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George Cumming

Born: May 20, 1879
Place of Birth: Bridge of Weir Scotland
Death: March 26, 1950
Place of Death: Toronto, ON
Category: Professional Golfer/Builder
Inducted: 1971
Golf Club Affiliations: Golf Professional Dumfries and Galloway Golf Club, Golf Professional Toronto Golf Club

Considered the “Dean of Canadian Professional Golfers”, George Cumming’s teachings as proprietor of the Toronto Golf Club’s golf shop launched the career of many of Canada’s most revered golfers. Not only did this transplanted Scot win the Canadian Open in 1905, but three of his assistants won the championship in the following years - Charlie and Albert Murray and Karl Keffer.

George Cumming's Golf Record:

National:

  • 1905 Canadian Open Champion
  • 1906 Canadian Open Runner-up
  • 1907 Canadian Open Runner-up
  • 1909 Canadian Open Runner-up
  • 1914 Canadian Open Runner-up
  • 1914 Canadian Professional Golfers Association Champion
  • 1912 Runner-Up Canadian Professional Golfers Association Championship
  • 1919 Runner-Up Canadian Professional Golfers Association Championship
  • 1924 Runner-Up Canadian Professional Golfers Association Championship

Other Items of Note:

  • At the time of his death, he was Vice-President of the Canadian Professional Golfers' Association.
  • Known as "The Dean of Canadian Professional Golfers"

To view images of George Cumming from the museum collection, click here.

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