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Donald Day Carrick, O.B.E.

Born: 18 September, 1906
Place of Birth: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Death: January 1997
Inducted: 1997
Club Affiliation(s): Scarborough GC & Rosedale GC

Sports writer Lou Caz has 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. Beyond his golf record, Carrick competed in the boxing segment of the 1928 Olympics as well as played varsity football and hockey. Voted runner-up to Lionel Connacher for Male Athlete of the Half Century, Carrick also received the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E) for his service in the Royal Artillery during WWII.

Donald Day Carrick's Record:

International:

  • U.S. Western Junior Boys' Championship
  • U.S. Junior Boys' Championship - 1924
  • Low Amateur Qualifying Round, Western Open - 1924
  • Western Amateur Championship Runner-up - 1926

National:

  • Canadian Amateur Champion - 1925, 1927
  • Low Amateur Canadian Open - 1927
  • 3rd Low Amateur Canadian Open - 1923 (16 years of age)
  • Member of Canadian Team vs. 1st Walker Cup team (1924)
  • Member of 1st Canadian Team to Britain - 1935

Provincial:

  • Ontario Junior Boys' Championship - 1923
  • Ontario Amateur Championship - 1926, 1933
  • Ontario Junior Boys' Runner-up - 1924
  • Ontario Amateur Runner-up - 1925
  • Ontario Open Championship Runner-up - 1925
  • G.S. Lyon Team Championship 1934

Teams:

  • Ontario Team Interprovincial Championship - 1930

Other Items of Note:

  • Order of the British Empire 1946
  • Defeated Sandy Somerville in 5 of 7 meets between 1925 - 1927
  • Competed in a number of exhibitions with the likes of Walter Hagen
  • Federal M.P. for Trinity, Toronto Constituency
  • University of Toronto Sports Hall of Fame honoured member
  • Three Time Intercollegiate Boxing Champion
  • Canadian Light-heavyweight division
  • Amateur Boxing Champion
  • 5th place Boxing, light-heavy weight division, Olympic Games, Amsterdam
  • Runner-up to Lionel Connacher for Canada's Male Athlete of the Half Century
  • Undefeated in meets with West Point and U.S. Naval Academy
  • All-star Hockey Defence man with Toronto Varsity Blues

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