Kaydem Al-Samawi named Tournament Director for Golf Nova Scotia.

Kaydem Al-Samawi has a new role with Golf Nova Scotia as Tournament & Marketing Director. Kaydem started with the association in 2021 as a summer intern and due to some staffing changes, quickly took on a leadership role. In 2022, Kaydem became the Marketing & Communications Coordinator and has excelled at raising the profile of the association’s website and social media channels.

Born in Alberta, Kaydem moved to Moncton, NB in 2007. Kaydem entered Dalhousie University in 2018 and graduated in the fall of 2022 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a major in Marketing Management. His love for sports is evident and grew up playing hockey, baseball, lacrosse, and golf.
“We are lucky to have Kaydem.”, said Jason Lohnes, Executive Director of Golf Nova Scotia. “He took on a bigger role in 2021 than what was expected and rose to that challenge. We aim to elevate the delivery of our provincial championships and provide a consistent high-level product; to do that we need dedicated leadership in that space and I am confident of Kaydem’s ability.”

Kaydem officially began his new role on January 1, 2024, and while he will lead tournament delivery, he will also lead our marketing efforts with our website, social media channels, and email database.

“I was grateful to get an opportunity with Golf Nova Scotia as an intern in 2021 and was thrilled to hear that Jason and the association would have me back as a full-time employee.”, remarks Kaydem. “During my time with Golf NS, I have learned the intricacies of running a Provincial Championship and how important golf is to our membership. My goal is to continue to make our events a competitive, fun, and welcoming environment for all players to enjoy while making improvements each year. Thank you to Golf Nova Scotia for this incredible opportunity, I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the Championships this upcoming season.”

Kaydem can be reached by phone at (902) 468-8844 or by email at tournamentdirector@nsga.ns.ca.