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Throwback Thursday - Looking back at Canadian Golf Hall of Fame members
Golf Canada takes a look back at photos of Canada's most influential people in Canadian golf history.
Golf Canada/ Matt Cudzinowski
Published on Thursday, Dec. 06, 2012 03:57PM EST Last updated on Thursday, Dec. 06, 2012 04:53PM EST
One of Canada’s most prolific championship golfers, Nick Weslock dedicated his life to competing in the amateur ranks and succeeded at every age category. He won the Canadian Amateur four times and captured the Ontario Amateur eight times over four decades, while also finishing as low amateur in the Canadian Open on eleven occasions. A seven-time winner of the Ontario Open as an amateur, Weslock represented Canada on several international teams, including the championship-winning Americas Cup, Commonwealth Championships and New Zealand Centennial tournament squads.
A standout amateur golfer, Graham Cooke has amassed seven Canadian Mid-Amateur titles and four Canadian Men’s Senior titles throughout his illustrious playing career. His 11 national amateur championship titles is a record for most national events won by a Canadian male amateur. A winner of both the Quebec Amateur and Quebec Senior Amateur several times over, Cooke is a five-time Duke of Kent Champion, a four-time Alexander of Tunis Champion and has made 27 Willingdon Cup appearances at the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship as a member of Quebec’s provincial team. A graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in landscape architecture, Cooke is enjoying a long, renowned career designing courses, primarily across Canada, with other works in the U.S., Italy, Finland & India.
Mary Ann Hayward
Throughout her illustrious playing career, Mary Ann Hayward has distinguished herself as one of North America’s top female amateur golfers. Among her many accomplishments, the native of Lachine, Que. is a four-time Canadian Amateur Champion, a six-time winner of the Quebec Amateur Championship, a five-time Ontario Amateur champion and a 12-time winner of the Ontario Mid-Amateur Championship. She has been a member of countless inter-provincial teams for Quebec and Ontario and in 2005, Hayward became the first Canadian to win the U.S. Mid-Amateur title. At the international level, Mary Ann has represented Canada eight times at the World Amateur Championship and four times at the Commonwealth Matches.
Dick Grimm was affectionately known as “Mr. Canadian Open” during his involvement with our National Open Championship from 1965 to 1993. Masterfully coordinating the skills of salesman, promoter, official and fan, Grimm put his heart and soul into making the Canadian Open the great event it is today.
Geoffrey Cornish, one of the legendary Stanley Thompson’s protégés, fashioned a career in golf course architecture that would rank him as one of the best that Canada has ever produced. With a career that included more than 200 golf course designs or remodels, Cornish turned his attention towards chronicling the history of his field. He collaborated with Ronald Whitten on The Golf Course and The Architects of Golf, two internationally-acclaimed books on golf course architecture.