The Ukrainian Golf Association of Canada (UGAC) is an organization
new to Canada, established in 2001. It is based on the model of
longstanding Ukrainian golf associations in Australia and the United
States, both in existence since the late 1980's, and the more recently
established Ukrainian golf association in Great Britain, and the
Ukrainian golf team in Germany. UGAC finds itself in good company.
The UGAC has member relationships established in Toronto, Winnipeg
and Montreal and is looking to offer golfing opportunities to Ukrainians
from across Canada.
The purpose of the UGAC is to provide both competitive and social
golfing opportunities to the broad Ukrainian community in Canada,
while fostering networking and camaraderie. As it grows, UGAC will
take a proactive role to develop and support broader accessibility
to golf within the Ukrainian Canadian community.
The Association organizes competitive tournaments for its membership,
culminating in an annual Canadian individual championship. As well,
UGAC organizes Canadian participation in international golfing events
with Ukrainian golf associations across the world.
As a component part of the Canadian tournaments, UGAC includes
play for golfers who prefer to participate in a more social, rather
than purely competitive golfing event, while still gaining the unique
competitive tournament experience.
Golfer participation takes three basic forms in the UGAC tournaments.
There are the competitive golfers, who seek the head-to-head opportunity
for competition and the uniqueness it holds. Secondly, there are
golfers who are less focussed on winning, with more of a more social
interest, yet still want to see their play comparatively to others.
The third group, and no less a part of the events, are those golfers
who are more interested in the golf rather than the competition
itself, but who will still seek to be a part of the overall experience.
Individual handicaps give all participants an equal footing.
For results from our past tournaments and a listing of future events,
look in the Tournaments
The UGAC utilizes a handicap-based modified Stableford
scoring in our competitions; the points system permits
all players to be "competitive" and is similarly used at international
Membership is open to Canadians of Ukrainian ancestry, those who
have Ukrainian familial relations, and those who through their association
with Ukrainians, may be appointed as "honourary Ukrainians". The
UGAC fosters opportunities for both men and women golfers. To become
a member, complete and forward the Registration
Form which may be obtained from our Membership section
of this site.