Wilf Homenuik




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Wilf Homenuik

Born: December 30, 1935
Place of Birth: Kamsack, Saskatchewan
Category: Player (Amateur & Professional)                                                                     
Inducted: 2005
Club Affiliations: Oakdale G&CC; Cherry Downs G&CC; Highlands G&CC; Bel Acres G&CC; Glendale G&CC; Elmhurst G&CC 

Born in Kamsack, SK , Wilf Homenuik was one of seven brothers, all of whom took to the links at one time or another. The level of internal competition might have added to his success - but whatever the root, his record speaks for itself.  Eight international professional titles, 2 Canadian Professional Golfer Association (CPGA) championships, 2 CPGA Match Play Championships for the Millar Trophy and eleven provincial titles mark the career of this committed golfer. This well beloved teacher also played for Canada at the World Cup in 1965, 1971 and 1974 with such well known Canadian's as George Knudson, Ben Kern and Moe Norman. 

International Record:

  • 1965 Peru Open (South American Tour)
  • 1966 Panama Open (Caribbean Tour)
  • 1968 Grand Bahamas Open (Caribbean Tour)
  • 1971 Lima Open (South American Tour)
  • 1971 Shreveport Open
  • 1972 West Palm Beach Open
  • 1973 Lake Michigan Classic
  • 1978 Lake Worth Open

Member of the World Cup Team:

  • 1965 with George Knudson (Tied 4th)
  • 1971 with Moe Norman (8th)
  • 1974 with Ben Kern (12th)

Canadian Record:

  • 1954 Runner-up in Canadian Junior Championship
  • 1960 McNaughton Brooks Bursary Recipient: 1960, 1963, 1965
  • 1962 Low Canadian in Canadian Open (Tied 7th)
  • 1965 CPGA Champion
  • 1967 Winner of CPGA Match Play for the Millar Trophy
  • 1968 Winner of the CPGA Match Play for the Millar Trophy
  • 1971 CPGA Championship
  • 1983 CPGA Senior Championship runner-up

Provincial:

  • 1954 Saskatchewan Junior Boys Champion
  • 1956 Manitoba Amateur Champion
  • 1957 Manitoba Amateur Champion
  • 1961 Alberta Open Champion
  • 1965 Alberta Open Champion
  • 1961 Manitoba Open Champion
  • 1972 Manitoba Open Champion
  • 1990 CPGA Ontario Senior Champion
  • 1953 Saskatchewan Amateur Champion
  • 1953 Willingdon Team member for Saskatchewan
  • 1956 Willingdon Team member for Manitoba
  • 1957 Willingdon Team member for Manitoba

Other Items of Note:

  • Honoured Member of the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame
  • Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame
  • Seven appearances in the Canadian Open

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