About Us
Our Mandate

MISSION

To increase Canadian participation and excellence in golf.

VISION

To be a world leader in golf.

VALUES

OVERVIEW

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.

2020 Annual Report I Strategic Plan (2019-2022)

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Laurence Applebaum

With 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 three 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.

PRESIDENT

Liz Hoffman

Liz Hoffman has served on Golf Canada’s Board of Directors since 2012 and has been a recognized leader in Canadian sport as an athlete, coach, and administrator.

She honed her executive leadership skills over a 39-year career with the University of Toronto including 16 years as Director of Athletics and High-Performance. She has been active with many sport organizations, serving as a past president of Canadian USport and Ontario University Athletics and as an officer and board member of both Ontario and Field Hockey Canada. She also served on the Board of Directors of Coaches of Canada and as a member of the Sport Development Committee of Swim Canada.

During her time with Golf Canada, she has contributed across a multitude of committees, councils and working groups including most recently serving as Chair of the Compensation Committee, the World Junior Girls Steering Committee and as a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Renewal. She has previously chaired the Amateur Competitions, Sport Development and Human Resources Committees, as well as 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. Hoffman is also 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.

A past President of the Golf Association of Ontario, she was also 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. In 2020, she participated as a program mentor in the R&A’s Women in Golf Leadership Development Program and also joined the PGA of Canada’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. She has been active as a tournament chair and starting & scoring official at Golf Canada amateur, professional, and international competitions.

A former provincial, national, and international golfer who won both the Ontario Junior and Quebec Women’s Amateur Championship, Hoffman is a member of both the Thornhill Golf Club and the Mad River Golf Club and shares her passion for the game with her husband Rick and their sons Matt and Mark.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Liz Hoffman
    President

    Liz was elected President in March 2021 and has served on Golf Canada’s Board of Directors since 2012. She previously chaired the Amateur Competitions, Sport Development and Human Resources Committees, and the Ad hoc Committee to Review the COC Report. Liz has been a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, the Diversity Enhancement Working Group and the Volunteer Services Working Group. She is a member the Board of Directors 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. Liz is a Past President of the Golf Association of Ontario and served on Golf Canada’s 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. Liz is active as a tournament chair and starting and 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. Liz 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, Liz enjoys sharing her passion for the game of golf with her husband Rick and their sons, Matt and Mark.

  • Dale Jackson
    Vice President

    Dale joined Golf Canada’s Board of Directors in 2015 after having served on the Governors Council from 2011 to 2014. In addition to serving as an Officer for Golf Canada, he Chairs the Compensation Committee and the Human Resources Committee and is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Alliance.

    As Past Rules Chair, Dale represented Golf Canada on the R&A Rules Committee and Joint Rules Committee,  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.

    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.

  • Allison Chisholm
    Director at Large

    Allison joined Golf Canada’s Board of Directors 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, Governance and was a member of Governor’s Council from 2009 to 2020. Allison’s 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 provincial 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.  She chaired the Committee from 2010-2014 and returns as Chair in 2021She 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, Allison 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
    Secretary

    Adam has been a member Golf Canada’s Board of Directors since 2018, is Chair of the Investment Committee, and serves on the Compensation Committee. 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 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 Montréal 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 Teneo, Adam is a director of the University of Montréal Hospital (CHUM) Foundation, 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 Montréal Economic Institute.

    Originally from Peterborough, Ontario, Adam lives in Westmount, Québec 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.

    Adam is a law graduate from Université Laval and is a member of the Québec Bar. He has a BA (honours) in history and political studies from Queen’s University and was a Sauvé Scholar at McGill University. Mont

  • Diane Drury-Clarke
    Governors Council Chair

    Diane joined Golf Canada’s Board of Directors in 2021.  She has been a member of Governors Council since 2014 and has participated in a number of committees, councils and working groups over the years including Player Development, Nominating, Human Resources, Governance, Audit and Risk, and the Women’s Fund.  Diane assisted the Audit and Risk Committee in the design and development of Golf Canada’s Purchasing Policies and Procedures Guidelines.

    Diane’s supply chain management background comes from over 30 years in the airline industry, including 29 years with Air Canada where she retired as Senior Director, Purchasing and Materials Management.
    Prior to her work with Golf Canada, Diane spent many years as a Golf Québec volunteer, as well as being President of Golf Québec in 2009.  She chaired many of Golf Québec’s Committees, including Player Development, Tournament Committee and served as Chair of the Golf Québec Hall of Fame Committee.

    Diane played golf as a child at Val Morin where her Ladies Captain encouraged her to sign up for a CLGA event.  Thus began her participation in district events which let to provincial events, and eventually to national events.  The sport (Club Pro, Ladies Captain) called out to her which created a passion for the game and a genuine desire to give back. Now a 47-year member of the Royal Montréal Golf Club, a 17- time Club Champion, and perennial volunteer, Diane still has that passion and desire to give back.

    Diane is a graduate of Concordia University with a Master’s degree in business administration after earning her Bachelor of Commerce degree.  Diane is married with 2 wonderful children.

  • Shawn Evans
    Director at Large

    Shawn has been a member of Golf Canada’s Board of Directors since 2020 and is Chair of the Golf Industry Advisory Committee.

    Shawn 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, he 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, Ontario, 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 a former part-time professor of law at Conestoga College, located in Kitchener, Ontario.

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

    Patrick has served on Golf Canada’s Board of Directors since 2019 and is a member of the Governance Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Alliance.  Patrick is a member of the Leq:amel First Nation (Sto:lo Nation.)  He is past Board Chair & CEO of Coastal First Nations and is a former Advisor and Director of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. In September 2012 Patrick completed a five-year term as Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of BC. He 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 the Immediate Past 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 Patrick Treaty Representative for treaty negotiations, a role he held from 1998 to 2001.

    From September 2010 to February 2012 Patrick was Vice President, National Services, CESO.  From March 2001 to2007 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.  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 that was established in April 2009.

  • Susan MacKinnon
    Director at Large

    Susan was elected to the Board of Directors in 2018 and is a past member of the Provincial Council after having served three years on the Council as the Alberta Golf Representative and three years as Chair. Susan also served two years on the Membership Committee and four years on the Governance Committee, a Committee that she Chairs for a third year in 2021.  She also serves on the Audit and Risk Committee and the Golf Industry Advisory Council.

    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, Susan co-owned a small business for over 20 years. She is a past member of the Canadian Credit Institute, she 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.

  • Peter Major
    Provincial Council Chair

    Coming soon…

  • David McCarthy
    Director at Large

    David McCarthy joined Golf Canada’s Board of Directors in 2018 after having served on the Governors Council from 2014 to 2018. David is Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee, serves on the Compensation Committee, and previously sat on the Governance and Professional Championships Committees. He was a starting official for the RBC Canadian Open Golf Championship and was the tournament chair for the 2017 Men’s Canadian Amateur Championship. David 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.

    David is a past President of the Princeton Alumni Association of Canada and a past Member of the Alumni Council of Princeton University, and a past President of the University of Toronto T-Holders Alumni Sports Association. He is a recipient of the University of Toronto’s Arbor Award, in recognition of his outstanding personal service to the University. David was also a member of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues 1983-84 national championship hockey team.

    David lives in Toronto with his wife, Kathleen. They have two children, Chase and Tessa.  Chase works for the European Golf Tour after having graduated from St. Andrews University in Scotland.  Tessa is a psychology major at Ryerson University.  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).

  • Jean-Sébastien Monty
    Director At Large

    Jean-Sébastien (JS) joined Golf Canada’s Board in 2021 and has been a member of the Golf Canada Foundation Board of Directors since 2014.  He began his marketing career at Cossette in the mid to late 1990s.  Seasoned by more than twenty years of experience devoted to managing marketing and communications operations and client relationships, JS has made it a point of honour to successfully meet challenges in the most diverse of fields. As senior partner and president of Gestion Police Inc. (a marketing solutions focused holding company), COO of Bleublancrouge (a leading Canadian, independent, marketing-communications agency) and president of U92 (a fast-moving digital platforms and strategy consultancy), he puts his passion for cutting-edge creative and strategy to use, increasing the use of digital technologies, online platforms and mobile solutions within the collective of agencies that he co-founded called the Humanise Collective.

    In addition to his professional duties, JS is a member of the Board of Directors of Fondation Jeunes en Tête (an organization that helps youth with mental health issues), and has served on other non-profit organization boards and committees such as Alpine Canada, Fondation Marie-Vincent and others.

    He is most recently known for having co-founded the Humanise Collective.  Humanise is built differently than other bigger marketing-communications firms all owned by a head office somewhere in the world or 1-2 select, influential individuals.  Humanise is a collective of 8 independent, entrepreneur-driven companies focused on reframing client challenges and developing solutions for a more human-conscious era.  The Collective, aims to propose solutions that solve overarching problems by breaking down traditional silo thinking through collaboration & co-creation.  It is made up of 275+ professionals headquartered in Montréal (240+ employees) with a growing presence in Toronto (35+ employees) and a nice portfolio of clients in based in Montréal, Toronto, Calgary, Washington DC, New York and Scandinavia, much as Apple, Cadillac Fairview, Cirque du soleil, ColdFX, Desjardins, eBay, Funcom, Hello Games, LVMH, Marriott Group, Microsoft, Paradox, Plan International, Shaw Communications, Sanofi, Sotheby’s International Realty, Telus Health, Valeant and Zynga to name a few.

  • K. Rai Sahi
    Director At Large

    Rai was elected to Golf Canada’s Board of Directors in 2020. He 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, automotive, hospitality, and, more recently, golf.

    Armed with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Rai arrived in Canada from India in 1971, landing in Montréal, Québec. He joined Prudential Insurance of American and sold life insurance and mutual fund products in Kingston, Ontario before joining the Bank of Montréal. He to combined 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, and under his guidance, Morguard Corporation has grown into a nationally recognized brand and major Canadian real estate and property management company with a portfolio of over $20 billion in assets in Canada and the United States. Rai’s ownership of the company over time has
    increased to 59 percent.

    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, Québec and Florida. Rai 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). He 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 on Forbes World’s Billionaires list since 2014.

  • Jean Stone-Séguin
    Director at Large

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

    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.

    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

Diane Drury-Clarke, Chair (QC)

David Atkinson (BC)

Howard Atkinson (ON)

Helen Banning (ON)

Diane Barabé (QC)

Roger Beach (ON)

Paul Beaudry (QC)

Gordon Campbell (ON)

Jim Clark (ON)

Tom Forestell (ON)

Kristian Hammerback (MB)

Vince Mariani (MB)

Nick Marrone (ON)

Marcel Paul Raymond (QC)

Kelly Roberts (ON)

Doug Roxburgh (BC)

Dan Sabourin (BC)

Wendy Sentner (NS)

Richard Smith (SK)

Kay Thompson (NL)

Steve Wedgwood (NL)

Susan White (BC)

Steven Young (AB)

Liz Hoffman (ON), President ex officio

PROVINCIAL COUNCIL

Peter Major, Chair (AB)

Judy Astle, NB Golf Association

Sue Vail, Golf Ontario

Don Kunkel, Golf Saskatchewan

Geoff Baker, NS Golf Association

Janine Fraser, NL Golf Association

Melissa Castle, PEI Golf Association

Michelle Collens, British Columbia Golf

Mark Bamford, Alberta Golf Association

Louise Patry, Golf Québec

Ken Warwick, MB Golf

Liz Hoffman, President (ON) ex officio

GOLF INDUSTRY ADVISORY COUNCIL

Shawn Evans, Chair (ON)

Scott Atkinson (AB)

Rémi Bouchard (QC)

Harry Brotchie (MB/SK)

Ashley Chinner (ON)

Nadia Di Menna (QC)

Carrie Julie (ON)

Lesley McMahon (AB)

Kathryn Teneese (BC)

Eric Tobin (NS)

Adam Zubek (BC)

Liz Hoffman (ON)

Susan MacKinnon (QC)

Laurence Applebaum, CEO (ON)

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Laurence Applebaum, Chief Executive Officer

Tracy Paradis, Executive Assistant to the CEO / Board of Directors

Garrett Ball, Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Blue, Chief Sport Officer

Vanessa Morbi, Chief Marketing Officer

John Sibley, Chief Commercial Officer

Alison Richmond, Senior Director, Human Resources and Administration

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PAST PRESIDENTS

2020Charlie BeaulieuClub de golf le Mirage, Lorraine
2019Charlie BeaulieuClub de golf le Mirage, Lorraine
2018Leslie DunningEarl Grey GC, Calgary / Bigwin Island GC, Muskoka
2017Roland Deveau, Q.C.Clare G&CC, Church Point
2016Roland Deveau, Q.C.Clare G&CC, Church Point
2015Paul McLeanCoppinwood GC. Claremont / Oviinbyrd GC, Muskoka
2014Douglas AlexanderLondon Hunt & CC, London
2013Michael CarrollPoint Grey GC, Vancouver
2012Diane Dunlop-HébertMount Bruno CC, St-Bruno
2011Karen RackelHighlands GC, Edmonton
2010Jack McDonaldRivershore Golf Links, Kamloops
2009Thomas McCarthyAshburn GC, Halifax
2008Andrew CookMarkland Wood CC, Etobicoke
2007Garry WestBayview G&CC, Thornhill
2006Wayne PetersenParadise Canyon Golf Resort, Lethbridge
2005James HallidayVictoria GC, Victoria
2004David ShawRiverside G&CC, Rothesay
2003James GrantRoyal Montreal GC, Westmount
2002Harry S. ZuzakJagare Ridge GC, Edmonton
2001Roger ArchambaultBeloeil GC, Beloeil
2000Don GriffithsPoint Grey G&CC, Vancouver
1999Worden A. TeasdaleMarkland Wood CC, Etobicoke
1998F. Gordon CoyleMississaugua G&CC, Mississauga
1997F.A. (Al) MacatavishElmhurst G&CC, Winnipeg
1996N. Douglas Ross, Q.C.Belvedere G&WC, Charlottetown
1995Jacques NolsKanawaki GC, Kahnawake
1994W. Keith GrayToronto Hunt Club, Toronto
1993Findlay S. YoungPrince George G&CC, Prince George
1992Hugh G. HallwardRoyal Montreal GC, Ile Bizard
1991Peter J. HopeBrightwood G&CC, Dartmouth
1990Robert G. LongRosedale GC, Toronto
1989Keith ReverWascana GC, Regina
1988Harold BrownsteinElm Ridge GC, Ile Bizard
1987Thomas P. WoodDerrick G&WC, Edmonton
1986Dr. Douglas G. BrewerFredericton G&CC, Fredericton
1985James D. BruceCapilano G&CC, Vancouver
1984Wm. A. FarlingerLambton G&CC, Toronto
1983Manuel BrickerGlendale G&CC, Winnipeg
1982John S. MarshallHamilton G&CC, Ancaster
1981Ralph CostelloRiverside CC, Saint John
1980Robert M. EversonKanawaki GC, Kahnawake
1979W. Len GoldsonToronto GC, Toronto
1978R. Bruce BaileyCalgary G&CC, Calgary
1977T. George ArmstrongLambton G&CC, Toronto
1976Dave SheaRichelieu Valley GC, Ste-Julie de Vercheres
1975J.D. HeywoodRiverside CC, Saskatoon
1974Richard H. GrimmMississaugua G&CC, Mississauga
1973George C. Hevenor Sr.Summit G&CC, Toronto
1972Cecil VinebergHillsdale G&CC, Montreal
1971Patrick C. OslerToronto GC, Toronto
1970J. Campbell McLeanCapilano G&CC, Vancouver
1969Ray GetliffeRoyal Montreal GC, Montreal
1968J.A. SwansonElmhurst G&CC, Winnipeg
1967Phil FarleyScarboro G&CC, Toronto
1966E. Duncan MillicanRoyal Montreal GC, Montreal
1965R. Bruce ForbesBrantford G&CC, Brantford
1964W. Arthur JohnstonSt. Charles CC, Winnipeg
1963Albert RollandLe Club Laval-sur-le-Lac, Laval
1962Dr. J.E. LeddyRiverside CC, Saskatoon
1961H.C. LyleCapilano G&CC, Vancouver
1960V.C. HoldroydRosedale GC, Toronto
1959Gordon B. TaylorKanawaki GC, Kahnawake
1958John. M. BlairSt. Charles CC, Winnipeg
1957C. Ross SomervilleLondon Hunt & CC, London
1956James P. Anglin, Q.C.Royal Montreal GC, Dixie
1955Dr. E.O. TurnerFredericton GC, Fredericton
1954R.C. BorlandCalgary G&CC, Calgary
1953A.J. MylreaRosedale GC, Toronto
1952Colin RankinBeaconsfield GC, Montreal
1951J. Gordon BowersCapilano G&CC, Vancouver
1950C.W. WatsonSt. George’s G&CC, Toronto
1949R.C. HolbrookRoyal Montreal GC, Dixie
1948F.N. RobertsonRiverside G&CC, Saint John
1947George W. LangWestmount G&CC, Kitchener
1946J.A. FullerRoyal Montreal GC, Dixie
1945H.R. Frost, K.C.Thornhill GC, Thornhill
1944Dr. A.W. MatthewsMayfair G&CC, Edmonton
1943M.R. FergusonBeaconsfield GC, Montreal
1942C.H. SclaterHamilton G&CC, Ancaster
1941W.S. CharltonPoint Grey GC, Vancouver
1940Frank H. HarrisMississaugua GC, Mississauga
1939J. Ernest SavardLe Club Laval-sur-le-Lac, Laval
1938Lt.-Col. Claude BrownLondon Hunt & CC, London
1937John I. RankinBeaconsfield GC, Montreal
1936Robert Jacob, K.CElmhurst G&CC, Winnipeg
1935E.C. GouldBrantford G&CC, Brantford
1934George H. ForsterBeaconsfield GC, Montreal
1933C.W. JacksonSt. Charles CC, Winnipeg
1932W.H. PlantMississaugua GC, Mississauga
1930-31Alfred CollyerKnowlton GC, Knowlton
1929C.E. HarveyElmhurst G&CC, Winnipeg
1928Major W.D. WilsonHamilton G&CC, Ancaster
1927W.W. WalkerRoyal Montreal GC, Dixie
1926C.A. BogertToronto GC, Toronto
1925W.E. MatthewsRoyal Ottawa GC, Aylmer
1924S.B. GundyRosedale GC, Toronto
1923George S. LyonLambton G&CC, Toronto
1922R.C.H. Cassels, KCToronto GC, Toronto
1921Paul MylerHamilton GC, Ancaster
1920D.R. BrownBeaconsfield GC, Montreal
1915-19F.A. RolphLambton G&CC, Toronto
1914C.E. Read RoyalOttawa GC, Aylmer
1913A.H. CampbellToronto GC, Toronto
1912J.T. McCallRoyal Montreal GC, Dixie
1911Hon. Justice G.F. OrdeRoyal Ottawa GC, Aylmer
1910A.W. AustinLambton G&CC, Toronto
1909Col. George A. SwenyToronto GC, Toronto
1908Dr. R.F. RuttanRoyal Montreal GC, Dixie
1907A.W. AustinLambton G&CC, Toronto
1906Hon. George PerleyRoyal Ottawa GC, Aylmer
1905D.R. WilkieToronto GC, Toronto
1904Fayette BrownRoyal Montreal GC, Dixie
1903P.D. CrerarHamilton GC, Ancaster
1902G.H. BalfourRoyal Montreal GC, Dixie
1901Col. George A. SwenyToronto GC, Toronto
1900W.W. WatsonRoyal Montreal GC, Dixie
1899Lt.-Col. D.T. IrwinRoyal Ottawa GC, Aylmer
1898Col. George A. SwenyToronto GC, Toronto
1897John HamiltonQuebec GC, Quebec
1896Hon. George A. DrummondRoyal Montreal GC, Dixie

CLGA (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

2004-2005Carole Mix
2002-2003Patricia Edwards
2000-2001Grace McCann
1998-1999Thelma Coutts
1996-1997Mary Drummie
1994-1995Sheila Bentley
1992-1993Erie Clibborn
1990-1991Esther Cox
1988-1989Grace Moul
1986-1987Aihlin Walker
1984-1985Jeanne Murphy
1982-1983Peggy Colonello
1980-1981Nancy Walker
1978-1979Jean Dickeson
1976-1977Audrey Gordon
1974-1975Irene Mackenzie
1972-1973Marion Morris
1970-1971Doreen Martin
1935-1947Mrs. Edwin Crockett
1933-1934Jean Haslett
1929-1932Mrs. John M. Lyle
1919-1928Ella Murray
1913-1918Frances Allen Campbell
1969Dorothy Sedgewick
1968Margaret Mussells
1967Irene Mackenzie
1966Mary Hatfield
1965Helen Wilson
1964Mabel Kean
1963W.E. Bickley
1962Doris Marquardt
1961Maude Corkill/Mrs. J. Price
1960Winnifred Drummie
1959H.W. Taylor
1958Phyllis Trotter
1957Louise Taylor
1956Aidyne Campbell
1955Kathleen Farrell
1954Pearl Foster
1953Ethel Ivey
1952Ruth Michaels
1951Louisa Currie
1950Ella Peterson
1949Kathleen Farrell
1948 Mrs. G.H. Buntain