Thunder Bay, ON – Two long-time leaders in the game of golf, Golf Ontario and Golf Manitoba, have announced exciting news to begin the 2019 golf season. On May 11th, A Celebration of Golf in Northwestern Ontario Event, will take place at the Valhalla Inn beginning at 12:45pm. Both Golf Ontario and Golf Manitoba will shake hands on an agreement to solidify a unified commitment to jointly service the golfers and facilities in the Northwestern Ontario region.
Together Golf Canada, Golf Ontario, and Golf Manitoba believe they can continue to improve the golf experience for golfers and facilities in Northwestern Ontario, by delivering new membership benefits. In particular, the new Incident Protection Plan for member golfers will be an important element of value for golfers in this region.
Howard Atkinson, President of Golf Ontario, stated his excitement for this new partnership. “On the heels of our new agreement with the Northern Golf Association (NGA), this is another great step in supporting all corners of the Province together with our friends from Golf Manitoba.”
“We’re very excited about this announcement which aligns nicely to our partner focused priorities in our new strategic plan” added Mike Kelly, Executive Director at Golf Ontario. “This is a great opportunity for Golf Ontario to elevate our service and strengthen our relationship with the entire Thunder Bay golf community.”
President of Golf Manitoba, Vince Mariani, conveyed a similar message. “We are equally excited for this teamwork and fully support the plan with our friends from Golf Ontario in servicing members of both provincial associations.”
“This agreement is important to Golf Manitoba because it helps to better serve our members in Northwestern Ontario,” said Jared Ladobruk, Executive Director at Golf Manitoba. “By aligning efforts, we can use our collective resources in a more efficient manner to help maintain and grow membership and increase participation in the sport of golf in Northwestern Ontario.”
Mike Kelly will kick off the event on May 11th with a brief introduction, followed by remarks from Jared Ladobruk, and Ryan Logan from Golf Canada. The groups will then get together for the official signing of the agreement. Following the signing, Golf Ontario and Golf Manitoba will jointly be hosting a Rules Seminar for all interested participants.
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 95,000 individual members and 400 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.
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About Golf Manitoba
Golf Manitoba’s vision is to develop, promote, govern and service the game of golf in Manitoba and North West Ontario for the benefit of all participants. They are responsible for promoting participation and a passion for the game of golf in Manitoba and North West Ontario. Golf Manitoba conducts championships, programs and services to help shape the present and future of golf in Manitoba and North West Ontario. Assisting in the delivery of the National Golf in Schools & Future Links Programs, training our young athletes for the Manitoba Games, Western Canada Games and Canada Games and supporting the University of Manitoba Bison golf program are some example of player development in our province.
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