Major-General C.J. ZimmerPATRON View Bio2021 - Present“I had the privilege of being born into a very active golf family. I learned to swing a club at a very early age and I quite literally lived at the golf course through most of my summers. I have played a great many sports in my day but golf sits apart from the rest for a whole variety of reasons. As anyone who has a love of the game will know, there are few finer moments in sport than to hear the crack of a solid first drive down a long par 4 fairway during an early morning sunrise on a lush and dew drenched first hole! And there is no equal to the feeling of striking a ball clean and watching it soar towards the green with a nervous anticipation that you gave it just the right amount of swing to land in right to that hole. But make no mistake about it, golf may be a highly technical sport, sure, but like a game of chess it is ball placement strategy and mental fortitude that reigns supreme in terms of separating the good from the great.” How many technically proficient golfers have you seen who come entirely unhinged at the first sign of a double bogey. However, the feature I love most about golf and the one that opens it up to some amount criticism and scorn, is the fact that it is largely a social sport that permits its competitors to square off against one another on a scorecard but still walk down the fairway talking and laughing together as friends. Few other sports permit for such a refined level of sportsmanship and skill. For all of these reasons, is truly an honour and a privilege to be able to represent our CAF golf members who share in this same passion. As your golf patron, I look forward to the opportunity to support the advancement of our sport inside of the CAF.”
Major-General C.J. ZimmerPATRON
PREVIOUS PATRONS 2019 - 2020 Major-General D.W. Lowthian 2018 Rear-Admiral H. Edmundson 2017 Brigadier-General M.A.J. Carignan 2016 Brigadier-General K.D. Meloche 2013 - 2015 Colonel K.L. Goheen 2011 - 2012 Major-General P.J. Forgues 2009 - 2011 Major-General J.P.Y.D. Gosselin
Mr. J.C. MacKenzieCHIEF OFFICIAL View Bio
Mr. J.C. MacKenzieCHIEF OFFICIAL
Jim has been a principal contributor in establishing the regional and national golf programs both as an athlete and as a builder of the sport. As the FS&R Mgr in Shilo, under Jim’s tutorage, Shilo has hosted the inaugural CAF National Golf tournament, numerous CAF Regional Golf Championships, as well as the CAF Nationals Golf Championship in 2012 and 2015. Jim has been the Jury of Appeal Chairperson and the Acting Golf Chief Official for multiple championships. His knowledge and experience has enabled him in assisting and guiding the development of the CAF Golf program.
“I am honoured to be asked to be the CAF Golf Chief Official for the next couple of years. I am a passionate supporter of golf within the CAF and am enthusiastic to continue the growth of the sport. Golf is a great sport for our military members to develop mental toughness, understand the requirement for practice, preparation and mental strength to better prepare themselves not only for playing sport but also assist in developing themselves for their military career.”
PREVIOUS PATRONS 2019 - 2021 Mr. R. Larson 2014 - 2017 Mr. J. Ingham 2011 - 2012 Mr. R. Larson