Nomination Form & Guidelines

NOMINATION FORM & GUIDELINES

The Ontario Golf Hall of Fame is dedicated to the recognition of extraordinary contributions and accomplishments in the game of golf in Ontario.  Honoured members, which include amateur and professional golfers as well as builders of the sport, have been inducted annually since the inception of the Hall of Fame in 2000.

There are two categories, Player (Amateur or Professional) and Builder (Course designer, manager, administrator, journalist, volunteer, equipment designer etc.) Guidelines/Requirements for submitting a nomination are outlined below.

 

Nomination Guidelines:

Each nomination package will be validated against the guidelines below for the categories of Player or Builder.

These guidelines are a minimum baseline for a nomination to be accepted NOT a baseline for induction. The final selection of inductees will be the responsibility of the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame Committee.

 

Category:

Player

  • Individuals must be at least forty (40) years of age to be nominated or elected; provided however that the age requirement can be waived by the committee if an individual is deceased or if as a result of a career ending injury, they have been retired for at least five (5) years
  • Has won a minimum of 3 Provincial and/or National, and/or International Championships conducted by either Golf Ontario, Golf Canada, PGA of Canada or provincial zone, PGA Tour, USGA, R&A, or any other recognized event as defined by the World Amateur Golf Rankings, or any combination thereof
  • Has demonstrated significant impact, influence or affiliation to golf in Ontario

 

Builder

  • Individuals must be at least forty (40) years of age to be nominated or elected; provided however that the age requirement can be waived by the committee if an individual is deceased or if as a result of a career ending injury, they have been retired for at least five (5) years
  • Have demonstrated significant impact, influence or affiliation to golf in Ontario as either an:
  1. Administrator; someone whose career has had a major impact on the growth and future direction of the sport of golf on the provincial and/or national and/or international level.
  2. Course Design/Management; someone who’s career has been illustrious in golf course design, the management of golf facilities, or the maintenance golf facilities on a provincial and/or national and/or international level.
  3. Other; someone who’s career has made an exceptional contribution to promoting the sport of golf and may include journalists, financiers, volunteers, inventors etc. on a provincial and/or national and/or international level.

 

Nomination package:

Nomination packages must include the following to be accepted.

  1. Complete TYPED Nomination Form
  2. Letters of support from the Nominator & Seconder
  3. Letter of support from the Executive Director or equivalent officer of the national, provincial or professional association, organization or tour of which they are a member.
  4. Up to a maximum of five (5) additional letters, each limited to one (1) page.

Every nomination must be seconded

Individuals may not nominate themselves

Handwritten or incomplete submissions will be returned and may not be resubmitted until the following year.

Complete nominations must be submitted by August 31st

 

Nomination Forms:

 

Player   Builder

 

The Ontario Golf Hall of Fame Committee has the right to consider a nomination which does not meet the minimum guidelines but falls within exceptional circumstances.

 

Nomination Form together with all supporting documentation, sent to:

 

Ontario Golf Hall of Fame

PO Box 970

Uxbridge, Ontario, L9P 1N3

OR

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