The Alberta Golfer Magazine
Please enjoy the 2018 digital version below:
Alberta Golf produces an Annual Report for distribution at the Annual General Meeting to all member clubs. Electronic versions of the Annual Report can be found below.
Board of Directors
Peter Major, President
Peter J. Major, Q.C. joined the Board of Directors of Alberta Golf in 2013 and presently serves as President and Golf Canada Provincial Council Representative. Peter is a native Albertan, a lawyer and partner of McLennan Ross LLP where he has carried on a complex commercial litigation practice for over 20 years with extensive trial experience and exposure to corporate governance matters. He completed his undergraduate studies from the University of California at Berkeley, his L.L.B. from the University of Wales and he received his Queen’s Counsel designation in 2014. Peter serves on the national instruction panel of the Advocates’ Society and has been an active coach in community hockey, baseball, basketball and soccer. He is also a lifelong golf enthusiast and participant. Highlights of his competitive career include winning the 1989 Canadian Amateur, representing Canada in international events on multiple occasions and competing across Canada, the United States and Asia as a touring professional golfer. Over the past 20 years, Peter has been involved in different capacities in the organization and administration of golf operations either as a member, board member and President of the Calgary Golf & Country Club or on the Advisory Committee of the PGA Tour’s Nationwide Calgary Classic. Peter resides in Calgary with his wife and two children.
Tom Zariski, Vice President
Tom joined Alberta Golf in 2007 as a Rules Official, was elected to the Board in 2010 and currently serves as the associations Vice President. Tom is certified as a Level 4 Rules Official in Canada. After graduating from the University of Alberta 35 years ago, Tom began a teaching career in Drumheller. Upon obtaining a Masters’ Degree at the University of Calgary he became Principal of Drumheller Composite High School, retiring in 2010. Tom sits on the Town Council with the Town of Drumheller where he is serving his second term in office. He co-founded and was President of the Drumheller Community Football Association and was Vice President of the Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club, where he is a member. He sits on a number of volunteer boards including the Drumheller and District Seniors foundation, the Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society, the Drumheller R.C.M.P. Citizen’s Advisory Committee and others. Tom was named the Town of Drumheller “Citizen of the Year” in 2005 and the Golf Canada “Volunteer of the Year” in 2017. When he is not golfing or volunteering, he plays pickle-ball.
Tiffany Gordon, Secretary
Tiffany was born and raised in High River, Alberta. Tiffany has always played an active role in the community. Tiffany worked at the Cottonwood Golf and Country Club as President and General Manager for 26 years and has started teaching at the Heritage Pointe Golf Club in 2018. She is involved with various charities including Kids Cancer Care, Cystic Fibrosis and other local charities. Tiffany is a Past President of the PGA of Alberta where she served 12 years as well as a Director with the PGA of Canada. Tiffany currently sits as Secretary of Alberta Golf. Her commitment to growth and development has been very visible over the years of running various fundraising and networking functions and events. People and passion all play a role in her commitment to the game of golf in Alberta.
Bill McNaughton, Treasurer
Bill serves as Treasurer of Alberta Golf and Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee. He has also been volunteering as a course rater for the association. Bill moved to Calgary in 1964 after graduation from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He obtained his Chartered Accountant designation with Clarkson Gordon & Co. in Calgary and pursued his career there, primarily focused on the petroleum industry in which he held senior positions and directorships in several companies. Bill is a member of The Glencoe Club and The Glencoe Golf & Country Club, having been a board member of both clubs and President of the golf club. He was a member of long standing of YMCA Calgary and served for a number of years on its Board, including a term as Board Chair.
Lorraine Moster, Director
Lorraine joined the Board of Directors in 2014. She currently serves as Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Lorraine has been in the Human Resources field for over 20 years filling progressively senior roles in the tourism, events, recreation, sport and facility sectors. Designated as a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) and a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), she is currently a Manager of Human Resources with an aviation organization at the Edmonton International Airport. Lorraine has a Human Resources Generalist background with experience in compensation, benefits, labour relations, staff development, organizational design and recruitment. She has diverse experience in various hospitality industries and has worked with many volunteers as well as with advisory committees at MacEwan University, the University of Alberta and NAIT. Lorraine is a Golf Canada Gold Member in Edmonton.
Peter Davies, Director
Peter joined the Board of Directors of Alberta Golf in 2017. He was born in Hawarden, Wales then moved to Calgary as a seven year old where he attended high school and the University of Calgary. He received his Bachelor of Physical Education and a Professional Educator Degree. Peter and his wife Wendy settled down in Rocky Mountain House. He retired from teaching and now runs his own real estate investment company, Davies and Associates Limited. As a basketball official he refs at the ACAC level and has been the president of the Central Alberta Basketball Officials Association. In hockey he has been the Referee in Chief for the Rocky Mountain House zone. He is a Golf Canada Level 4 Rules Official and has been the instructor for the Level 3 program. He has been the Tournament Rules Chair for many provincial and national competitions. Peter has also been the Vice President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada in government service, the Chairman of the board for Memorial Presbyterian Church in Rocky, and the President of the Choral Singers Unite Society in Red Deer. Golf has always been a large part of Peter’s life. He is a six time club champion at Pine Hills in RMH, and four time teacher’s provincial champion. He started his volunteer work with Alberta Golf in 2001 and has been a rules official, Rules and Competition committee member, Governance committee member, and currently sits on the Finance and Risk Management committee.
Mark Bamford, Director
Mark was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2017. Prior to be being appointed to the board Mark has been sitting on the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee. He has also volunteered in the past on the Sponsorship committee. Mark graduated from the University of Alberta with Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1981. He holds a CPA, CMA designation along with a Canadian Risk Management certification. Mark has held senior financial positions in both the private and non-profit sectors over his career. In addition to volunteering with Alberta Golf Mark has sat on a number of volunteer boards in the past. Mark resides in Edmonton and is a member of the Glendale Golf and Country Club.
Kendra Koss, Director
Kendra is a third generation native Calgarian, who has resided in Calgary her entire life. She and her family have been long time members at the Earl Grey Golf Club and have been active recreational and competitive golfers. During her time at Earl Grey, Kendra has volunteered extensively as a Board Member, Chair of the Junior Golf Committee and Business Ladies League and Member at Large on both the Golf and Membership and Social Committees. Kendra graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Professionally, she has spent the last 20 years of her career partnering with her clients as a trusted strategic advisor to provide customized, integrated and strategic solutions in the areas of Executive and Leadership Search, Recruitment Consulting Services and Leadership Development Programs. Kendra has the utmost respect for the deep-rooted history and tradition of the game of golf, but is also an advocate for keeping the game relevant in current times. She has a particular passion for junior golf development and long-term engagement.
Alonzo Strange, Director
Alonzo has been a volunteer with Alberta Golf since 2013, serving as both entertainment, spotter, and scorer for the Ladies Marg Ward Mid-handicap tournaments, and in recent years as a Course Rater. He is the husband of Janice Lamarre, a long time member and volunteer of Alberta Golf. In addition to his love of the game of golf, Alonzo bring loads of board experience as executive staff support, board member, and board chair of U.S. non-profit organizations. His executive experience and education, including a Masters Degree in Organizational Management, are just a few of the tools he will use to help accomplish the goals and strategic objectives of Alberta Golf.
Official photographs available for download. Please provide credit to Alberta Golf.
Hall of Fame
The Alberta Golf Hall of Fame honours the legacies of men and women who have made a difference on the Alberta golf scene either as a skilled player, through distinguished service, or as a builder. Please click the Player and Distinguished Service Inductees links to view the current members of the Alberta Golf Hall of Fame and their distinguished careers.
Rae Milligan Simpson
Kareen Qually Nelson
Frank Van Dornick
Robert L. Wylie
Distinguished Service Inductees:
A.H (Babe) McAvoy
- Nomination forms must be submitted by June 1st each year.