The Prince Edward Island Golf Association has appointed Bob Irwin of Charlottetown as its new chief rules official.
Irwin will oversee officiating at provincial tournaments and will promote the development of new rules officials in the province. He will also co-ordinate the Associations Course Rating program. Irwin has officiated at a number of provincial championships .
"We are fortunate to have Bob accept this position. He has been a competitive golfer for many years and has a keen interest in officiating,” said Ron MacNeill, the association’s executive director. “The rules of golf can be challenging for golfers and it is important for the sport to have someone that understands and promotes them. Golfers at all levels, especially juniors, can benefit from a better understanding of the rules.”
The Prince Edward Island Golf Association is the governing body for golf in the province. In addition to overseeing the rules of golf, the association delivers a number of programs for competitive golfers, seniors and juniors.