Mission, Vision Values

  • MISSION
    • Towards a nation/province playing golf.
  • VISION
    • We shape lives by leading, creating and promoting positive golf experiences.
  • VALUES

    Values provide us guidance in everything we do and exemplify the high level of professionalism represented by all members of our organization. We are committed to the following values:

    • Accountable – we are accountable, engaged and committed to our actions
    • Have Fun – we are a fun and energetic organization
    • Passion – we share the incredible passion for golf with Saskatchewanians
    • Respect – we demonstrate respect and integrity in everything we do
    • United – we work as a united team with the goal towards a united golf industry
  • HISTORY

    Golf Saskatchewan (GS) is the new consumer facing brand owned by the Saskatchewan Golf Association (SGA). Golf Saskatchewan’s logo and name were approved at the annual general meeting on April 16, 2011 at the Royal Regina Golf Club, Regina, Saskatchewan.

    The SGA as it is now organized was officially incorporated for business on April 12, 1999, but it was formed on Jan. 1, 1999 through the amalgamation of the former Saskatchewan Golf Association (an all-male organization) and the Canadian Ladies’ Golf Association (CLGA) Saskatchewan branch.

    The SGA represented the first provincial amalgamation of men’s and women’s golf associations in Canada. The SGA amalgamation has since been followed by Alberta, Ontario and Manitoba. The previous SGA and CLGA-Saskatchewan organizations were formed in 1913 and 1926 respectively.

    The SGA’s mandate is to represent all golfers in Saskatchewan in an equitable manner. Through affiliation with the RCGA (and the former CLGA), it is the governing body for amateur golf in Saskatchewan.

    “The story of golf in Saskatchewan began with a meeting to organize the Regina Golf Club in the law office of Hamilton and Robson on Saturday, March 21, 1896. According to the Regina Leader-Post, Jack Harrison came in from Pense to explain the game and how to establish a golf club.

    “Regina’s first golf was played north of the Wascana Creek, approximately where Angus and Leopold Crescents are today. The area was owned by the Canada North-West Land Company, which had allowed the property to be used as a sports ground since the beginning of the city.

    “The first Saskatchewan amateur championship was held at this original location of the Regina Golf Club starting Thursday October 1, 1908.”

    –Excerpts from Ninety Years of Golf, by Mickey Boyle

    “Most of Saskatchewan’s early golf courses…were of more modest design. One of the organizers of Regina’s two golf courses wrote a book entitled Mystery of Golf, in which he describes a typical prairie course: ‘Clubhouse there is none: you throw your covert coat and your hat over a fence and play. There are no greens, there are no flags; the player more familiar with the ground goes ahead and gives you the line. The teeing grounds are marked by the spots where the soil has been scraped by the boot for the wherewithal for tees. Bunkers abound, and bad lies in the form of hoof marks and cart ruts do much more abound. Sheep and kine roam over them at will.’

    “It is hard to document exactly what part women played in the earliest years at the newly established golf clubs. …There are brief mentions of women participating in some of the activities.

    “By 1912 the women at the two Regina clubs had started to organize competitions. In September the Wascana held a tournament in which two women played against the men in an open event, and nineteen took part in a nine-hole women’s handicap competition.”

    –Excerpts from Breaking 100, A Century of Women’s Golf in Saskatchewan, by Sandra Bingaman

    To purchase your copy of Breaking 100, A Century of Women’s Golf in Saskatchewan please contact our office at (306) 975-0850 or email us.

  • PRESIDENTS | PAST PRESIDENTS
    • To view the list of past presidents click here.

Who we are

We assist members love the game by:

We help to grow the game by:

Board of Directors

Golf Saskatchewan is governed by a volunteer board of directors who are elected for three year terms at the annual general meeting. Once elected, the board then elects its president, vice-president and a treasurer. The provincial council representative acts on the province’s behalf at the national level. The executive director of Golf Saskatchewan is a non-voting member of the board.

NamePositionMember ClubHomeDistrict
Larry WagmanPresidentRoyal Regina Golf ClubRegina 2
Kevin DuchschererVice PresidentNipawin Evergreen Golf CourseNipawin7
Don KunkelPast PresidentDeer Park Municipal Golf CourseYorkton4
Danny KlughartTreasurer Cooke Municipal Golf CoursePrince Albert7
Delbert BetnarMemberRoyal Regina Golf ClubRegina2
Elanne KraniykMemberPublic PlayerSaskatoon6
Diana KerrMemberTor Hill Golf CourseRegina 2
Teddy WiensMemberWascana Country ClubRegina2
Dru BolenMemberWeyburn Golf ClubWeyburn1
Richard SmithGolf CanadaKatepwa Beach GCFort Qu’Appelle4

Staff

NamePositionMember ClubHomeDistrict
Brian LeeExecutive Director/CEOPublic PlayerSaskatoon2
Candace DunhamManager of Member SericesPublic PlayerSaskatoon2
Steve RydeManager of Sport & ChampionshipsWillows Golf & Country ClubSaskatoon2
Clark StorkDirector of CommunicationsPublic PlayerHumboldt 5
Griffin MacleodSummer InternPublic PlayerSaskatoon2
Carson OlsonSummer InternPublic PlayerSaskatoon2

The work of Golf Saskatchewan is carried out by four full time staff members and two summer interns with the assistance of a group of volunteers who work under the guidance of the Golf Saskatchewan staff.

Golf Saskatchewan office is located in the John Remai Centre in Saskatoon, 510 Cynthia Street. To contact any of the Board members please call the Golf Saskatchewan office at 306-975-0850.

Annual Meeting | Strategic Plan | Financials

2020 Annual General Meeting held via Zoom on April 17, 2021:

  1. Video links from the meeting, you will be redirected to our YouTube page:
  2. Minutes from 2020
  3. Minutes from 2019
  4. Audited Financial Statements Year Ending Dec 31, 2020
  5. Audited Financial Statements Year Ending Dec 31, 2019
  6. Golf Saskatchewan bylaws (Updated April 17, 2021)

For a look at Golf Saskatchewan’s Annual Reports with high-level Strategic Plan, audited financial statements and other:

Bylaws & Policies