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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, Feb. 07, 2013 12:03PM EST Last updated on Thursday, Feb. 07, 2013 12:06PM EST
An intense player in every professional golf event he played in, Stan Leonard made his mark in amateur, provincial, national and international tournaments. The Vancouver native won the British Columbia Amateur Championship twice from 1932-1935 and won the British Columbia Open Championship five times from 1947-1961. His win at the 1940 CPGA championship was the first for a golfer from outside central Canada in nearly two decades. Leonard went on to win seven more CPGA titles. Throughout his career, Leonard won a total of 44 tournaments. He represented Team Canada 15 times, nine times with the Canada Cup Team and six times with the Canadian Hopkins Trophy Team.
Phil Farley was a dominant force on the Canadian golf scene for more than three decades as a player and capable administrator. Farley, born in Toronto, captured the Ontario Junior title in 1930. That win paved the way for an impressive record that saw him win the Ontario Amateur six times, the Ontario Open twice and finished as the low amateur five times in the Canadian Open. He also captured the National Senior Championship in 1968 and 1969. He was president of the OGA (now Golf Association of Ontario) in 1949 and president of the RCGA (now Canada) in 1967. Farley was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1979.
One of the most consistent Canadian golfers, Daniel Halldorson has been in professional tournaments since the 1970s. Most notably Canada’s only team member with two World Cup victories – the 1980 titles with Jim Nelford and the 1985 title with Dave Barr. Dan also won two PGA Tours events and seven Canadian Tour events. He earned a total of more than $1 million on the PGA Tour, he was also named Canada’s professional golfer of the year in 1981 and 1983. Halldorson was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 2002.
Thunder Bay, Ont. native, Donald Carrick, was one of Canada’s top amateur golfers. Sports writer Lou Caz said, “If you look up the word amateur in the dictionary, you will find Donald Carrick’s name.” A two time Canadian Amateur Champion, Carrick also won the US Junior Boy’s Championship, several Ontario amateur titles and played for Canada against the British Walker Cup team before retiring from championship golf in 1933 to focus on his family and law practice. Carrick is an honoured member of the University of Toronto Sports Hall of Fame for his time playing varsity football and hockey. He boxed in the 1928 Olympics and received the Order of the British Empire for his service in the Royal Artillery during WWII. Carrick was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1997.
All photos courtesy of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum.