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Throwback Thursday - Canadian Golf Hall of Famers
Through photos, Golf Canada takes a look back at some of the most influential people in Canadian golf history.
Golf Canada/ Colin Hegarty
Published on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 03:12PM EST Last updated on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 03:31PM EST
Born in Tottenham, Ont. in 1882, Karl Keffer was the first Canadian-born golfer to win the Canadian Open. He won the tournament in 1909 and 1914; he was also the runner up in 1919. Keffer was a founding member of the Canadian Professional Golfers Association in 1911 and spent 29 years with the association. He was the Honorary Secretary-Treasurer from 1914 to 1928, Captain from 1934 to 1937 and President from 1938 to 1940. He was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1986.
Born on December 28th, 1951, Doug Roxburgh is still active in competitive golf. Roxburgh made his mark on Canadian Golf through his amateur years; he won the Canadian junior Champion in 1970, was runner up at the Canadian Amateur in 1971, but won it the year after. Roxburgh would go on to win the Canadian Amateur four times and secured the BC Amateur championship 13 times. He also represented Canada on six world Amateur Teams. Roxburgh was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1990, the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 1995, and the BC Golf Hall of Fame in 2003.
Born on September 11th, 1911, Marion Doherty is remembered not for her trophies, titles, or prize money. Her 42 years with the Royal Canadian Golf Association saw her move though the ranks from administrative positions to secretary-treasurer of the sport’s national governing body. The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame inducted her in 1981.
Born in Toronto, Gordon Brydson was an all-round athlete. Before focusing his energy on his professional golf career, Brydson played hockey for the Toronto Maple Leafs and football for the Toronto Argonauts. In his 40 years association with the Mississaugua Golf Club, Brydson won every significant professional championship in Canada, including the CPGA Championship (1944,1948), the Millar Trophy (1937,1953), The Ontario Open (1930,1944), the Quebec Open (1941), and the CPGA Seniors Championship (1961). He was also runner-up in the 1954 Canadian Open. Brydson was honoured to be inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1982.
Having one of the most successful amateur careers, Nick Weslock is one of Canada’s most prolific championship golfers. The Winnipeg native won the Canadian Amateur four times and secured the Ontario Amateur eight times over four decades. Weslock also won the Ontario Open seven times as an amateur and represented Canada on several international teams, including the championship-winning Americas Cup, Commonwealth Championships and New Zealand Centennial tournament squads. Weslock was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1972.
All photos courtesy of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum.