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Golf Ontario Welcomes Two New Additions to the Board of Directors

As Golf Ontario’s valued stakeholders, staff, and Board of Directors welcome the 2022 season with open arms and a bright vision of Golf for All, we are delighted to announce the extension of President and Vice-President terms and the introduction of two new directors to the board. 

Respectively, Susan Vail and Leslie Ferrari have served on the board since 2017 and 2018. Elected to President and Vice-President of the Board of Directors in 2021, the extension of their terms for another year will allow Golf Ontario to continue its forward momentum in growing the game of golf with the support of their dedicated leadership. With our focus on Golf for All, Vail wants to build on the framework created in 2021 with the help of Korn Ferry. “We have a plan, a policy and committed staff and board members ready to help create welcoming environments for underserved groups. These groups include youth, women, people of colour, people with disabilities, indigenous peoples, the 2SLGBTQ+ community… and many others who have not yet had the opportunity to experience what golf has to offer,” explained Vail. “The bar was raised in 2021. Let’s do even more in 2022 to shape lives through golf!”

Joining the Board of Directors in 2022, we welcome David Herrera and Julian Franklin.

Head of People and Organization Analytics for Korn Ferry, David Herrera joins the Golf Ontario Board of Directors with more than 15 years of consulting experience. A passionate DE&I practitioner and subject matter expert, David has advised several organizations globally to become more diverse and inclusive to their talent and customers/clients.

“As a visible minority, immigrant, member of the LGBTQ+ community, and management consultant, I hope that I can bring my experience and perspectives to make Golf more accessible to all and continue to have a positive impact in our communities,” explained Herrera. 

While David is an amateur golfer, he has found passion in the game and supporting the development of communities and youth. He joins the board with ambitions to “develop an awareness of the benefits of golf and implement initiatives that will improve the accessibility of golf in Ontario.”

Following two challenging years, Herrera believes that “2022 should be a year of building bridges and stronger communities, and golf should be one of many enablers of this.”

A Canadian Marketing Hall of Fame member, Julian Franklin is a business leader with 20+ years of client and agency experience in consumer goods and the sporting industry. Julian’s expertise includes strategic planning, communications, and marketing. His career is distinguished by marketing leadership roles in Canada and the United States, where he has worked for industry-leading organizations.

“I am hoping to bring a perspective of someone whose affinity and passion for the game has grown as an adult,” expressed Franklin. “This perspective brings an understanding of how important a sport like golf can be to help shape our personal and professional outlooks.”

Julian’s corporate governance experience is extensive. He is also a Founding Member of POCAM (People of Colour in Advertising & Marketing). This association advocates the inclusion and advancement of Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour (BIPOC) within Marketing. 

In joining the board, he aims to help “increase the participation and positive impact of golf at the youth and adult levels, for racialized and marginalized communities across Ontario.” 

Please click here to learn more about Golf Ontario’s Board of Directors.

“The bar was raised in 2021. Let’s do even more in 2022 to shape lives through golf!”

Susan Vail, President, Golf Ontario

ABOUT GOLF ONTARIO:

The Golf Association of Ontario, operating as “Golf Ontario”, is the Provincial Sport Organization focused on enhancing participation, elevating performance, and supporting the passion of golfers in Ontario. With over 100,000 individual members and 500 member clubs, Golf Ontario is one of the largest golf associations in the world. From rating courses and keeping the integral rules of the game intact, to growing the game at the grassroots level and hosting the best amateur tournaments in Canada, Golf Ontario is a passionate group dedicated to Shaping Lives Through Golf.

For more information, please contact:

Peter MacKellar,
Manager, Marketing CommunicationsGolf Ontario
pmackellar@gao.ca

Brianna Christopher,
Assistant, Marketing Communications – Golf Ontario
bchristopher@gao.ca

Indigenous Indigenous Championship

Golf Ontario Announces New Indigenous Ontario Golf Championship

Uxbridge — Golf for All is a statement that is extremely important to Golf Ontario. Golf Ontario believes that the great game of golf should be enjoyed by, and accessible to, all Canadians. The core principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is central to this and are why the advancement of DEI has been championed within Golf Ontario.

Today, and with this commitment to DEI in mind, Golf Ontario is thrilled to announce the launch of the Indigenous Ontario Golf Championship, the first provincial golf championship for indigenous people in Canada. “It is our honour to play a role in this inaugural championship event,” said Susan Vail, President of Golf Ontario. Open to golfers of First Nations (North American Indian), Métis, or Inuk (Inuit) descent, the inaugural Indigenous Ontario Golf Championship will be held on September 19-20, 2022, at the MontHill Golf and Country Club, hosted by Chief Mark Hill and the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. “Step by step, we are transforming the face of golf,” added Vail.

The Indigenous Ontario Golf Championship will be a 36-hole competition, taking place over two days and will be open to Ontario residents who are of First Nations, Métis, or Inuk descent. There will be both a Gross Championship division, and a Net Stableford division, and will be open to men and women of all ages.

Following the successful launch of the Ontario Disability Championship in 2019, the Indigenous Ontario Golf Championship will be another example of new ways to engage more people as part of Golf Ontario’s Championship schedule. “We are very excited to be launching the inaugural Indigenous Ontario Golf Championship in 2022 at Monthill Golf & Country Club”, said Mike Kelly, CEO of Golf Ontario. “As an organization, we have made significant strides in championing the advancement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and this new Championship will be another great example of new opportunities for all golfers and platform to build relationships with Indigenous communities for years to come. MontHill Golf & Country Club is built on First Nations land and will be a fantastic host for the first year of the Championship”, continued Kelly.

Golf Ontario will continue working closely with Indigenous leaders across the province to ensure that the launch of this Championship will be met with significant interest and excitement.

We want to thank Golf Ontario for their commitment to growing the game of golf, and for launching the new Indigenous Ontario Golf Championship” said Championship Co-Chair Steve Tooshkenig. “This new Championship represents an amazing opportunity for people of all indigenous backgrounds to play in a true provincial championship and test their games against some of the best indigenous golfers in the province. Having both a net and gross division, will ensure that this event will attract golfers from a wide range of playing abilities, making it truly an inclusive event”, said Tooshkenig.

MontHill Golf and Country Club will be an ideal host for the inaugural Indigenous Ontario Golf Championship. “MontHill G & CC is honoured to host the inaugural Indigenous Golf Championship. Our 27 holes and world class facilities will provide a great setting for this special tournament. We look forward to an event that not only showcases great golf, but also leads to introduction, access, and growth of the game in First Nation communities,” said Championship Co-Chair Jesse Smith.

Details on player eligibility and registration will be available in the coming weeks.

We are very excited to be launching the inaugural Indigenous Ontario Golf Championship in 2022 at Monthill Golf & Country Club

Mike Kelly, CEO, Golf Ontario

ABOUT GOLF ONTARIO:

Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial Sport Organization focused on enhancing participation, elevating performance, and supporting the passion of golfers in Ontario. With over 100,000 individual members and 500 member clubs, Golf Ontario is one of the largest golf associations in the world.  From rating courses and keeping the integral rules of the game intact to growing the game at the grassroots level and hosting the best amateur tournaments in Canada, Golf Ontario is a passionate group dedicated to Shaping Lives Through Golf.


ABOUT MONTHILL GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB:

MontHill is one of the premier golf destinations in Southern Ontario. Located in the heart of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, built on Indigenous land, and just 15 minutes from Hamilton airport, MontHill Golf & Country Club is committed to providing its members with an exceptional experience, both on and off the course. The professionally designed 27-hole, well-maintained golf course has some of the finest manicured greens in the area and will provide a great test for the Championship golfers.


For more information, please contact:

Peter MacKellar,
Manager, Marketing CommunicationsGolf Ontario
pmackellar@gao.ca

Brianna Christopher,
Assistant, Marketing Communications – Golf Ontario
bchristopher@gao.ca


Condolensces Golf Ontario

Heartfelt condolences on the passing of Bill Duffield

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Bill Duffield. A long-time volunteer and rules official and the 2007 President of the Golf Association of Ontario, Bill’s commitment to golf was unmatched.

Bill was the recipient of the Syl Apps Special Achievement Award in 2008.

Our condolences to Bill’s family and friends.


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Golf Ontario Championship Schedule is back in Full Swing in 2022

Uxbridge, ON – The Golf Ontario Championship Schedule returns to a full slate of events in 2022, showcasing our elite competitions across all championship categories. This is exciting news, and Golf Ontario is pleased to present the qualifiers, championships, and gracious host clubs for the entire 2022 Golf Ontario championship season.

With scheduling challenges related to COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021, Golf Ontario is bringing back many key events in 2022, and adding some exciting new ones. The Ontario Senior Men’s Match Play and separate Bantam (U15) and Juvenile (U17) Championships return for the 2022 season. Also, for the first time since 2009, a women’s division will be offered in the Ontario Public Amateur Championship. Any female players with a Golf Canada Public Player membership or a member of a Type 1 Golf Club (with property) that is not private or member of a Type 2 Golf Club (without property) are eligible to register for the event.

To View The Full 2022 Championship Schedule And Registration Opening Dates, CLICK HERE.

The 2022 schedule will feature 23 provincial championships hosted by member clubs across Ontario. “We are thrilled to be returning to a full lineup of events in 2022. I am proud of the work our team has done to deliver strong championship schedules in 2020 and 2021, in the face of significant scheduling challenges. We know the popularity of golf continues to skyrocket, and we look forward to some amazing events and world class facilities in 2022”, said John Lawrence, Director of Competitions and Performance.

In addition, we continue to ensure that the health and safety of all involved will continue to be our top priority as we adjust COVID-19 protocols accordingly over the upcoming months. “We’re looking forward to the return of warmer weather and getting back on the course to play the sport so many Ontarians have found a passion for,” expressed Golf Ontario Executive Director, Mike Kelly. “We’ve proven over the last two years that golf is safe and we will continue to promote a positive golf experience for our member facilities, players, volunteers, and staff.”

Registration for the 2022 Golf Ontario championship season will begin on Friday, February 18th, with staggered opening dates across the championships. We will continue to make announcements of any additional dates and venues or changes moving forward.

Highlights of the 2022 championship schedule:

Golf Ontario would like to thank those who have committed thus far to hosting tournaments, and for their continued support heading into the 2022 Championship season. For more information, visit our Provincial Championships page.

If you have any questions, you can email us at tournaments@gao.ca or contact one of our Competitions team members listed below:

About Golf Ontario

Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial Sport Organization focused on enhancing participation, elevating performance and supporting the passion of golfers in Ontario. With over 100,000 individual members and 450-member clubs, Golf Ontario is one of the largest golf associations in the world. From rating courses and keeping the integral rules of the game intact, to growing the game at the grassroots level and hosting the best amateur tournaments in Canada, Golf Ontario is a passionate group dedicated to shaping lives through Golf.

Stay Connected on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @TheGolfOntario

To stay informed on Golf Ontario’s championship play, events, and additional updates, make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and like us on Facebook.

For more information please contact:

Brianna Christopher,
Assistant, Marketing Communications, Golf Ontario;
BChristopher@gao.ca

Peter MacKellar,
Manager, Marketing and Communications, Golf Ontario;
PMacKellar@gao.ca

junior golf pathway

2022 Junior Golf Pathway Webinars

Junior Golf Pathway Webinars
Junior Golf Pathway Webinars

The Junior Golf Pathway Webinar Series is an informative web series providing Junior Golfers with access to industry professionals to help them learn and develop this off-season. The 2022 Webinar Series will have a variety of speakers and topics that will be useful to Junior Golfers at each level of the developmental pathway. 

Please see below for more details on speakers, dates, times and other important information.

https://juniorgolfpathway.ca/webinars


Coming soon

The College Golf Experience – Feb. 11th, 6pm

Have you ever wondered what it takes to reach the College golf level? On Friday, February 11th at 6:00 p.m., tune in with JGP & Coach Herb Page

Page served as the Head Men’s Golf Coach at Kent State University for decades and knows what it takes to succeed in college golf. He has also coached big names like Corey Conners, Mackenzie Hughes, and Taylor Pendrith at Kent State. 

Coach Page will speak to the challenges of…

Register by Wednesday, February 9th at 6:00 p.m.. Visit juniorgolfpathway.ca/webinars to join us!

Tournament Schedule Release & Registration Openings Update

FULL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE INCLUDING QUALIFIERS – TO BE RELEASED MONDAY JANUARY 31ST

Golf Ontario is planning to release a full schedule of events on Monday, January 31st. Featuring a full slate of qualifiers for each championship event. This will include the return of the Ontario Senior Men’s Match Play and separate (U15) Bantam and (U17) Juvenile Championship dates.

TOURNAMENT WEBSITES & INFORMATION AVAILABLE MONDAY FEBRUARY 14TH

All information related to each championship including eligibility, exemptions, fees and other important details will be available through gao.ca on Monday, February 14th.

TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION OPENING DATES – TO BEGIN MONDAY FEBRUARY 21ST

To provide everyone equal opportunity to register for the events they want. Golf Ontario will once again stagger the opening dates across the championships, the first tournament registration openings will be Monday, February 21st. A timeline of these registration opening dates will be announced alongside our full schedule announcement on January 31st.

Players who are exempt from a championship will receive a special invitation to register after the opening date.

If you have any questions please email tournaments@gao.ca

Golf Ontario Provincial Rules Level Webinars – Registration Now Open!

NOTE: Due to the recent government restrictions, Golf Ontario has cancelled the in-person rules workshops planned for this spring. The Provincial Rules Level will now only be available through a series of webinars.

Golf Ontario’s Provincial Level Rules of Golf Webinars take an in-depth look at the concepts, procedures and outcomes that are more intuitive and easier to learn in today’s game. The webinars will cover Rules 1 to 20 as well as definitions.  Each session will be approximately 2 hours in length. Participants will be given weekly reading assignments and quiz questions. An emphasis will be placed on solving Rules problems by using the Rules of Golf book.

The Provincial Level Webinars are designed for PGA professionals, individuals with an involvement in tournament administration or individuals that have a desire to become a provincial Referee. Provincial Level certification is required for those participants proceeding to the National Level.

Webinar Series 1 – (Tuesdays from 9am to 11am)

Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

15 Attendees Max

Webinar Series 2 – (Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm)

Jan 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

15 Attendees Max

Registration is on a first-come and first-serve basis and is only available online. The registration deadline for the webinars is January 24th

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PROVINCIAL RULES OF GOLF WEBINARS

John Lawrence
Director of Competitions & Performance
jlawrence@gao.ca
905 852-1101 x226

Golf Ontario announces 8 majors of 2022

Announcing: Our 8 prestigious majors of 2022 ?

Dates and locations of other Golf Ontario championships and qualifiers will be announced in early 2022.

This will be the 100th playing of both the Ontario Junior Boys’ Championship and Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship.

All questions can be sent to tournaments@gao.ca

October Championship Headlines (Season In Review)

The final installment of our Season in Review series concludes with October and our last two competitions, which included a very special week at our Super Camp and Tour Championship.

 

TEAM ONTARIO MEMBERS CLAIM TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES AT SUPER CAMP FROM AMBASSADOR GC

 

LEADERBOARD  |  PHOTOS

 

An incredible week from Ambassador Golf Club for the 2nd annual Ontario Provincial Super Camp, concluded with the crowning of champions and an emotional presentation of our newest trophy. The second annual Tour Championship featured the top 64 junior boys and girls in Ontario, as they fought three days of tough competitors and varying weather conditions in their quest to come out on top. Team Ontario members on both sides filled up the vast majority of top spots in both the girls and boys divisions.

36-hole leader Ella Weber (Rattlesnake Point GC), a Team Ontario member, once again led the entire final day to claim the girl’s division. She came out victorious after a two-over (73) to finish one-under overall on the championship.  Capturing silver was Carlee Meilleur (Loyalist G&CC), the leader after day one, with a strong even-par final round (71). Finishing third at two-over overall was Ashley Lafontaine (Royal Ottawa GC) with a strong two-under (69), the only under-par score of the day for the girls.

On the boys’ side, Team Ontario players picked up where they left off after round two and attacked the course putting up low numbers once again. Second-round leader, Team Ontario member Ben MacLean (Cherry Hill Club), followed up his strong seven-under (64) yesterday with a terrific six-under (65), to be crowned the boys champion at thirteen-under on the championship. On his heels all day with a strong front nine was fellow Team Ontario member Owen Kim (Blue Springs GC), recording a brilliant six-under (65) as well and finishing three strokes back at nine-under. While Kim claimed the silver medal, bronze was tied between two more Team Ontario members, Andreas Diogenous (Whistle Bear GC) and Thomas Latter (Credit Valley G&CC), both shooting a two-under (69) and recording a six-under overall.

An emotional ceremony followed afterwards in the presentation for the newly created Dave Mills trophy. The trophy has been named in honour of Mills, a past Golf Ontario Executive Director and huge supporter and advocate for junior golf, who presented the first-ever Super Camp trophy in 2020. Members of Dave Mills family were on hand to present the trophy. His son John Mills spoke after while fighting some tears about the trophy and his father. “This event was very special to him; his life was his family but it was also golf and all of you. It was his passion.” He added his dad “was looking down and smiling”.

 

 

DREWERY AND MCGRATH WIN ONTARIO MEN’S BETTER-BALL FROM OAKDALE G&CC WRAPPING UP 2021 CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

LEADERBOARD | PHOTOS

The Ontario Men’s Better-Ball Championship returned to Oakdale Golf and Country Club to conclude Golf Ontario’s 2021 season in fine fashion. The 62nd running of the event was composed of 58 teams looking to emerge victoriously.

At the end of a frigid but beautiful 18 holes, it was Jonn Drewery (Westmount G&CC) and Derek McGrath (Galt CC) carding an amazing nine-under (63) on the strength of 9 birdies and 1 eagle to lead the pace and secure the championship. The tournament proved to be competitive, with only a four-shot difference separating the first-place duo, and a three-way tie for third.

Following closely were Traynor Turkiewicz and Daniel DiFrancesco, both of Brantford Golf & Country Club. The duo shot seven-under (65), only two strokes behind Drewery and McGrath. In a three-way tie for third at five-under (67) were Scott Nelson and Andrew Ross of Beverly Golf & Country Club, Mike Dinner and Mike Ward of Glencairn Golf Club and Brantford Golf & Country Club respectively, and Jamaal Moussaoui and Ben Doornekamp of Cataraqui Golf & Country Club. 16 other duos were also under-par, showcasing an extremely talented field and proving what a competitive tournament this always is.

About The Ontario Men’s Better-Ball

The Ontario Men’s Better-Ball Championship has been played since 1959. All but two of the championships have taken place at Oakdale G&CC. The tournament is open to teams whose members both have up-to-date Golf Canada Handicap Factor of 8.4 or less at the time of online registration through the completion of the championship and each team’s combined Handicap Factor must not exceed 12.8 at the time of online registration through the completion of the championship. Previous winners of the event include Gary Cowan, Bill Morland, Mike Weir, Nick Weslock, Kelly Roberts, Warren Sye, Matthew Ion Young and Simon McInnis.


This concludes our Season in Review, as we looked back at a challenging yet amazing 2021 competitive provincial season. Golf Ontario would like to take this time to thank all of our sponsors and partners who helped make this possible; Adidas, Golf Talk Canada, Play Golf Myrtle Beach, Humber College, HUB International, BioSteel, Golf Genius, Modern Golf, Dormie, Durham Artificial Grass, Foresight Sports Canada, Baka, Nikon, Solo Golf, and Sport Travel. We are grateful for your continued support. Also a special thank you to all our host clubs, volunteers, officials and to you the golfers; you helped make 2021 a huge success.

 

Stay Connected on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @TheGolfOntario

To stay informed on Golf Ontario’s championship play, events, and additional updates, make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and like us on Facebook. Make sure to visit our website for further information.

About Golf Ontario

Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial Sport Organization focused on enhancing participation, elevating performance and supporting the passion of golfers in Ontario. With over 100,000 individual members and over 500-member groups and facilities, Golf Ontario is one of the largest golf associations in the world. From rating courses and keeping the integral rules of the game intact to growing the game at the grassroots level and hosting the best amateur tournaments in Canada, Golf Ontario is a passionate group dedicated to shaping lives through Golf.

For more information please contact:

Peter MacKellar,
Manager, Marketing and Communications, Golf Ontario;
PMacKellar@gao.ca

Golf Ontario Announces Talented 2022 Team Ontario Squad

Uxbridge, ON – An impressive 2022 Team Ontario squad was announced today, featuring the top young golfers in the province. Consisting of 20 members, Team Ontario will feature a strong line-up of talent heading into the 2022 competitive season. Seven members return from the 2021 team and will be eagerly joined by 13 new faces.

The seven returning athletes include Thomas Latter (Credit Valley G&CC), Sarah Gallagher (Blue Springs Golf Club ), Alissa Xu (Station Creek Golf Club), Alessandra Nagayo (Don Valley Golf Club), Michael Weber (Rattlesnake Point Golf Club), Ryan Somerville (Summit G&CC) and Andreas Diogenous (Whistle Bear Golf Club). These Team Ontario veterans had some great achievements in 2021, including a Junior Girls Match Play Championship for Alissa Xu

Joining the team on the female’s side are seven notable players, who all had a top-level 2021 championship season. The 2021 Ontario Junior Girls Champions Peyton Costabile (Whistle Bear Golf Club), and 2021 Ontario Bantam Girls Champion, Lindsay McGrath (Rattlesnake Point Golf Club) will be joining the team alongside, Nyah Kelly (Lindsay G&CC), Krystal Li (Summit G&CC), Ashley Lafontaine (Royal Ottawa Golf Club), Tara O’ Connor (Victoria Park East Golf Club) and Emma Hansen (Blue Springs Golf Club).

Fresh faces on the male’s side include six players with some strong achievements throughout this past season. Perhaps the most impressive being a win at the Golf Canada NextGen Fall Series East Championship by new team member Cameron Pero (Picton G&CC). Also joining the team are Luke Smith (The Thornhill Club), who was a runner up at the Ontario Bantam Boys Championship and Zach Smith (Brampton G&CC), who took home bronze at the Ontario Juvenile Boys Championship. The boy’s side also has a few more strong additions to the squad in Justin Matthews (Bigwin Island Golf Club), Isaiah Ellis (Lookout Point Country Club) and Isaiah Ibit (Greyhawk Golf Club).

Click here for full bios and highlights

Team Ontario’s season will be led by Head Provincial Coach, PGA of Canada Class “A” professional Reggie Millage. With a focus on the team’s vision, mission, and values aimed at inspiring lifelong excellence. This is coach Millage’s 9th season as Coach of Team Ontario and mentioned his excitement about the new squad. “Every person who has had a sneak-peak at this roster has unanimously said ‘Wow what a great team’. Each athlete has earned this opportunity through hard work and strong performances at big events. The New Junior Golf Pathway and Ranking system have really set the table for this group. Millage added “This is the biggest team we have had since I took over as Head Coach and they all deserve it and every single one of them is trending in the right direction and is looking to utilize this program to get better. I know Dr. Nick, Dr. Charles and I are pumped to get going with this fine group of athletes.”

Millage will work to help team members grow as golfers while also instilling habits that will lead to success throughout life. Additional support from the Integrated Support Team is comprised of Dr. Nick Martichenko; Strength & Conditioning Coach, and Dr. Charles Fitzsimmons; Sport Psychologist, who will help enhance the athletes’ skills through fitness, nutrition, and development of the mental side of the game.

With a heavy focus on training and athlete development, the Team Ontario program has been built to maximize the success of these athletes. Burloak Indoor Golf and Peak Performance Golf and Athletics will be Team Ontario’s primary indoor off-season training facilities. Added to the training schedule this year, Team Ontario will be taking on a new off-season schedule. Along with a Kick-Off Camp in November and a Spring Training Session before the competitive season, the program is extending the Myrtle Beach Training Camp to two weeks ahead of the Can-Am Junior Team Matches which will be making a return in 2022.

Congratulations to all of the 2021 – 2022 Team Ontario members. Golf Ontario, along with our members, volunteers, and partners, looks forward to cheering the team on throughout the 2022 competitive season.

About Team Ontario

The Team Ontario program is a unique opportunity for identified athletes in Ontario. These athletes can expect to receive the very best in coaching services, training/competitive opportunities, and peer support as they continue their journey towards excellence in golf and life. Being selected to be part of the Team Ontario program is a tremendous accomplishment but the hard work and dedication don’t end at the selection. The Team Ontario program places considerable emphasis on developing lifelong excellence in all facets. As such, athletes in the program will receive guidance on themes like time and self-management, strength and conditioning, sports psychology, nutrition, tactical strategies, and technical feedback.

Instagram/Twitter: @TeamOntarioGolf

Vision: Team Ontario will inspire lifelong excellence on and off the golf course

Mission: Leading the development of junior golfers to succeed in golf and in life

Values: Commitment, Respect, Good Humor, Competitiveness and Positivity

Team Ontario would like to thank partners TaylorMade and adidas, as official equipment and clothing providers.


About Golf Ontario

Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial Sport Organization focused on enhancing participation, elevating performance and supporting the passion of golfers in Ontario. With over 100,000 individual members and over 500-member groups and facilities, Golf Ontario is one of the largest golf associations in the world. From rating courses and keeping the integral rules of the game intact to growing the game at the grassroots level and hosting the best amateur tournaments in Canada, Golf Ontario is a passionate group dedicated to shaping lives through Golf.

Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @TheGolfOntario

To stay informed on Golf Ontario’s championship play, events, and additional updates, make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and like us on Facebook. Make sure to visit our website for further information.

For more information please contact:

Peter MacKellar,
Manager, Marketing and Communications, Golf Ontario
PMacKellar@gao.ca