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.

 

PLAYER CATEGORY

  • To be considered for induction into the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame, in the Player Category, an individual must have an EXTRAORDINARY competitive playing record as an amateur and/or professional golfer having won a MINIMUM of three (3) Provincial and/or National, and/or International amateur or professional championships, or any combination thereof.NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
    • Individuals must be at least forty (40) years of age by the date of application deadline
    • Has demonstrated significant impact, influence or affiliation to golf in Ontario
    • 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.
    • Nominations must be submitted by August 31st

 

BUILDER CATEGORY

To be considered a Builder, the Nominee must have made a significant contribution, impact, influence or affiliation to golf in Ontario for a minimum of 25 years.  The Builder category includes, but is not limited to, the following categories:

  • Builder: An individual who has either founded, created, developed, or improved a golf business, association, program, or other golf enterprise whose career has had a major impact on the growth and future direction of golf at either the provincial, national or international level(s).
  • Administrator: An individual who has either founded, created, developed, improved or administered a golf association, program, or other golf enterprise whose career has had a major impact on the growth and future direction of golf at either the provincial, national or international level(s).
  • Course Design/Management/Maintenance: An individual whose career has had a major impact on golf in the areas of golf course design, golf facilities management, or golf facilities maintenance at either the provincial, national or international level(s).
  • Other: An individual whose career has had a major impact on golf through the promotion and development of the sport at either the provincial, national or international level(s). Examples include:  journalists; financiers; volunteers; inventors, etc.

 

NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Individuals must be at least forty (40) years of age by the date of application deadline.
  • Must have contributed at least 25 years of service to the golf industry.
  • Has demonstrated significant impact, influence or affiliation to golf in Ontario as a builder, administrator, course designer/management/maintenance or in other areas such as journalism, finance, volunteering, inventing, etc.
  • 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.
  • Nominations must be submitted by August 31st

 

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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