Belleville Sports Hall of Famer Dave Mills will be honoured by the International Association of Golf Administrators with the Distinguished Service Award.
Mills, who is also President of the Hall of Fame and an inductee of the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame is acknowledged for his 17 years as Executive Director of Golf Ontario.
He is credited with organizing and growing junior golf in the province and leading the amalgamation with the Ontario Ladies Golf Association to form the Golf Association of Ontario.
Other highlights during his tenure include establishing an annual scholarship program, launching the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame, creating a partnership with the Ontario Golf Magazine, initiating numerous player development programs including Golf in Schools, participation in Canadian and Ontario Summer Games, and working with numerous young golfers and their families as they pursued golf scholarships at universities in the U.S., and careers as golf professionals.
Mills will receive the Distinguished Service Award on November 6.