Bill Hobbis, a member of the British Columbia Golf Hall of Fame, life member of Royal Colwood Golf Club in Victoria, and former Golf Canada Governor, died July 15 after a lengthy illness. He was 80 years old.
Hobbis represented British Columbia on two Willingdon Cup teams and was part of B.C.’s national championship team in 1975. He also played one Willingdon Cup for Alberta in 1978 when he worked in that province.
Hobbis won more than 60 invitational, open or amateur championships over his career. He won the Saskatchewan Amateur Championship in 1978 and the New Zealand Senior Championship in 1979. Hobbis collected many wins in northern B.C. while living in Prince George, including three Simon Fraser Opens.
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