Stephen Ross has made outstanding contributions as a leader in the Canadian golf industry. During his 30-year career with the Royal Canadian Golf Association, Ross served as Assistant Tournament Director from 1977-1980, Director of Amateur Tournaments and Director of Rules, Amateur Status and Handicapping from 1980-1989 while establishing himself as one of Canada’s foremost experts on the Rules of Golf. In 1989, Ross moved into the position of Executive Director where he played a prolific role in raising the association’s profile on a national and international level. During his tenure leading the RCGA, Ross made a number of significant impacts including the growth of the Canadian Open, the expansion of the amateur competitive circuit from 3 tournaments to 18, the introduction of the CN Future Links program and the Rules of Golf certification program, and Ross led the organization through it’s Centennial and the amalgamation with the Canadian Ladies’ Golf Association. During his tenure, Ross guided the RCGA to financial stability while establishing himself internationally as a highly respected member of the golf community.