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MANITOBA GOLF SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 - The Board of Directors of the Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund Inc. are proud to announce the recipients of this year’s scholarships. These outstanding individuals have participated in the Manitoba golf community, demonstrated academic excellence and are pursuing their post-secondary studies at Canadian educational institutions.  Since inception, 177 scholarships have been awarded totaling $191 000. A total of five scholarships will be awarded this year.

In 2013, the Dr. Dwight Parkinson Award was created which is a $3500 scholarship that has been made possible by Mr. Dave Hill of the St Charles Country Club.   This award recognizes Dr. Dwight Parkinson’s long-time commitment to the game of golf.  It is awarded to the student entering their first year of studies at a post-secondary institution with the highest academic standing.  This year’s recipient is Spencer Norrie of the Minnewasta Golf & Country Club.  Spencer is entering the University of Manitoba and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Criminology. In 2016, he had a top 10 finish at the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur and finished 12th at the Manitoba Men’s Junior Championship.

The following four individuals will receive $1500 scholarships from the Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund:

Avery Livingston is a member of the Golf Manitoba Public Player Club and is pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a double major in Accounting & Finance at the University of Manitoba.  In 2016, he was a member of the University of Manitoba Bison Men’s Golf Team where his best finish was 5th place at the St Cloud State Huskies Invitational.

Bobby McNair of the Carman Golf & Curling Club is enrolled at the University Manitoba in the Faculty of Science with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in Microbiology.  In 2016, Bobby was a member of the University of Manitoba Bison Men’s Golf Team where his best finish was a tie for runner up at the Jamestown Invitational.  He also finished 2nd in the 2016 Rural Championship and was a semifinalist in the Men’s Match Play Championship.

Brynn Todd of the St Charles Country Club is pursuing a degree from the Asper School of Business at the University Manitoba with a major in Accounting.  In 2016, Brynn was a member of the Davenport University Golf Team in the state of Michigan where she had a number of top 10 finishes.  She also finished 18th in the 2016 Manitoba Women’s Amateur Championship and 9th in the provincial Junior Women’s event.

Steven Young of the St Charles Country Club is working towards a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba.  In 2016, he was a member of the University of Manitoba Bison Men’s Golf Team.  He won the Tamarack event, finished 3rd at The Grey Owl and tied for 37th at the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur.

Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients!

For any further information, please contact Golf Manitoba Executive Director Dave Comaskey at (204) 925-5729.

About the Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund (MGSF):

  • The MGSF is a registered charity with the goal of providing financial assistance to young golfers pursuing post-secondary education at institutions in Canada
  • The annual scholarships are granted based on the interest earned from the fund
  • The capital fund grows annually from donations made by individuals, donations made in honor of someone and golf clubs within Manitoba and Northwest Ontario making contributions
  • Tax receipts are given for donations to the Fund
  • Golf Manitoba supports the Fund administratively which allows for very little administrative overhead
  • The Fund began in 1986 and has awarded 177 scholarships for a total of $191 000
  • To read the complete list of past recipients please click here.






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