the Volunteer Services Working Group. Liz is a member the Board of Directors of the Golf Canada Foundation, serving on theExecutive 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 and served as Golf Canada’s delegate to the Biennial meeting of the International Golf Federation in 2018 and in 2020 participated as a program mentor in the R&A’s Women in Golf Leadership Development Program. 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. A former provincial, national and international golfer, she enjoys sharing her passion for the game of golf with her husband Rick and their sons, Matt and Mark.

Dale Jackson – 2nd Vice President

Dale Jackson

Dale joined Golf Canada’s Board of Directors in 2015 after having served from 2011 to 2014 on the Governors Council.  As Past Rules Chair, he represented Golf Canada on the R&A Rules Committee and Joint Rules Committee, 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, U.S. Open, The Players Championship and other PGA Tour Championships.  In 2014 Dale was named the Sports BC Official of the Year. In 2020, in addition to serving as an Officer for Golf Canada, he will sit on the Compensation 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.

Paul Beaudry – Director at Large

Paul Beaudry

Paul Beaudry joined Golf Canada’s Board in 2020 as a Director at Large. He has been an active volunteer since 2014, serving as a member of the Governors Council and on various committees, including Governance, Audit and Risk, Human Resources and Amateur Competitions. Paul was also a member of the Ad hoc Committee to Review the COC (Canadian Olympic Committee) Report. He is currently chair of the Human Resources Committee.

Paul is director of broadband policy and regulatory affairs at TELUS. Previously, he practiced competition and foreign investment law at the Ottawa office of Stikeman Elliott LLP, was a research associate at the Montreal Economic Institute and served as senior policy advisor to Canada’s Minister of Industry. Paul also sits on the board of the Canadian chapter of the International Institute of Communications, and on the executive committee of the Federalist Society’s Telecommunications and Electronic Media Practice Group. He is a past member of the Immigration and Refugee Board’s Selection Advisory Board.

Paul lives in Calgary with his wife, Melissa. He is a graduate of the University of Montreal Faculty of Law and is a member of the Quebec Bar.

Allison Chisholm – Director at Large

Allison Chisholm

Allison returns to the Golf Canada Board in 2020 after previously serving from 2016-2018 as Chair of the Provincial Council. She began her involvement with Golf Canada in 2006 and has served on many committees including the Women’s Division, the Green Section, Human Resources, Membership, Nominating, Amateur Competitions and has been a member of the Governor’s Council since 2009. Her passion is Handicap and Course Rating and she has been involved since attending her first seminar in the early 1990s when Slope Rating was introduced in Canada.

Allison has served as Chair, Handicap and Course Rating for both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. She has been a member of the Golf Canada Handicap and Course Rating Committee since 2006, chairing the committee from 2010-2014. She continues to be involved at the provincial level, serving on the Golf New Brunswick Executive as the Chair, Handicap and Course Rating and served as the President of Golf NB from 2014-2016.  She is also the Past President of The Riverside Country Club where she has been a member since 1997. In 2018 she was invited to join the World Course Rating Committee as part of the World Handicap System Implementation. Away from golf, Allison works as the Trauma Registry Manager/Data Analyst for the New Brunswick Trauma Program.

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. He is currently Chair of the Investment Committee and a member of the Governance Committee.

Adam is a Senior Managing Director at Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm. Previously, he was co-founder and Managing Partner of the public affairs firm HATLEY Strategy Advisors. HATLEY was acquired by Teneo in 2020. 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 a director of SecondStreet.org and the Schmeelk Canada Foundation and a member of the Management Committee of the Mount Royal Club. 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 Mount Bruno Country Club.

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.

Shawn Evans – Director at Large

Shawn Evans 2019

Evans was appointed President, CEO and General Counsel of GolfNorth Properties Inc. in November 2010. Prior to that time, Shawn held a variety of positions since joining GolfNorth in 2003; most recent being Executive Vice-President and General Counsel. Prior to joining GolfNorth, Evans was Corporate Counsel with Equisure Financial Network and ING Canada, where he was a key member of the team responsible for mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, financings and the development of a major business platform in the insurance industry.

Prior to joining Equisure Financial Network in February 1999, Shawn was engaged in the private practice of law as an associate with the law firm of Artindale & Partners (now Giffen LLP) located in Kitchener, Ont., where he provided counsel on corporate legal matters to many clients, including GolfNorth.

In addition to currently being an officer and director of over 30 corporations, Shawn’s corporate and commercial experience includes some of the largest acquisitions and dispositions of insurance brokerages in the country.

Shawn has served on the Southwestern Chapter Board of the NGCOA and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He has a B.A. from Carleton University, an LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario along with a Master of Laws in Banking & Finance from Osgoode Hall Law School. Shawn is also a former part-time professor of law at Conestoga College, located in Kitchener, Ont.

Patrick Kelly (T’esots’en) – Director at Large

Patrick Kelly 2019

Patrick is a member of the Leq:amel First Nation (Sto:lo Nation.)  He is past Board Chair & CEO of Coastal First Nations. He was Advisor and Director of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. In September 2012 he completed a 5-year term as Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of BC. Patrick co-chairs the Banff Centre Indigenous Program Council and is a member of the UVic Gustavson School of Business International Advisory Board and the UBC Sauder School of Business Ch’nook Indigenous Business Advisory Board. Patrick is President of BC Golf and past Board Chair of the Victoria Foundation. He was appointed to the BC Provincial Judicial Council in November 2016.

The Leq:amel First Nation elected him Treaty Representative for treaty negotiations, a role he held from 1998 to 2001.

From September 2010 – Feb 2012 he was Vice President, National Services, CESO.  From March 2001-2007 he was BC Director, Strategic Planning and Communications, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. He was Manager, Cultural Relations and Corporate Training in BC Hydro’s Aboriginal Relations Department from April 1993 to December 1997.  Prior to that, he was Executive Director of the BC Chapter of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.

From July 2002 to June 2010, the Attorney General for British Columbia appointed Patrick as a Bencher for the Law Society of BC, to represent the public interest in the administration of justice.  From February 2001 to May 2002, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the BC Buildings Corporation.  In June 1997, Patrick completed a five-year term on the Board of Governors of Vancouver Community College.  In December 2016 Patrick completed a six year term as Governor, Law Foundation of BC.

Patrick has been an active community volunteer holding executive positions with the Mission Chamber of Commerce, the Mission Heritage Association, the Mission Indian Friendship Centre, and the Coqualeetza Cultural Centre.  As well, he attended dinner with Queen Elizabeth II in 1982 as a Young Achiever for Canada at the ceremony to repatriate Canada’s constitution.  In March 2009, Patrick received a BC Community Achievement Award.  Patrick is founding President of the BC Aboriginal Golf Association established in April 2009.

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.

Susan MacKinnon – Provincial Council Chair

Susan Mackinnon

Susan was elected to the Board of Directors in 2018 and is serving a third year as Chair of the Provincial Council after having served 3 years on the Council as the Alberta Golf Representative. She has also served 2 years on the Membership Committee and three years on the Governance Committee of Golf Canada and will Chair the Governance Committee for a second year in 2020.

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 completed the Executive Program at Queens University. Susan resides in Calgary with her husband and has 2 adult children – all avid golfers.

David McCarthy – Director at Large

McCarthy-18David McCarthy joined 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 and is a member of the firm’s Partnership Board. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Toronto Santa Claus Parade.

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 attended 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).

K. Rai Sahi – Director At Large


K. Rai Sahi is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morguard Corporation, Morguard North American Residential REIT, Morguard REIT, and TWC Enterprises Limited (formerly ClubLink).

Rai has established a well-known and respected reputation most notably in real estate; however, his career has also taken turns through transportation, product distribution, commercial banking, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, automotive, hospitality and, more recently, golf.

Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Rai arrived in Canada from India in 1971, landing in Montreal. He quickly joined Prudential Insurance of American and sold life insurance and mutual fund products in Kingston before joining the Bank of Montreal. Upon which, he proceeded to combine his career in banking with further financial studies, leading to his designation as a Certified General Accountant.

During the next three decades Rai invested in various companies focused on manufacturing, transportation and distribution, each time turning around and growing the enterprise – often doubling and tripling revenues, before moving on to his next venture.

Rai began investing in real estate in the late 1990s. Under Rai’s guidance, Morguard Corporation has grown into a nationally recognized brand and major Canadian real estate and property management company with of a portfolio of over $20 billion in assets in Canada and the United States. Rai’s ownership over time as increased to 59 percent of the company.

Real estate has not been Rai’s sole focus throughout the last two decades. His transportation holdings eventually led him to TWC Enterprises Limited (formerly ClubLink Enterprises Limited), where he is now the largest shareholder at approximately 72 percent. TWC, through the ClubLink brand, is Canada’s leading owner and operator of high-quality golf clubs with 52.5 18-hole equivalent championship and 3.5 18-hole equivalent academy courses (including one managed property) at 40 locations in Ontario, Quebec and Florida. Additionally, he has amassed and grown an automotive dealership group in the GTA comprising landing holdings, leasing and six dealerships, including the largest volume Ford dealership in Toronto.

Rai has received many distinctions throughout his career, including the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada Fellowship Award (2009), Ascend Canada Executive of the Year (2019), Voice Achievement Award, a Fellowship in the Indo-Canadian Community (2009) and Turnaround Entrepreneur of the Year (1994). In addition, Mr. Sahi is a ranked member of numerous prestigious business listings, including ‘‘The Top 25 Most Influential Figures in Canadian Golf’’ (The National Post) and one of ‘‘The Most Influential People in Golf’’ (Golf Inc.). Rai has been featured in the Report on Business (2017), the Diane Francis book ‘Who Owns Canada Now, is a former director of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and has been named to the Forbes World’s Billionaires list since 2014.

 Jean Stone-Séguin – Governors Council Chair

Jean Stone-Segiun

Jean joined Golf Canada’s Board of Directors in 2019 and serves as the Chair of the Governors’ Council.  She previously served two years on the Human Resources Committee and one year as a member of the Governors’ Council.  She has also served on the Rules & Amateur Status Committee since 2012 and has represented Golf Canada on the R&A’s Amateur Status Committee since 2016.

Jean was President of the Ottawa Golf Association from 2012-2014 and served on Golf Québec’s Rules Committee from 2000-2015.  In addition, she was President of Camelot Golf & Country Club from 1999-2000.  Her volunteer work has extended to serving as a Director on the Board of Ronald McDonald House in Ottawa.

A graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Carleton University (B.A.), University of Queens (B.Ed.) and the University of Ottawa (M.Ed. & MBA).  Jean taught secondary school and became an administrator for the Carleton Board of Education in 1977 and completed her working career in 2000 with the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Born with an identical twin sister in Goose Bay, Labrador, Jean lives in Ottawa with her husband, Bernard and continues to serve as a nationally certified referee for her home club, local organization (OVGA), Golf Québec and Golf Canada.

Governors Council

Back row (left to right): Steve Wedgewood (NL), Kelly Roberts (ON), Steven Young (AB), Dan Sabourin (BC), Nick Marrone (ON), Richard Smith (SK), Marcel Paul Raymond (QC), Doug Roxburgh (BC), David Atkinson (BC), Roger Beach (ON), Jim Clark (ON) Adam Helmer (ON, staff rep), Don MacKay (ON)

Front row (left to right): Tom Forestell (ON), Helen Banning (ON), Wendy Sentner (NS), Kay Thompson (NL), Jean Stone-Seguin, CHAIR (ON), Diane Barabé (QC), Diane Drury-Clarke (QC), Herb Schlotter (AB)

Missing: Gordon Campbell (ON), Vince Mariani (MB), Susan White (BC)

Provincial Council

2020 Provincial Council

Back row (left to right): David Bolton, Delbert Betnar, Ryan Logan

Front row (left to right): Melissa Castle, Susan MacKinnon, Louise Patry

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

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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.

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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