British Columbia Golf Hires Matthew Steinbach As Manager, Golf Participation

(Richmond, BC) - British Columbia Golf is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew Steinbach to their staff as Manager, Golf Participation, effective immediately.

Matthew will be responsible for managing current 'grow the game' initiatives within British Columbia Golf such as Future Links, Playground 2 Fairway (P2F), SOAR and Golf In Schools and will also be working with the Allied Golf Association to promote all grow the game initiatives.

"It's a pleasure to join the team and support British Columbia Golf as leaders in growing golf as a sport for life,"" Steinbach said.

Steinbach comes to British Columbia Golf with a very strong background in the golf industry including roles as Golf School Assistant, Guest Services Manager and Pro Shop Assistant at the Wolf Creek Golf Resort in Ponoka, AB.

While obtaining his Bachelor of Arts Degree as a Communications Major, he was a member of the Men's Varsity Golf Team at Simon Fraser University, during which time he won the 2005 Canadian Universities Championship. He then gained more valuable experience in the golf industry as a Pro Shop Assistant at the Memorial Golf Club in Qualicum Beach, BC and later with the Copper Point Golf Club in Windermere, BC.

Steinbach also has over 8 years of sales and customer development experience in the food industry. Most recently he held the position of Key Account Manager with the General Mills Canada Corporation and accounted for over $20 Million in annual gross sales.

"I look forward to combining my corporate experience with my passion for the game of golf to help grow the game in British Columbia," added Steinbach. Along with his prior experience in both the business world and the golf industry, Steinbach also has a very impressive resume as a volunteer with such highly respected organizations as the United Way and the Canadian Elections Office.

British Columbia Golf Executive Director Kris Jonasson welcomed Steinbach to his new role with the organization, saying, "We are looking to utilize Matthew's proven business skills to help us determine where we are with recreational golf in B.C. and once we determine that, how we can continue to grow the sport."

British Columbia Golf - a member-based organization governed by the British Columbia Golf Association (BCGA) - represents more than 57,000 individual golfers, in over 300 clubs at 261 member courses. As the governing body for golf in the province, British Columbia Golf acts as the voice for provincial golf affairs and functions as a resource centre for the golf industry. Through its affiliation with Golf Canada, the association is also involved in national golf affairs.