At Golf Canada’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 2, the national amateur golf governing body announced the first ever National Facility Awards for Junior Golf.
Among just six clubs from across the nation the Royal Regina Golf Club (RRGC) was recognized as the Tournament Host of the Year for their efforts in hosting the Saskatchewan Junior Women’s and Men’s Championships last July. RRGC General Manager Ryan Pollock said many people deserve recognition for the execution of the tournaments.
“It is with great pride we accept this award and would like to thank Golf Canada for the recognition,” Pollock said. “Our club set out to make this event the best it possibly could be. Thanks to our committed staff, numerous volunteer members, and leadership from Golf Saskatchewan the week was a tremendous success.”
The event attracted 108 golfers under the age of 19 including the second running of Golf Saskatchewan’s Junior-Junior for golfers 12 and under. Pollock added the RRGC takes hosting all events professionally with a goal to benefit the future of the sport.
“As a club, we feel we have a responsibility to promote the game of golf to aspiring young athletes. We look forward to furthering opportunities now and into the future,” he said.
President of Golf Saskatchewan and longtime member of the RRGC Larry Wagman was able to see the commitment from both sides of hosting the event and feels the honour is justified.
“Congratulations to the Royal Regina Golf Club on being named as the Golf Canada’s Junior Tournament Host of the year for 2022 at their AGM,” Wagman said. “I am very proud of the accomplishment and personally witnessed the event which was well deserving of the national attention.”
For all the details of the first ever National Facility Awads for Junior Golf click here.