Golf Ontario director of rules and competitions Dave Colling has announced his retirement.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my 13 years with Golf Ontario, but I am now looking forward to spending more time, especially in the summer, with my wife, children and grandchildren,” said Colling.
Colling and his staff were responsible for running Golf Ontario’s provincial championships. He modernized the way Golf Ontario tournaments are now run, including the implementation of online registration and live scoring.
The announcement caps a career spanning more than 40-years in the golf industry. Colling also spent time as executive director of the PGA of Canada and founded Ontario Golf News.
“We can’t thank Dave enough for his commitment to Golf Ontario and the sport in general over many, many years and wish him the very best,” said Golf Ontario executive director Mike Kelly.
In other association news, Golf Ontario recognized the contributions of volunteers with several awards at Volunteer Appreciation Day held at Cedar Brae Golf and Country Club in Toronto.
The winners are as follows:
Honorary Life Director: John Turner
Dick Grimm Distinguished Service Award: Ralph Franchino
Volunteer of the Year: Jim Arbuckle
District Volunteers of the Year: Elaine Jackson and Colleen French