Paul McLean of King, Ont. became Golf Canada’s 112th president during on the weekend at the association’s annual general meeting in Mississauga, Ont.
McLean succeeds 2014 president Douglas Alexander of London, Ont. while Roland Deveau of Bedford, N.S. becomes first vice president and Leslie Dunning of Calgary assumes the role of second vice president.
“It is with great pride and humility that I assume the post of 112th president of Golf Canada,” said McLean.
“It was an honour to have served as first vice president under Doug and to have witnessed first-hand his tremendous leadership and unequaled dedication to our game,” he said.
“I would like to thank him and the board for their trust and I look forward to working with our members and stakeholders to further grow our game and promote excellence in our sport,” said McLean.
The board of directors will also include Charlie Beaulieu of Lorraine, Que., Liz Hoffman of Thornhill, Ont., Dale Jackson of Victoria, B.C., Rob MacDonald of Winnipeg, Don MacKay of Bracebridge, Ont., Nick Marrone of Toronto, Pat Thompson of Kelowna, B.C., and Alexander.
The AGM also saw former Golf Association of Ontario executive director Dave Mills, Bob Weeks of ScoreGolf/TSN and the late Gordon Stollery of Markham, Ont., recognized with the Golf Canada Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the game in Canada.
Diane Barabé of Granby, Que. was recognized as Golf Canada’s Volunteer of the Year for 2014.
Vancouver’s Mike Carroll was named an Honourary Life Governor after serving as Golf Canada’s 110th president in 2013.