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Mike Carroll named 2013 Golf Canada president

Golf Canada president Michael Carroll

Michael P. Carroll has been named Golf Canada's 110th President at its annual general meeting in Vancouver.

Carroll, a longtime member of Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, was one of the key organizers of the Greater Vancouver Open/Air Canada Championship. He has also been a governor for Golf Canada, most recently serving as its first vice-president, and chaired several of its committees.

"As a golf enthusiast and long time volunteer, I believe that our organization, working in partnership with our members and industry stakeholders will continue to do great things to grow participation and excellence in our sport," said Carroll, who succeeds Diane Dunlop-Hebert of Montreal. "I look forward to helping Golf Canada accomplish great things in 2013."

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Doug Alexander of London, Ont. becomes First Vice-President and Paul McLean of Richmond Hill, Ont. assumes the role of Second Vice-President.

Carroll, Alexander and McLean will lead Golf Canada's 2013 Board of Directors which also includes Charlie Beaulieu of Lorraine, Que., Leslie Dunning of Calgary, Liz Hoffman of Thornhill, Ont., and Roland Deveau of Clare, N.S. as well as immediate past President Dunlop-Hébert and Golf Canada CEO Scott Simmons. New Board members joining in 2013 include Nick Marrone of Toronto, Harvey Goehring of Winnipeg and Don MacKay of Sudbury, Ont.

Also at the AGM, Brad Ziemer and Anne Peabody were honoured as co-recipients of the Distinguished Service Award. The award has been handed out annually since 1993 to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the game of golf in Canada. Ziemer is a veteran sports/golf writer with The Vancouver Sun newspaper in Vancouver while Peabody is the first female President of the British Columbia Golf Association and longtime golf volunteer.

Enid Botchett of Edmonton was recognized as Golf Canada's Volunteer of the Year for 2012. It marked the seventh year for this initiative which recognizes individuals in the golf community whose tireless efforts and dedication help to grow the game in Canada.

Karen Rackel of Edmonton was named an Honorary Life Governor with Golf Canada. Rackel served as Golf Canada's 108th president in 2011.

Annual Report & Strategic Plan

Click here for a link to Golf Canada's 2012 Annual Report including a recap of the past season as well as the association's 2012 Financial Statements. (PDF)

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Click here for link to Golf Canada's One Vision Strategic Plan, outlining the key activities that Golf Canada is focused on as the National Sport Organization and Governing Body. (PDF)

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