Pleasing news today from Golf Canada. The national governing body for golf in Canada will honour a trio of influential Canadians at their Annual General Meeting in Mississauga, Ontario on February 14th.
On the same day Paul McLean of King, Ontario will become the 112th President of the organization.
In 1993 Golf Canada created the Distinguished Service Award to recognize individuals who make substantial contributions to the game of golf in our country. This year that award goes to not one, but three people who clearly meet the criteria for those familiar with their work.
“Golf Canada is proud to acknowledge Dave Mills, Bob Weeks and Gordon Stollery and celebrate their outstanding contributions to the game of golf as our 2015 Distinguished Service Award recipients,” said Golf Canada Chief Executive Officer Scott Simmons. “They’ve all made a significant impact on the game within their communities and across Canada. Their commitment and passion for our sport makes each of them a truly deserving recipient.”
Dave Mills is a former Executive Director of the Golf Association of Ontario who stepped down from that role in 2014. He has a 27 year affiliation with the organization and reshaped the administration of the sport in the province of his birth.
Bob Weeks is one of the more recognizable faces in Canadian golf. He joined SCOREGolf in 1987 and currently serves as their Editorial Director.
In his work for SCOREGolfTV, as an analyst for TSN, and with 20 years on golf radio, his thoughts and face have beamed into the homes, computers, radios, and now mobile devices of almost every Canadian golfer. Few are more more well versed about the sport within Canadian borders.
Taking a different direction in his support of golf in this nation was Gordon Stollery, who died unexpectedly in 2011.
A skilled golfer, he would use the business acumen and financial resources he attained to drive forward the work of his father who had established the Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham. Under Stollery’s guidance the club would host many golf championships including two Canadian Opens. He would also establish the golf course at Goodwood.
All three men will be honoured at a ceremony at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario on February 14th as part of Golf Canada’s Annual General Meeting.