Hall of Fame Members
The late Audrey Bendick- Akins (1967- 2022) of Windsor enters the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in the Player Category. She captured many titles provincially, nationally and internationally throughout her career and is truly the definition of a champion.
Audrey began her competitive career at the age of 8 under the mentorship of her father, John, and coach Nick Panasiuk, she won her first tournament later that year. She was awarded the Marlene Stewart Streit Golf Award at age 12, and the Burnett award at 13. In 1980 she won the Canadian Junior Girls Championship as the youngest player to ever do so at age 13, followed by another victory in 1985 at age 18.
Audrey received the Ontario Achievement Award for Sports three times, and was awarded Windsor’s 1983 Kinsman trophy which is presented to the Athlete of the Year. Internationally, she won the Michigan Junior Girls Championship (1981 & 1982) and finished 2nd in the World Junior Golf Championships in 1982.
In 1986 she claimed the Ontario Amateur title and represented Canada on the global stage. In 1987 she won gold at the Commonwealth Games in New Zealand as a member of team Canada, and in 1988 she played in the World Amateur Team Championship in Sweden.
From 1984-1989 Audrey attended the University of Oklahoma majoring in education. She served as captain of the golf team and had a standout career at OU where she remains the 4th ranked overall golfer in school history. After obtaining her Bachelor of Education she completed a Master’s in Education at the University of Windsor. During her time in education she acted as the golf coach for both the girls and boys teams. Following her studies she became a golf professional teaching out of Tecumseh Golf Centre and was inducted into the Windsor-Essex County Hall of Fame in 2001.
Audrey was diagnosed with cancer in 2020. She used the mental fortitude, resiliency and patience that she learned through the game of golf until her passing.
Bob Beauchemin grew up in Victoria B.C. playing many sports including Baseball, Soccer, & Hockey, but became hooked on golf at age 12. Within a few years he became a champion at the Junior, Amateur and Collegiate levels, winning numerous events before turning Professional in 1975 to “follow the dream”.
Bob played numerous Tours around the world for the next 11 years, including the Canadian; Australian; NZ; Asian; South American Tours, as well as events in the US, winning The Windsor Charity Classic 1981
and The Vermont State Open 1984 as well as numerous other professional events. The culmination of his playing career came when he successfully qualified become a member of the PGA TOUR in 1981.
In 1985 Bob was elected President of The Canadian Tour’s Player Association. A year later he became the first Executive Director and as the Tour developed, he became the first commissioner after he incorporated The Canadian Tour in 1989. He was honoured as a “Life Member” by The Canadian Tour 2007.
Bob then pursued the educational side of golf through the creation of various programs. He wrote the Educational Program for the Canadian Tour and during his 25 years as a Professor and Director of Player Development for Humber College, he wrote the Professional Golf Management, Manual/Textbook for his classes. In 2005 Bob was voted Top 50 Canadian Golf Instructors by The National post and in 2022 received the Lori Kane, Community Leader Award from Golf Canada.
Bob is enjoying his 24th year as The Director of Golf Instruction at the Oakdale G&CC. Not just developing coaching programs for members but also conducting community outreach programs through the First Tee.
A notable career of 43 years and counting began in 1968 when Garry covered the Canadian Open for CKOC radio. Eventually transitioning to the written word as a sports journalist writing about the game for SCOREGolf, Golf Canada, Pro Shop Magazine, Ontario Golf, the Hamilton Spectator and various publications in the US and Germany.
Garry has been recognized for his journalistic efforts receiving three media awards for his writings on provincial gymnastics, a 1981 SCOREGolf award, the American Hockey League’s James H. Ellery Memorial Award recipient and in 2015 the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame awarded him the Lorne Rubenstein Media Award. The Golf Journalists Association of Canada gave him their 2021 Dick Grimm Award for ‘significant lifetime achievements to Canadian Golf’ and he was a recipient of Golf Canada’s Distinguished Service Award in 2022.
Throughout the years, amid all of the deadlines, word counts, and interviews, behind the scenes he was quietly an unsung hero, a person always ready and willing to help out and give back when called upon.
He has served on selection committees for the World Golf Hall of Fame, PGA of Canada Hall of Fame, Ontario Golf Hall of Fame and Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. He’s been a past director of the Stanley Thompson Society and previously been a part of Golf Canada’s Heritage Committee.
His hometown Steel City has benefited from his loyalty to the game. Among many pursuits he is also a founding director and current board member of the Golden Horseshoe Athlete of the Year Award, the Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame, and the Hamilton Halton Junior Golf Tour.
And through it all his golf game has never improved.
Rick Young(Lorne Rubenstein Media Award)
A founding member of the Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) Rick Young is one of the country’s trusted voices on the game and matters relating to the golf industry’s equipment and business sectors.
Young’s 40 year career as a golf writer began in his hometown of Woodstock, Ontario on May 5, 1983 with his first column for the Daily Sentinel- Review. One of the newspaper’s longest tenured contributors his weekly column ran for 26 years.
An affiliation with Golf Ontario began in 1987 when Ken Mackenzie acquired Ontario Golf News and retained Young as a freelance writer to provide profiles and features. Since then his work has appeared in numerous publications across Canada and the United States.
Young has covered the Ryder Cup, U.S. Open, PGA Championship, Presidents Cup, U.S. Amateur, RBC Canadian Open, CP Women’s Open as well as multiple Canadian and provincial amateur events.
Recognizing his passion for golf equipment, Bob Weeks hired Young in 1999 to provide industry coverage as SCOREGolf’s equipment and business analyst. He continues in that role for the national publication and has been a panellist for SCOREGolf’s Top 100 and Top 59 public course rankings since inception.
A past member of the Golf Writers Association of America, Young’s belief in a national association of golf media helped form the foundation for the first incarnation of the Golf Journalists Association of Canada (1995-2000). Resurrected in 2006 Young assumed duties on the GJAC Board of Directors as President (2008-2011) followed by a third term in 2021-2022. He remains on the GJAC board as Immediate Past President and Vice-President of Outreach and Industry Relations.
Young is a six-time GJAC Writing Awards recipient and was recognized by Golf Ontario in 2009 for his contributions to the game. He has written two books – From Fifth to 59 to 2009: The 100 Year History of the Oxford Golf & Country Club and the 100 Year History of The Briars Golf Club.
An advocate and supporter of municipal and public golf he was introduced to the game by his dad at the former Woodstock Golf Club when he was nine years old. He spent 41-years as a member of Craigowan Golf Club and now plays regularly at Tarandowah Golfers Club.
A graduate of the Business program at Fanshawe College in London Ontario Young, his wife Carol, and their daughters, Kirsten and Madisen continue to live in Woodstock, Ontario while frequenting Miramichi, New Brunswick during the summer.
Danny Mijovic, enters the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in the Professional Golfer category after 35 plus years as a golf professional. Currently the Director of Instruction at Kings Riding Golf Club and King Valley Golf Club since 2005, Danny Mijovic includes a number of milestones and accomplishments in his illustrious career from college, through his amateur and professional playing years.
Mijovic is a four-time NAIA All American and he holds numerous course records around the world. His tour travels and participation include the Canadian Tour, as well as the Asian, Australian, European, South American and Great Lakes Tours.
Some of Danny’s Professional Touring Career Highlights include being named, Mexican Open Champion in 1984, Labatt’s Blue-Light Champion (Canadian Tour) and qualifying for the US Open in 1985, Ontario PGA Champion in 1987 and Ontario Senior PGA Champion in 2012.
At the amateur level, Danny also amassed a number of accolades highlighted by being a 1982 Willingdon Cup team member, the Number 1 ranked Amateur in 1983 and Canadian Amateur Champion, a top 5 US amateur ranking in 1984 while winning the Porter Cup and Mid Atlantic Amateur Championships. Mijovic was a 2nd place finisher at the 1996 South American Masters with a course record 61 at Sao Paulo GC that broke a 40-year record held by Sam Snead. Danny was also Osprey Valley Classic Champion on the Great Lakes Tour in 2005 with another course record setting 61.
At the collegiate level where he still holds the status of being the only player to ever win all four National Championships, his highlights playing for Texas Wesleyan University include winning 9 individual tournaments, being named All American 4 times and inducted into the Texas Wesleyan and NAIA Halls of Fame.
Brian has been one of the finest players in Canadian golf supported by his PGA of Canada Player of the Year Awards in 2011 and 2012 and PGA of Ontario Player of the Year awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
He has won a total of 15 provincial championships as well as 5 national championships along with many others. Prior to his professional career, Brian was the number #1 ranked amateur in the Province of Ontario in 1996 and 1997.
He played professionally on the Canadian Tour 1999-2003 and on the Nationwide Tour (Korn Ferry Tour) 2004-2006. He is the all-Time money leader on the Great Lakes Tour and as of now he is also 3rd on the PGA of Ontario’s all-time money list.
Brian was a 1st Team Sun Belt Conference player three of the four years he attended Arkansas State University and was named to the 1st Team All Time Sun Belt Conference.
In 1993 he was named by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) to the Rolex Junior Boys 3rd Team All-American. (Tiger Woods was on the 1st Team).
On the international stage he represented Canada at the World Amateur Team Championship in 1996 in Manila, Philippines and at the Four Nations Cup in Kyoto, Japan in 1997. He represented Ontario at the International Amateur Team Matches in Lima, Peru in 1996 and 1997 where his 2-man team finished 2nd and 1st.
In Junior golf he won the 1991 Canadian Juvenile Championship and lost the overall Championship in a playoff. He would have been the first player to win the overall as a Juvenile golfer. Brian won his first junior tournament at age 11 and went on to win over 30 junior tournaments in all.
Brian has become a great mentor to junior golfers and one of the country’s top coaches to golfers of all skill levels. His professionalism and personality are what makes him such a great ambassador for the game of golf and particularly golf in Ontario.
Jon Mills hails from Belleville, Ontario where is home club affiliation was the Bay of Quinte Golf and Country Club from 1985-1997.
Jon enters the Golf Ontario Hall of Fame after an outstanding amateur and professional career which includes many achievements at the Provincial, National and International Level.
While competing within Ontario, Jon’s winning ways started when he won the Junior Boys Championship in 1996, Junior Boys Champion of Champions that same year and was also a member of the Ontario Junior Interprovincial Team. Five years later in 2001, Jon’s accomplishments included winning the 2001 Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship as the #1 ranked amateur golfer in Ontario and being a member of the Willingdon Cup team.
A Three-time member of Golf Canada’s National Team in 1999, 2000 and 2001, Jon also had success on the International Stage competing at the 1999 World Amateur Preview Championship, the Eisenhower Trophy in Berlin in 2000 and was a member of the Canadian 4 Nations Cup team which they won In 2001. Jon held the #1 ranking in Golf Canada in 2000 and won the Golf Canada National Order of Merit in 2001.
At the collegiate level, Jon was a Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year in 1998, All Mid-American Conference team member from 1998-2001, 1st team All-American in 2000 and 3rd team All American in 2001. In 2002, Jon was a medalist at the NCAA Division 1 Central Regional. Jon’s accomplishments as a player saw him inducted into the Kent State Hall of Fame in 2007, the same year he was named Score Canadian Male Golfer of the year.
On the professional stage, Jon won the Manitoba MTS Classic in 2002 as well as the Canadian Tour Order of Merit. While competing at Independent Professional Tournaments, Jon won the Toledo Open and Western Pennsylvania Open. While on the Nationwide Tour, he won the 2005 CPGA Championship and won the Boise Open in 2007. Jon’s PGA career included 70 PGA Tour Events with career winnings of over $576,000 and on the Web.com Tour and additional 184 events amassing winnings of over $1.2 Million. During this time, Jon qualified for three US Opens at Oakmont in 2007, Torrey Pines in 2008 (where he tied at 36) and at Congressional in 2011.
Mills now uses his skills and expertise to shape the next generation of golfers. Currently the Head Coach of the Golf Team at Kent State University since 2019 after serving in the role of Assistant Coach since 2016, he helped lead the team to 5 Collegiate Championships and the Mid-American Conference Title in 2016-2017 and in 2019 advanced to the NCAA Championship.
Born August 22, 1928 in Dundas, Ontario, Nick Genovese’s accomplishments as a golfer are numerous and span a period of over fifty years including an incredible thirty championship titles in Ontario, Western Canada and Nationally. On the International stage, his accomplishments included an incredible six Consolation finals Championships between 1950 and 1965.
Genovese was named the Ontario Blind Golfer’s Champion an incredible twelve times from 1950 to 1974, Western Canadian Blind Golfer’s Champion in 1959 and 1964, and Canadian Blind Golfer’s Champion six times from 1952 to 1967 in his early years of competition.
Later in his playing career, he added to these twenty championship titles with Ontario Visually Impaired Golf (OVIG) being declared the Totally Blind Division Champion seven times between 1991 and 1998 as well as OVIG Totally Blind Senior Men’s Champion three times between 2001 and 2004.
In 2004, at the age of 75, Nick Genovese was named the Oldest Totally Blind Golfer in North America.
Beyond the aforementioned provincial, national and international accolades, not to be forgotten is the May 31st, 1952 celebration on National Golf Day where Nick was awarded a medal for “I beat Ben Hogan” at the Burlington Ontario Golf and Country Club.
Perhaps no surprise given his golfing prowess, Nick Genovese was a multi-sport athlete who was recruited by the Brooklyn Dodgers in early 1946.
Mr. Genovese lost his sight due to a welding accident on Friday, April 13th, 1946. He took up golf in 1950 and was devoted to encouraging other sightless individuals to pursue their dreams in sport, business and life.
Although well known for his accomplishments in golf, Nick was even more well know for his singing prowess having won several Kiwanis, CBC and CNE competitions. A winner in “The Voices of Tomorrow” Contest sponsored by a Buffalo, N.Y., T.V. station, Nick represented Upper-New York State at the Chicagoland Music Festival at Soldiers Field, Chicago, accompanied by a 100-piece symphony orchestra, before 80,000 people.
Nick was a mentor and an inspiration to many, as well as a staple to the sport of golf for the visually impaired.
David Stewart Menzies Gourlay – 1923-2018
Dave Gourlay was born and raised in Scotland. He joined the RAF in 1940 and spent part of his training in Canada. He immigrated to Canada in 1948, became involved in the golf industry at the Kapuskasing Golf Club, became Head Superintendent of Summit Golf Club in 1960 and then moved to The Thornhill Club in 1963 where he was Head Superintendent until his retirement in 1992.
Dave devoted himself to improving his profession. He was President of the Ontario Golf Superintendents Association (OGSA) in 1968, a founding member of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and its President in 1973. He co-managed with Bob Heron the association’s magazine, GreenMaster, from 1973-1981. Together with Bob Heron, Jim Wyllie and Sid Puddicombe, they formed the Canadian TurfGrass Conference and Show. For his work, he received Distinguished Service Awards from each of the OGSA, CSGA and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
Dave was a much sought-after speaker at national and international conferences on turf management and golf course maintenance, and a great mentor to many.
Tim O’Connor(Lorne Rubenstein Media Award)
Before Tim O’Connor began writing about our obsession with golf, he wrote about our fascination with music.
As a music fan, O’Connor wrote music reviews for the student newspapers at Catholic Central High School and Western University, both in London, Ontario. As music critic for The Canadian Press news agency, he interviewed icons such as David Bowie, Pink Floyd and U2. He also rediscovered his love for golf.
When former CP staffer John Gordon became editor-in-chief of SCOREGolf, he invited O’Connor to write for the magazine. Bolstered by some writing awards and encouraged by Gordon and Lorne Rubenstein, he plunged into life as a freelance golf writer in 1992.
He became golf columnist for The Financial Post daily newspaper, and editor of its Golf Update section, which provided opportunities for other freelance golf writers. He also wrote for magazines such as Golf Canada, Ontario Golf magazine, Golf Digest, GOLF, Golf World, LINKS, and Golfweek.
As a freelance golf reporter for CBC Radio, he covered tournaments such as the Masters, RBC Canadian Open, and the du Maurier Classic. He hosted a syndicated show for Telemedia Radio Network, and then a weekly show AM-Talk 640.
His fascination with Moe Norman culminated in the publication in late 1995 of his first book, The Feeling of Greatness: The Moe Norman Story. O’Connor also wrote a history of Devil’s Pulpit Golf Association and The Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto. He co-wrote an instructional book based on Norman’s swing, and edited a book on Ben Hogan’s swing.
He transitioned from media consulting for the golf industry to coaching golfers in 2014. He writes a blog on www.oconnorgolf.ca that focuses on the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of golf.
In 2015, he launched the Swing Thoughts podcast with Howard Glassman. By late 2022, the podcast was in its seventh year, having produced more than 210 episodes.
Ted McIntyre(Lorne Rubenstein Media Award)
One of Canada’s best-travelled golf writers, has edited most of the nation’s leading golf publications, from GolfStyle and Ontario Golf Magazine to National Post Golf, SCOREGolf and Canadian Open supplements for Golf Canada. Based in Oakville, ON, and bearing an honours degree in political science from McMaster University, Ted is a nine-time Golf Journalists Association of Canada award winner, including a 2019 win for his most recent entry, a profile of Corey Conners.
Ted’s love of golf journalism began in the mid-1980s as sports editor of the local Glen Abbey community newspaper. After a year of Canadian Open coverage with the town paper, The Oakville Beaver, Ted was hired as ScoreGolf’s Senior Editor. In that role, he helped reshape the ranking mechanism of Score’s Top 100 golf courses, before moving on to edit Ontario Golf magazine, where he fashioned the country’s most transparent course ranking.
As the first editor of the reinvented Ontario Golf, his cover profiles included some of Canada’s most noted personalities, from Kurt Browning, Peter Mansbridge, astronaut Chris Hadfield and the late actor/singer Michael Burgess to Donovan Bailey, Tom Cochrane and The Tragically Hip, and from Red Green and poker legend Daniel Negreanu to billionaire Robert Herjavek. As executive editor of the GolfStyle, he helped produce Canada’s most upscale golf publication, while overseeing multiple fashion shoots and exclusive profiles of other notables, including Sean Connery.
His video-filled travels have included the world’s most stunning resort in Fiji; the Venice-like canals of Mexico’s Mayakoba; the PGA Tour’s most rambunctious tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona; the Canadian Rockies; and wine and whisky cellars from California to Northern Ireland.
As a blogger in recent years on his golf/travel/wine website, TheLushLife.ca, Ted’s writings have ranged from a deep dive into memories of 9/11 to his five-part series “The Bogeyman Trail,” which explored ghost stories at golf facilities across Canada.
Today he continues freelance golf writing and is currently co-authoring a book celebrating the 100th anniversary of Burlington G&CC.
Through it all he has yet to record a single hole-in-one.
Scott MacLeod(Lorne Rubenstein Media Award)
Scott MacLeod is the Associate Publisher and Editorial Director for Ottawa-based Bauder Media Group
He began working with the company in 1996. He oversees and creates content for Flagstick Golf Magazine, Ontario Golf Digest and their associated digital and social media platforms.
At the age of 15 his first job in the golf industry was on a course maintenance crew in British Columbia. He has gone on to a career in golf spanning more than three decades and involvement in all areas of the game. It has included agronomy, pro shop operations, off-course retail, and a continuing role as a media member and golf teaching professional. He is a Class A member of the PGA of Canada and the Vice-President of Membership for the Golf Journalists Association of Canada. He has also served as a volunteer on various committees for Golf Ontario on a regional and provincial basis in the areas of player development and communications.
As journalist, he has contributed thousands of stories and photography on all aspects of the golf industry for numerous outlets (magazines, newspapers, books, and websites) throughout Canada and North America, co-hosted two golf podcasts, and is a frequent expert guest for radio shows on CBC and TSN 1200. His work has spanned coverage of the game at many levels, from local and provincial events to the LPGA and PGA TOURs.
He is a graduate of programs at Loyalist College (Health & Recreation Studies), Wilfrid Laurier University (Certificate – Golf Operations) and the Golf Management Institute of Canada (Graduate Studies/Golf Operations Management).
Scott resides in Kingston, Ontario with his wife, Michelle, and daughter, Ailsa, and is a long-time member of the Garrison Golf & Curling Club.
Entering the Hall in the Amateur Golfer category is Judith Kyrinis, 54 of Thornhill. Kyrinis began her golf career at the age of 12 at St. Catharines G&CC, and is now a member of both The Thornhill Club and Granite Golf.
Judith has established a prominent record as an amateur golfer in Ontario, Canada and the United States, participating and winning local, provincial, national and international amateur Championships, truly exemplifying the description of champion and hall of famer.
Being a busy and involved mother of three while balancing a demanding nursing career consisting of the Intensive Care Unit and Pre-Admission Clinic at Toronto General Hospital, it is no wonder that much of her outstanding success in golf came later on in her golf career.
In the provincial spotlight, Kyrinis has amassed an unbelievable amount of accomplishments. She was the 1998 Ontario Women’s Match Play Champion, the 2009 Women’s Four Ball Champion (with Susan Wickware), the Ontario Senior Women’s Champion for 2016, 2017 and 2018, and the Ontario Ladies Mid-Amateur Champion for 2017.
Her skill and determination continued through to Canadian events to include national titles, winning the 2016 Canadian Women’s Senior Championship and the 2016 Canadian Women’s Mid-Am Championship.
On the international stage, Kyrinis has elevated her game yet again showing true grit to capture some prestigious titles. These include being the 2015 and 2016 Senior Women’s North and South Champion and the 2017 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Champion. She also was a semi-finalist at the 2000 USGA Women’s Mid Am, a finalist at the 2014 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, and Medalist at the 2016 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.
Other accomplishments include being the #1 ranked golfer for Ontario Senior Women in 2014 and 2016, #1 ranked for Ontario Mid-Am Women in 2016, and voted the Top Female Golfer of the Year by the Golf Journalists Association of Canada for 2017.
Deborah Lee Eldridge
Dundas resident Deborah Lee Eldridge, 51, enters the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in the Amateur Golfer category. At a young age she learned the game from her father; both were members of the Hamilton Golf and Country Club. It was evident early in her life that Eldridge found a true passion for the game. She always was a hard worker and serious student, eager to understand her craft and develop her skill level to reach the global stage.
Her amateur accomplishments are outstanding. She earned many Ontario, Canadian and International trophies and awards. She won the Ontario Ladies’ Amateur Championship in 1988 and 1989 where she set a competitive course record; the Ontario Ladies’ Match Play Championship three times; and the Ontario Parent/Child Championship, Father/Daughter Division in 1990. Eldridge was also a member of the Ontario team that won the Interprovincial Championship in 1988 and 1989.
In 1989, Eldridge ranked as the number one golfer in both Ontario and Canada. That same year she won the Score Award for the top Female Amateur in Canada. In addition to Deborah’s outstanding Ontario and Canadian golf accomplishments, she represented
Canada in numerous international events. In 1989 and 1990, she was selected to the Canadian International Team to compete in both France and Great Britain. Eldridge
excelled by winning the 1989 Ladies’ Open Amateur Championship in France.
Deborah had a marvelous college career at Indiana University, winning four tournaments and being selected as Honorable Mention All-American for two years. While competing at the NCAA Division 1 school she was named the Big 10 Player of the Year, and was selected for the All-Big 10 Team in 1989 and 1990.
After graduating from university Deborah turned professional where she continued to compete, coach and grow the game of golf. As a touring professional, she had a wonderful career where she won 12 professional titles throughout Canada and the USA. She earned her LPGA Tour status in 1996 and competed as a full-time member.
Eldridge has had an extensive career as a golf coach and mentor as well, coaching Mohawk College Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams from 2011-2019 and helping them win multiple OCAA medals. She has also taught at several courses and golf centers over the years as a PGA of Canada Class A Teaching Professional.
Deborah has carried herself with grace and integrity while being a keen competitor and great ambassador for both Ontario and Canada during her golfing career.
Georgia resident Richard Scott, 35, a lifetime Honorary Member of Kingsville Golf Club, also enters the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in the Amateur Golfer category. In a short period, Richard proved to be an outstanding champion. He won at every level – from junior to college and then provincial to national and finally professionally.
Besides his play, Scott was also very well known throughout the sport for his character. He was always admired for how he conducted himself on and off the course and how he treated fellow competitors and officials. Scott represented himself, his teams, the sport, Ontario and Canada with dignity and respect.
Provincially, Scott won the Golf Association of Ontario’s Club Link Tour in 1998, and GAO’s Juvenile Division Champion, Peterborough Tournament of Champions in 1999. He also won GAO’s Junior Masters Championship in 2000 including the Juvenile division of the Junior Championship that same year. In 2002, Scott won the GAO’s Junior Tournament of Champions.
On the national stage, Scott was the RCGA’s Juvenile Champion in 2000, the RCGA’s Amateur Champion in 2003, 2005 and 2006. He also finished second in the 2002 RCGA’s Junior Championship and was a semi-finalist in the 2004 RCGA’s Amateur Championship. He also played in the 2004, 2005 and 2006 Canadian Open and in ’06 made the cut as low amateur.
Internationally, he had even more success individually and on various teams. Highlights include being a member of the Canadian Junior Team at the 2001 World Golf Championship in Japan, and the following year he became the only Canadian ever to reach the finals at the USGA’s Junior Championship, placing second. In 2006, he finished second in both the individual and team categories at the World Amateur Championship in South Africa.
During his college years, Scott was a member of the Georgia Bulldogs who twice won the SEC Team Championship, and the 2005 NCAA Division 1 National Championship which included being runner up in the SEC Championship. He would then go on in 2007 to win 2 events on the TarHeel Tour and also play on the Canadian Tour. Scott then played his way onto the Web.com Tour and finished in the top 50 to qualify for the Tour Championship.
Other accomplishments to his credit include, 2001 GAO’s Junior Achievement Award, 2003 Score Magazine Male Golfer of the Year, 2004 and 2006 GAO’s Male Amateur of the Year, 2005 selected All American by the Coach’s Golf Association of America, 2006 #1 National Order of Merit and 2006 Golfer of the Year by Score Magazine.
Scott currently plays out of Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, GA, where he works as the Director of National Sales.
Scott Metcalfe(Lorne Rubenstein Media Award)
This year’s recipient of the Lorne Rubenstein Media Award is Scott Metcalfe. Scott is a worthy and distinguished recipient given his significant contributions to the game in Ontario.
When the golf broadcast season begins in early April on Sportsnet 590 The Fan, with co-host Ian Leggatt, it will be Scott’s 20th year of overseeing and hosting the hour-long Toronto-based golf talk show (previously known as Fairways) which airs Saturday mornings at 7:00 AM and runs through to early October. Scott also co-hosts two-minute weekday vignettes with Leggatt, also from April to early October. Some of you will remember Ontario HOF member Bob Weeks as Scott’s long-time co-host, before Bob moved to TSN in 2014.
Metcalfe has had a distinguished broadcasting career. It began at CHAB Radio in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan 43 years ago followed by a stint at CHED in Edmonton, Alberta. He moved to Toronto’s CJCL starting as a Queen’s Park reporter before taking on the responsibility of news anchor and News Director. In 1992, CJCL became The FAN 590, Canada’s first all-sports radio station and Scott was appointed Sports Director and Executive Producer.
A short time into his tenure, he added the golf show to his weekly repertoire and it became a Saturday morning staple of the station. The FAN joined Rogers Broadcasting and Scott was appointed News Director of 680 NEWS in 2003 a position he held until early 2018 when he was appointed as National Format Director, News, Rogers Radio. Although he has responsibilities for Rogers all news radio stations from coast-to-coast, Metcalfe continues to rise with a 4:30 AM Saturday wake up call to be in studio for the Golf Show on Sportsnet 590 The Fan.
Metcalfe was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 by Canada’s Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and is a member of Clublink with his home course being Blue Springs. A proud member of the Golf Journalists Association of Canada, Scott has covered Canadian Opens and other provincial and national golf events since coming to Toronto and remains as committed as ever to the coverage and promotion of golf.
Toronto resident Terrill Samuel, 57, enters the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in the Amateur Golfer category. Samuel has captured many titles both provincially and nationally throughout her career.
Provincially she has won the Ontario Women’s Amateur twice, Ontario Women’s Mid-Amateur three times and the Ontario Senior Women’s. In addition, she has claimed the Ontario Women’s Match Play and Mixed 4-ball championships. On the national level, she has won the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur, the Canadian Women’s Mid Master, and the Canadian Women’s Senior twice. She also finished second in the 2004 C.P.G.A. Ladies Open.
Samuel also represented Canada on the international stage multiple times. Highlights include winning the Mellsop Stroke Play at the 1990 New Zealand Ladies Golf Championship and defeating Annika Sorenstam in a match play event in the 1992 Ladies British Open Amateur Championship.
Samuel has been a member of Weston Golf and Country Club since 1983.
Entering the Hall in the Amateur Golfer category is Brampton’s Dave Bunker. Bunker, 53, has amassed an almost immeasurable amount of championships and accolades. Just some highlights of his career include capturing 15 provincial titles including three Ontario Mid-Master titles, countless course Championships and 8 Canadian titles including The Canadian Mid-Master and Mid-Amateur for three straight seasons.
Bunker has also achieved international success playing in the U.S. Senior Open twice, the Canadian Open twice and has been a part of Team Ontario playing international events around the world. In 2010, Bunker was named Fairways Magazine’s Amateur Player of the Year and 2010 GJAC Canadian Male Amateur Player of the Year.
He has also topped the Ontario Mid-Amateur ranking an incredible eight times. Bunker also holds the club record at six different courses. He is a member of Brampton Golf Club and is a middle school teacher.
Niagara-on-the-Lake resident Warren Crosbie is well known as one of Canada’s most respected golf developers and maintains significant involvement in the associations guiding his profession. He enters the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in the Builder category.
Crosbie has been a Golf Professional for 44 years including 32 years at Bayview Golf and Country Club. One of the remarkable aspects of Warren’s career is the number of golf professionals who he’s trained and mentored. Further Warren supports the junior program at Bayview and continues to teach young aspiring golf professionals.
His credentials include PGA of Canada President present 2006-08, Member of Professional Golfers’ Association since 1967 including honorary status in 2008, Honorary Director of PGA of America 2006-08, and board member of Golf Management Institute of Canada 2010-present (current chair). Crosbie is also currently the chair for the PGA of Canada Hall of Fame.
Wayne Redshaw(Lorne Rubenstein Media Award)
Wayne Redshaw is a veteran sports writer and sports editor whose career began as a sports beat writer in 1962. His history in sports writing includes an extensive background including covering the Buffalo Sabres. Redshaw has covered the team since its inception in 1970, on many game nights doing triple duty by filing separate stories to the Canadian Press and the Associated Press.
Besides covering 30 Canadian Opens on the golf scene, he also covered the World Series in 1968 and again in 1992-93, when the Toronto Blue Jays won back-to-back titles, as well as Grey Cup games played in Hamilton and Toronto. Redshaw left the newspaper world in 1995 but not the industry. FORE! Golfers Only was launched a year later and for the next eight years he wrote stories that his late wife Dianne proof read, compiled columns of stats and sold ads for what at the time was Canada’s only weekly golf publication. As boss of DWR Sports Publications Redshaw would deliver as many as 20,000 magazines to golf courses and Avondale stores across the Niagara peninsula.
Redshaw is also a member of the Sabres Hall of Fame and life member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
This additional and special group represents the early history of golf in Ontario. Research going back to the early 1900’s identified individuals whose accomplishments would likely warrant membership in the Hall of Fame but were unlikely nominated due to their accomplishments being so far back. This class consists of:
- Muriel Dick, Mississaugua G&CC, Royal York, St. Georges
- J. Cole, Lambton G&CC
- Frances Scott Gibson, Hamilton G&CC
- Sydney Pepler Mulqueen, Toronto GC
- Cecil Hedstrom (Smith), Toronto, GC
- Bill Thompson, Mississaugua G&CC
- Frank Thompson, Mississaugua G&CC
- Percy Barrett, Lambton G&CC, Weston GC, Thornhill GC
- Andy Kay, Lambton G&CC
- Jack Littler, Scarboro GC, Ottawa Hunt
Lorne Rubenstein Media Award:
- Walter Hastings Webling, Brantford Golf Club
James Fraser enters the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in the Builder category. Originally born in Montreal, QC, Fraser, has been in the golf industry since the early 1960s at the club, provincial and national levels serving in numerous roles.
While many of his roles have revolved around Rules, Fraser has also served as Governor (RCGA, Canadian Seniors’ Golf Association) and Director (Beaconsfield GC, Toronto Golf Club, Quebec Golf Association, Canadian Golf Foundation, Stanley Thompson Society and RCGA).
In 2007 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Golf Ontario (Golf Association of Ontario), the RCGA Distinguished Service Award and International Association of Golf Administrators Distinguished Service Award. He is an honorary member of Beaconsfield GC, Quebec Golf Association, International Association of Golf Administrators, and the Golf Journalists Association of Canada.
Thomas McBroom is known as one of Canada’s most respected golf course designers and enters the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in the Builder category.
The majority of his work in his career has been in Ontario, yet McBroom has designed more than 60 courses across the country and even more internationally.
Golf Digest has named six of his designs Best New Canadian Course and one (Memphremagog) as one of the Top 100 in the world.
Two of his European courses have even cracked Europe’s Top 100. In addition, SCORE Golf Magazine has named 14 of his courses among the Top-100 courses in Canada.
At the time of his induction, McBroom was a member at both St. George’s and Oviinbyrd, and still actively designing in North America, Europe and the Caribbean.
Entering the Hall in the Professional Golfer category is Sandford’s Ken Tarling. Born in Saskatoon, Tarling grew up in the Niagara Peninsula playing at the Twenty Valley G&CC and turned pro in 1982.
Throughout his career, Tarling captured 21 provincial titles (including every major championship at least once), two national titles (2001 PGA of Canada Club Professional Championship and the 2011 PGA of Canada Senior’s Championship), one Canadian Tour win and 12 international victories in eight countries.
Additionally Tarling won the 2011 Australian Legends Tour Order of Merit (one of only 2 Canadians to win a foreign tour money title).
Now at the age of 58, Tarling enters his sixth year as a member competing on the European Senior Tour with his top finish a T8 at the Swiss Senior Open in 2016. Tarling was instrumental in reviving the Canadian Tour in the early 1980’s and served as the President of the Canadian Tour for three years.
He is also a past board member of the PGA of Canada and taught at Humber College in the Professional Golf Management Program. In 2012, he received an Honorary Life Membership from the Canadian Tour.
Stacey (West) Mahoney
Stacey (West) Mahoney carved a name for herself in Ontario as a junior golfer. She was a three time winner of the Ontario Junior Girls’ Championship (1975, 76, 77) a feat she would go on to replicate at the national level with the Canadian Junior Girls Championship (1974, 76, 77).
After her junior career, Mahoney also captured the Canadian Ladies’ Amateur Championship in 1979. She also found success on the international stage capturing the Low Amateur at the Junior World Tournament in 1975 and Peter Jackson Classic in 1977 and 1980.
Mahoney also represented and captured many team honours during her career. She enters the Hall in the Amateur Golfer category.
Ian HutchinsonLorne Rubenstein Media Award
A 39-year career began with Ian Hutchinson covering golf, among other sports for community newspapers, before moving on to become an associate editor at MVP, Canada’s national sports magazine at the time.
“Hutch,” who also covered the NHL, CFL, NFL and MLB over the years, began transitioning into full-time golf as an editor with ScoreGolf Magazine, before becoming managing editor of World of Women’s Golf Magazine. During that time, he also began a 14-year run as golf columnist for the Toronto Sun and other Sun Media newspapers.
He was also editor of Pro Shop Magazine, a Canadian golf trade publication, as well as writing for the Golf Channel website.
In 2008, he founded Golf News Now, the first Canadian website devoted to the golf industry, which also keeps industry personnel informed through a daily newsletter. He continues in that role, while also making frequent radio and television guest appearances.
In 1986, after working as a reporter and editor for The Canadian Press, John Gordon was hired as managing editor of SCOREGolf where he reoriented the magazine to an all-Canadian focus and was instrumental in creating SCOREGolf TV. During his tenure at SCORE, he organized and chaired the first Canadian Golf Summit in 1989.
In 1991, he was recruited by the Royal Canadian Golf Association (now Golf Canada) to establish its communications and member services departments. During that time, he also served as head of the Canadian Golf Foundation and was the founding editor of Golf Canada magazine.
After a stint as the executive director of the Ontario Golf Association, he turned his focus back to golf writing full-time and over the past 30 years has written hundreds of articles for consumer and trade golf publications around the world.
John was the golf columnist for the Toronto Sun and subsequently, upon its creation in 1998, golf columnist for the National Post. He also shared his views and opinions as the on-air and online golf analyst for Rogers Sportsnet and as the associate editor of Sportsnet Magazine.
He initiated and chaired the International Golf Business Conferences in conjunction with Georgian College in Barrie, Ont. As one of the original Board members of the Professional Golf Management Program at Georgian College, he created the communications curriculum and taught at the college for two years. He is a past chair of, and multi-time presenter at, the National Golf Course Owners Association Canada national conference. He lent his expertise to the creation of an in-house communications department for ClubLink, re-launched their member magazine and supervised the build-out of more than 50 web sites for the company.
John is the author of eight books: Four volumes of The Great Golf Courses of Canada, The Great Golf Courses of America, The Grand Old Game (commissioned to celebrate the centennial of the RCGA), The Kids’ Book of Golf and The Pro Golf Scouting Report.
He was honoured with a National Newspaper Award for reporting during his time with The Canadian Press, was recognized by the PGA of Canada for outstanding contributions to the development of the Canadian Tour, was awarded the George Knudson Award for outstanding volunteerism at the Peter Gzowski Invitational Tournament for Literacy, served as writer in residence for the same tournament, and received three International Network of Golf writing awards.
In 2004, John and a family friend created the annual Mikey’s Tournament for Autism, which has raised more than $300,000 to support a resource centre for families and children affected by the disease.
Patty Howard achieved success as professional and as a teacher. She notched three provincial championships: 1988 Ontario Ladies Professional Championship, 1988 Ontario Ladies Summer Championship and the 1991 Ladies Professional Summer Championship. She also captured a pair of wins on the Florida Mini Tour (now Symetra Tour).
Howard’s impact on the game stretched past her playing career. She was the first head professional at a private mixed club in Canada.
She originally joined the PGA of Canada in 1975 and received Class A status in 1981. She was the first female to sit on the PGA of Ontario Board of Directors.
Dave Mills has been involved with the GAO/OGA since 1986. He served on the board of directors from 1989-1997, before being appointed Executive Director in 1997. He turned around an association that was experiencing significant financial and administrative challenges.
Mills led several initiatives during his time as Executive Director including: the GAO Scholarship Program, educational seminars, Golf in Schools, learn to play clinics, new provincial championships, Team Ontario, participation in Canadian and Ontario Summer Games, a partnership with Ontario Golf Magazine to be official magazine of Association, led the process to establish Ontario Golf Hall of Fame and helped to have golf recognized as an “Official Sport” by Sport Canada.
Perhaps one of his greatest accomplishments was leading the process to amalgamate the Ontario Golf Association with the Ontario Ladies Golf Association to create one of the largest amateur golf Associations in North America.
Mills is also a certified rules official and has volunteered his expertise at numerous GAO events and at the Canadian Open, Canadian Amateur and Telus Skins Game. He retired from the GAO in 2014, but continues to volunteer at provincial events.
Skip JohnsLorne Rubenstein Media Award
Bill ‘Skip’ Johns began a career in journalism at the Niagara Falls Review in 1957. In 1972 he moved on to the Kitchener-Waterloo Record to continue his top priority: Sports Journalism.
Throughout his 58-years in sports journalism, Johns always had a passion for golf. His work also included writing for Ontario Golf News and Golf Scene. Even now at 77-years-old, Johns continues to cover golf online. In 2002, John was honoured, where he started, as he was inducted into the Niagara Falls Virtual Wall of Fame.
Robert Breen was born in Guelph, Ont. in 1939, before moving to Brampton. Breen quickly excelled at golf capturing the Ontario PGA Hunt Trophy as a junior, a feat he would go on to do again three times as a senior. He turned pro in 1960 and went on to have tremendous success. He captured 15 victories on the Ontario PGA Tour and another three on the Canadian Tour. Breen also participated in the Canadian Open on 10 occasions, played on the American Tour, where he won the Bahamas International, the Florida tour, where he was a four-time winner, the South American Tour and events on the PGA Tour.
Success followed Breen when he began competing on senior tours. He captured 17 Ontario Senior PGA Tour wins and won the Canadian Super Senior Championship three times (2001, 2005 and 2007). In 2010, he was the Canadian Diamond Division Canadian Champion. Breen also had the opportunity to play in a pair of USGA Senior U.S. Opens.
In addition to his individual success, Breen also represented Ontario, 23 times in the Ontario/Quebec Titleist Cup Matches. He was also a 10-time member of the Bobby Orr Nabisco Team. Breen’s contributions to the game of golf go beyond his playing career. He began working in the industry in 1961 as an Assistant Professional at Kleinburg GC and Pine Valley GC (now The National). He moved on to become the Head Professional at Malton GC (now Castlemore) a position he would also hold at Glen Abbey GC, Erin Heights GC and Derrydale GC. Breen passed away in August of 2014. At the time, he was serving as ambassador and teaching Professional at Brampton GC and Mississaugua GC.
Don Mills resident, Doug Carrick, enters the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in the builder category. A renowned course designer, Carrick has designed 25 courses in Canada and another four internationally. In addition, he has been involved in the renovations of 45 courses.
His work has earned him numerous awards including: Best New Course in Canada (six times), Best New Course in Ontario (three times), Best Golf Development (2005, Humber Valley River Course) and Best International Golf Resort (2007, Humber Valley River Course).
Carrick’s courses have hosted multiple professional events including two PGA Tour Canadian Opens (2002, Angus Glen South Course and 2007, Angus Glen North Course), two LPGA Canadian Women’s Opens (2000, Angus Glen South Course and 2004, Legends on the Niagara Battlefield Course) a European Tour event and European LPGA event.
A past president of the Summit GC, Carrick has also served in a variety of roles with the American Society of Golf Course Architects, including president in 2009-10. In 1985, Carrick established his own golf course design firm Carrick Design Inc.
Edith (Edie) Creed was born in Toronto in 1928 and now resides in Schomberg Ontario. A member of the Oakdale Golf and Country Club, Creed had tremendous success as an amateur golfer.
Her list of accomplishments is long and includes being a 37-time Club Champion at Oakdale. Creed also won the York District Championship in 1982. It was as a senior competitor though where Creed made her mark on the game. She captured the Canadian Senior Women’s Championship
three times (1979, 1981 and 1982). Her victories were also seen at the provincial level as she won the Ontario Senior Women’s Championship five times (1978, 1981-83 and 1986). Creed also added two York Senior Women’s District Championships (1978 and 1985).
Creed represented Ontario in 1966 as a member of the provincial team and then 10 times as a member of the senior provincial team. She has given back to the game by helping to organize national competitions at Oakdale, along with being a supporter of their junior program.
Throughout his career, Kerr played in six Canadian Opens and the 1961 Masters Championship. He was a five-time winner on the Quebec PGA Tour, the 1956 Bermuda Goodwill Champion, and the 1963 and 1964 CPGA Senior Champion.
In addition to his contributions to the game as a head and touring professional, Kerr also served as a two-time President of the Quebec Golf Association and President of the CPGA from 1955-1958.
Kerr passed away in 1997, but his legacy lives on through his family who have continued his work with contributions to the golf industry in Ontario and Quebec in various capacities.
Born in Lisburn, Ireland in 1911, Bill Kerr immigrated to Ontario soon after his birth. He had numerous affiliations to Ontario courses between 1928 and 1946, before becoming the head professional at Beaconsfield Golf and Country Club in Quebec.
While a resident of Ontario, Kerr captured the 1945 CPGA Championship, a feat he would go on to replicate in 1960. He also won two Miller Trophy Match Play Championships in 1944 and 1945, another feat he would duplicate while in Quebec in 1947 and 1950.
Garry McKayLorne Rubenstein Media Award
Sports journalist, Garry McKay, has been covering golf for more than 40 years. The Hamilton, Ontario resident has written for the Hamilton Spectator along with all of the major Canadian golf magazines as well as periodicals in the U.S. and Germany. In 2009, he also moved into radio hosting the Canadian PGA Golf Radio Show.
He’s a member of the Golf Writers Association of America, the International Network of Golf and is currently the past-president of the Golf Journalists Association of Canada.
McKay is a voting member of the World Golf Hall of Fame and the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame. He also sits on the Score Golf Top 100 and the Ontario Golf Magazine Best New Course and Top 50 Course panels.
Earl Fritz has been a driving force in the development of the game of golf across Canada as the Executive Director of the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA), an organization that he founded in 1993.
Fritz’s passion for sport development was born out of his career as a competitive hockey player, where he gained an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of amateur sport in Canada. As he reached the twilight of his hockey career, his passion shifted to golf, where he was able to identify gaps in the junior golf development process and saw the need for a competitive tour for aspiring young players. Working from his basement, Fritz was determined to create a development program that focused on all aspects of the sport including camps, clinics, and competitive events for all ages that would allow young golfers to build fundamental skills and learn how to compete at the high performance level.
Not long after launching the CJGA in Ontario in 1993, Fritz had many of his junior tour players representing Canada in international events. While working full time as a teacher, Fritz donated countless hours to growing the association and within five years the CJGA was offering its programs across the country. He also built mentoring programs for his players that included several PGA Tour professionals including Stephen Ames and Ian Leggatt.
Today, the CJGA is a major contributor to the game of golf across the country, hosting more than 80 provincial, national and international events every year, and it is the largest feeder system into Golf Canada’s development programs. CJGA programs have impacted thousands of golfers from coast to coast, with many going on to receive golf scholarships and compete on professional tours.
Fritz’s perseverance and dedication to junior golf development has made the CJGA an internationally recognized organization that is a pillar of junior golf development in Canada.
Dorothy Campbell Hurd Howe
Born in 1883 in North Berwick, Scotland, World Golf Hall of Fame member Dorothy Campbell Hurd Howe was known as golf’s “first international female star.”
After picking up her first golf club at just 18 months old, her first notable victory came at the 1905 Scottish Ladies Championship. After winning two more Scottish Ladies’ titles, she won the U.S. Women’s Amateur in 1909 at Merion before returning to the UK to win the British Women’s Amateur at Royal Birkdale, making her the first woman to win both the U.S. and British Women’s Amateur titles in the same year.
In 1910, she moved to Canada, where she captured three straight Canadian Ladies’ Amateur Championships between 1910 and 1912, while also repeating as the U.S. champion in 1910 and the British champion in 1911. In 1912, she married and moved to the United States permanently, and her 1920 loss to Alexa Stirling Fraser in the 1920 U.S. Women’s Amateur appeared to be her last attempt at a national title. However, in 1924 with a redeveloped swing, she captured her final U.S. Amateur title at age 41, becoming the oldest winner of the championship and also earning the record for the longest gap between wins (15 years). In 1926, Campbell set out to surpass the record for fewest putts in 18 holes (21), which she broke at Augusta Country Club with 19 putts.
Campbell died in 1946 at the age of 61, and was posthumously inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1978 and the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1991.
John Henrick has had a career in golf than spans more than 60 years as a professional, mentor, administrator and outstanding tournament player with victories over seven different decades.
Henrick earned his first title in 1948 at the Montreal Athletic Association Pro Am when he was supposed to caddy, but ended up entering and then winning the tournament when another player pulled out.
In 1950, working as an assistant professional, Henrick won the Quebec and Canadian Assistants championship, and qualified into the Canadian Open. In 1952 he won the B&A Bursary Championship, earning all-expense paid sojourn to play on the US PGA Tour for one year, a feat he would repeat again in 1956. In both 1956 and 1957, Henrick won the Rivermeade Trophy as the low Canadian at the Canadian Open, and in 1958 he played on the Carling Cup team that defeated the team from the United States. While serving as a club pro and General Manager at several clubs in Quebec and Ontario including Gatineau Golf Club, Highland Country Club, Willows Golf Club and Brampton Golf Club , Henrick mentored many young golfers and professionals. He also captured the 1967 Quebec Open before going on to win three straight Ontario PGA Senior Championships from 1980 to 1982.
In 2008, at age 80, he won another Ontario PGA Senior title, making him one of only a handful of golfers to win over seven different decades.
Bob Weeks has been one of the most well-known faces in Canadian golf for more than 25 years through his involvement and leadership with SCOREGolf Magazine and SCOREGolf TV on TSN.
A prominent golf journalist, Weeks brings a Canadian perspective to his extensive coverage of golf events worldwide. After joining SCOREGolf as Associate Editor 1987, Weeks assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief in 1993 where he turned the magazine into the successful enterprise that now reaches millions of golf enthusiasts each week. By the end of the 1990’s, the company branched out to include a website, television show, radio show, and a female specific property, Links for Women, becoming the largest and most successful golf media company in Canadian history.
From a reporting perspective, Weeks has authored more than 5,000 print articles ranging from profiles of junior golfers to coverage of major men’s and women’s golf championships. Weeks also writes a highly popular blog on SCOREGolf.com, and has written for GOLF Magazine, Golf Digest, Golfweek, the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s as well as countless other publications throughout the world. He has covered every Canadian Open consecutively since 1988 and over 40 men’s major championships, and has penned a number of best-selling books including “The World’s Greatest Golf Courses” in 1998.
Weeks was one of the first in Canadian sports to use the internet as a reporting tool, and through his guidance the SCOREGolf empire now spans across all mediums from print to broadcast to social media and mobile technology.
Weeks has spent a generation promoting all facets of the game of golf to audiences at home and abroad, and his outstanding contributions continue to impact the lives of golfers from coast to coast.
Alexa Sterling Fraser
Born in Atlanta in 1897, Alexa Stirling Fraser was a close friend of Bobby Jones and won three U.S. Ladies’ Amateur titles before relocating to Ottawa. She earned two Canadian Ladies’ Amateur titles and became an honorary member of the Royal Ottawa Golf Club where she won its ladies’ club championship nine times.
Stirling Fraser maintained her interest in golf throughout her life, and passed away in 1977. She has also been inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame, The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, and the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.
Rod Spittle is a competitive standout who won two Canadian amateur championships but made his mark on the Champions Tour by capturing the AT&T Championship in October 2010. He attended Ohio State University on a golf scholarship and settled in Columbus, OH where he earned two Columbus District Amateur (1989, 1997) and three Mid-Amateur (1994, 1995, 1997) titles.
At age 45, with a renewed focus on the game, Spittle captured the Ohio Mid-Amateur championship in 2000 and 2001, and again in 2003. After turning pro in 2004, Spittle is continuing his professional career on the Champions Tour, earning two top-ten finishes in 2012.
Ian Leggatt is one of Canada’s best known professional golfers and is a winner on both the PGA Tour and Nationwide (now Web.com) Tour. Throughout the 1990s, Leggatt played the Canadian, South African, South American, Asian and Australian Professional Golf Tour.
Leggatt is also a former global ambassador for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and his Ian Leggatt and Friends Charity Golf Classic has raised more than $2 million dollars for RMHC. He is currently the Director of Golf for Summit Golf and Country Club in Richmond Hill.
A career superintendent with over a half-century of service at golf clubs across Ontario and Quebec, Gord Witteveen was the Founding Director of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and a renowned golf writer, author, featured speaker and educator.
He served as superintendent at Noranda Mines Golf Club in Quebec, London Highland Country Club, Northwood Golf Course and at the Board of Trade Country Club where he worked for 36 years before becoming owner/operator of Pleasant View Golf Club. Witteeveen passed away in 2010, and has been posthumously elected to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.
Jack MarksLorne Rubenstein Media Award
The Lorne Rubenstein Media Award honours members of the media that have made outstanding contributions to the game of golf in Ontario.
Over his career, Jack Marks served as president of both the Ontario Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association and the Toronto Press Club. An avid golfer, Marks pursued his love of golf writing by becoming editor and part-owner of Tee-Off magazine, which later became Ontario Golf News.
Stephen Ross has made outstanding contributions as a leader in the Canadian golf industry. During his 30-year career with the Royal Canadian Golf Association, Ross served as Assistant Tournament Director from 1977-1980, Director of Amateur Tournaments and Director of Rules, Amateur Status and Handicapping from 1980-1989 while establishing himself as one of Canada’s foremost experts on the Rules of Golf. In 1989, Ross moved into the position of Executive Director where he played a prolific role in raising the association’s profile on a national and international level.
During his tenure leading the RCGA, Ross made a number of significant impacts including the growth of the Canadian Open, the expansion of the amateur competitive circuit from 3 tournaments to 18, the introduction of the CN Future Links program and the Rules of Golf certification program, and Ross led the organization through it’s Centennial and the amalgamation with the Canadian Ladies’ Golf Association.
During his tenure, Ross guided the RCGA to financial stability while establishing himself internationally as a highly respected member of the golf community.
Graham Cooke is both a standout amateur golfer and renowned golf course architect, making significant impacts in both fields within Canada and internationally. After earning the Ontario Junior Boys’ title in 1965, Cooke attended Michigan State University where he earned the 1969 Big Ten championship title with his team and was an All-American in 1971.
After graduating with a degree in landscape architecture, he later apprenticed with golf course architect Howard Watson before starting his own firm, all while continuing a successful amateur golf career that includes the record for the most national events won by a male amateur. He is a six-time Canadian Mid-Amateur champion, four-time Canadian Senior Men’s champion, two-time Canadian Amateur runner-up and two-time Canadian Senior Men’s runner-up.
In Quebec where he is currently based, he has earned four Quebec Amateur championship titles, two Quebec Senior titles and was the winner of the inaugural competition named in his honour, the “Graham Cooke Cup.” As the President of Graham Cooke & Associates, he has designed and overseen the construction of over 100 golf courses and has provided golf course design and renovation services for over 600 clients located around the world.
Kent State Director of Golf Herb Page, originally from Markham, is one of the most respected coaches in collegiate golf after 30 years leading the Kent State golf program. After arriving at Kent as an undergraduate student athlete in 1970, Page has been Head Coach since 1978 where he has worked tirelessly to develop his athletes while serving as a fundraiser and ambassador for the game of golf.
He has led the Golden Flashes golf team to three top-10 national finishes, three NCAA regional titles, 16 Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) titles, and 73 tournament titles. He has mentored 82 All-MAC golfers, 21 All-Americans and 19 athletes selected as All-America Scholar-Athletes. His athletes have also gone on to success on the professional stage; Page has mentored 2003 British Open champion Ben Curtis, as well as Kent State’s first-team All-American and current Nationwide Tour member in Jon Mills along with a half-dozen others playing professional golf. He is a member of the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Hall of Fame and received the GCAA Labron Harris award in 2008. Page is an 18-time MAC Coach of the Year recipient and has been honoured eight times as NCAA District IV Coach of the Year.
With a long history of recruiting and coaching Canadian athletes at Kent, Page has made a significant impact in the lives of countless athletes.
Wally CrouterLorne Rubenstein Award Winner
After spending more than 50 years on air before his retirement in 1996, Wally Crouter is best known as Canada’s longest serving radio morning host. As the beloved morning voice of Toronto’s CFRB 1010, Crouter had the number one radio show in Canada with a weekly audience reach of more than 629,000 listeners.
Born in 1923 in Lindsay, Ontario, nine-year-old Wally broke into radio as a boy soprano in 1932. After serving overseas in the Second World War, he joined the Army Show and worked in allied services radio in Britain, Rome, Paris and North Africa. After his discharge in 1946, he returned to Canadian radio as an announcer at CHEX in Peterborough before coming to Toronto to join CFRB in 1946. As an avid golfer, Crouter’s love of the game was well known to his listeners and he could often be found on the course with golf legends such as Sam Snead, Al Balding, Moe Norman, and Arnold Palmer.
He is credited with helping to raise millions of dollars for charity through many different endeavors including his fundraising golf tournaments, and his love of the game has not subsided into his retirement.
Gar Hamilton is both a highly accomplished competitive player and one of Canada’s best known head professionals. He has been successful at every level of golf and has enjoyed a 22 year tenure at Mississauga Golf and Country Club where he has worked tirelessly to promote, teach and play the game of golf. Previous to his current position, he served as head professional at Horseshoe Valley Golf Club in Barrie for eight years.
Hamilton has excelled at competitive golf throughout his life, beginning with his Ontario Junior Boys’ title in 1966. After a string of successful national and international amateur finishes and captaining his Indiana University golf team, Hamilton earned Rookie of the Year honours on the Canadian Tour following his win at the Manitoba Open. Two more victories on the Canadian Tour followed, and Hamilton continued as a touring professional from 1973-1980 including a stint on the PGA Tour.
After achieving Class “A” Head Professional status in 1980, Hamilton has captured almost every Ontario PGA individual stroke play event including the Ontario PGA Championship and three Ontario PGA Senior Championships. In addition to his Ontario victories, Hamilton has also won the Canadian PGA Club Professional Championship four times and the Canadian PGA Seniors Championship once. He has played in 13 Canadian Open Championships, earned the Ontario PGA Player of the Year Award (Hunt Trophy) five times, and was named Ontario PGA Professional of the Year in 1998.
Sam Young is one of Canada’s most revered teaching professionals. As the owner and operator of Shelburne Golf and Country Club since 1986, Young has been instrumental in developing countless athletes through his golf programs. He has been a member of the Canadian PGA for almost 50 years and is a former board member and past-president of both the CPGA and Ontario PGA.
Following a successful playing career including a year on the Canadian Tour, Young has taught golf at every level and his junior programs are well known across the province. Through his ongoing commitment to growing the game of golf, he has developed Shelburne G&CC into one of the most comprehensive and accessible junior golf facilities in Ontario. Young continuously attends learning workshops and seminars throughout the world and his teaching methods are constantly evolving with the science of the game.
Young’s contributions to golf in Canada have been recognized on several occasions; in 1986 the Ontario PGA named him Club Professional of the Year, a designation he was also awarded by the CPGA and Score Golf Magazine in 1989. In 2002 and 2003, Young received the Ontario PGA Teacher of the Year Award for Junior Golfers and in 2002 the CPGA named Young the Canadian Junior Leader of the Year.
After honing his skills as a young golfer at Huron Oaks Golf Club in Bright’s Grove, Ontario, Mike Weir has catapulted to the forefront of professional golf in Canada with his impressive playing career. At age 16, he captured his first national title with a victory at the 1986 Canadian Juvenile Championship, and followed that up two years later with the Ontario Junior title. He continued to progress with his first Ontario Amateur crown in 1990, and earned a second provincial victory in 1992.
Weir, The Canadian Tour Rookie of the Year (1993), went on to win the BC Tel Pacific Open and the Canadian Masters (1997) as well as the 1998 PGA Tour Q-School. He clinched his first PGA Tour victory in 1999 and has since gone on to win seven more titles including the 2003 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. In that same year, he was awarded the Lou Marsh Memorial Trophy by Canadian journalists as the outstanding Canadian Athlete of the Year.
Weir’s other accomplishments include representing the International Team at the President’s Cup (2000, 2003, 2005, 2007) and representing Canada at three World Cups (2000-2003). In 2009, Weir was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and was also invested as a Member of the Order of Canada.
Born in 1917 in England, George Clifton moved to Canada and began his career in golf at Toronto Golf Club 1927, working as a caddy. He became a golf professional in 1930, and landed his first Head Professional position in at Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club after serving in WWII. Over his career, Clifton served as Head Pro at Maple Downs, Meadowbrook, and Pine Valley, and as a Teaching Pro at Bayview Golf and Country Club, Nottawasaga and Barrie Country Club.
Clifton’s greatest achievement in golf was his ability to teach and inspire his students to improve their game, attracting students from across Canada and internationally. Notably, he pioneered in the use of sequencing photography as a teaching aid, originally using army reconnaissance cameras. Seven of his pupils received scholarships to American schools and two of his female students played on the LPGA Tour.
Throughout his career, Clifton served as Tournament Director for the CPGA and Ontario PGA, and served as Ontario PGA President from 1956 to 1958. He was also honoured with a number of distinctions including the CPGA Honourary Master Professional Award (1974), CPGA Life Member Award (1977), 1991 CPGA Teacher of the Year (co-winner), 1992 Ontario and CPGA Professional of theYear Award, and 1998 CPGA 50 Year Member Award. Clifton passed away in 2000.
William (Bill) Morland
Born in 1930 in North Bay, Bill Morland is a multi-talented athlete who decided to focus on golf. In his career, he won more than eighty tournaments and played in the Canadian Open five times. Highlights include victories at the 1946 Juvenile Boys’ Championship, the 1965 Ontario Champion of Champions and the Ontario Amateur in 1963. He was also runner-up twice at the Ontario Junior Boys’ Championship (1946 and 1948) and at the 1957 Ontario Amateur. He was named to the Ontario Willingdon Cup team on three occasions, and won the Northern Amateur twelve times, the Northern Better Ball seven times, the Northern Senior title seven times as well as countless club championships and invitationals.
Morland can be credited with putting the sport on the map in Northern Ontario. He served as a director for the Northern Golf Association (NGA) for over 40 years and represented the NGA within the Ontario Golf Association. He was also on the North Bay Golf Club directorate for many years, serving as President from 1958 through 1960. He was instrumental in growing the game in a number of smaller clubs in the North by bringing quality competition to many of their events. Morland was also responsible for bringing about the inclusion of golfers and golf clubs from remote areas into the NGA at a time when travel to participate in tournaments in Southern Ontario would have been an impossibility for many.
Born in Kitchener on November 19th, 1928, Kesselring started golfing at an early age. Lloyd Tucker, then Pro at the Rockway Golf Course, assisted him, giving him playing privileges for picking chick weeds out of the greens. He caught on rapidly and won the Ontario Junior Championship in 1945, 1946 and 1948. He missed out in 1947, losing to Bob Fair by one stroke.
He won the Canadian Junior Championship in 1946 and 1947. He was on the Ontario Provincial team for the Willingdon trophy from 1949 to 1953. Kesselring turned professional in October 1953 and in 1960 applied for a return to amateur ranking. Six years later in 1966, his request was granted.
Included in his achievements are the Ontario Open in 1952 and 1953; Ontario Open as a Professional in 1956 and 1957; the Ontario Amateur Championship in 1949, 1951, 1952 and 1953. He was chosen Ontario’s most outstanding athlete in 1952 by the Ontario Sportswriter and Broadcasters Association.
Lloyd Tucker was born in Kitchener on March 4, 1912. He became a golf caddy at the age of eight. At fourteen he was the golf pro at Seagram’s French River Golf Course. He later became the professional at the Grand River Golf Club and in 1938, at Rockway Golf Club. Twice he was runner-up for the Miller Trophy match play for professionals only. This was a much sought-after title in the 1940s and 1950s. In 1951, the CPGA selected a team to play against the U.S. Ryder Cup team for the Hopkins Trophy. Based on the results of his performance in the Canadian Open that year, he qualified for the team finishing second.
Tucker is known as one of the best teaching professionals in Canada, having developed Gerry Kesselring, Gary Cowan and Moe Norman, all of whom won provincial, Canadian or International titles. In his seventies he continued as a teacher for the Ontario Golf Association junior golf program. Lloyd passed away in 2000.
Lex Robson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on February 7, 1898. He was the CPGA Match Play champion and winner of the Millar Trophy on six occasion during the 1930s (1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936 & 1939) and runner up in 1943. He was the CPGA champion in 1932 and the Canadian Open runner up in 1933. He won the Ontario Open in 1935 and was runner up in 1927, 1930, 1934. Due to his remarkable play he received an invitation to play in the inaugural Masters tournament at Augusta National in 1934 but unfortunately was unable to attend.
He secured his first head professional position at Weston G&CC in 1926. He also spent time as head pro at Islington and Lakeview in the 1930s before moving to Kawartha G&CC in 1940. He remained the head pro at Kawartha for 25 years, wrapping up his career in 1964. Lex passed away in 1976.
Richard Graden Borthwick was a member of the CPGA for fifty one years, Borthwick began his Head Professional career with St. Andrews GC in 1933, and held positions at Cedarbrook GC and Oakdale GC. Borthwick would go on to take the position of Head Professional at The Hamilton G&CC in 1946 where he served for twenty-eight years. Borthwick captured the 1936 Ontario Open Championship and the 1949 CPGA Championship. Voted in 1938 as the number one CPGA player in Canada by the RCGA, Borthwick was also granted a Life Time Member of the CPGA.
December 9, 1910 – March 1, 1978
Clinton E. “Robbie” Robinson was born in St. Amadee, Quebec. Robinson has designed and remodeled more than 140 golf courses throughout Canada as well as the United States and South America. Robbie began his career in 1929 with the legendary Stanley Thompson and assisted Thompson on such courses as St. Georges, Banff Springs, Capilano and Cape Breton Highlands. “Robbie” served as director of the RCGA Greens Section for many years and served as American Society of Golf Course Architects President for two separate terms. Robinson was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 2002.
April 9, 1907 – December 29, 1989
Susanne Lee Hilton was born September 14, 1943 in London, Ontario. Hilton was one of the top amateurs in the early 1960’s capturing the Ontario Ladies Junior Championship in 1962 and went on to win the Ontario Ladies Championship in 1962, 1963 and 1965. Hilton made her mark on the national level in 1962 winning the Canadian Ladies’ Close Championship, Canadian Ladies Junior Championship and was also runner-up for Canadian Female Athlete of the Year. In 1988, Hilton achieved Class ‘A’ CPGA Golf Professional Certification.
Regarded as Canada’s most accomplished historian, James Barclay of Toronto, is elected into the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame. Author and historian of four books on the history of golf in Canada, Barclay is Canada’s number one super sleuth of the greens, revealing century old secrets and chronicling the game’s unique personalities.
His enthusiasm and energy he has for researching and writing about the game of golf and its place in history is second to none. Barclay, a 25 year member, served with honour on the Board of Directors of the St. George’s Golf and Country Club and in turn has been named with an Honorary Life Membership.
Mary Ann Hayward
Elected as an Amateur Golfer, Mary Ann Hayward of Georgetown, dominated Women’s Amateur golf since winning her first Ontario Amateur Championship in 1983. Hayward has captured numerous titles in her miraculous career including three straight Ontario Amateur championships from 1995 to 1997 and five overall. A record twelve Women’s Mid-Am championships including five straight have been crowned to Hayward since 1990. Six times she has defeated the field at the Eastern Provinces Championship and has been a seven time member of the Ontario Inter-Provincial team. A recent winner at the USGA women’s Mid-Am marked her place in history as the only Canadian to hoist that title. Hayward also participated and won low amateur at the 1995 du Maurier Classic
A native of London, Kelly Roberts is elected into the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame. Back-to-back Amateur Championships in the early 70’s highlights the career of Roberts. A member of two golf and country clubs growing up, Sunningdale and Trafalger, Roberts claimed victory at the 1966 OGA Bantam Championship. His accomplishments would only begin there as he won the 1969 Junior Championship, the 1971 Ontario School Boy Championship and the 1972 and 1973 Amateur Championships. Other highlights include the 1997 Mid-Am Championship and the 2003 Mixed Championship. A member of the GAO’s Board since 2002 and RCGA Associate Governor from 2000 to present, Roberts has made his presence known in the golf community for nearly forty years.
Nationally recognized writer and Toronto native Lorne Rubenstein, has been inducted into the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame. Rubenstein, a golf columnist for the Globe and Mail, has been writing about golf since the late 1970’s. In his almost thirty years of service, Rubenstein has been involved with broadcasting, public speaking, writing books, a magazine columnist and newspaper journalist. Winner of multiple awards for his magazine writing, Rubenstein has written in more than forty magazines world wide. A familiar face on Acura World of Golf since 1993, Lorne Rubenstein will forever be a legend as a publicist for the game of golf in Ontario.
Born November 11, 1952 in Toronto, Ontario
She has made significant contributions to the game of golf over the course of her career in golf administration, including:
- First women Golf Professional in Quebec (1974, Hillsdale Golf Club, St Therese, Quebec)
- First women Golf Professional in the Atlantic Provinces (1977, Brightwood Golf Club, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia)
- First woman Head Golf Professional in Canada (1980, Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto)
- Instrumental in establishing Women’s Division in the CPGA
- First women to compete in the CPGA National Championship.
- 1995 Ontario Ladies’ PGA Award for Leadership and Service
- 1997 CPGA Ontario Club Professional of the Year.
- Played a key role in mentoring, training and developing golf assistants and amateur golfers through free clinics, supervision and rules sessions throughout the world.
- Has improved instruction facilities on a continuous basis
R. Stewart Hamilton
Born January 11, 1945 in Coventry England
Achieved a number of significant accomplishments on the provincial and national stages, while being a true ambassador when representing Canada in international competition, including:
2001 Ontario Senior Champion
2001 Ontario Senior Better Ball Champion
1998 & 1993 Ontario Mid-Amateur Champion
1992 Ontario Champion of Champions
1989 Ontario Open Low Amateur
1986 Ontario Men’s Amateur Champion
1964 & 1973 Ontario Family Classic Champion
1963 Ontario Junior Champion
1963 Ontario Junior Better Ball Champion
2 Canadian Senior Association Championships (2001 & 2002)
5 Canadian Mid-Amateur Championships (1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, & 1999)
6 Runner-Up’s at Canadian Men’s Amateur Championships
Played on 18 Ontario Provincial Teams, 3 World Amateur Teams, and 9 International Teams
Robert R. Panasik
Born October 20, 1941
A dominant junior champion, a very strong amateur player and a fine champion as a professional, including:
- 1955 Ontario Bantam Boys’ Champion
- 1956 Ontario Juvenile Champion
- 1958 Ontario Junior & Ontario Men’s Amateur Champion
- 1958 Canadian Junior Boys Champion
- Youngest player ever (15) to make the cut in a regular Official PGA Tour Event (Canadian Open at Westmount GC in 1957)
- 5 CPGA of Ontario Championships between 1963 and 2002
- 4 CPGA of Ontario Hunt Trophies (Order of Merit)
- 2 CPGA Championships (1972 & 1973)
- 2 CPGA Club Professional Championships (1981 & 1993)
- 6 Provincial Open Championships
- 1 Canadian Tour Championship (1986)
- 3 CPGA Seniors & 2 CPGA Super Seniors Championships
- Represented Canada three times in the World Cup of Golf
- Qualified for the US Open Championship 10 times
- Qualified for the US PGA Senior Tour in 1994 (fully exempt)
- Qualified for the US Senior Open Championship in 2002
George “Mac” Frost
Born February 24, 1922 in Toronto, Ontario
Over the course of his illustrious career Mac made an everlasting impression on the game of golf in Ontario, including:
- Owner of the original Cedar Brae Golf & Country Club
- Built the new Cedar Brae Golf & Country Club, the Parkview and Brookwood Golf Clubs, Spring Lakes Golf Club, and Vespra Hills Golf Club in 2003.
- 1966 Ontario President and Honourary Life Member of the Canadian Club Managers Association
- Life Member of Ontario and Canadian Golf Course Superintendents Association (1982 John B. Steel Distinguished Service Award
- Founding President (1994) Central Ontario Chapter of the National Golf Course Owners Association
- 1981 President of the Ontario Golf Association
- Governor (1981-1990), Honorary Governor (1991-1994), and Associate Governor (1995-2005) of the Royal Canadian Golf Association
- 1998 RCGA Distinguished Service Award.
- Founding sponsor of the Guelph Turfgrass Research and Information Centre, which is named in his honour, the G.M. Frost Building.
Born April 28, 1934 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
- In 1960, began a career in journalism that would span 40 years.
- ‘The Fras’ covered major East Coast events including the Springhill mining disaster.
- Relocated to Ontario and assumed a role with the Barrie Examiner and The Globe and Mail.
- He ultimately landed a role with The Toronto Star, a position that cemented his reputation in Canadian sports journalism.
- Fraser covered boxing and golf for 18 years for The Toronto Star; so good was his coverage of boxing that he was inducted into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993.
- Support of golf far eclipsed the regular PGA Tour stops and other major events; became synonymous with amateur golf across Ontario, especially women’s golf.
- Was a frequent contributor to Score Golf Magazine.
- Following his retirement in 1999, he wrote a weekly golf page for The Toronto Sun.
- In 1999, the Royal Canadian Golf Association bestowed upon Fraser an Outstanding Achievement Award for his unwavering support of the game of golf.
- Rick Fraser passed away on February 15, 2000
Born in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland on September 1, 1897.
- As a 15-year-old, he apprenticed under his uncle, the head professional of the Pretoria Golf Club.
- It was in South Africa where Jimmy honed his playing ability and learned about golf course maintenance and development.
- 1923 Orange Free State and Basutoland Open Champion
- 1923-1924, Head Professional at the Riverview Golf Club (now called Galt Country Club) in Cambridge, Ontario.
- 1926-1927 CPGA Champion.
- 1928, 1933 CPGA (Millar Trophy) Champion.
- Three-time qualifier for the United States Open.
- 1925-1953, Head Professional at the Rosedale Golf Club in Toronto, Ontario.
- Upon resigning from Rosedale, Johnstone embarked on a new career; in conjunction with millionaire developer – Nelson Davis, the two developed the ultra-private Box Grove Golf Club in Markham, Ontario.
- Achieved Master Professional status with the CPGA in 1974.
- Johnstone designed the following golf courses:
- Donalda Club
- Sleepy Hollow Golf Club
- Don Mills Golf Centre
- Cedarhurst Golf Club, Beaverton, Ontario
- Johnstone served as an Architectural Consultant on the following golf courses:
- Bayview Country Club
- Willows Golf Club
- Meadowvale Golf Club
- Magnetic Hill Golf Club
- In 1957, Johnstone received the prestigious Canadian Industrial Design Award for his revolutionary power-mated technology, in which the distribution of weight in a set of irons increases progressively from toe to heel and top to bottom. Johnstone sold the design license to the PGA Golf Company in 1970.
- Jimmy Johnstone passed away on September 1, 1976
Born in Rolandia, Parana, Brazil on August 11, 1946
- Immigrated to Canada with his family as a young boy.
- Began playing golf at age 15 at the Credit Valley Golf & Country Club.
- Graduated from New Mexico State University (1966-1970)
- Winner of 10 collegiate events
- Became the first Canadian to garner First-Team All-American honours.
- Two-time New Mexico Open Champion, 1968 (Amateur) and 1972 (Professional).
- Member of two Ontario Willingdon Cup Teams including the victorious 1968 side.
- In 1967, he represented Canada at the America’s Cup Matches in Guadalajara, Mexico.
- In 1974, he represented Canada at the World Cup in Caracas, Venezuela.
- In 1965, he lost 1up in the final of the 1965 Ontario Amateur to fellow Hall of Famer Nick Weslock .
- In 1968, he lost in a playoff with Bill Wakeham at the Ontario Open.
- Earned his PGA Tour Card in 1969, placing 6th out of 450 competitors.
- Spent seven years on the PGA Tour
- His best finish on tour was a tie for fourth at the 1972 Texas Open.
- Winner of the 1974 New Mexico PGA Championship.
- Enjoyed a distinguished 20-year career at The National Golf Club of Canada.
- In 1996, joined the Devil’s Pulpit Golf Association as Director of Golf.
- Has set seven (7) competitive course records
- 61 – Skyline CC (Tuscon, AZ)
- 62 – El Paso CC (El Paso, TX)
- 64 – New Mexico State University GC (Las Cruces, NM)
- 66 – Lake St. George GC (Orillia, ON)
- 67 – Kings Forest GC (Hamilton, ON)
- 67 – Credit Valley G&CC (Mississauga, ON)
- 69 – Nobleton Lakes GC (Nobleton, ON)
- Ben Kern passed away on October 16, 2002
Born: April 16, 1909 in Fraserborough, Scotland
Died: October 31, 1966
- Ontario Open Champion (1947-48)
- Quebec Open Champion (1943, 1948, 1950-51)
- CPGA (Millar Trophy) Champion (1940, 1942-43, 1949)
- CPGA (Millar Trophy) Runner-Up (1945, 1947, 1960)
- CPGA Championship Runner-Up (1937-38, 1946-47, 1949)
- Canadian Open Championship Runner-Up (1941) to Sam Snead
- Low Canadian at the Canadian Open (1936, 1940-41, 1947)
- Southern Ontario Open Champion (1935)
- Qualified for and participated in the 1936 and 1937 US Opens
- Head Professional at the following clubs:
- Chatham G&CC (Chatham, Ontario) 1926-28
- Colony Club (Algonac, Michigan) 1928-29
- Hawthorne Valley CC (Detroit, Michigan) 1930-34
- Essex G&CC (Windsor, Ontario) 1935-37
- Scarboro G&CC (Scarborough, Ontario) 1938-1966
- Became youngest Head Professional in Canada in 1928
- Represented Canada in matches against U.S. Professionals in 1937. Defeated US Open Champion Ralph Guldahl 4&2
Born: July 6, 1956 in Toronto, Ontario
- Graduated from the University of Houston in 1980
- Ontario Amateur Champion (1988, 1991, 1993-94, 1996)
- Ontario Champion of Champions Champion (1984, 1991)
- Canadian Amateur Champion (1990, 1994)
- With Mark Brewer, Jack Kay Jr. and Brent Franklin led Canada to the 1986 World Amateur Team Championship.
- With Brian McCann led Ontario to the 1998 Copa International Team Matches. Also Individual Champion.
- 120 tournament wins worldwide.
- Represented Ontario and Canada 11 times internationally.
- Member of nine Ontario Willingdon Cup teams.
- Member of four victorious Ontario Willingdon Cup teams.
- Voted as one of the top-16 Canadian Male Amateur Golfers of the Century in a cross-Canada poll conducted by the RCGA.
- Winner of 16 Weston G&CC Club Championships
- Winner of 12 Willie Park Invitationals
- Winner of five Eastern Ontario Amateur Championships
- Recipient of four Score Magazine Awards as Canada’s Male Amateur Golfer of the Year.
Born: January 13, 1914 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Raised near Detroit, moved to London, Ontario in 1965
- Michigan Amateur Champion (1949); Runner-Up (1950, 1956)
- Utah State Amateur Championship, Runner-Up (1945)
- Missouri State Amateur Championship, Runner-Up (1953)
- Ontario Senior Amateur Champion (1971, 1985, 1987); Runner-Up (1967-68)
- Ontario Senior Champion of Champions Winner (1971)
- Western Open, Low Amateur (1952-53)
- Canadian Senior Amateur Champion (1976)
- Canadian Seniors Golf Association Champion (1971, 1976-80)
- North and South Senior Amateur Champion (1978, 1983)
- International Senior Tournament Champion (1979)
- American Seniors Golf Association Champion (1975, 1980, 1983, 1985)
- World Super Senior Champion (1994)
- Inducted into the Highpoint Country Club (North Carolina) Hall of Fame (1997)
- Inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in 1989
- Represented Canada in the Triangular Cup Matches against the U.S. and Britain 23 times from 1970 to 1996.
- President, Canadian Seniors Golf Association (1986-87)
- Born: April 14, 1932 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Attended the University of California at Berkley
- Ontario Assistants Champion (1959)
- Canadian Assistants Champion (1959
- Ontario Golf Professional of the Year (1979)
- Canadian Club Professional of the Year (1980)
- President, CPGA of Ontario (1979-80)
- Head Professional, Maple Downs G&CC (1956-2001)
- Head Professional, Doral Resort (1963-64)
- Head Professional, DeSoto Lakes GC (1961-62)
- Instrumental in re-writing the By-Laws and Constitutions of the CPGA and CPGA of Ontario.
- Has produced 28 current Professionals across North America.
- Served as a Consultant on a number of golf projects including; The National Golf Club of Canada in Woodbridge, Angus Glen Golf Club in Unionville and the Doral Resort in Miami, Florida.
- In 1960, became first CPGA Professional to hire a female Assistant Professional (LPGA Tour Pro – Sharon Scollard)
- Born: April 14, 1932 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Born: September 22, 1955 in Montreal, Quebec
- Attended the University of Texas from 1975-78
- #1 Ranked Amateur golfer in Ontario in 1976
- Ontario Open Champion (1979)
- Manitoba Open Champion (1979)
- Saskatchewan Open Champion (1979-80)
- Quebec Open Champion (1982-83)
- CPGA Champion (1987); Runner-Up (1985)
- Canadian Tour Players Champion (1988)
- Canadian Tour Order of Merit (1st in 1980, 1982, 1989)
- Member of Canada’s World Cup Team in 1983 and 1987
- Member of Canada’s Dunhill Cup Team in 1985
- European Masters Swiss Open Champion (1984)
- German Open, Runner-Up (1984)
- Canadian Open, Low-Canadian (1992)
- Texarkana Open Champion (1991)
Katherine (Kay) Helleur
Born: February 1, 1921 in Kenogami, Quebec
- Ontario Senior Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1974, 1977); Runner-Up (1972, 1978)
- Canadian Senior Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1974); Runner-Up 1972-73, 1980)
- Instrumental in developing the first CLGA Senior Ladies’ Amateur Golf Championship in 1971.
- Miss Helleur personally designed and supervised the construction of the Woodbridge G&CC. From 1953 to 1969 she owned and operated the club now known as the Woodlands G&CC.
- Founder and Director of the ‘Ada Mackenzie Memorial Foundation’, a non-profit charitable organization named in honour of Canada’s first outstanding female golfer.
- Captained the Canadian Team at the 1966 World Cup Matches
- Ontario Senior Provincial Team Member (1971-75, 1978-80, 1982)
- Miss Helleur was Director and Manager of the Summerlea G&CC from 1945 to 1952. The club is now called Humber Valley GC.
- Rosedale GC Ladies’ Club Champion (15 times); Senior (8 times)
- St. Andrews G&CC Ladies Club Champion (1940)
- Oshawa GC Ladies’ Club Champion (8 times); Senior (1994)
Gordon McInnis Sr.
Born: December 14, 1919 in Fonthill, Ontario
Died May 29, 1993 in Fonthill, Ontario
- Joined the Professional staff at the Lookout Point Country Club in Fonthill in 1938; after serving in the RCAF from 1940-45 he was appointed Head Professional, a position he held until 1993.
- Set Lookout Point CC course record of 65, a feat he would repeat on seven occasions.
- A renowned and respected golf instructor, Mr. McInnis was a mentor to Canadian golfing greats Marlene Stewart-Streit, Cathy Sherk and Moe Norman.
- Honoured by the CPGA of Ontario for his contribution to golf in 1977.
- Honoured by the OGA for his contribution to golf in 1973.
- Ontario Senior/Junior PGA Champion (1978, 1988)
- Received CPGA Teaching Award in 1993.
- Reflecting on Mrs. Streit’s and Mrs. Sherk’s U.S. Amateur victories, Gordon conceded, “to have (my) picture taken with the two of them with the same trophy is one of the pride and joys that I have.”
Born: December 18, 1911 in London, Ontario
Died: January 5, 1993 in London, Ontario
- Attended the Universities of Toronto and Western Ontario
- Made his career as a Jeweller
- Ontario Junior Championship Runner-Up (1929-30)
- Ontario Amateur Champion (1930, 1942, 1946); Runner-Up (1931, 1947)
- Ontario Senior Amateur Champion (1965); Runner-Up (1972-73)
- Canadian Senior Amateur Champion (1970)
- Canadian Senior’s Golf Association Champion (1969-70)
- Ontario Father & Son Champion: with father John A. (1935); with sons, David (1967, 1971); Robert (1959, 1963); and John C. (1961)
- British Amateur Championship Quarter-finalist (1933)
- Prince of Wales Trophy Winner (1933)
- Member of 12 Ontario Interprovincial Teams
- Club Champion, London Hunt (13 times)
Born: 1867 in Witney, England
Died: 1957 in Brantford, Ontario
- Made his career as a Publisher
- Emigrated to Canada in 1887 and settled in Brantford
- Mr. Reville and his brother worked for his uncle, Thomas Lemmon, who owned The Courier in Brantford. He eventually became part-owner (with his brother), Editor, and Publisher. He sold his interests in The Courier in 1913.
- Mr. Reville was the Founder, Publisher, Contributing and Managing Editor of Canada’s first golf periodical, The Canadian Golfer.
- The Canadian Golfer was recognized internationally as the best golf journal in the world. The magazine survived from 1915-33.
- Helped found the Canadians Senior’s Golf Association in 1918.
- Served as Honourary Secretary of the first Rules of Golf Committee of the Royal Canadian Golf Association (1916-21)
- Honourary Secretary, CSGA (1918-26)
- Governor, CSGA (1918-57)
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1986
Born: April 29, 1924 in Toronto, Ontario
- Turned Professional in 1950
- Club Affiliations: Oakdale G&CC, Credit Valley G&CC, Islington GC
- CPGA Champion (1955-56, 1963, 1970)
- CPGA (Millar Trophy) Champion (1952, 1954, 1958, 1961)
- Mexican Open Champion (1963)
- Teamed with George Knudson to lead Canada to victory at the World Cup in 1963. Mr. Balding claimed the Individual title.
- Joined the PGA Tour in 1952
- First Canadian to win a tour event. PGA Tour victories include:
- Mayfair Open (1955); Miami Beach Open (1957); West Palm Beach Open (1957); Havana Invitational (1957).
- Quebec Open Champion (1952).
- Ontario Open Runner-Up (1954).
- Ontario Athlete of the Year (1955, 1957).
- Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1969.
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1985.
Born: Saskatchewan, 1944
- Canadian Junior Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1961)
- Canadian Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1962)
- Canadian Senior Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1994-95, 1999-00)
- U.S. Senior Women’s Champion (1996, 1998)
- Ontario Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1992-93)
- Ontario Senior Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1994, 1996-2001)
- B.C. Junior Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1959-60, 1962)
- B.C. Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1962-63)
- Three-time Member of Commonwealth Team
- Four-time Member of World Amateur Team
- Eight-time Member of Ontario Women’s Team
- Six-time Member of Ontario Senior Women’s Team
- Captained Canadian Team at 1980 British Amateur
- Australian Two-Ball Champion (1963)
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1997
Born: January 3, 1907 in Toronto, Ontario
Died: February 4, 2001 in Toronto, Ontario
- Ontario Open Champion (1930, 1944)
- CPGA (Millar Trophy) Champion (1937, 1953)
- CPGA Champion (1944, 1948)
- Quebec Open Champion (1941)
- Two-time Rivermead Cup winner, emblematic of the leading Canadian Professional at the Canadian Open (1942, 1956)
- Head Professional – Mississauga G&CC (1931-72)
- Canadian Open Runner-Up (1954)
- Canadian Senior PGA Champion (1961)
- Ontario Senior PGA Champion (1962-65)
- Professional Football Player (1922-23) Toronto Argonauts
- Professional Hockey Player (1924-38) Toronto, Detroit, Chicago
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1982
orn: September 18, 1906 in Thunder Bay, Ontario
Died: 1997 in Toronto, Ontario
- U.S. Junior and Western Junior Champion (1924)
- Canadian Amateur Champion (1925, 1927); youngest male golfer to ever win a National Championship (18 years).
- Ontario Junior Champion (1923); Runner-Up (1924)
- Ontario Amateur Champion (1926, 1933); Runner-Up (1925)
- Ontario Open Runner-Up (1925)
- Received Order of the British Empire (1946)
- Inducted into the University of Toronto Sports Hall of Fame
- Inter-Collegiate Boxing Champion of Canada (1927)
- Partook in Boxing at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, losing his second round match to the eventual light-heavyweight champion.
- Runner-Up to Lionel Conacher for Canada’s Male Athlete of the Half-Century.
- Mr. Carrick graduated from Harvard Law School
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1997
Born: October 28, 1938 in Kitchener, Ontario
- Ontario Juvenile Champion (1954)
- Ontario Junior Champion (1956)
- Ontario Amateur Champion (1964, 1968, 1971, 1974-75, 1977-78, 1981, 1984); Runner-Up (1959-60, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1983, 1990)
- Ontario Open Champion (1968)
- Canadian Junior Champion (1956)
- Canadian Amateur Champion (1961); Runner-Up (1959-60, 1964, 1968, 1974)
- United States Amateur Champion (1966, 1971)
- North and South Amateur Champion (1971)
- Porter Cup Champion (1969)
- Medallist, 1962 World Amateur Team Championships
- Low Amateur, Masters Tournament (1964)
- Low Amateur, Canadian Open (1960)
- In 2000, Mr. Cowan was named Canada’s ‘Top Male Amateur Golfer of the Century’ in a poll conducted by the RCGA.
- Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1967
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1972
Born: May 20, 1879 in Bridge of Weir, Scotland
Died: March 26, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario
- Mr. Cumming was Head Professional at the Dumfries and Galloway GC in Scotland as a 16 year-old, a post he served until 1899.
- Migrated to Canada in 1900
- Head Professional, Toronto Golf Club (1900-50)
- Canadian Open Champion (1905); Runner-Up (1906-07, 1909, 1914)
- Canadian PGA Champion (1914); Runner-Up (1912, 1919, 1924)
- United States Open Championship – 8th Place (1905)
- Pioneered the CPGA organization
- Considered Dean of Canadian Golf Professionals
- CPGA Captain (1911-13, 1931-32) Vice-Captain (4 times)
- CPGA Vice-Captain/President (1922-24, 1950)
- A number of distinguished Professionals apprenticed under Mr. Cumming, they include: Charlie and Albert Murray, Karl Keffer, Frank Freeman, Dick Borthwick, Willie Lamb, Gordon Brydson, Nicol Thompson and his son Lou Cumming.
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1971
Born: March 27, 1912 in Toronto, Ontario
Died: April 10, 1974 in Toronto, Ontario
- Ontario Juvenile (1927), Junior (1930) Champion
- Ontario Amateur Champion (1931, 1934, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1948); Runner-Up (1942, 1944, 1946)
- Ontario Sr. Amateur Champion (1963-64, 1966); Runner-Up (1962)
- Quebec Amateur Champion (1936-37); Runner-Up (1938)
- Ontario Open Champion (1942, 1945)
- Low Amateur, Canadian Open (1931, 1934, 1937-38, 1941)
- Canadian Amateur Championship, Runner-Up (1937, 1949, 1951)
- Canadian Senior Amateur Champion (1968-69)
- Canadian Seniors’ Golf Association Champion (1967, 1972)
- Captain, Canada’s Team at 1952 America’s Cup Matches
- Member, Canadian Senior Amateur Team (1967, 1969)
- President, Ontario Golf Association (1949)
- President, Royal Canadian Golf Association (1967)
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1979
Born: April 18, 1922 in Chatham, Ontario
Died: October 4, 2001 in Brantford, Ontario
- President, Brantford Golf & Country Club (1958)
- President, Ontario Golf Association (1962)
- Elected Honourary Lifetime Governor of the OGA in 1968
- President, Royal Canadian Golf Association (1965)
- Executive Director, RCGA (1970-78)
- Elected Honourary Lifetime Governor of the RCGA in 1968
- Mr. Forbes was largely responsible for the RCGA’s decision to move to Glen Abbey GC
- Captained victorious Canadian Team at 1965 America’s Cup
- Honourary Member, Canadian Professional Golfers Association
- Captained four Canadian Teams at the World Amateur Team Championships (1960, 1972, 1974, 1976)
- Captained victorious Canadian Team at 1971 New Zealand Centennial Championship (formerly the Commonwealth Matches)
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1987
Born: April 29, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois
- Attended Yale University
- Served with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942-46
- Mr. Grimm was involved in the concrete business from 1948-1982
- Emigrated to Canada in 1948
- President, Royal Canadian Golf Association (1974)
- Mr. Grimm was largely responsible for the RCGA’s decision to relocate to the Glen Abbey Golf Club.
- Director of Professional Tournaments, RCGA (1982-1993)
- Elected Honourary Lifetime Governor of the RCGA in 1975
- Elected Honourary Lifetime Governor of the OGA in 1998
- Chairman, Canadian Open (1965, 1970, 1972, 1977-79)
- Commissioner, Canadian Professional Golf Tour (1993-96)
- Elected member of the Captains Club at the Memorial Tournament held at Muirfield Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio in 1989.
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1993
Born: 1878 in England and died in 1968
- Founder and Organizing Secretary of the Canadian Ladies’ Golf Union in 1913 (now the Canadian Ladies’ Golf Association)
- Took up golf at the Hamilton club around 1900 and quickly became one of the club’s top players.
- Ontario Ladies’ Champion (1904, 1906, 1913-14)
- Canadian Ladies’ Open Champion (1903-04); Runner-Up (1911, 1913)
- At the 1910 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, Miss Harvey reached the semi-finals and was defeated by fellow Hamiltonian – Dorothy Campbell, who repeated as Champion.
- In 1918, as a volunteer with the Red Cross she was assigned a post with the Scottish Women’s Hospital unit as an ambulance driver attached to the First Serbian Army.
- In 1920, she partook in the British Ladies’ Championship in Newcastle, Ireland.
- Miss Harvey eventually moved to and settled in South Africa.
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1972
Born: 1882 in Tottenham, Ontario
Died: 1950 in Toronto, Ontario
- Canadian Open Champion (1909, 1914); Runner-Up (1919)
- Mr. Keffer remains the only Canadian-born player ever to win our National Open Championship.
- Quebec Open Champion (1927)
- Manitoba Open Champion (1919)
- On July 7, 1911, during the Canadian Open at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club, some twenty Canadian Professionals including Keffer helped found the Canadian Professional Golfers Association.
- Honourary Secretary-Treasurer, CPGA (1914-1928)
- Captain, CPGA (1934-37)
- President, CPGA (1938-40)
- Mr. Keffer learned to golf as a caddie and later as an Assistant to George Cumming at The Toronto Golf Club.
- Head Professional, Royal Ottawa GC (1911-1943)
- Corporal Keffer served in the First World War for Canada.
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1986
Born: June 28, 1937 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Died: January 24, 1989 in Toronto, Ontario
- Member of the Order of Canada (November 17, 1988)
- Manitoba Junior Champion (1954-55)
- Canadian Junior Champion (1955)
- Manitoba Open Champion (1958-60)
- Ontario Open Champion (1960-61, 1971, 1976, 1978)
- Canadian Open (Rivermead Cup for the leading Canadian Professional (1963, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1977)
- Joined the PGA Tour in 1959. PGA Tour victories include: Coral Gables Open (1961), Portland Open (1963), Fresno Open (1964), Greater New Orleans Open (1967), Phoenix & Tuscon Opens (1968), Robinson & Kasier International Opens (1972).
- CPGA Champion (1964, 1967-68, 1976-77)
- Masters Tournament, tied for 2nd (1969)
- Captured 1963 World Cup Matches with partner Al Balding.
- Individual Winner at the 1966 World Cup Matches.
- Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1969
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1986
Born: December 15, 1902 in Montrose Angus, Scotland
Died: January 28, 1969 in St. Petersburg, Florida
- Emigrated to Canada in 1924
- CPGA Champion (1928-30, 1933, 1935); Runner-Up (1936)
- CPGA (Millar Trophy) Champion (1930); Runner-Up (1953)
- Ontario Open Champion (1932); Runner-Up (1935, 1942, 1946)
- Quebec Open Champion (1931-33)
- Assistant, The Toronto Golf Club (1924-1928)
- Professional, Uplands Golf Club (1929-33)
- Professional, Lambton Golf & Country Club (1934-64)
- Mexican Open Champion (1924)
- Captain, CPGA (1929)
- President, CPGA of Ontario (1948-50)
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1985
George S. Lyon
Born: July 27, 1858 in Richmond, Ontario
Died: May 11, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario
- Canadian Amateur Champion (1898, 1900, 1903, 1905-07, 1912, 1914); Runner-Up (1904, 1910)
- United States Amateur Championship, Runner-Up (1906)
- Canadian Open, Runner-Up (1910)
- Canadian Seniors’ Golf Association Champion (1918-23, 1925-26, 1928, 1930); Runner-Up (1924, 1929, (1931-32)
- North American Seniors’ Golf Association Champion (1923, 1930-32)
- Olympic Gold Medalist for Golf (1904)
- President, Royal Canadian Golf Association (1923)
- Joined the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada in 1881 and served through the North-West Rebellion of 1885, first as a Corporal, finally as a Sergeant.
- Mr. Lyon took up the game of golf at age 37 and within three years of picking up a club, he had become a National Amateur Champion.
- Helped found the Lambton Golf & Country Club in 1902
- Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1955
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1971
Born: October 30, 1891 in Toronto, Ontario
Died: January 25, 1973 in Richmond Hill, Ontario
- Ontario Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1922-23, 1927, 1931, 1933, 1939, 1946-47, 1950)
- Ontario Senior Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1965, 1969)
- Canadian Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1919, 1925-26, 1933, 1935); Runner-Up (1924, 1934)
- Canadian Ladies’ Close Champion (1926-27, 1929, 1931, 1933); Runner-Up (1923, 1925, 1950)
- Canadian Senior Women’s Champion (1955-60, 1962, 1965)
- United States Women’s Amateur Semi-Finalist (1927, 1932)
- In 1924, Miss Mackenzie founded the Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto.
- In 1905, Ada’s father George was a founding member of the Mississauga Golf & Country Club.
- Named the 1933 Canadian Athlete of the Year
- President, Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto (1924, 1943-44)
- Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1955
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1971
Born: September 15, 1869 in Seneca Township, Ontario
Died: May 19, 1934 in Hamilton, Ontario
- Attended Upper Canada College
- Canadian Amateur Champion (1902, 1910); Runner-Up (1907-08)
- Canadian Senior’s Golf Association Champion (1927)
- Mr. Martin remains the only left-handed golfer ever to win the Canadian Amateur Championship. He was considered to be the greatest southpaw golfer in North America.
- Mr. Martin is the brother-in-law of George S. Lyon. No one defeated Lyon more times than Mr. Martin including a hard fought battle in the final of the 1910 Canadian Amateur.
- Club Champion, Hamilton G&CC (nine times)
- President, Hamilton G&CC (1910)
- Captain, Hamilton G&CC (1906-09, 1912)
- Mr. Martin made his career as a lawyer. He was also a prominent cricketer and rugby player.
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1974
Gail Harvey Moore
Born: June 13, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario
- Ontario Junior Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1960-61)
- Ontario Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1959)
- Quebec Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1962)
- B.C. Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1970); Runner-Up (1969, 1971)
- Canadian Junior Ladies’ Champion (1958-60)
- Canadian Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1970); Runner-Up (1963)
- Canadian Ladies’ Close Champion (1964-64); Runner-Up (1963, 1968)
- Member, Canadian World Amateur Team (1966, 1968, 1970)
- Member, Ontario Interprovincial Team (1959, 1966)
- Member, B.C. Interprovincial Team (1968-72, 1977-80, 1982-83, 1991)
- Canadian Commonwealth Team (1967, 1971, 1979)
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1998
Born: July 10, 1929 in Kitchener, Ontario
- Ontario Amateur Championship Runner-Up (1955)
- Canadian Amateur Champion (1955-56)
- Ontario Open Champion (1958, 1963); Runner-Up (1954, 1962, 1970)
- Saskatchewan Open Champion (1963, 1968); Runner-Up (1969)
- Manitoba Open Champion (1965-67); Runner-Up (1964, 1971, 1973)
- Alberta Open Champion (1966, 1971, 1976); Runner-Up (1967)
- Quebec Open Champion (1966)
- CPGA Champion (1966, 1974); Runner-Up (1965)
- CPGA (Millar Trophy) Champion (1964); Runner-Up (1966)
- CPGA Senior Champion (1980-85, 1987)
- Mr. Norman was a product of the Rockway Golf Club in Kitchener, and of its Professional – Lloyd Tucker. Tucker’s other pupils include Champions, Gerry Kesselring and Gary Cowan.
- Mr. Norman held 33 course records during his career.
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1995.
Born: 1927 in Athens, Ontario
- Ontario Blind Golfers’ Champion (14 times between 1952-1972)
- Canadian Blind Golfers’ Champion (12 times between 1952-1972)
- U.S. Blind Golfers’ Champion (1963)
- International Blind Golfers’ Champion (1963)
- After losing his sight in 1948 in a dynamite explosion, Mr. Pattemore took up golf in 1951 and attributes his success to Clair Chinery, Professional at Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton, Ontario.
- Mr. Pattemore has devoted much of his life to encouraging the newly blind to challenge their new and foreign world.
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1996
Born: June 4, 1948 in Oakville, Ontario
- Member of the Order of Canada (May 8, 2003)
- Ontario Junior Girls’ Champion (1963, 1965-66)
- Ontario Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1964)
- Canadian Junior Girls’ Champion (1964-66)
- Ms. Post was the first Canadian woman to join the LPGA Tour and was the LPGA Tour’s Rookie-of-the-Year in 1968.
- Ms. Post won nine LPGA Tour Events: LPGA Championship (1968); Colgate Far East Open (1974); Colgate-Dinah Shore (1978-79); Lady Stroh’s Open (1978); Lady Michelob and ERA Real Estate Classic (1979); West Virginia Classic (1980); McDonalds Classic (1981).
- Canadian Athlete of the Year (1979)
- Canadian Female Athlete of the Year (1979)
- LPGA Board of Directors (1983-84)
- Lou Marsh Trophy Winner (1979)
- Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1988
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1988
Born: June 17, 1950
- Ontario Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1978); Runner-Up (1973, 1976-77)
- Canadian Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1977-78)
- U.S. Women’s Amateur Champion (1978); Runner-Up (1977)
- North and South Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1978)
- Women’s World Amateur Team Championships, Low Individual (1978); Canada placed 2nd.
- CPGA Ladies’ Champion (1988, 1990-91)
- Mrs. Sherk’s mentor was fellow Hall of Famer Gordon McInnis Sr.
- Ontario Athlete of the Year (1978)
- Co-Winner of the Canadian Female Athlete of the Year (1978)
- #1 Ranked Woman Golfer in 1978 by GolfDigest
- CLGA Advisor/Coach (1994-95)
- Joined the LPGA Tour in 1979 and competed for six years.
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1995
Born: May 4, 1903 in London, Ontario
Died: May 17, 1991 in London, Ontario
- Ontario Amateur Champion (1927-29, 1937)
- Manitoba Amateur Champion (1926)
- Canadian Amateur Champion (1926, 1928, 1930-31, 1935, 1937); Runner-Up (1924-25, 1934, 1938)
- United States Amateur Champion (1932). Became only the second foreign-born player to win the U.S. Amateur Championship.
- Canadian Senior’s Golf Association Champion (1960-61, 1965-66); Runner-Up (1962, 1972)
- Canadian Senior Amateur Championship Runner-Up (1966)
- Played in the inaugural Masters Tournament in 1934 and holds the distinction for the first hole-in-one in Masters history.
- In 1950, Mr. Somerville was named ‘Canada’s Top Golfer of the Half Century’ by the Canadian Press.
- President, London Hunt & Country Club (1953)
- President, Royal Canadian Golf Association (1957)
- Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1955
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1971
Born: March 9, 1934 in Cereal, Alberta
- Officer of the Order of Canada (July 6, 1967)
- Ontario Junior Girls Champion (1951-52)
- Ontario Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1951, 1956-58, 1968-70, 1972, 1974, 1976-77); Runner-Up (1966, 1978-80, 1982)
- Ontario Senior Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1987-88, 1990, 1992, 1995, 2003)
- Canadian Ladies Amateur (Open) Champion (1951, 1954-56, 1958-59, 1963, 1968-69, 1972-73); Runner-Up (1953, 1970-71, 1978)
- Canadian Ladies’ Amateur (Close) Champion (1951-1957, 1963, 1968)
- Canadian Senior Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1985, 1987-88, 1993)
- British Ladies’ Amateur Champion (1953)
- United States Women’s Amateur Champion (1956)
- Australian Women’s Amateur Champion (1963)
- North & South Women’s Amateur Champion (1956, 1974)
- U.S. Inter-Collegiate Champion (1956)
- U.S. Women’s Open, Low Amateur (1961)
- U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Champion (1985, 1994, 2003); Runner-Up (1996)
- Only person to win Canadian, United States, British and Australian National Amateur titles.
- Canadian Female Athlete of the Year (4 times)
- Lou Marsh Trophy Winner (1951, 1956)
- Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1962
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1971
- Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2004
Born: September 18, 1893 in Toronto, Ontario
Died: January 4, 1953 in Toronto, Ontario
- Mr. Thompson is widely regarded as Canada’s most renowned golf course architect.
- Of the more than 200 courses he completed the majority were in Canada with some in Brazil, Colombia, Jamaica and the U.S.
- Mr. Thompson attended the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph, Ontario (University of Guelph).
- Some of his most prominent legacies include: Highlands Links, Capilano G&CC, Jasper Park Lodge and St. George’s G&CC.
- Stanley and his brothers Nicol, Matt, Frank and Bill are regarded as some of the best golfers that Canada has ever known.
- Mr. Thompson and the legendary American golf course architect – Robert Trent Jones were close friends and partners for many years.
- Many successful Canadian golf course architects apprenticed under Stanley Thompson, they include: Clinton E. ‘Robbie’ Robinson, Geoffrey Cornish, Howard Watson and Robert Moote.
- Stanley Thompson was a charter member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) in 1948.
- President, ASGCA (1949)
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1980
Born: November 2, 1922 in Mitchell, Ontario
Died: June 24, 2002 in Stouffville, Ontario
- Ontario Open Champion (1950); Runner-Up (1954)
- PGA of Ontario Champion (1958)
- CPGA (Millar Trophy) Champion (1955); Runner-Up (1954)
- Achieved Master Professional status with the CPGA in 1974. He was the first Canadian to receive this distinction.
- Mr. Tucker has been a member of the CPGA since 1946.
- President, CPGA (1959-60)
- President, CPGA of Ontario (1959-62)
- CPGA Senior Champion (1977)
- PGA of Ontario Senior Champion (three times)
- CPGA Club Professional of the Year
- Quebec Open Championship Runner-Up (1953)
- Mr. Tucker instituted the CPGA Pension Plan and designed and wrote several CPGA employment manuals
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1999
Born: December 13, 1917 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Ontario Amateur Champion (1944, 1950, 1958, 1961-62, 1965, 1969-70); Runner-Up (1943, 1945, 1951, 1953, 1964, 1971-72)
- Ontario Senior Amateur Champion (1968-70, 1972-73, 1975-80); Runner-Up (1982)
- Ontario Open Champion (1946, 1949, 1959, 1962, 1964-65, 1969)
- Canadian Amateur Champion (1957, 1963-64, 1966); Runner-Up (1950)
- Canadian Senior Amateur Champion (1973-74, 1979-81, 1983); Runner-Up (1978)
- Canadian Open Championship – Low Amateur (16 times)
- Ontario Willingdon Cup Team (25 times)
- Masters Tournament Invitee (4 times)
- Southern Ontario Amateur Champion (1939)
- Represented Canada seven times at the America’s Cup Matches
- Represented Canada five times at the Commonwealth Matches
- Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1971
- Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1972