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Phil Farley

Born: March 12, 1912
Place of Birth: Toronto, ON
Died: April 10, 1974
Category: Builder, amateur golfer
Inducted: 1979

Phil Farley was a dominant force on the Canadian golf scene for more than three decades as a player and capable administrator. He captured the Ontario Junior in 1930 on his way to an impressive record that saw him win the Ontario Amateur six times, the Ontario Open twice and finish as the low amateur five times in the Canadian Open. Runner-up in the Canadian Amateur on three occasions, Farley captured the National Senior Championship in 1968 and 1969. He was president of the OGA in 1949 and president of the RCGA in 1967.

Phil Farley's Record:

National:

  • Low Amateur in Canadian Open Championship: 1931, 1934, 1937-1938, 1941 
  • Finalist in Canadian Amateur Championship: 1937, 1949, 1951 
  • Winner of the RCGA's Senior Championship of Canada: 1968-1969
  • Winner of the Canadian Seniors' Association Championship: 1967, 1972 

Provincial:

  • Ontario Amateur Champion: 1931, 1934, 1940, 1942-1946, 1948  
  • Ontario Open Champion: 1942, 1945 
  • 1937 Quebec Amateur Champion
  • Won the George S. Lyon Team Championship on Scarboro G&CC's Team: 1940-1942, 1944, 1950, 1953 
  • Ontario Senior Champion: 1963-1964, 1966 
  • 1962 Runner - Up in the Ontario Senior Championship
  • Member of Ontario 's Willingdon Cup Team twelve times
  • Member of Quebec 's Willingdon Cup team three times
  • Won the Ontario Best Ball Championship with Phil Brownlee.

Other Items of Note:

  • President of the Ontario Golf Association in 1949.
  • From 1950 to time of his death he was a member of the RCGA Board of Governors.
  • President of the Royal Canadian Golf Association in 1967.

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