Golf Manitoba Annual Report | 2020

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Past Presidents Golf Manitoba 2017 - 2019 2015 - 2017 2013 - 2015 2011 - 2013 2009 - 2011 2007 - 2009 2005 - 2007 2003 - 2005 2003

Vince Mariani Tammy Gibson Kevin O’Donovan Rob MacDonald Harvey Goehring Trish Jordan Lou Spado Don MacDonald George McLeod

Manitoba Ladies’ Golf Association 2001 - 2003 1999 - 2001 1997 - 99 1994 - 97 1992 - 94 1990 - 92 1988 - 90 1986 - 88 1984 - 86 1982 - 84 1980 - 82 1978 - 80 1976 - 78 1974 - 76 1972 - 74 1970 - 72 1968 - 70 1966 - 68 1964 - 66 1962 - 64 1960 - 62 1958 - 60 1956 - 58 1955 - 56 1953 - 54 1951 - 52 1950 - 51 1949 - 50

* Denotes deceased

Ms. Lezlie Parker Mrs. Carol Doerksen Mrs. Anne Leibl Mrs. Joyce Collier * Mrs. Valerie Spencer * Mrs. Allie Lumsden Mrs. Phyllis Bell Mrs. Lorraine MacLeod Mrs. Ethel Calnek Mrs. M. L. (Phylles) Wotton* Mrs. T. J. (Colleen) Hutchison * Mrs. G. D. (Aihlin) Walker * Mrs. J. (Connie) McCrindle * Mrs. A. (Peggy) Colonello Mrs. H. (Bea) Sharpe * Mrs. D. H. (Lavonne) Pitts * Mrs. J. W. (Melba) Darracott * Mrs. J. C. H. Blackburn * Mrs. N. H. Greenberg * Mrs. O. L. Robinson * Mrs. H. L. Hallett * Mrs. R. S. Pearce * Mrs. T. H. Clarke * Mrs. P. H. S. Campbell * Mrs. E. J. MacKenzie * Mrs. L. P. Mason * Mrs. J. L. Peterson * Mrs. D. P. Allen *

TABLE OF CONTENTS Mission Statement / Vision Statement ........................................................................................................ 2 Sponsors & Partners .................................................................................................................................. 3 2019 - 2020 Board of Directors / Committees / Staff .................................................................................. 4 By the Numbers ......................................................................................................................................... 7 President’s Report.................................................................................................................................... 11 Executive Director’s Report ...................................................................................................................... 12 Course Rating & Handicap Committee Report ......................................................................................... 13 Membership Committee Report ............................................................................................................... 14 Officials Committee Report ...................................................................................................................... 16 Player Development Report ..................................................................................................................... 17 Sponsorship & Marketing Committee Report ........................................................................................... 19 Tournament Committee Report ................................................................................................................ 20 Treasurer’s Report ................................................................................................................................... 22 Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Report ........................................................................................ 24 Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund Report .................................................................................................. 25 2020 Golf Manitoba Member Clubs .......................................................................................................... 27 2020 Golf Manitoba Championship Results ............................................................................................. 30 2019 Volunteers & Awards ....................................................................................................................... 35 Appendix A - Golf Manitoba 2019/20 Financial Statements ..................................................................... 40


Mission Statement

Golf Manitoba's mission is to develop, promote, govern and service the game of golf in Manitoba and North West Ontario for the benefit of all participants.

Vision Statement

To be recognized as the center of excellence that provides quality, innovative, and accessible programs, and services to the golfing community.


Neel Soni 2020 Men’s Junior Champion




2019-20 GOLF MANITOBA INC Board of Directors Officers

Ken Warwick, Niakwa CC - President Wayne McWhirter, Southwood G & CC - President Elect Sue Wright-Cassan, Emerald Greens GC - Vice-President Vince Mariani, Elmhurst G & CC - Past President Craig Martin, Assiniboine GC - Treasurer


Mike Berney, Transcona GC Michelle Gisiger, Steinbach Fly-In GC Jim Gosman, Golf MB Public Player

Bob Peters, St. Charles CC Fred Smith, Wildewood GC Kathy Turner, Breezy Bend CC

Back row (L to R): Bob Peters, Jim Gosman, Sue Wright-Cassan, Fred Smith, Michelle Gisiger Front row (L to R): Wayne McWhirter, Mike Berney, Ken Warwick, Craig Martin (Missing: Vince Mariani, Kathy Turner)


2019-20 GOLF MANITOBA INC Operating Committees Course Rating Wayne McWhirter (Chair) Barbara Hamill Harry Martel Sue Wright-Cassan Staff

Nominating Committee Vince Mariani (Chair) Mike Berney Wayne McWhirter Ken Warwick Sue Wright-Cassan

Finance Committee Craig Martin (Chair) Vince Mariani Wayne McWhirter Ken Warwick Sue Wright-Cassan Staff

Officials Committee Jim Gosman (Chair) Betty Grant Gordon Hudson Don MacDonald Staff

Membership Sue Wright-Cassan (Chair) Staff

Sponsorship & Marketing Bob Peters (Chair) Staff Tournament Committee Ken Warwick (Chair) Mike Berney Garth Collings Michelle Lee Justin McDonald Marissa Naylor Sue Wright-Cassan Staff

Player Development Fred Smith (Chair) Garth Goodbrandson (staff) Staff

Golf Canada Ken Warwick, Niakwa CC - Provincial Council Vince Mariani, Elmhurst G & CC - Governors Council Rob MacDonald, Elmhurst G & CC - Board Member Blair Armitage, Regional Director, Golf Canada

Golf Manitoba Staff Jared Ladobruk, PGA of Canada - Executive Director Amy Coggan - Director of Administration Lisa Andersen - Director of Competitions Garth Goodbrandson, PGA of Canada - Director of Player Development Seth McMahon - Player Development Intern


Crystal Zamzow 2020 Women’s Junior Champion


2020 By the Numbers








































2020 BY THE NUMBERS: • 200+ hours of coaching junior development teams • 274 rounds played in junior championships • $6,200 in junior event entry fees subsidized by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation • $26,000 provided in player development support grants to member clubs and external programs


Highlights: • 9 championship host clubs • 14 events played • 25 event days • 705 competitors • 1,637 competitive rounds played



Highlights: • 8 courses rated • 10 course rating updates • 15 volunteer course raters • 37 tees were rated

Highlights: • 1 Golf Manitoba official became Level 3 certified • 9 Level 3 certified referees • 15 Rules Referees


Highlights: • 9 scholarships awarded • $13,500 in total scholarship awards

Highlights: • 5 new member clubs joined • 72 member clubs and leagues • 447 public player members • 467 junior members • 1,301 scores per day average posted by members into the Golf Canada Score Centre • 7,207 adult members • 8,121 total members • $11,000 paid out to members in incident protection claims • 223,711 member scores posted

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT Highlights: • 1 junior male athlete invited to national junior team selection camp • 1 PGA of Canada coach with Coach Developing Competitor certification, the highest coaching standard for golf in Canada • 4 provincial junior championships hosted • 33 junior athletes (11 girls and 22 boys) were on the junior development teams • 146 juniors participated in 5 rural mobile instruction clinics


SPONSORSHIP & MARKETING Highlights: • 31 emails sent to member mailing list • 34.5% member email open rate • 311 Instagram followers • 512 Facebook followers • 2,042 Twitter followers • 10,398 email subscribers • $67,500 in sponsorship revenue • 179,948 page views at • 113,512 total member email opens • 801,100 Twitter impressions

VOLUNTEERS Highlights: • 75+ volunteers • 138 volunteer participations at championships • 1400+ volunteer hours


2020 Reports

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of Golf Manitoba, welcome to the 2020 Annual General Meeting. To say that 2020 has been a challenging year would be an understatement. COVID-19 has changed our way of life, and it will be a while before we get back to what we remember as normal. As golfers we were lucky to be involved in a sport that allowed us to “SOCIAL DISTANCE” in the great outdoors. Due to restrictions placed on most sports, the sport of golf was ideally positioned to allow people to get outside, exercise and participate while maintaining all health protocols. I believe this brought new people into the sport and possibly former players back into the sport. Golf courses throughout the province saw record numbers of rounds this year. Hopefully, next year clubs will be able to get back to hosting events and functions that help their bottom line. The provincial championships we host serve as one of the core functions of Golf Manitoba. I would like to thank all the golfers who participated in our championships this past season. I would also like to thank all our member clubs who have partnered with us over the years, allowing Golf Manitoba to continue to run exceptional championships. Our tournament season was a success with only our junior skills challenge event and our men’s provincial interclub championship in September being cancelled due to challenges faced by COVID-19. Events were conducted without incident and everyone respected the safety protocols that were in place. Thank you to everyone involved. Golf Manitoba continues to align our strategies and initiatives with those of Golf Canada and Sport Manitoba and are working collaboratively in delivering many of these programs to our member clubs and members. We wish to thank everyone for their continued support. We are thankful to have a great staff. Thank you to our Executive Director Jared Ladobruk and his exceptional team of Lisa Andersen, Garth Goodbrandson, Seth McMahon, and Amy Coogan. A special thank you to Garth Goodbrandson, Director of Player Development who is retiring at the end of the year. His contributions to the golfers in Manitoba are unmatched and we are thankful to have had him on our team. Garth will be missed and hard to replace. A huge thank you to our volunteers. They are the backbone of Golf Manitoba. These individuals work tirelessly for the association giving back to the game. Our rules officials, course raters, on-course volunteers, photographers and tournament support teams provide our staff the assistance required to deliver our great services. Thank you also to our corporate sponsors who graciously continue to support our events and operations. It has been a pleasure to serve the golfing community as President of Golf Manitoba for the past year. Thank you to the entire Board of Directors. It has been an honour and a privilege to serve with such an incredibly committed and engaged group of individuals. I am looking forward to what 2021 will bring. Respectfully submitted, Ken Warwick President

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT On May 4, 2020, the province of Manitoba permitted the opening of the golf season during the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement could not have come at a better time for our communities, our industry, and our well-being. The province, country, and world are still reeling through unprecedented challenges and hardships and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. But in the middle of all of that, golf has provided an opportunity for our communities to return to a sense of normalcy. Golf has been the platform that has allowed us to reconnect with family and friends, to be active, to enjoy a walk in nature, to compete, to laugh, and to feel “normal” again when normal seems all but impossible. The only place all these things can happen these days is on a golf course. Golf has always been a positive addition to anyone’s healthy active lifestyle. More so now, as the world navigates the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. When you combine all the good things about golf (social health, physical health, mental health, fun, positive economic impact, environmental benefits, and more) it gives us hope for what can come on the other side of this pandemic. It was an unfamiliar year for many but for the most part, it was business as usual for Golf Manitoba. We were fortunate to have completed most of our season and without incident. The numbers themselves within this report speak to the tremendous efforts from all our valued stakeholders who helped make this a remarkable season considering the circumstances. Thank you to our Board of Directors and committees, our volunteers, our staff, and most importantly our golf community. We had the support of 72 member clubs and leagues and over 8,100 members this past season who participated within our programs and services. Thank you for your commitment to continue to grow this incredible sport of ours and for your unwavering support. Thank you also to the members of the Manitoba allied golf working group (National Golf Course Owners Association, PGA of Canada – Manitoba Zone, Manitoba Golf Superintendents Association, Canadian Society of Club Managers), Golf Canada and Sport Manitoba for your expertise and professionalism that allowed golf to enjoy a very successful season. After 23 years at the helm of our player development program, I am sad to say farewell to Garth Goodbrandson at the end of this year. Garth has been instrumental in the growth of golf in our province for more than two decades. It was fitting to see Garth honoured early this past spring as the Sport Manitoba Male Coach of the Year, an accolade for a most deserving gentleman and ambassador of the sport. Thank you for all that you have contributed over the years Garth, you will be greatly missed. We lost a special member of our golf community this past spring. Peggy Colonello left us on April 15, 2020 at the age of 97. She left a legacy on the sport of golf during her many years of volunteerism and that legacy will now carry on in perpetuity through the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation. The Colonello’s commitment to junior golf will ensure growth in the sport of golf here in Manitoba and for generations to come. Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Colonello, for your vision and your generosity. Looking forward, I am excited and encouraged about 2021. We will reflect this off-season on our successes and look to how we can evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of our members, our stakeholders, and industry. I wish you all a safe and healthy fall and winter and look forward to putting that first tee back in the ground in 2021. Jared Ladobruk Executive Director

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COURSE RATING & HANDICAP COMMITTEE The Course rating committee rated 8 courses this year and completed a total of 37 tees rated. (22 men’s tees and 15 women’s tees). In addition, we updated ratings for another 10 golf courses. To maintain valid course and slope ratings, golf courses are required to be re-rated at least every 10 years or when significant changes are made. Courses rated this year included John Blumberg Golf Course, Bridges Golf Course, Glenboro Golf and Country Club, Grand Pines Golf Course, Scotswood Links, Souris-Glenwood Community Golf Course, Windsor Park Golf Course, and a new tee box for Glendale Golf and Country Club. We also provided ratings for updated combo tees at several clubs. We had planned to bring in Golf Canada trainers for the new Course Rating rules for 2020 but were unable due to the ongoing Pandemic issues. However, we held a condensed session at Southwood Golf and Country Club for new and existing volunteers to update the team on the changes to Course Rating for 2020. Thanks to Southwood for hosting! The World Handicap System was implemented in 2020 and Golf Manitoba held several seminars around the province to educate on the new system. The pandemic prohibited previously scheduled in-person World Handicap Certification seminars however our partners at Golf Ontario provided several online certification seminars in March, April, and May for our members. We encourage all clubs to participate as the license agreement with the USGA requires that each club have at least one representative certified. These representatives will then be used as a resource for inquiries at the club level. If your club has not sent an individual, please do so and if you have already sent someone, we would encourage you to send others to be educated on the details of the World Handicap System. We would also encourage clubs to organize seminars specifically for your members and Golf Manitoba will come to your club to assist. Thank you to all our rating volunteers for their efforts throughout the year, and we especially want to recognize Barb Hamill, who has decided to retire from rating this year. Barb has been rating for over 25 years and has been a great resource to the rating process for women golfers around our region. She has continued as a Rules referee, so look forward to still seeing her around the courses in the future. Looking forward to another busy summer next year for all our men’s and women’s rating teams next year as well as continuing to educate Manitoba and North West Ontario golfers on the parameters of the handicap system. We added 7 new raters this past year and we continue to look for more people that would be interested in joining our rating team. Respectfully submitted, Wayne McWhirter Course Rating Committee Chair

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MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE With COVID-19 affecting us since March, many uncertainties needed to be addressed to have golf return for the 2020 season. Golf has emerged as one of the safest activities, where people can be physically distanced, yet still socially involved. It has been one of the few sports to endure the pandemic. We have seen golfers new to the game, new to courses coming out and playing. Golf has provided some normalcy during the pandemic. Golf Canada has indicated that score posting from May to September for 2020 is approximately 17% higher than in 2019. As of writing this report, our individual membership numbers for 2020 have seen an 8% decrease compared to 2019. For 2020 we had 8,121 paid members (7,207 adult members, 467 junior members and 447 public player members) compared to 8852 in 2019. This decrease is correlated to the challenges the golf industry faced at the start of the season due to the pandemic. Five new courses joined Golf Manitoba in 2020: Dauphin Lake Golf Course, Glenboro Golf & Country Club, Oak Island Golf Resort, Scotswood Links, and Souris-Glenwood Community Golf Course. We want to thank them for joining us and extend a warm welcome to our golf family! For the year we had 72 member clubs and leagues join Golf Manitoba/Canada (see page 26 for the 2020 directory of our member clubs and leagues). It has a been a challenging golf season and we sincerely thank our member clubs for their continued support especially considering these unfamiliar times. From a golf services perspective, 2020 has been quite positive. Score posting during the Manitoba active season was a highlight this year with over 213,940 total scores posted to the Golf Canada score centre. This is 20,688 more rounds than in 2019. This follows the national trend with Golf Canada reporting record score posting numbers for June, July, August, and September. In August, Golf Canada released a new and improved mobile app that includes new and enhanced features that improve the golfer experience such as a digital scorecard, advanced statistics keeping, and a new GPS feature for the over 1,400 member clubs in Canada. The incident protection program also yielded a record 15 claims in Manitoba paying back $11,000 to members for equipment protection, window protection and accident coverage. As we move into 2021, efforts will remain focused on educating our member clubs about the benefits of membership. Additionally, we will focus our member education on the Rules of Golf and the new World Handicap System that came online in January of 2020. The way golfers around the world will calculate their handicaps has been transformed by a new system developed by the USGA and the R&A, with key features designed to provide all golfers with a consistent measure of playing ability. The new system focuses on three main objectives: to encourage as many golfers as possible to obtain and maintain a handicap; to enable golfers of differing abilities, genders and nationalities to transport their handicap to any course globally and compete on a fair basis; and to indicate with sufficient accuracy the score a golfer is reasonably capable of achieving on any course around the world, playing under normal conditions. • Flexibility in formats of play, allowing both competitive and recreational rounds to count for handicap purposes and ensuring a golfer’s handicap is more reflective of potential ability. • A minimal number of scores needed to obtain a new handicap. The number of scores needed to establish a Handicap Index is 54 holes from any combination of 18-hole and 9-hole rounds.

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• A consistent handicap that is portable from tee to tee, course to course and country to country through worldwide use of the World Handicap System. • An average-based calculation of a handicap, taken from the best eight out of the last 20 Score Differentials and factoring in memory of previous demonstrated ability for better responsiveness and control. • A calculation that considers the impact that playing conditions (including course set up and weather conditions) might have on a player’s performance each day. • Daily handicap revisions, taking into account the course and weather conditions calculation. • A limit of Net Double Bogey on the maximum hole score (for handicapping purposes only). Net Double Bogey will replace the existing Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) procedure for determining the maximum hole score. • A maximum Handicap Index of 54.0, regardless of gender, to encourage more golfers to measure and track their performance to increase their enjoyment of the game. If you are wanting to learn more about the World Handicap System, learning resources are available on our website at As the season comes to a close here in Manitoba and for most of Canada, a reminder that member benefits extend for 365 days from enrollment and include the following: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

An Official Golf Canada Handicap Index through the NEW World Handicap System Up to $6,000 in Incident Protection Coverage 15% off to the RBC Canadian Open and the CP Women’s Open 25% off vehicle rentals through AVIS 11% off the best available rate as well complimentary room upgrades through Hilton 10% off Golf Canada merchandise 25% off Levelwear Equipment ID labels Golf Canada Score Centre game & score tracking account Eligible to compete in Golf Manitoba provincial events Exclusive offers for tickets and merchandise Golf benefits with RBC Insurance for home and auto Online rules education access Internationally recognized membership card

To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit or view the “member benefits” tab in your Golf Canada Score Centre account. Respectfully submitted, Susan Wright-Cassan Membership Committee Chair

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OFFICIALS COMMITTEE The second season of the “New Rules” produced a very favorable result. The players and volunteers now understand them and virtually all consider the change a positive one. An offshoot of the rule changes has been a complete updating of the competition policies and procedures which were used this year and will be our guide in the future. The fall and winter prior to the 2020 season saw preparations being made by Golf Manitoba and Golf Canada to further educate our membership. Level 1 sessions were held in January and February and provincial certification was slated to begin in the spring. Golf Canada had also booked their National certifications for across Canada. COVID-19 was cause for sessions to be either cancelled or postponed in hopes they would pick up again before the season started. In short order, it became clear that in-person rules education would have to be put on hold. Our Officials Committee, thanks to Don MacDonald and Gord Hudson, did manage to host two online rules sessions, and after navigating a bit of a learning curve, they were successfully completed. Our committee will continue to utilize this format in the future. Welcome news of Manitoba’s flattened curve sent our committee into overdrive at beginning of May as we prepared for an unknown tournament season ahead. Due to the extensive expertise of our committee members and through guidance from Golf Canada, we modified a few of the rules and habits of competitive players and were the first province to host amateur competitions under the new COVID-19 restrictions. We were able to complete all scheduled championships except for one. I can report the experience exceeded everyone’s expectations. Our volunteers and players adapted extremely well to the new norm. We welcomed Rob Bell into the ranks of our outstanding group of 8 nationally certified Level 3 Referees. Rob’s inclusion lowers the average age of the group and we hope to add more referees in the near future. For anyone wishing to become a referee, the process has become more streamlined and much more logical in its processes. Finally, we remembered and paid our respects to Eric Henke, a long-time volunteer and referee that contributed countless hours and knowledge to our competitions. Eric thoroughly enjoyed volunteering his time and expertise and he will be missed both as a colleague and a friend. Respectfully submitted, James Gosman Officials Committee Chair

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PLAYER DEVELOPMENT Winter Program Golf Manitoba’s Junior Development Team held weekly practices at the Golf Dome from January to March in 2020. Unfortunately, the last couple of practices were cancelled due to COVID-19. Eleven girls and sixteen boys took part in the program which practiced every Saturday. Bri-ann Tokariwski led the Junior Girls program and Garth Goodbrandson led the Junior Boys program. Each week members of the University of Manitoba Women’s and Men’s teams would assist with the practices. The junior golfers were able to meet Bison team members and ask them many questions on university/golf life. The Bison team members were fantastic role models for all the junior golfers. Manitoba & Canada Summer Games Unfortunately, the Manitoba Games scheduled for summer of 2020 and the Canada Games scheduled for 2021 were postponed. Much of the Junior Development Team’s programming was developed around both events. The Canada Games will now be held in 2022 and plans are underway for the Manitoba Games to be held in 2021. Junior Girls Development Team The Nassau League is an excellent opportunity for the girls to play new golf courses, learn from more experienced female amateurs as well as compete in a fantastic environment. While it was very understandable that the league cancelled the season, it was a blow to the junior girls programming. It was decided in May to continue with the junior girls’ team practices. Every Saturday, Briann Tokariwski conducted practices for the girls at the Elmhurst G&CC. The practices were well received and had excellent turnouts all summer long. In addition to the practices, Cory Kartusch, Head Professional at St. Charles CC, conducted an “AimPoint” seminar for the girls. While the numbers of junior girls might not be a high as Golf Manitoba would like, the quality and passion of the girls is. Manitoba is fortunate to have an excellent group of girls who enjoy competing and all have bright futures ahead of them. Thank you to the Alex and Peggy Colonello Foundation which covered all programming and team clothing costs. I know it was very much appreciated by all the girls and their families. Junior Boys Development Team Twenty-two boys from the Junior Development team participated in Men’s Mundie Putter League. Team Black participated in the “B” Division and finished in a tie for 6th place. Team Gold participated in the “A” Division and finished in a tie for 5th place which qualified for the playoffs. The boys defeated Elmhurst in the quarter final match and was defeated by Niakwa in the semi finals. All team members received an individual Trackman Assessment conducted by Garth Goodbrandson and Derek Ingram. Recommendations were made to each player based on their results. Derek and Garth were available following the assessment to answer each player’s individual questions and discuss their games.

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Another big thank you to the Alex and Peggy Colonello Foundation which covered all costs with the Mundie Putter League, including team clothing and additional program costs. Their support is very much appreciated by all the boys and their families. School & Rural Clinic Programs With schools closing from March until the end of June, there was no school programming for 2020. Golf Manitoba contacted golf clubs and offered to assist with their junior programming as well as conduct clinics for golf clubs who do not employ a PGA Professional. Golf Manitoba’s Player Development Intern, Seth McMahon, assisted or conducted junior clinics in Treherne, Pine Falls, Lorette, Carman, LaVerendrye and Red Lake, involving over 140 junior golfers. Thank you to Seth for his commitment to and passion for junior golf in Manitoba and North West Ontario. Congratulations to Breezy Bend’s Braxton Kuntz who was recently selected to attend Golf Canada’s National Junior Squad Selection Camp to take place at Bear Mountain Golf Resort in Victoria BC from October 14th-18th. Braxton’s impressive summer included finishing in 2nd place at the Manitoba Junior and a tie for 6th at the Nott AutoCorp Men’s Amateur Championship. With an excellent crop of young junior girls and boys in Manitoba, we hope to see an increasing number of Manitobans achieving opportunities like Braxton in the future. Respectfully submitted, Garth Goodbrandson, PGA of Canada Golf Manitoba Director of Player Development

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SPONSORSHIP & MARKETING In a year unlike any other, 2020 amplified the many benefits of golf to the world. In Manitoba and North West Ontario, the outstanding and altruistic acts of generosity by our sponsors has enriched Golf Manitoba programs for all golfers. It is with sincere gratitude that Golf Manitoba thanks its sponsors and urges all golfers and their families to continue to support our sponsors through your patronage: • adidas Golf Canada and territory sales and marketing manager, Paige Lawrence. adidas Golf features the latest in high-performance golf apparel technologies are proudly worn by golfers seeking to improve their game. • The Alex and Peggy Colonello Foundation and foundation president, Marg Homenuik. The Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation’s unprecedented support of Golf Manitoba’s grassroots and high-performance junior girl’s and junior boy’s programs continued in a challenging year for youth. Additionally, the Alex and Peggy Colonello Foundation continued its support of the University of Manitoba’s female and male golf programs as well as the induction ceremony conducted by the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame and Museum. • Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies and Gerald Diamond. Diamond Athletic is one of the most respected sports medicine healthcare and rehabilitation companies in all of Canada and is based in Winnipeg since 1946. Diamond Athletics continued and enhanced its sponsorship for both the Women’s Amateur and Men’s Mid-Amateur. • Nott Autocorp and president, Trevor Nott. NOTT Autocorp’s long-term commitment to amateur golf in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario through its vehicle donations is an example of its community and charitable support that has been invaluable in allowing Golf Manitoba to provide and enhance our exposure in the golf community. • TaylorMade Golf Canada and sales and marketing territory manager, Eric Johnson. TaylorMade Golf Canada continued to donate high performance golf products to Golf Manitoba to help players of all skill levels reach their potential. • The Golf Dome and owner Janet Robertsen. The Golf Dome continues to support Golf Manitoba’s offseason training and player development in a spacious and enjoyable environment that is not weather dependent. Last and certainly not least, we wish to acknowledge the tremendous support we receive from Golf Canada and Sport Manitoba, funding, and programming partners of Golf Manitoba. Your referrals of potential sponsors to Jared Ladobruk, Golf Manitoba’s Executive Director, are always welcome. Respectfully submitted, Bob Peters Sponsorship & Marketing Committee Chair

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TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE I am pleased to present the 2020 Golf Manitoba Tournament Committee Report. Below are some notable highlights from this past season: Highlights: • Our events ran without incident as it relates to health and safety protocols. Thank you to Lisa Andersen, Director of Competitors, our Officials Committee, and our volunteers for their excellent efforts to ensure all safety protocols were in place for our 2020 season. • Preliminary financial reports indicate entry fee revenue of just $109,520 which is $300 higher than 2019 tournament revenues. o 2020 budget for tournament revenue was $112,339 • Funds that we normally allocated for team travel was repurposed into covering practice balls and water and Gatorade at events for all competitors at major championships. • Surveys are currently active for all who played in events this past season asking for them to rate their experience. • We recognize future challenges that may exist in booking our championships as clubs see an increase in both member and green fee play. • According to the trophy engravings, our men’s amateur is set to have its 100th playing in 2021. • The ladies amateur 100th playing is set for 2022. Season Summary: • Golf Manitoba was able to execute all but two of its scheduled 2020 events and championships (14 of 16): o Both the 2020 Provincial Junior Skills Challenge and the 2020 Provincial Men’s Interclub Championship were cancelled. • Our host venues were still available to host and did a tremendous job in allowing us to deliver a safe competitive season for our players. We had 9 host venues in 2020: o Bel Acres Golf & Country Club - Men’s Mid-Amateur & Women’s Amateur Championships o Carman Golf & Curling Club - Men’s & Women’s Senior Championships o Glendale Golf & Country Club - Men’s Amateur Championship o Grand Pines Golf Course - Senior Interclub Championship o Minnewasta Golf & Country Club - Men’s Amateur Championship o Portage Golf Club – Men’s & Women’s Junior Bantam Championships o Selkirk Golf & Country Club - Men’s & Women’s Junior Championships o St. Charles Country Club - Match Play Championship o Winkler Centennial Golf Course - Match Play Qualifier § Given the circumstances of this year, these facilities did a tremendous job in allowing us to safely offer a competitive season for players, our volunteers, and staff. Thank you for a great season, we could not have done it without you!

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• We had no inter-provincial teams in 2020 due to Golf Canada cancelling all national championships in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. • We had 705 participants in 2020, just shy of 755 that we had in 2019. o 1,637 competitive rounds played which is higher than the 1,622 we had in 2019. § We had a full field in the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship (120) players. § This event moved to a weekend finish in 2020 • We conducted 14 golf events/championships in 2020. For this year’s complete results, please see page 30 of this report. Congratulations to this year’s Champions!!! • Southwood Golf & Country Club’s Rhonda Orr captured her 7th senior women’s championship in the past 8 years. • Of considerable note was subsidizing junior event entry fees for 2020. This was done to reduce the financial barrier to competition to help grow that segment of junior golf and was made possible by the generous support of the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation. o Junior Bantam entry fees were subsidized by $50 from $140 down to $90 o Junior Championship entry fees were subsidized by $65 from $185 down to $120. o Total entry fee subsidy for junior events was over $6,200. § In recognition of this incredible support, the Junior Bantam and Junior Championships have been renamed in honour of Alex & Peggy Colonello. • 2020 Tournament Sponsorship o Thank you again to our generous sponsors who helped to make our events a resounding success: adidas Golf Canada, TaylorMade Canada, Nott Autocorp, Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies and the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation. Respectfully submitted, Ken Warwick Tournament Chairman President, Golf Manitoba

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TREASURER’S REPORT The accompanying audited financial statements (see Appendix A) of Golf Manitoba Inc. for the year ended March 31, 2020 report an Excess of Revenue over Expenses of $12,371 for the fiscal period. The previous fiscal yielded an Excess of Revenue over Expenses of $288. Annually, the Board of Directors and the Administrative Team develop an operating budget using best estimates for the overall delivery of programs and services of Golf Manitoba within projected funding and revenue limits. The Golf Manitoba staff, with oversight from the Board of Directors, manage the operations of Golf Manitoba guided by the annual budget limits adopted. For fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, the Board of Directors had budgeted for an Excess of Revenue over Expenses of $930. The final results were affected by contributing factors, but not limited to: 1. Total revenues for the year increased from the prior year by $56,793. The major categories were: Description Membership Dues Tournament Entrance Fees Base & Sport Development Grants Manitoba, Western & Canada Summer Games Grants Development Grants and Sponsorship Camp and Clinic Fees

Actual 2020 $140,944 $109,381

Actual 2019 $129,972 $115,267









• Membership dues saw an increase in 2020 compared to the previous year. This increase resulted in an increase over the 2018 amount ($137,054) after the decline in 2019. • Tournament Entrance fees decreased over last year and are less then in 2018 ($111,437). • Games funding increased as we moved through the Games cycle. However, the future of the Western Canada Games is in doubt and with that the associated funding. • Development Grants and Sponsorships increased $46,373 over the prior year. This reflects the increase in funding that Golf Manitoba is now receiving from the Colonello Foundation. • Camp and Clinics fees increased over the prior year. 2. Total expenses for the year were higher than the prior year by $21,076. The major categories were: Description Administration Expenses Program Management Expenses Tournament Expenses Teams Public relations & sponsorship

Actual 2020 $128,953

Actual 2019 $122,788



$196,200 $28,338 $28,080

$202,010 $17,035 $5,435

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• Administrative expenses were higher in 2020 with increases in computer support, meetings and wages but decreases in office costs. • Program Management expenses were higher in 2020 with increases in clinic and camps, and wage costs but a decrease in office costs. • Tournament expenses were lower in 2020 as the tournament entrance fees decreased. • The marked increase in Teams and Public relations and sponsorship expenses are associated with the increased funding of these activities through the Colonello Foundation. On balance, the amount of revenue received and/or generated directly and indirectly affects the programs and services provided to the golfing community by Golf Manitoba. Our administrative team exercised their best efforts in stewarding our resources to ensure the integrity of the programs and/or services were maintained at the highest level possible. Supplemental Update on Current Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Given the conditions regarding COVID-19, I feel it is prudent to say something about the current 2021 Fiscal Year. In April with the significant amount of uncertainty around COVID-19, the Board took actions to ensure that Golf Manitoba would be able to continue in the future. The first actions the Board took were threefold: 1) The Board authorized the Executive Director and Treasurer to apply for the Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA); 2) The Board eased the restrictions on Working Capital; and 3) The Board released funds from Golf Manitoba’s Capital/Emergency funds to be used as funds of last resort. To date, the CEBA has been applied for and has been recently approved, but because the revenues of Golf Manitoba have been better than feared in April, the easing of working capital restrictions and the funds from the Capital/Emergency funds have not been needed. In addition, the easing of the restrictions on Working Capital and the funds from the Capital/Emergency Fund will end on March 31, 2021. The CEBA on the other hand will be repaid by December 31, 2022. Golf Manitoba has also successfully applied for the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program. We will continue to apply for all government programs that the organization is eligible for during the COVID-19 crisis. I would like to thank our Golf Manitoba Team for their continued efforts and diligence. Respectfully submitted, Craig Martin Treasurer

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MANITOBA GOLF HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM The Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame is a partnership amongst Golf Manitoba, the Manitoba Golf Superintendents Association, and the PGA of Canada Manitoba Zone. Like many organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame. The annual Induction Ceremony had to be postponed until it can be held safely and in a manner that is a true celebration of the achievements the new inductees. Our website: continues to be updated to add historical information about golf in Manitoba including biographies of all Honoured Members. We also continue to research the history of Manitoba golf to ensure that all worthy individuals and teams are considered for inclusion in the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame. If you feel that someone or some team should be considered for the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame, you are encouraged to submit a nomination form which is available on the website. The Hall of Fame continues to promote the benefits of golf clubs preserving and documenting their own histories and is happy to assist those clubs in their efforts. If you have an event where you would like a display of Manitoba golf history, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Once again, we express our gratitude to the Alex and Peggy Colonello Foundation as the new presenting sponsor for the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. We were saddened by the passing of Mrs. Colonello in 2020 who was an inaugural Honoured Member back in 2003 and an Honoured Member of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. We thank the Foundation for their outstanding support of golf in Manitoba. We also express our thanks to Golf Manitoba and its staff for continuing to provide administrative support to the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame. Respectfully submitted, Don MacDonald President, Golf Manitoba Hall of Fame & Museum Inc.

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GOLF MANITOBA SCHOLARSHIP FUND The Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund’s (GMSF) mandate is to provide scholarships to young Manitoba golfers for the advancement of their education at a Canadian post-secondary educational institution through the receipt, investment, accumulation, and disbursement of funds for that purpose. Scholarships are awarded to golfers who submit applications which meet established criteria for academic achievement, community involvement, and golfing ability. This year the GMSF has continued its plan of transitioning the fixed assets of the trust fund from commercial financial institutions to the Winnipeg Foundation. The completion of transition of assets will occur in 2022. The GMSF has already been benefiting significantly from this process in the form of matching funds and increasing yield on the financial assets resident with the Winnipeg Foundation. The benefits of this process have resulted in an increased number and value of scholarships awarded in 2020. It is the first year of the perpetuated Dr. Dwight Parkinson scholarship at an initial level of $2000. It is awarded to the secondary school graduate with the highest academic achievement who will be pursuing a post-secondary education. The scholarship was established and perpetuated from a generous donation from Mr. David Hill. The GMSF Board intends to increase the amount of this scholarship as our funding plan is completed. This is the second year of the Brian Gilhuly Memorial Award to a candidate demonstrating superior scholastic achievement who is continuing their academic career. This scholarship is funded perpetuated at the $2000 level (or higher) due to a generous endowment from Brian Gilhuly’s estate. This was also the second year of the Craig Yahiro Memorial Scholarship with two awards available to one young man and woman who are entering or continuing with post-secondary studies and who are either Golf Manitoba members or who are currently involved with golf either through employment or participation. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients! • Dr. Dwight Parkinson Memorial Award ($2000): Eric Strick - Rossmere Country Club • Brian Gilhuly Memorial Award ($2000): Jacob Armstrong - St. Boniface Golf Club • Golf Manitoba Scholarship ($1500 x 5): Anthony Leicht - St. Charles Country Club, Brent Ingram – Elmhurst Golf & Country Club, Brett Asseltine - Niakwa Country Club, Lachlan Allerton - Rossmere Country Club, and Brynn Todd - St. Charles Country Club • Craig Yahiro Memorial Award ($1000 x 2): Aaron Macdonell - Niakwa Country Club and Kayla Barnabe -Southside Golf Course The Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund is managed by a six-member board of directors, drawn from the golf community, with administrative help from Golf Manitoba. Information on the GMSF can be obtained from the Golf Manitoba website at Respectfully submitted, Dennis Langrell President, GMSF

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Marco Trstenjak 2020 Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Champion

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2020 Member Clubs

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2020 MEMBER CLUBS We had 5 new member facilities join in 2020. Below is a listing of our golf community by region: Winnipeg Region Assiniboine Golf Club Bel Acres Golf & Country Club Breezy Bend Country Club Elmhurst Golf & Country Club Glendale Golf & Country Club John Blumberg Golf Course Kildonan Park Golf Course Niakwa Country Club Pine Ridge Golf Club The Players Course Rossmere Country Club Southwood Golf & Country Club St. Boniface Golf Club St. Charles Country Club Transcona Golf Club Tuxedo Golf Course The Wildewood Club Windsor Park Golf Course South Region Bridges Golf Course Carman Golf & Curling Club Kingswood Golf & Country Club Lorette Golf Course Minnewasta Golf & Country Club Portage Golf Club Quarry Oaks Golf Course River Oaks Golf Club NEW - Scotswood Links Southside Golf Course Steinbach Fly – In Golf Club Winkler Centennial Golf Course West Region Clear Lake Golf Course NEW - Dauphin Lake Golf Club Gilbert Plains Country Club NEW - Glenboro Golf & Country Club

Glen Lea Golf Course Minnedosa Golf & Country Club Neepawa Golf & Country Club NEW- Oak Island Golf Resort Shilo Golf & Country Club NEW - Souris-Glenwood Community Golf Club Swan River Golf & Country Club Wheat City Golf Course East Region Falcon Lake Golf Course Grand Pines Golf Course Granite Hills Golf Club Hecla Golf Course Larters at St. Andrews Golf & Country Club Links at the Lake Pinawa Golf & Country Club Selkirk Golf & Country Club Teulon Golf & Country Club Whispering Winds of Warren Northwest Ontario Beauty Bay Golf Club Eagles Landing Golf Course Emerald Greens Golf Course Kenogamisis Golf Club Kenora Golf & Country Club Little Falls Golf Club Peninsula Golf Club Red Lake Area Golf & Country Club Sioux Lookout Golf & Curling Club Thunder Bay Golf Club Whitewater Golf Club

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Leagues Clear Lake Ladies Clear Lake Men Falcon Lake Ladies Kildonan Ladies Tuesday Ladies Tuxedo Ladies Windsor Park Ladies Wins R Putters

Rhonda Orr 2020 Women’s Senior Champion

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Championship Results

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GOLF MANITOBA 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP Winkler Cent. GC / St. Charles CC June 6 & 7, 13-21 Men’s Champion Austin Dobrescu - Shilo CC Women’s Champion Bobby Uhl - Shilo CC Men’s Senior Champion Carl Lechman - Elmhurst G & CC JUNIOR BANTAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello FDN

Portage Golf Club June 27 & 28

Men’s Juniors Champion Mack Sandersen - Pheasant Glen GR Women’s Junior Champion Cala Korman - Public Player CITY & DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP Portage Golf Club June 27 & 28 Greer Valaquenta - Southwood G&CC DIAMOND ATHLETIC WOMEN’S AMATEUR & MEN’S MID-AMATEUR Bel Acres Golf & Country Club July 6-8

Women’s Amateur Champion Veroncia Vetesnik - Kingswood G&CC

Men’s Super-Senior Champion Barry Minish - Niakwa CC

Men’s Mid-Amateur Champion Allan McDonald - Breezy Bend CC

Women’s Champion Rhonda Orr - Southwood G&CC

Men’s Mid-Masters Champion Mike Tibbs - Breezy Bend CC

Women’s Super-Senior Champion Karen Saarimaki - Kenogamisis CC


WOMEN’S INTERCLUB A & B Carman Golf & Curling Club August 27

Presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello FDN

Selkirk Golf & Country Club July 12-14 Men’s Junior Champion Neel Soni - St. Charles CC

Women’s Junior Champion Crystal Zamzow - Swan River G&CC Junior Men’s Interclub Champions Rossmere CC Team #1 NOTT AUTOCORP MEN’S AMATEUR Minnewasta G&CC / Glendale G&CC July 16-19 Marco Trstenjak - Elmhurst G & CC SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Carman Golf & Curling Club July 27-29 Men’s Champion Bruce North - Carman G & CC

Women’s A Low Gross Champions Southwood G&CC Women’s A Low Net Champions Wheat City GC Women’s B Low Gross Champions Southwood G&CC Women’s B Low Net Champions Rossmere CC MEN’S SENIOR INTERCLUB Grand Pines Golf Course August 28 City Division Champions Breezy Bend CC Rural Division Champions Clear Lake GC

* Complete 2020 championship results are available on our competitions page at

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Volunteers & Awards

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VOLUNTEERS Volunteers have been at the heart of Golf Manitoba since its founding in 2003 and prior to that for both the Manitoba Ladies’ Golf Association and the Manitoba Golf Association. Each year, our loyal volunteers contribute over 1,400 hours of their time and expertise that enable Golf Manitoba to achieve its goals. The volunteer contribution, dedication and commitment are vital to the growth of our organization.

YEARS OF SERVICE RECOGNITION Thank you and congratulations to the following individuals who have achieved milestones in volunteerism with Golf Manitoba and who were recognized at the 2019 awards reception: 20 Years Shirley Leatherdale Roy Smith

15 Years Sue Wright-Cassan

10 Years Sandra Cross

5 Years Gertie Barron Garth Collings Larry Franz Jeff Scott

(L to R): Jeff Scott, Sandra Cross, Sue Wright-Cassan, Gertie Barron, Garth Collings. (Missing: Shirley Leatherdale, Roy Smith, Larry Franz)

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2019 DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD – LOU SPADO Each year, Golf Manitoba recognizes the outstanding individual contributions of a long-serving volunteer through its Distinguished Service Award. The criteria for the award is long-time service to Golf Manitoba (including Manitoba Golf Association & Manitoba Ladies’ Golf Association); going above and beyond the expectations of a volunteer; proving to be an advocate for the game and the Association, demonstrated commitment to amateur golf in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario and displaying qualities of a positive role model for other volunteers. After 27-plus years of service to the game of golf, Lou Spado, was honored with the Golf Manitoba Distinguished Service Award on October 23, 2019 at the St. Charles Country Club during the 2019 Golf Manitoba Annual Awards Reception. Lou’s impactful volunteer career started in 1992 where he joined the Manitoba Golf Association as a starter and scorer for tournaments. In 1994, Lou served as the MGA representative for his home club, the St. Boniface Golf Club. His passion for volunteerism led the retired Winnipeg police detective to obtain his certification as a Rules Official in 1996, a credential that he still holds to this day. In 2000, Lou joined the MGA Board of Directors which ultimately led to his two-year term as President of Golf Manitoba from 2005 to 2007. More recently, Lou received his Level 3 Rules Referee certification through Golf Canada. In addition to these roles, Lou has served on a variety of Golf Manitoba sub-committees including co-chair of the Rules Committee, marketing, membership, and tournament committees. Golf Manitoba is very pleased to honour Mr. Lou Spado as the Distinguished Service Award Recipient for 2019.

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OUR VOLUNTEER FAMILY Anderson, Bill Barron, Gertie Barbaza, Bill Beghetto, Brad Bell, Rob Benne, Irv Berney, Mike Boden, Gary Burch, Brenda Collings , Garth Cook, Don Cross, Sandra Culley, Aija Culley, Michael Diamond, Gerald Fielding, Paul Franz, Larry Friesen, Bill Gisiger, Michelle Goehring, Harvey Goehring, Marion Gosman, Jim Grant, Betty Hamill, Barbara Hargot, Donald Hawryluk, Gerry Hay, Eileen Hudson, Gord Hutchinson, Al Jackson, Wally Kampen, Bo Kaye, Rick Lagace, Mike Langrell, Dennis Leatherdale, Shirley Lee, Michelle MacCallum, Bob MacDonald, Don McDonald, Justin Mariani, Vince Martel, Harry Martel, Carol Martin, Craig McLeod, George

McLeod, Peggy McLeod, Wayne McWhirter, Wayne Mehmel, Florence Milhausen , Mary Lou Naylor, Marissa Nesbitt, Clare Peters, Bob Plueschow, Lloyd Poole, Bob Pryma, Celeste Prystayko, Brenda Prystayko, Dennis Robinson, Megan Roy, Sam Russell, Lori Scott, Jeff Smith, Fred Smith, Roy Spado, Lou Squair, Ian Squair, Vivian Thain, Rick Turner, Kathy Walkes, Stirling Warwick, Ken Wilgosh , Don Wright-Cassan, Susan Zeglinski, Paul Hnatiuk, Stan Koltek, Rob

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2019 AMATEUR GOLFERS OF THE YEAR Southwood Golf & Country Club’s Rhonda Orr and Colwyn Abgrall were awarded the Golf Manitoba Female and Male Golfer of the Year Awards at the Golf Manitoba Annual Awards Reception on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the St. Charles Country Club. Rhonda Orr started her 2019 campaign with a 5th place finish in the Diamond Athletic Women’s Amateur Championship. Orr then went on to win the Manitoba Women’s Senior Championship; her fourth straight title in the event and 6th in the last 7 years. The win helped secure a spot for Orr to represent Manitoba at the 2019 Golf Canada Senior Women’s Inter-Provincial Team Competition where the team finished in 5th. Individually, Orr was the low Manitoban finishing in 11th place overall. Orr also went on to qualify for a second straight year to compete in the 2019 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship where she qualified for the match play portion of the event and winning her first match and making it to the round of 32. The Golfer of the Year Award is Orr’s second in a row and third in the last four years. The other finalists for Female Amateur Golfer of the Year were Hannah Diamond of St. Charles Country Club and Charmaine Mackid of Breezy Bend Country Club. Four female golfers received honourable mention for their performance in 2019 and include Kate Gregoire of Quarry Oaks Golf Club, Cala Korman of Killarney Lakeside Golf Club, Marissa Naylor of Pine Ridge and Crystal Zamzow of Swan River Golf & Country Club. Colwyn Abgrall had a successful start to his year with a runner-up finish in the Match Play Championship. He followed that performance with a 7th place finish in the Grey Owl and a T3rd finish at the Elmhurst Invitational. At the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur, Abgrall led the event after the second round and completed the run for his first Amateur title. The win earned Abgrall a spot on Team Manitoba and the chance to compete at the 2019 Golf Canada Men’s Amateur Championship; the team finished in 5th place. Abgrall continued his fine play by tying for medallist honours at the regional Qualifier in Fargo, ND and earning a spot in the United States Amateur that was held at the Pinehurst Golf Resort in North Carolina, USA. The Golfer of the Year Award is the first for Abgrall. The finalists for the Male Golfer of the Year Award included Jacob Armstrong of the St. Boniface Golf Club and Austin Dobrescu of Shilo County Club. Six male golfers received honourable mention for their play in 2019 and include Garth Collings, Eric Johnson and Braxton Kuntz of Bend Country Club, Drew Jones of Shilo Country Club, Jordy Lutz of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club and Neel Soni of St. Charles Country Club. The Golf Manitoba Amateur Golfer of the Year Award was presented for the 45th time at the 2019 Awards Ceremony.

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Appendix A 2019/20 Financial Statements

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Financial Statements Year Ended March 31, 2020

GOLF MANITOBA INC. Index to Financial Statements Year Ended March 31, 2020


1 2-3

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Statement of Financial Position


Statement of Operations


Statement of Changes in Net Assets


Statement of Cash Flow


Notes to Financial Statements

8 - 12

Administrative Expenses (Schedule 1)


Program Management Expenses (Schedule 2)


Tournament Expenses (Schedule 3)


MANAGEMENT'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL REPORTING The financial statements of Golf Manitoba Inc. have been prepared in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations. When alternative accounting methods exist, management has chosen those it deems most appropriate in the circumstances. These statements include certain amounts based on management's estimates and judgments. Management has determined such amounts based on a reasonable basis in order to ensure that the financial statements are presented fairly in all material respects. The integrity and reliability of Golf Manitoba's Inc.'s reporting systems are achieved through the use of formal policies and procedures, the careful selection of employees and an appropriate division of responsibilities. These systems are designed to provide reasonable assurance that the financial information is reliable and accurate. The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that management fulfills its responsibility for financial reporting and is ultimately responsible for reviewing and approving the financial statements. The Board carries out this responsibility principally through its Finance Committee. The Finance Committee is appointed by the Board and meets periodically with management and the auditors to review significant accounting, reporting and internal control matters. Following its review of the financial statements and discussions with the auditors, the Finance Committee reports to the Board of Directors prior to its approval of the financial statements. The Committee also considers, for review and approval by the Board, the engagement or re-appointment of the external auditors. The financial statements have been audited on behalf of the members by Exchange Chartered Professional Accountants LLP, in accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards.



Winnipeg, MB


INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT To the Members of Golf Manitoba Inc. Opinion We have audited the financial statements of Golf Manitoba Inc. (the Organization), which comprise the statement of financial position as at March 31, 2020, and the statements of operations, changes in net assets and cash flow for the year then ended, and notes to the financial statements, including a summary of significant accounting policies.

In our opinion, the accompanying financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Organization as at March 31, 2020, and the results of its operations and its cash flow for the year then ended in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations. Basis for Opinion We conducted our audit in accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards. Our responsibilities under those standards are further described in the Auditors' Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statements section of our report. We are independent of the Organization in accordance with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the financial statements in Canada, and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with those requirements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion. Emphasis of Matter

Without qualifying our conclusion, we draw attention to Note 13 in the financial statements, which indicates that the Organization may be affected by the potential effect to the economy as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As stated in Note 13, these events or conditions, along with other matters as set forth in Note 13, indicate that a potential uncertainty exists that may cast significant doubt on the Organization's ability to continue as a going concern. Responsibilities of Management and Those Charged with Governance for the Financial Statements

Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations, and for such internal control as management determines is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error. In preparing the financial statements, management is responsible for assessing the Organization's ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters relating to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless management either intends to liquidate the Organization or to cease operations, or has no realistic alternative but to do so. Those charged with governance are responsible for overseeing the Organization's financial reporting process.


1-554 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg, MB R2M 3L5 Telephone: (204) 943-4584 Fax: (204) 957-5195 E-mail: Website:


Independent Auditors' Report to the Members of Golf Manitoba Inc. (continued) Auditors' Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statements Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditors' report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance, but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in the aggregate, they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of these financial statements. As part of an audit in accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards, we exercise professional judgment and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit. We also: 

Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error, design and perform audit procedures responsive to those risks, and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error, as fraud may involve collusion, forgery, intentional omissions, misrepresentations, or the override of internal control.


Obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Organization’s internal control.


Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates and related disclosures made by management.


Conclude on the appropriateness of management’s use of the going concern basis of accounting and, based on the audit evidence obtained, whether a material uncertainty exists related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on the Organization’s ability to continue as a going concern. If we conclude that a material uncertainty exists, we are required to draw attention in our auditors' report to the related disclosures in the financial statements or, if such disclosures are inadequate, to modify our opinion. Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to the date of our auditor’s report. However, future events or conditions may cause the Organization to cease to continue as a going concern.


Evaluate the overall presentation, structure and content of the financial statements, including the disclosures, and whether the financial statements represent the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fair presentation.

We communicate with those charged with governance regarding, among other matters, the planned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit findings, including any significant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during our audit.

Exchange Chartered Professional Accountants LLP Winnipeg, Manitoba July 20, 2020

GOLF MANITOBA INC. Statement of Financial Position March 31, 2020 2020


ASSETS CURRENT Cash Investments (Note 2) Accounts receivable GST receivable Inventory (Note 2) Prepaid expenses



155,241 14,519 2,246 1,410 19,804 95


65,260 14,519 2,559 935 11,507 957












17,540 77,450


10,673 6,350

LIABILITIES CURRENT Accounts payable and accrued liabilities Deferred revenue

NET ASSETS Unrestricted Internally restricted (Note 6) Invested in capital assets




41,525 100,000 6,810

21,914 100,000 14,050







_____________________________ Director _____________________________ Director See notes to financial statements 4

GOLF MANITOBA INC. Statement of Operations Year Ended March 31, 2020 2020 REVENUE Sport MB/Sport Programming Funding Sport Manitoba Inc. Grants: Base & Sport development Manitoba, Western & Canada Summer Games Coaching Membership dues Tournament entrance fees Development grants and sponsorship (Notes 9, 11) Camp and clinic fees Interest Other


EXPENSES Administrative Expenses (Schedule 1) Program Management Expenses (Schedule 2) Tournament Expenses (Schedule 3) Amortization Teams (Note 9) Public relations & sponsorship (Note 9)






120,100 4,000 15,000 140,944 109,381 90,383 11,863 1,956 4,092

116,600 3,000 15,400 129,972 115,267 44,010 10,600 2,800 3,277



128,953 144,084 196,200 10,893 28,338 28,080

122,788 134,147 202,010 9,623 17,035 5,435






Gain on sale of capital assets






See notes to financial statements 5

GOLF MANITOBA INC. Statement of Changes in Net Assets Year Ended March 31, 2020




Excess (Deficiency) of revenue over expenses

21,914 $


Internally Restricted

Invested in Capital Assets

100,000 $












Transfer for purchase of capital assets -



41,525 $


100,000 $









See notes to financial statements 6

GOLF MANITOBA INC. Statement of Cash Flow Year Ended March 31, 2020 2020 OPERATING ACTIVITIES Cash receipts from grants, golf clubs and users Cash paid to suppliers and employees


619,056 (526,222)



497,465 (478,357)



(3,653) 800 -

(4,558) 14,438









Cash flow from operating activities

INVESTING ACTIVITIES Purchase of capital assets Proceeds on disposal of capital assets Net change in investments Cash flow from (used by) investing activities






See notes to financial statements 7

GOLF MANITOBA INC. Notes to Financial Statements Year Ended March 31, 2020 1.


Golf Manitoba Inc. (the “organization�) is a non-profit organization established to develop, promote, govern and service the game of golf in Manitoba and North West Ontario for the benefit of all participants. The organization is exempt from taxation as a non-profit entity under Section 149(1) of the Income Tax Act. 2.


The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for not-forprofit organizations. Because a precise determination of many assets and liabilities is dependent upon future events, the preparation of financial statements for a period necessarily involves the use of estimates which have been made using careful judgement. The financial statements have, in management's opinion, been properly prepared within the reasonable limits of materiality and within the framework of the significant accounting policies summarized below: Financial instruments Financial instruments are recorded at fair value when acquired or issued. In subsequent periods, financial assets with actively traded markets are reported at fair value, with any unrealized gains and losses reported in income. All other financial instruments are reported at amortized cost, and tested for impairment at each reporting date. Transaction costs on the acquisition, sale, or issue of financial instruments are expensed when incurred. Investments Investments, which consist of guaranteed investment certificates with original maturities at date of purchase beyond three months, are carried at amortized cost. Inventory Inventory is recorded at cost and consists of rule books, pins, scorecards and clothing. Capital assets Capital assets are stated at cost or deemed cost less accumulated amortization. Capital assets are amortized over their estimated useful lives on a straight-line basis at the following rates: Computer software Office equipment Office furniture Tournament equipment

25% 25% 10% 25%

The organization regularly reviews its capital assets to eliminate obsolete items. Capital assets acquired during the year but not placed into use are not amortized until they are placed into use.



GOLF MANITOBA INC. Notes to Financial Statements Year Ended March 31, 2020 2.


Revenue recognition The organization follows the deferral method of accounting for contributions. Externally restricted contributions are recognized as revenue in the year in which the related expenses are recognized. Unrestricted contributions are recognized as revenue when received or receivable if the amount to be received can be reasonably estimated and collection is reasonably assured. Donated services A large number of volunteers donate significant amounts of their time to program events and fundraising activities. No amount has been reflected in the financial statements for donated services since an objective basis is not available to measure the value of such services. Allocation of salaries and wages and office expenses The organization allocates salary and wage, and office expenses to three functional areas: administration, program management and tournament. The percentages are based upon estimates of staff time and resources spent for each area. These percentages are reviewed every year to determine whether there has been any significant shift which might warrant a change to the allocations. Salaries and wages have been allocated as follows: 2020


To administrative expenses



To program management expenses



To tournament expenses



To administrative expenses



To program management expenses



To tournament expenses



Office expenses have been allocated as follows:



The organization is exposed to various risks through its financial instruments and has a comprehensive risk management framework to monitor, evaluate and manage these risks. The following analysis provides information about the organization's risk exposure and concentration as of March 31, 2020. Credit risk

Credit risk arises from the potential that a counter party will fail to perform its obligations. The organization is exposed to credit risk from funders, members and users. Due to the nature of the organization and its history with contributors, management assesses the credit risk as low.


GOLF MANITOBA INC. Notes to Financial Statements Year Ended March 31, 2020 4.


Cost Computer software Office equipment Office furniture Tournament equipment

Net book value

2020 Accumulated amortization

2019 Accumulated amortization



1,350 19,952 22,530 21,487


1,350 $ 16,330 21,163 19,666

1,350 19,952 22,034 20,962


1,012 11,811 20,068 17,357




58,509 $








During the year, capital assets with a cost of $2,632 and a net book value of $NIL were disposed for proceeds of $800. 5.


The organization has a $10,000 line of credit with the Assiniboine Credit Union bearing interest at prime plus 1% and is secured by a general security agreement providing a fixed charge over all assets. The organization has not utilized the line of credit as at March 31, 2020. 6.


Net assets in the amount of $100,000 had been internally restricted by the Board of Directors for future capital acquisitions. The $100,000 for future capital acquisitions remains in the fund at March 31, 2020. Future appropriations will be made, of funds considered surplus to ongoing operations, on an annual basis upon approval by the Board of Directors. Assets have not been specifically designated and set aside for the purposes of funding this internal restriction of net assets.


GOLF MANITOBA INC. Notes to Financial Statements Year Ended March 31, 2020 7.


At November 30, 2019, the organization is the sole member of the Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund Inc. (the "Fund"). The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial assistance to young golfers for the purpose of enabling them to further their education at a Canadian post-secondary educational institution. The Fund is incorporated under the Corporations Act of Manitoba and is a registered charity under the Income Tax Act. The Fund has not been consolidated in the organization's financial statements. The financial summary of the Fund as at November 30, 2019 and for the year then ended is as follows: November 30, 2019 Financial position: Total assets Results of operations: Total revenues Total expenses (including contributions to the Winnipeg Foundation) Excess of revenue over expenses Cash flows: Cash flows from operations

November 30, 2018



















During the year ended November 30, 2019, the Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund Inc. made a $97,820 (2018 $119,187) contribution to the Winnipeg Foundation Endowment Fund. At September 2019, the market value of the contributions made to the Winnipeg Foundation was $254,762. Any future income earned from this endowment fund will be recorded as revenue by the Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund Inc. in the year that it occurs. 8.


The organization exercises significant influence over the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame and Museum Inc. (the "Hall of Fame") by virtue of its ability to appoint four of the Hall of Fame's Board of Directors. The Hall of Fame was established to raise funds to acknowledge the contributions and accomplishments of Manitobans to the game of golf. The Hall of Fame is incorporated as a corporation without share capital under the laws of Manitoba and is a registered charity under the Income Tax Act. Net assets of the Hall of Fame amount to $8,158 at November 30, 2019 (2018 - $9,982).


GOLF MANITOBA INC. Notes to Financial Statements Year Ended March 31, 2020 9.

COLONELLO FOUNDATION Beginning in the 2020 fiscal year, Golf Manitoba received new sponsorship from the Colonello Foundation. The Colonello Foundation has pledged funding to Golf Manitoba in support of developing new generations of golfers through grassroots golf initiatives and high-performance programming. This new sponsorship has also led to increases in Golf Manitoba's "Teams" and "Public Relations & Sponsorship" expenses as the funding from the Colonello Foundation has been used to fund golf programs throughout the province and assist junior teams with their expenses. Golf Manitoba expects to continue their relationship with the Colonello Foundation for the foreseeable future.


Included in the organization's program management expenses are operating grants of $997 (2019 - $1,000) to the Hall of Fame. 11. NON-MONETARY TRANSACTIONS

The organization has an agreement with Nott Autocorp which allows them to use a vehicle for 5 months from Nott Autocorp. The financial statements include the full market cost for the use of the vehicle and the difference is recorded as sponsorship revenue. The organization has a sponsorship agreement with TaylorMade which provided the organization with golf balls, hats and golf bags. The financial statements include the fair market value of the products received and the fair market value of the cost for products given out to players. The organization has a sponsorship agreement with Adidas Canada Limited which provided the organization with golf apparel. The financial statements include the full fair market value of the products received. 12. PENSION PLAN

The organization maintains a defined contribution pension plan for most of its employees. All contributions are fully funded on a monthly basis and are included in wages and benefits expense. During the year $10,554 (2019 - $9,148 ) was recorded as an expense in relation to this pension plan. 13. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

Reactions and restrictions to Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to evolve and change regularly. Management of the company continues to maintain operations where possible, while looking out for the needs and safety of their clients and employees. Operations in the historical financial statements, as presented, do not give rise to potential going-concern issues. However, given the uncertainties on the economy, management cannot predict the effect that this will have on their future operations or cash flows.


GOLF MANITOBA INC. Administrative Expenses Year Ended March 31, 2020

(Schedule 1)

2020 Annual meeting Computer support Insurance Meetings Memberships Miscellaneous Office (Note 2) Professional development Professional fees Travel Wages and benefits (Note 2, 12)



5,190 10,353 2,078 9,403 1,541 2,541 10,757 434 3,481 14 83,161


4,367 8,146 1,958 6,425 5,834 3,140 12,302 46 3,729 76,841





Program Management Expenses Year Ended March 31, 2020

(Schedule 2)

2020 Clinics and camps Course rating Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame and Museum Inc. (Note 10) Equipment rentals Office (Note 2) Wages and benefits (Note 2, 12)



33,640 5,199 997 250 10,757 93,241


28,926 5,763 1,000 12,302 86,156





Tournament Expenses Year Ended March 31, 2020

(Schedule 3)

2020 Direct expenses Office (Note 2) Professional development Wages and benefits (Note 2, 12)



106,065 11,082 3,451 75,602


115,960 12,675 3,084 70,291





See notes to financial statements 13

Past Presidents Manitoba Golf Association 2002 2000 - 01 1998 - 99 1996 - 97 1995 1993 - 94 1991 - 92 1990 1989 1988 1986 - 87 1985 1984 1982 - 83 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1970 - 71 1968 - 69 1966 - 67 1964 - 65 1962 - 63 1960 - 61 1958 - 59 1956 - 57 1954 - 55 1952 - 53 1950 - 51 1948 - 49 1946 - 47 1944 - 45 1942 - 43 1940 - 41 1938 - 39 1936 - 37 1934 - 35 1932 - 33 1930 - 31 1929 – 30 1928 - 29 1927 1926 1925 1924 1922 - 23 1920 - 21 1918 - 19 1915 - 17 * Denotes deceased

George McLeod Rob MacDonald Ken MacCharles * Syd Cohan Rick Thain Dave Morison Jim Scollan Ted Chop Bob Forcand Rudy Boivin Jim Bristow Al Macatavish Keith D. Armstrong Michael Averbach Donald L. Nutley * P. M. (Peter) Kremer E. K. (Bud) Foster * Gordon Pattison * D. R. (Don) Craig R. B. (Bob) Goodwin W. J. (Bill) Doyle * John C. Brown Manuel Bricker * H. E. Caldwell * R. E. Galloway * Dwight Parkinson, M.D. * J. P. Vinet Herbert A. Foster * J. W. Abbott * Charles L. Jones * J. A. Swanson * W. Arthur Johnston * J. M. Blair * C. M. Thompson * Fred J. O'Malley * W. S. Bickell * Harold Parker * H. Bruce Boreham * Dr. N. C. Carmichael * Gordon L. Leggo * R. G. Murray * R. J. Gallagher * J. L. M. Thomson * Judge J. E. Adamson * Robert Jacob * C. W. Jackson * D. E. Clement * C. E. Harvey * T. J. Lytle * R. H. Baird * G. B. Saunders * R. C. S. Bruce * T. K. Middlemass * C. P. Wilson * F. L. Patton *

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