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Golf Canada – Media teleconference call scheduled for Thursday, February 1 at 11 a.m. ET

OAKVILLE, ONT. (Golf Canada) – The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Golf Canada will host a media teleconference on Thursday, February 1st to announce the 2018 inductee(s) into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. 

WHAT:
National media teleconference to announce the 2018 Canadian Golf Hall of Fame inductees.

WHO:
Sandra Post – Chair, Canadian Golf Hall of Fame Selection Committee
Meggan Gardner – Director, Heritage Services, Golf Canada
TBA – 2018 Canadian Golf Hall of Fame inductee(s)

WHEN:
Thursday, February 1, 2018
11 a.m. ET

MEDIA TELECONFERENCE: 
Toll free 1-800-898-3989 or local 416-406-0743.

Please use Participant pass code 4194284# or request the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame Media Teleconference to join the call. 

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ABOUT THE CANADIAN GOLF HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM
The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame celebrates the outstanding individuals of Canadian golf from players, both amateur and professional, to the builders, architects and others who have been fundamental to the evolution of the game in this country. Operated by Golf Canada, the Hall of Fame, museum and library are open to visitors to discover more about the game and the inductees. For more information, please visit www.golfcanada.ca/cghf

CANADIAN GOLF HALL OF FAME NOMINATION & SELECTION PROCESS:
Honoured Members of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame have been inducted since its inception in 1971. Honoured Members and representatives from the media, the PGA of Canada, as well as the golf industry comprise the ten-member Selection Committee. 

The committee is responsible for reviewing all nominations and selecting inductees. To be considered for election to the Hall of Fame, a nominee must have made an extraordinary national or international contribution to the game of golf in Canada. These achievements may include, but are not limited to, golfing accomplishments, illustrious golf-related careers or other exceptional contributions to the sport. Individuals may not nominate themselves and every nomination submitted to the Selection Committee must be seconded. Inductees to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame must receive a minimum of eight of 10 votes. Individuals who receive a minimum of three votes will be carried forward; ones who fail to do so will be removed from the nomination process. Additional information regarding the nomination and election process is available here. Nominations must be received no later than July 31 to be eligible for selection the following year.

GOLF CANADA 
Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing over 319,000 golfers at more than 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to grow participation, excellence and passion in the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our goal is to be relevant to and respected by all Canadian golf enthusiasts from coast to coast. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca.

For more information:

Dan Pino
Director, Corporate Communications
Golf Canada
(t) 1-800-263-0009 x 406
(c) 416-434-5525
(e) dpino@golfcanada.ca