Betnar voted in as Golf Saskatchewan president

Golf Sask. President Delbert Betnar speaks at the 2018 AGM.

Golf Saskatchewan has a new president among the organization’s board of executives.

Delbert Betnar is taking over for Kyle Mulligan after the Regina resident was voted into the position on Saturday at Golf Saskatchewan’s annual general meeting. Betnar was serving as vice-president of the association. Betnar has been involved with Golf Saskatchewan for 15 years, the member of the Joanne Goulet Golf Course in Regina said taking the board’s top position is exciting.

“Originally when I got on the board I had no inklings of ever being president,” Betnar said. “After some arm twisting by Kyle (Mulligan) I thought yeah, this is something I’m looking forward to,” he said.

Betnar’s ideology is on par with Golf Saskatchewan’s goals. Focusing on women’s golf is a large concentration heading into the 2018 season. Betnar said he’s optimistic about the year ahead.

“We’re celebrating 100 years of the women’s amateur championship and the CP Ladies Open is in my back yard, so this is going to be a lot of fun,” Betnar said.

The board consists of nine members, two are new, seven are returning. Betnar is looking forward to working with the group.

“I think getting people who run golf courses to help us understand how golf courses are run helps us do things better,” Betnar said.