Recognition Program

Each year over 700 volunteers support the association at all levels across the province. Golf Ontario has an ongoing program that recognizes the contributions made by the volunteers.


Golf Ontario’s recognition policy acknowledges volunteer commitment through a variety of initiatives such as expense and training allowances; volunteer clothing subsidies, special recognition awards and pins.


The Provincial Volunteer of the Year is one way that we recognize those that have gone above and beyond in “Making Golf in Ontario Better”.


Golf Ontario Provincial Volunteer of the Year Award

Golf Ontario Provincial Volunteer of the Year Award has been designed to recognize and honour a Golf Ontario Volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding performance and contributions this year. The Golf Ontario Volunteer of the Year will have played an instrumental role in promoting the growth and development of amateur golf throughout the Province of Ontario while preserving the integrity and traditions of the game.



  • Active member and volunteer of Golf Ontario for more than 3 consecutive years.
  • Nominee shall have made a significant contribution towards increasing the understanding and recognition of Golf Ontario; its programs and initiatives.
  • Nominee must not have won this award in the past 3 years.


Volunteer of the Year – On-Line Nomination Form


The Dick Grimm Distinguished Service Award

The Dick Grimm Distinguished Service Award is named after Richard H. Grimm, affectionately known as “Mr. Canadian Open” for his service to the event from 1965 to 1993. Throughout his time in golf, he has been known a masterful coordinator, promoter, official, fan, and - most importantly - a passionate volunteer who put his heart and soul into making golf better.


This award will recognize an individual’s meritorious service to the game of golf in Ontario as a volunteer. Recipients of this award will embody the principles of integrity, dignity and commitment which are central to the volunteer experience.  This honour recognizes individuals who over a significant period of time have demonstrated outstanding leadership and involvement in the growth of Amateur Golf in Ontario. Recipient will also demonstrate a commitment to the vision and mission of Golf Ontario by promoting and upholding the values of the association and the game.



  • Individual has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the Ontario Golfing community as a volunteer over a significant period of time while embracing the values, vision and mission of Golf Ontario.


Dick Grimm Distinguished Service Award – On-Line Nomination Form