UXBRIDGE— Golf Ontario is excited to announce the addition of John Lawrence to its tournament team. Lawrence will officially take over as Manager of Competition beginning May 22.
“I’m excited to join one of Canada’s strongest provincial sport organizations in Golf Ontario,” said Lawrence. “I look forward to working with the staff and volunteers there in continuing to provide world class competitions.”
“We’re pleased John will be joining our Championships team,” said Craig Loughry, Golf Ontario Director of Golf Services. “His experience, knowledge, professionalism and dedication will help our goal of keeping our Championships best in class.”
Lawrence brings a tremendous amount of experience with him to Golf Ontario. For the past 17 years he has been with the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) with his most recent role being Managing Director of Tour Operations. During that time, Lawrence has managed all aspects of the association’s tournament administration, which includes a schedule of more than 100 events annually.
“The past 17 years have been very rewarding. I’ve enjoyed working for the CJGA and managing a very successful team dedicated to providing an excellent tournament experience to junior golfers across Canada and around the world,” added Lawrence. “I would like to thank Earl Fritz, Brad Parkins and the rest of the board of directors for the opportunity that they provided me.”
During his time with the CJGA, Lawrence also managed teams at international competitions, developed the CJGA tournament manual and worked on securing sponsorship.
Lawrence is a graduate Humber College’s Professional Golf Management program, a Golf Canada Level 4 Rules Official, USGA Rules Certified and a member of Golf Canada’s Amateur Competitions Committee.
Golf Ontario would like to welcome Lawrence and wishes him success in his new role.