-Annual Meeting begins with Tribute to Larry Ungerman-

Richmond Hill, Ont. (April 15, 2015) The CJGA held its annual Board of Directors meeting last week at the associations National Head Office in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

As members of the board gathered for the meeting, one significant individual was missing, Larry Ungerman. A co-founder of the CJGA with Earl Fritz, Larry passed away suddenly in his Florida home on March 27, 2016. A slide show tribute to Larry opened the meeting followed by individual stories of fond memories and the impact Larry had on the many lives he touched.

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On another note, the CJGA Board of Directors gladly welcomed a new face, Grant Fraser. Fraser is the founder of the Golf Management Institute of Canada (GMIC).  Prior to launching the GMIC in 1999, he established the first professional golf management program (PGM) in Ontario at Humber College. Three years after starting the program, he received Humber College’s Innovator of the Year Award. In 2000, Grant was involved in establishing another PGM program in Ontario at Niagara College where he serves as program coordinator and continues to teach aspiring golf professionals the “business of golf”.

“I am pleased to join the board of the CJGA and look forward to working with Earl Fritz, Brad Parkins and the rest of the CJGA team to further develop junior golf opportunities and initiatives across Canada” said Fraser. “The CJGA has helped so many junior golfers across the country for over 20 years and I’m excited to help in growing the game with them.”

He authored two books, “50 of Ontario’s Greatest Public Golf Courses” and “Golf Access”. In addition, he has been a member on the ranking panel of several of Canada’s leading golf magazines – Score Golf, Ontario Golf News and Fairways. He is also a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC), the Golf Writer’s Association of America (GWAA) and the Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) where he currently serves as President.

The CJGA is delighted with the addition of Grant to the Board and look forward to his support, direction, and expertise.

About the Canadian Junior Golf Association

CJGA-logo-Transparent-with-white-player-2aThe Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The CJGA is dedicated to providing Canada’s junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf.

Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information, please visit cjga.com.

The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians.

For more information
Brad Parkins
Chief Operations Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA)