Sun sportswriter Brad Ziemer, former BCGA head Anne Peabody named co-winners of Golf Canada's Distinguished Service Award
Vancouver Sun sportswriter Brad Ziemer, named a co-recipient of Golf Canada's Distinguished Service Award.
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Vancouver Sun sports reporter Brad Ziemer and former British Columbia Golf Association president Anne Peabody have been named co-recipients of Golf Canada's Distinguished Service Award.
Created in 1993, the Distinguished Service Award has been awarded annually to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the game of golf in Canada.
Ziemer, who has served many roles at The Sun since joining the newspaper in 1985 from deputy city editor to sports editor to Canucks beat reporter, is being honoured for his superb coverage of the B.C. golf scene for the past 20 years.
In addition to numerous local and provincial golf championships, Ziemer has covered major professional golf championships including the Greater Vancouver Open/Air Canada Championship, the CN Canadian Women's Open, the RBC Canadian Open and the U.S. Open.
In recognizing Peabody, Golf Canada praised her for her dedication to improving golf in B.C. and across the country. The Delta resident has served as president of the former British Columbia Ladies Golf Association and was instrumental in the amalgamation of what is now the British Columbia Golf Association. She became the first female president of the BCGA in 2007-08.
Golf Canada's Distinguished Service Awards will be presented to Peabody and Ziemer on Saturday as part of the National Sport Organization's Annual General Meeting in Vancouver.
"Golf Canada is proud to acknowledge Anne Peabody and Brad Ziemer and celebrate their outstanding contributions to the game of golf as our 2013 Distinguished Service Award recipients," Golf Canada CEO Scott Simmons said in a release. "In their own unique way, Brad and Anne have had a significant impact on the game of golf. Their commitment and passion for the sport makes each of them a truly deserving recipient."
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