Golf Historical Society of Canada

Early Golf History in Canada

This section is used to present interesting and relevant posts about early Canadian historical golf figures and other topics.

George S. Lyon (1858-1938)

George S. Lyon (1858-1938) Olympic Golf and George S. Lyon (by Doug Marshall) The First Olympic GolfThe First Modern Olympics took place in 1896 in

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Nicol Thompson (1880-1957)

Nicol Thompson (1880-1957) Nicol Thomson (by Doug Marshall) Nicol Thompson was the first child of ten born to James and Jeannie Thompson. There were six

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Karl Keffer (1882-1950)

Karl Keffer (1882-1950) Karl Keffer  (by Doug Marshall) We know Karl Keffer as the first and only Canadian born winner of the Canadian Open. This

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Charles & Albert Murray

Charles & Albert Murray Early Golf Champions in Canada (by Doug Marshall) First we need to start with The Parish of Norway in the northeast end of

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George Cumming (1879-1950)

George Cumming (1879-1950) George Cumming, Toronto Golf Club (1900-1950) (by Doug Marshall) George Cumming was the template for the perfect Canadian Golf Professional. He did

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WM. Davis (1881-1889)

WM. Davis (1881-1889) The First Professional in North America (by Doug Marshall) In 1881, William Davis was brought to Canada and hired by Montreal Golf

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