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Get Rules Ready!

Golf Manitoba is pleased to announce its 2024 Winter Rules Education Series which includes virtual, in-person and self-guided learning opportunities.  Sessions include both beginner and intermediate sessions on the Rules of Golf, Level 1 Rules of Golf Certification, Provincial and National Certifications.

The first of the winter education series will be a Rules of Golf for the beginner session on January 25, 2024 from 7-8:30pm. The session is free for all Golf Manitoba/Canada members.

Are you interested in learning more about the Rules or have a desire to referee at the provincial level? If so, please contact David Borowski, Director of Competitions & Rules by email.

For more information and to register for one of our winter Rules sessions, please visit

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Travel calm, cool, collected and covered with Golf Manitoba and Manitoba Blue Cross

If you are planning a golf getaway this winter, consider protecting your vacation with Golf Manitoba and Manitoba Blue Cross.

A Golf Manitoba/Canada membership is the perfect travel companion for Canadian golfers. Members of Golf Manitoba/Canada are automatically covered under a Golf Canada Incident Policy.

Golf equipment can be a costly investment and Golf Manitoba/Canada offers its members the ability to protect that investment.

If anything happens to your equipment, if you damage a motorized golf cart by accident, or if an errant shot breaks a window, Golf Canada Incident Policy helps get you back on the course by reimbursing your replacement costs or damages:

Join today and receive member-exclusive benefits for the low price of $59.95 for a full 12 months of membership.

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While Golf Manitoba has your golf game covered, Manitoba Blue Cross can look after everything in between. With trip cancellation, emergency medical and trip interruption coverage solutions, Manitoba Blue Cross can help alleviate the worry of those unexpected challenges that can ruin your hard-earned vacation.

And, as an added bonus, all Golf Manitoba members save 10% on travel insurance from Manitoba Blue Cross using discount code: GOLFMB.

Protect your vacation with Manitoba Blue Cross. Learn more and get a quote today.

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WATCH | Tee it up at Southside Golf Course

It may be mid November in Manitoba, but golfers are still taking advantage of above seasonal temperatures at Southside Golf Course.

With double digits recorded earlier this week, Golf Manitoba Director of Communications Brian Munz caught up with Southside Golf Course General Manager Jaclyn Steep for the latest on their 18 hole facility.

For tee times, click here or call the proshop at (204) 254-6709.

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Golf Manitoba members set new score posting record in 2023

It was a record breaking year for Golf Manitoba members who posted 283,431 rounds to the Golf Canada Score Centre in 2023. The season total represents a 28.5% increase over 2022 (220,576) and an 8.5% increase over the previous record set in 2021 (261,224).

Of the 283,000 rounds posted, over 138,000 rounds were posted using the Golf Canada App. Golf Canada is also on pace for a record setting year of score posting projecting over 10 million rounds posted nation wide.

The top five member clubs for score posting during the 2023 Active Season were as follows:

1. Breezy Bend Country Club – 21,952
2. Pine Ridge Golf Club – 20,563
3. St. Charles Country Club – 19,135
4. Niakwa Country Club – 18,600
5. Elmhurst Golf & Country Club – 17,579

All Golf Manitoba/Golf Canada members receive access to score posting under the World Handicap System. Any game played at an official Golf Manitoba/Canada Member Club or any club worldwide that has an official Course and Slope Rating under the World Handicap System qualifies towards establishing and maintaining an official Golf Canada Handicap Index.

Not a member? Join Canada’s largest golf community here.

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Golf Manitoba announces 2023/24 Board of Directors

The 2023/24 Golf Manitoba Board of Directors was announced at the Golf Manitoba Awards presented by AVID GOLF at the Glendale Golf & Country Club. The twelve-member board was elected during the associations 21st Annual General Meeting.

The Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated volunteers from across the golf community in the Golf Manitoba jurisdiction of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario.

The Board’s duties are to direct the business affairs of the association.

The members of the 2023/24 Golf Manitoba Board of Directors are:


President: Susan Wight-Cassan, Emerald Greens Golf Course
President Elect: Bob Peters, St. Charles Country Club
Vice-President: Matthew Simmons, Whitewater Golf Club
Past-President: Wayne McWhirter, Southwood Golf & Country Club
Treasurer: Kathy Turner, Breezy Bend Country Club


Michael Berney, Delahunt Golf & Country Club
John Braun, Pine Ridge Golf Club
D’Arcy Lachance, Elmhurst Golf & Country Club
Craig Martin, Minnewasta Golf & Country Club
Justin Price, Glendale Golf & Country Club
Janice Rees, Windsor Park Ladies
Fred Smith, Wildewood Golf Club

In addition to the election, Golf Manitoba also released its 2023 Annual Report, which includes a recap of the past season, as well as the association’s 2022/23 Financial Statements.

About Golf Manitoba – Golf Manitoba is the governing body for golf in the province of Manitoba and Northwest Ontario. Its mission is to develop, promote, govern and service the game of golf for the benefit of all participants.

For more information:

Brian Munz
Director of Communications
Golf Manitoba

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Golf Manitoba Awards to be held October 25

The 2023 Golf Manitoba Awards presented by AVID GOLF, will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at the Glendale Golf & Country Club.

The annual event recognizes and celebrates all that’s great about the sport of golf in the province – from volunteers to elite performers, teams and milestone achievements including the annual Male and Female Amateur Golfer of the Year awards.

The Golf Manitoba Annual General Meeting will also be held on October 25 and just prior to the start of the Awards banquet. Under Golf Manitoba by-laws, notice of the annual meeting has been sent to all member clubs and leagues via email and to the attention of the Club President & Member Club Representative. All member clubs are invited to RSVP one voting delegate to attend the meeting and to vote on behalf of the club/league.

Tickets are now available for $25 and can be purchased by emailing Appetizers and food stations included with a cash bar available.

For more information about the Golf Manitoba Awards presented by AVID GOLF, please contact Golf Manitoba Director of Communications Brian Munz at

About AVID GOLF: Located at 1580 Taylor Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba, AVID GOLF houses 6 indoor simulators using Foresight Sports technology, has an indoor putting green and a bar and lounge. AVID GOLF caters to both serious and recreational golfers in addition to providing a social venue for people looking for a fun and interactive experience. 

For more about AVID GOLF including winter league and membership information, visit

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WATCH | St. Charles Country Club restoration update

A look at the progress of St. Charles Country Club with Director of Golf & COO Cory Kartusch as the restoration project continues.

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Call for Expressions of Interest: Board of Directors

Golf Manitoba, the Provincial Sport Organization for the sport of Golf, is currently seeking interested individuals to serve on the Board of Directors for a two-year term commencing November 2023.

If you have a passion for Golf and believe that it can contribute to helping to serve and grow the sport in our region, we would like to hear from you. Knowledge of the amateur sport system in Manitoba, including the infrastructure of golf, would be highly valued. Golf Manitoba is committed to making golf more accessible and welcoming to diverse populations and would encourage like-minded individuals to apply. 

The role of a Golf Manitoba Board member is to act as a trustee, always serving the best interests of the organization with integrity and an open mind.  The Board is responsible for upholding our by-laws, determining policy, developing and evaluating strategic priorities, and approving annual budgets. Board members also support the directives of the association through participation on working committees.

Expressions of Interest must include the following:

The application deadline for the coming year is October 10, 2023.   

Interested individuals who are members of Golf Manitoba Member Clubs should contact their home club’s general manager and/or head professional to begin the application process. Public Player members can contact Golf Manitoba at 204.925.5729 or at

Serving the Manitoba and Northwest Ontario golf communities since 1915, Golf Manitoba strives to provide quality, innovative and accessible golf programs and services.  We strive to align with all golf stakeholders through a connected golf community while encouraging both youth and adults to play more golf, more often. Our Mission is to develop, promote, govern and service the game of golf in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario for the benefit of all participants.

All Expressions of Interest will be kept in confidence.

For more information:

Jared Ladobruk
Executive Director
Golf Manitoba


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St. Charles, St. Boniface & Glen Lea members advance to Ontario following National Golf League Regional Final

12 two person teams gathered at Southwood Golf & Country Club for the inaugural BDO National Golf League Regional Final.

Throughout this past season, players from participating member clubs Elmhurst Golf & Country Club, Glen Lea Golf Club, Glendale Golf & Country Club, Kenora Golf & Country Club, St. Boniface Golf Club, St. Charles Country Club and Southwood Golf & Country Club qualified for a chance to compete in the Regional Final looking to secure a once in a lifetime, all expenses paid trip to play in the BDO National Golf League Championship just prior to the 2024 RBC Canadian Open.

Using the modified stableford scoring system, Curtis Markusson and Josh Blatt from St. Charles finished in first place with 42 points, one point better than Brett Charette and Nicolas Hince of St. Boniface.

Daniel Beaupre and Benoit Mowbry of Glen Lea needed one playoff hole to eliminate clubmates Sam Vopni and Rob Zihrul to win the final birth to Ontario.

About the National Golf League

The BDO National Golf League is a nationwide, season-long competition created by Golf Canada to enhance the league experience for men, women, and junior players. The league is open to all existing recreational golf leagues and provides opportunities to compete in a BDO National Golf League regular season, regional playoffs, and a national championship.

For more, visit

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WATCH | Member Club Spotlight on Lakeview Hecla Golf Course

A look at Lakeview Hecla Golf Course with Associate Director of Operations Josh Oberik.

For more details on Lakeview Hecla Golf Course, click here.