Grant Fraser, M.Ed., M.B.A., is a successful entrepreneur having started and sold
numerous businesses over the last 25 years. Mr. Fraser began his career working
as an account manager for the Bank of Montreal and Royal Bank of Canada before
entering the golf business. In 1995, he started the first professional golf
management (PGM) program in Ontario at Humber College and was named the
college's "Innovator-of-the Year" for doing so. In 1999, Mr. Fraser
departed Humber College to launch the Golf Management Institute of Canada (GMIC),
and the PGM program at Niagara College in 2000. For over 20 years, Mr. Fraser
has taught hundreds of golf management students the business of golf.
Mr. Fraser is also an award-winning writer and photographer for Ontario
Golf News and Flagstick magazine, two of Canada's leading golf publications. He
is the publisher of Golf The World.ca, a golf and travel website that showcases
golf destinations around the world. He has been writing about and photographing
golf courses since 1995 when he published his first book called "50 of
Ontario's Greatest Public Golf Courses". He has written two other
books since then entitled "Golf Access" and "Golf Smart"
and has been on several ranking panels over the years including Score Golf
Magazine, Ontario Golf Magazine, Fairways Magazine and the Traveling Golfer.
Mr. Fraser is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW),
the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), and the Golf Travel Writers of
America (GTWA). In addition, he is the past president of the Golf Journalists
Association of Canada (GJAC) and the current president of the Travel Media
Association of Canada (TMAC).
As past president, Fraser continues to serve on the board of directors
of GJAC as well as the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) and the Golf
Management Institute of Canada (GMIC). He is also on the Hall of Fame selection
committee for Golf Ontario and the PGA of Canada. In 2018, Fraser was selected
to be the Pro-Am Committee Chairperson of the RBC Canadian Open.