THE NSGA HIRES ANNE BALSER TO LEAD SPORT DEVELOPMENT AND CHAMPIONSHIPS
Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Golf Association is please to announce that Anne Balser has been hired for the position of Manager of Sport Development and Championships.
“We are very excited to have Anne joining the NSGA, she brings great energy and experience both as a competitor and a golf professional.” said David Campbell, Executive Director of the NSGA. “Anne will be working to grow the game in Nova Scotia and help to deliver best in class provincial golf championships. We are excited for her to begin working with our member clubs to develop and deliver learn to golf programs across Nova Scotia.”
“I am very excited to begin working with the NSGA staff and volunteers to help grow the game here in Nova Scotia.” said Balser, “I am looking forward to working with the NSGA membership and clubs to bring more people into the sport. I have learned so much from my time at Brunello and I look forward to expanding my experience in delivering learn to play programming across our province.”
Anne graduated from the University of Victoria in 2012 with a degree in Exercise and Physical Education. While at the University of Victoria she was a member of the women’s golf team from 2006 -2011. She also completed a postgraduate diploma in Sports and Event Marketing from George Brown College, in Toronto, ON.
In 2014, Anne completed a work placement as an Intern for Canada Basketball where she was responsible for planning and organizing tryouts, training and competitions for the Women’s National Team. She also worked as a Youth Program Coordinator for Basketball World Toronto where she assisted in the day-to-day operations of youth programs including leagues, clinics and camps.
In 2016, Anne joined The Links at Brunello where she worked as the Academy Coordinator. She is a member of the PGA of Canada and is certified in the National Coaching Certification Program for Multisport and the Community Golf Coach Program.
As a competitor, Balser won the 2011 and 2016 Nova Scotia Amateur Championship and in 2010 won the Canadian University Championship. In 2011, Anne was named, Athlete of the Year at the University of Victoria. She was four-time First Team All-Canadian from 2008-11 and a second team time All-American in 2009. She was a member of the Canadian University Team for five consecutive years and competed at the World University Golf Championship two times and the International University Sport Federation Championship twice.
Anne will begin her new role with the NSGA on April 3, 2018.