Denis Loiselle, President for a third year
Denis Loiselle at the helm of Golf Québec for a third year
Montréal, February 22, 2021 – The Québec Golf Federation is proud to announce that Denis Loiselle was reelected for a third year as President of Golf Québec at the conclusion of its Annual General Meeting held on February 22, 2021, by web conference.
A member of the St-Anicet Golf Club since 1976, Denis Loiselle is no stranger to volunteer involvement. He was a Board member in a Caisse Populaire Desjardins, President and Lieutenant Governor of the Valleyfield Optimist Club, and founding President of AJSO (Alternative Jeunesse du Suroît), a corporation that provides support to young offenders.
In addition, he has been an active volunteer of the golf industry for twenty years. His involvement begun when he accepted the Club Captain’s position which eventually led him to be appointed as Club Captain of St-Anicet. In 2000, he joined Golf Québec as a Director of the Montréal Regional Association in which he gradually climbed the hierarchy to become Regional President in 2008; a position that he has just handed over to Jacques Sévigny of Le Continental at the end of the fall of 2020.
As a representative of the Montréal region, Denis Loiselle was elected as Chairman of the Regional Association Council (RAC) in 2009 and 2010. As such, he was also appointed to the Golf Québec Board of Directors. He also was a Director of the Federation from 2014 to 2016 as Regional President, and once again as Chairman of the RAC and Treasurer of the corporation since 2017. Appointed as President of the Federation in 2019, we are delighted that he accepted to renew his mandate for a third consecutive year.
“Since a few years, we are witnessing the successful results of our development programs. From the Golf in Schools program to Golf-études, our initiatives are contributing to stimulating interest for our sport towards our youth. As a matter of fact, every year, there are more and more Québec players appointed to the Team Canada program. In 2021, they will be eight on the various amateur squads and three others will be on the Young Pro squad. This is highly motivating,” explained Denis Loiselle.
“As we were celebrating our centennial in my second year as President of Golf Québec, we experienced a series of setbacks and challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We had to show ingenuity, flexibility and adaptation to reinvent ourselves in this new context. I am particularly proud of what Golf Québec and the golf industry within the Standing Committee was able to accomplish despite the new living and working conditions,” he added. “We will continue our efforts in the hope that 2021 will allow us to regain a little bit of normality in our personal and professional lives as well as on the golf course,” concluded the President.
The Board of Directors led by Mr. Loiselle in 2021 will be composed of:
• Louise Patry (Vice-President), Beaconsfield
• Ève Gaudet (Secretary), Montcalm, Association des clubs de golf du Québec
• Michel Dell’Anniello (Treasurer), Vallée du Richelieu
• Steven Brosseau, Club Laval-sur-le-Lac, PGA of Canada
• Gisèle Carpentier, Le Mirage
• Martin Ducharme, Domaine Château-Bromont, Association des clubs de golf du Québec
• François Gagnon, Parcours du Cerf
• Sonia Houde, Le Blainvillier
• Denise Mazerolle, Castor, Chair of the Regional Association Council
• Dominic Racine, PGA of Canada
• Édouard Rivard, Royal Québec
• Robert Bissonnette (ex-officio), Rivermead
About Golf Québec – Initiate passions, build dreams
Founded in 1920, Golf Québec is the provincial sport federation whose mission is to increase participation in golf and develop excellence. Some of Golf Québec’s core services include the Golf in Schools Program, Future Links and its Get Linked initiatives, the First Drive Tour, Junior Golf Development Centres (JGDC), Rules of Golf, World Handicap System, course rating services, Golf Fore the Cure, as well as the Québec Golf Hall of Fame. In addition, Golf Québec conducts regional and provincial championships to bring the local golf enthusiasts to surpass themselves and eventually reach the upper spheres of professional tours. For more information please visit www.golfquebec.org.
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