The National Facility Awards for Junior Golf program has been developed to recognize the critical role that golf facilities across our country play in the development of young Canadian golfers. A series of awards have been created to help recognize the outstanding contributions the golf facilities are making to junior golf on an annual basis.
Canadian golfers and facility operators are invited to tell us about the impact that your facility is having on the development of future Canadian golfers! Please see below and nominate your facility today!
Junior Golf Opportunity Award
Awarded to a facility that provides exceptional access and membership opportunities for junior golfers. Special consideration is given to facilities with strong non-family sponsored junior programs and facilities with fundraising programs to help athletes compete at provincial, national, and international competitions.
Competitive Junior Program of the Year
Awarded to a facility or academy program with many junior athletes competing in provincial and national championships and earning strong results in those championships.
Grassroots Junior Program of the Year
Awarded to a facility or academy program that is excelling at creating new junior golfers through local programming.
Tournament Host of the Year
Awarded to a facility that gives back to junior golf by embracing the opportunity to host junior competitions. The facility creates an excellent tournament experience for players and involves the local community through volunteers and fundraising support.
First Tee Program Location of the Year
Awarded to a First Tee Program Location that demonstrates excellent enrollment in First Tee programming and makes a significant impact on growing participation among new juniors within its community.
Nomination and Selection process
September 10 – Applications are opened to all individual Golf Canada members and member facilities to nominate facilities for each award category. Facilities are encouraged to apply themselves.
October 31 – Deadline for Golf Canada to receive all nominations using the online nomination portal.
November 2022 – Nominations are reviewed by the Golf Industry Advisory Council, Sport Committee, and Amateur Championships Committee. Members from these groups will be asked to rank nominees provided by the Golf Services department. Volunteers with an affiliation to a nominated facility will be recused from discussions relating to that facility.
December 2022 – Staff from Golf Services, Amateur Championships, and High-Performance departments will work together to review all feedback and determine a final ranking of nominees within each category. Staff with an affiliation to a nominated facility will be recused from discussions relating to that facility. A short list of finalists will be published in each category.
February 2023 – Award winners will be announced and recognized at Golf Canada’s Annual General Meeting.
March 2023 – Awards will be shipped to each recipient and a press release will be created for all award winners.
A plaque will be provided to each award-winning facility on behalf of Golf Canada to recognize the award and celebrate its contributions to junior golf in Canada.
Golf Canada member facilities are eligible to win each award. Facilities will not be eligible to win in the same award category in consecutive years.