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Bruce R. Forbes

Born: April 18, 1922
Place of Birth: Brantford, ON
Death: October 5, 2001
Category: Builder
Inducted: 1987
Club Affiliations: Brantford Golf and Country Club

Bruce Forbes dedicated more than 50 years of his life to administering and improving the game of golf in Canada. Elected President of RCGA in 1965 and hired as its executive director in 1970, Forbes guided the Association through some of its most important years. Not only did this great ambassador of golf captain some of Canada's most successful international teams; he also forged a new sponsorship direction for the Canadian Open and oversaw the RCGA's move to Glen Abbey.

Bruce Forbes' Record:

  • 1956-1961 Director of the Ontario Golf Association
  • 1960 Non-playing captain Canadian amateur teams in the World Amateur Team Championships.
  • 1960 Chairman of the RCGA National Tournaments Committee
  • 1962 President of the Ontario Golf Association
  • 1963 Commonwealth Trophy Tournament
  • 1968 - Present, Elected an Honorary Lifetime Governor of the Ontario Golf Association
  • 1958-1964 A Governor with the Royal Canadian Golf Association
  • 1965 President of the Royal Canadian Golf Association
  • 1965 Non-playing captain victorious Canadian team Americas Golf Cup Matches
  • 1966-1969 An Honorary Governor with the Royal Canadian Golf Association
  • 1970-1978 Executive Director of the Royal Canadian Golf Association
  • 1971 Non-playing captain New Zealand Golf Centennial Championship
  • 1972 Non-playing captain Canadian amateur teams in the World Amateur Team Championships.
  • 1974 Non-playing captain Canadian amateur teams in the World Amateur Team Championships.
  • 1975 Non-playing captain Commonwealth Trophy Tournament
  • 1975 Humberto de Almedia Cup
  • 1976 Non-playing captain Canadian amateur teams in the World Amateur Team Championships.
  • 1977 Non-playing captain International Team Matches for the Nations' Cup
  • 1978 Elected an Honorary Lifetime Governor of the Royal Canadian Golf Association

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