Tom McCarthy of Halifax became the 106th president of the Royal Canadian Golf Association on the weekend at that organization’s annual general meeting in Halifax.
McCarthy takes over from 2008 president Andrew Cook of Toronto. Jack McDonald of Kamloops, B.C., becomes first vice-president, while Edmonton’s Karen Rackel was named second vice-president.
Bob Wong, of Pictou, N.S., was named the recipient of the RCGA Distinguished Service Award
Wong served as an RCGA governor from 1982-1991 and was an associate governor from 1992-97. He also served on the rules and handicap and course rating committees and was instrumental in the RCGA adopting the United States Golf Association’s slope system.
In other news, Lois Gilbertson of Winfield, Alta., was named the RCGA’s Volunteer of the Year for her efforts in growing youth and women’s golf in her home province, while 2006 RCGA president Wayne Petersen was appointed as an honourary life governor.
For more information, see the website, www.rcga.org.