Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

May 05, 2005 12:46 ET


Scholarships to support Maritime golfers Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor OAKVILLE--(CCNMatthews - May 5, 2005) - The Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) and the RCGA Foundation are pleased to announce the creation of the Lib and Hal Connor Endowment Fund. The fund was established through a gift commitment of $150,000 made to the RCGA Foundation by the Connor Family in memory of Elizabeth (Lib) and Harold (Hal) Connor in recognition of their contribution to golf and business in Nova Scotia.

The Lib and Hal Connor Endowment Fund will award annual scholarship(s) to students with a competitive game of golf who were born or reside in Atlantic Canada, especially Nova Scotia. Preference is that the scholarship recipients be attending a Canadian university or college with an RCGA Foundation accredited golf program.

"This contribution is a significant boost for Nova Scotia and Maritime golfers," said Jim Fraser, Executive Director of the RCGA Foundation. "The fund will help to support the RCGA Foundations' mandate of keeping Canadians in Canada and developing leaders that help shape the future of golf."

"My parents played an influential role in golf in Nova Scotia and it is a pleasure to be able to honour their legacy through this endowment." said Denis Connor, son of Lib and Hal Connor. "My sisters and I are proud to dedicate this fund in their names in helping to support the futures of promising student athletes looking to pursue post secondary opportunities."

The awards will be given to full-time students in a degree granting program who have been accepted at a university or college and have been named to the school's golf team. The candidates must also demonstrate a record of athletic and academic excellence. Selection for the awards will be made by the Scholarship/Granting Committee of the RCGA Foundation with guidance from the Connor family.

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The RCGA Foundation supports the athletic and academic careers of promising Canadian golfers and students of the industry by offering financial assistance through scholarships and awards. The Foundation established its scholarship program in 1982 and has since awarded 242 promising young golfers, turfgrass scientists and landscape architects a total of 542 scholarships valued at over $1,500,000.

The Royal Canadian Golf Association is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing close to 400,000 members nationwide. In addition to providing core services such as the Rules of Golf, handicapping, support of turfgrass and environmental research, and BMO Financial Group Future Links, Canada's national junior golf program and supporting the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, the RCGA also conducts Canada's most prestigious golf championships. The Bell Canadian Open and BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while six regional junior championships, 10 national amateur championships and the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Tour showcase the best of Canadian golf. For more information please visit

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Erin Mathany
Junior Communication Coordinator
Royal Canadian Golf Association
Phone: (905) 849-9700 ext. 232
Cell: (905) 467-8738

Contact Information

  • Erin Mathany, Jr. Communications Coordinator, Royal Canadian Golf Association
    Primary Phone: 905-849-9700 ext. 232
    Toll-Free: 800-263-0009