The membership of the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) Canada voted in its new board of directors on Tuesday, with Harry Brotchie of Lakeland Golf Management Inc. (PR) named as new President.
“Being elected as the NGCOA Canada president for the next two years is a great honour. I have been a member of the association since 1998 and am proud of the tremendous support it provides all golf courses across the country,” said Brotchie.
“We have assembled a great board and I look forward to working with all of them in continuing the great work that presidents and boards before me have accomplished,” he said.
“While we are optimistic about 2021 and are working to ensure retention of the new rounds played this year,” we will also be conscious of challenges ahead of us.”
Brotchie is a past president of the PGA of Canada and currently on the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame selection committee and the Golf Canada Golf Industry Advisor Council.
“I look forward to working with all of our allied partners to further strengthen the golf industry in Canada,” he said.
Brotchie is joined on the executive by vice-president, Daniel Pilon, club de golf St-Zotique in Quebec, secretary treasurer, Richard Edmonds, Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club (Ontario), past president, Lesley McMahon, Balmoral Golf Course (Alberta), and (non-voting), Jeff Calderwood, CEO of NGCOA Canada.
Those executives and the following 10 directors make up the NGCOA Canada Board for the next two years:
Brent Miller, ClubLink Corporation (Ont.)
Brian Schaal, Copper Point Golf Club (B.C.)
Debra Griffith, Greensmere Golf & Country Club (Ont.)
Doug Breen, GolfNorth Properties (Ont.)
John DeCorso, Victoria Park East Golf Club (Ont.)
Mike DeYoung, Glen Arbour Golf Club (Nova Scotia)
Nadia Di Menna, Centre de Golf Le Versant (Que.)
Rick Kindrachuk, Wakaw Lake Regional Park Golf Course (Sask.)
Slade King, Play Golf Calgary (Alta.)
Steve Spratt, Falcon Ridge Golf Club (Ont.)
“NGCOA Canada has had a great year. Our approval rating is at an all time high due to our leadership on managing the COVID-19 situation. Membership was up, we added several new member benefits and our year-end financial results were among the strongest ever,” said Calderwood.
“On behalf of golf course operators throughout Canada, I would like to thank president Lesley McMahon for her volunteer leadership over these past two years and congratulate incoming president Harry Brotchie,” he said.
“Supported by a very dedicated board of directors and staff team, the NGCOA Canada is well positioned to continue serving the best interests of golf course operators for years to come,” said Calderwood.