Dave Mills to Retire as Executive Director of the Golf Association of Ontario

Uxbridge, ON – Golf Association of Ontario (GAO) President Jim King announced today that GAO Executive Director Dave Mills will be retiring at the end of January 2014 after 27 years of involvement with the Association.

Mills first became part of the Ontario Golf Association (OGA) in 1986 when he assumed the role of Club Representative for the Bay of Quinte Golf and Country Club in Belleville. His initial involvement with the OGA focused on the growth of junior golf throughout the province, with Mills chairing the OGA’s Junior Development Committee for a number of years prior to joining the OGA Board of Directors.

After concluding a 27 year career with Ontario Hydro in 1997, Mills became Executive Director of the OGA and led the Association through amalgamation with the Ontario Ladies Golf Association in 2001 to form the Golf Association of Ontario.

“My time with the OGA and the GAO has been a thoroughly rewarding career opportunity and I am proud of what our staff and our volunteers across the province have accomplished in making the GAO one of the largest and most successful amateur golf associations in North America,” said Mills.

“It has come full circle, as my wife Judy and I have now moved back to the Belleville area and have once again joined the Bay of Quinte Golf and Country Club,” he said.

“While I am looking forward to retirement, I am also looking forward to continuing to support the growth of the game of golf in any way that I can contribute.”

The Board of Directors, staff and volunteers of the GAO would like to thank Dave for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the game of golf in Ontario and across Canada.

“We are very appreciative and thankful for Dave’s tremendous dedication and effort over the past 27 years,” said King. “It will be business as usual throughout the 2013 season as we proceed with the difficult search to replace Dave. It is important for us to find the right individual so the GAO can continue on the strategic path we have set in place in support of our members, athletes, volunteers and staff.”

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