Uxbridge, ON – Providing financial assistance to deserving student golfers since 1994, the Golf Ontario Scholarship program exists with the support of our corporate partners and sponsors. This support allows Golf Ontario to award multiple scholarships each year to support student golfers as they pursue post-secondary education. Golf Ontario is excited and proud to announce the Scholarship Recipients for 2021.
Back in 2016, Golf Ontario celebrated a milestone as the association surpassed $500,000 in scholarship funds awarded since the program’s establishment. Five years later in 2021, $645,900 in total has now been awarded to hundreds of recipients.
Golf Ontario has developed special scholarship awards to honour the memory of Ken McKenzie, Christine Fisher, Craig Revell, and Helena Harbridge – amazing people who all have contributed a great deal to the game of golf in the province. In conjunction with the McKenzie, Fisher, Revell, and Harbridge families, Golf Ontario will present these special awards to a deserving recipient, who demonstrates the passion and dedication to the game that was ever so present in Ken, Christine, Craig, and Helena.
Here is the full list of all of the deserving award recipients:
|Hana Yoshida||Christine Fisher Award||University of Waterloo|
|Jarrod Smith||Craig Revell Award||University of Windsor|
|Jaqueline Giles||Ken McKenzie Award||University of Guelph|
|Ryan Kaichis||Helena Harbridge Award||Western University|
|Conor Gaudet||Golf Ontario Scholarship||Wilfrid Laurier University|
|Joseph Colasimone||Golf Ontario Scholarship||Laurentian University|
|Michael Barnett||Golf Ontario Scholarship||University of Waterloo|
|Tyler Schaap||Golf Ontario Scholarship||
Belmont Abbey College
Golf Ontario would like to congratulate the 2021 recipients and wish them luck in their post-secondary studies.
To be eligible for one of the Golf Ontario awards or scholarships, recipients must have maintained at least a 75% academic average, are enrolled in a post-secondary institution, are members of Golf Ontario, and are actively involved in the game of golf. If you are interested in applying for next year’s batch of scholarships, please visit here to learn more about the process and benefits of Golf Ontario Scholarships.
About Golf Ontario
The Golf Ontario (formerly the Golf Association of Ontario) as it is currently structured came into being in November of 2001, following the amalgamation of the Ontario Golf Association and the Ontario Ladies Golf Association. Prior to the amalgamation, the OGA and the OLGA had represented amateur golfers in Ontario for close to 80 years and had done an excellent job of building and promoting the game.
At the time of the amalgamation only Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan had taken the step towards amalgamation. Since that time, all of the Provincial Golf Associations have amalgamated and in 2005 the Royal Canadian Golf Association and the Canadian Ladies Golf Association completed the process.
In the early days of Golf Associations in Ontario, there were small associations, representing Private Clubs in the Toronto area and providing a service that was specific to golf championships. Over our history, the association has grown to the point where today our Club Members include Private Clubs, Semi-Private Clubs and Public Golf Clubs. The majority of our individual members are at the Private and Semi-Private Clubs, but the association also offers opportunities for individuals to join directly as members of a Public Player Program. At the present time, Golf Ontario represents over 450 Member Clubs and over 92,000 individuals making it one of the largest Amateur Golf Associations in the world.
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Brianna Christopher, Assistant, Marketing Communications, Golf Ontario;
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