Golf Ontario has announced the hiring of Ryan Finn as the association’s Chief Sport Officer. Finn’s career in golf spans over 25 years, and while originally from Milton, Ont., it was in the state of Texas where he grew into the golf industry. With experience as a tournament director and ultimately as managing director of […]
Larry Armatage, 1941-2023
Larry Armatage, who taught physically challenged and blind golfers among others at his Family Golf Centre in Oakville, Ont., died recently at the age of 82. His obituary is here.
Ontario Golf Hall Of Fame Names 2023 Inductees
The Ontario Golf Hall of Fame has named its 2023 inductees. The induction ceremony will be held May 2 at Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ont. Bob Beauchemin, Builder Garry McKay, Builder Audrey Bendick-Akins, Player Rick Young, Lorne Rubenstein Media Award Bios for all are here.
Link: Jeff Ciecko, CK Golf Solutions, Passes After Battle With Cancer
Jeff Ciecko of CK Golf Solutions died last Friday at the age of 49 after a battle with cancer. He is remembered by friends and colleagues as someone who made a huge contribution to the health of the game. Brad Ziemer has more here for British Columbia Golf.
CGSA Names New President, Board
Dustin Zdan, AGS, of Edmonton’s Blackhawk Golf Club was named president at the annual general meeting of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association last Thursday. Zdan has been a member of the CGSA since 1996 and has been on the board of directors since 2015. He was also president of the Alberta Golf Superintendents Association in […]
Golf Ontario Names New CEO
Golf Ontario (GO) has announced who will replace Mike Kelly as the next CEO of the organization, beginning on March 1. “Following the completion of a comprehensive search process which included a deep field of talented candidates, it is my distinct pleasure to share the exciting news that Kyle McFarlane will assume the leadership of […]
Industry Rallies Behind Cathy Burton
A Go Fund Me page has been established to benefit Cathy Burton, a renowned PGA of Canada professional who is dealing with health issues and requires assistance. For more on Cathy Burton, who has also received financial assistance from the PGA of Canada’s Benevolent Fund, click here. To join others in the golf industry […]
Equipment Technician of the Year Award Winner Announced
The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and Foley Company have announced that Kyle Francis of D’Arcy Ranch Golf Club in Okotoks, Alta., is the CGSA/Foley Equipment Technician of the Year Award winner for 2022. The CGSA/Foley Company Equipment Technician of the Year Award is presented annually to the technician whose nomination is judged to be the best example […]
Link: Patrick Dunn, 1950-2023
The PGA of B.C. has reported the passing of Life Professional Patrick Dunn, longtime head professional at Mayfair Lakes Golf and Country Club and McCleery Golf Course, at the age of 72. For more, click here.
Environmental Achievement of the Year Award Winner Named
The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and Rain Bird have announced that Rob Wilke, superintendent at the Skeena Valley Golf and Country Club in Terrace, B.C. is the CGSA/Rain Bird Environmental Achievement of the Year Award winner for 2022. The CGSA/Rain Bird Environmental Achievement Award recognizes a golf course superintendent member of the CGSA who distinguished […]