Golf Ontario Manager of Junior High Performance is a Niagara native

Alexandra Taylor calls Port Robinson home. Pictured: Team Ontario at the 24th Can-Am Matches in South Carolina. Photo Credit: Golf Ontario.

She’s a proud Port Robinson native. Not Thorold or Allanburg, but Port Robinson. 

It was just a few months ago that Alexandra Taylor was appointed as the Manager of Junior Performance by Golf Ontario.

“A lot of people I know, and that I’m around, I always tell them I’m from Port Robinson – not Thorold,” said Taylor with a chuckle recently on the Niagara Sports Report on Newstalk 610 CKTB. 

Taylor, who will be responsible for managing the strategy for Golf Ontario’s Junior Performance program, has been an integral member of the Golf Ontario team since 2021, supporting and implementing GO’s Regional Support Strategy as Regional Coordinator as well as assisting Team Ontario as a coach and mentor.

As the Manager of Junior Performance, Alexandra will manage all our junior golf initiatives, including the delivery of the Junior Golf Pathway, Junior Tour relations, Player ID, Next Wave athlete development, and the coordination for Team Ontario. With a commitment to nurturing a positive and encouraging environment, Taylor will play a key role in shaping lives through golf.

“With a true passion for the game and a proven drive to support young athletes in reaching their highest potential, we are thrilled to have Alex take on this role,” said Golf Ontario’s Director of Competitions and Performance, John Lawrence.

“I am honoured and thrilled to take on the role of Manager of Junior Performance at Golf Ontario,” Taylor said. “Junior golfers represent the future of the sport, and I am committed to providing them with the best possible support and guidance to help them achieve their full potential. I am honoured to be appointed to this position and I am eager to contribute my skills and dedication to the success of junior golfers in Ontario. I believe through collaboration and innovation we can elevate our program to new heights.”

Taylor spent last weekend in South Carolina working with that aforementioned ‘Next Wave’ of Ontario golfers and that included a pair of Golfers from Niagara.

Cole Thompson plays out of Lookout Point in Fonthill, while Ben Julie represents Sawmill Golf Course in Fenwick. 

Taylor’s passion for the sport of golf began as a junior where she competed in the Drive, Chip and Putt National Championships with her two older brothers. 

She then continued to develop as an athlete by competing on the Niagara Junior Tour, Ontario Summer Games team as well as Golf Ontario and Golf Canada Championships. After her junior golf journey, Alexandra was an NCAA golfer achieving 3-time All-Conference Golfer at Grand Valley State University in Michigan where her team participated in the NCAA DII National Championship three out of her four years. 

Taylor, who continues to enjoy playing at a high level and still competes in Provincial and National Amateur Championships, feels her message to junior golfers is simple. 

“Just to make sure that they’re actually having fun, and enjoying it, and doing it for the right purposes. I think the best way to have the most success in this game is to have a true passion and love for it.”

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