Peterborough native Reggie Millage has been named Head Provincial Coach for The Golf Association of Ontario (GAO).
In his new position, Millage will lead the delivery of the GAO’s high performance programs including Team Ontario, the regional team development programs and coach development programs.
“I am very humbled and excited by this opportunity to coach some of Ontario’s finest athletes,” said Millage. “I look forward to working and learning with the other great coaches in the province as we help Ontario’s junior golfers shine on the international stage.”
Millage is one of Canada’s top high performance coaches, drawing on his extensive experience and success as a competitive golfer. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Millage starred on the NCAA Div. 1 golf team for four years and was also a member of Golf Canada’s national team from 1998-2000.
After turning professional, Millage played on various tours from 2000-2004 before shifting his focus to coaching while continuing to play competitively. A Class “A” PGA of Canada professional, Millage is currently ranked 14th on the PGA of Canada Players rankings.
Millage has worked alongside some of Canada’s most accomplished coaches and has several years of experience working with juniors while teaching at The Glen Abbey Academy and Henry Brunton Golf. He is a familiar face to Team Ontario athletes, serving as a member of Team Ontario’s coaching staff for numerous events over the past two years while coaching at Team Ontario’s winter training facility, The Golf Lab.
“Following an extensive search, the GAO is thrilled to welcome to Reggie to the team,” said Mike Kelly, GAO Managing Director of Sport. “We have no doubt he will have an immediate impact on the Team Ontario program.”
Millage will also manage the implementation of the Provincial High Performance Strategic Plan, the High Performance Integrated Support Team (IST), as well as player identification, scouting programs and recruiting systems.
“It is an honour to join the staff at the Golf Association of Ontario,” said Millage. “I fondly remember the days competing in GAO events and the great road trips and friends I made as a member of Team Ontario.”
The terrific staff and tireless volunteers are constantly working to grow the game and I can’t wait to work with them.”