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Allan George Balding
 
Born: April 29, 1924
Place of Birth: Toronto, ON
Death: July 30, 2006
Category: Professional Golfer
Inducted: 1985

Al Balding’s victory at the 1955 Mayfair Open was a first for Canada - no other Canadian had won a PGA Tour event in the United States. He also finished sixth on the PGA Tour money list in 1957, the highest of any Canadian. The Toronto native won both the CPGA Championship and CPGA Match Play Championship four times and represented Canada at the 1968 World Cup where he was the individual low-scorer and teamed with George Knudson to win the prestigious team event. However, early in his career, Al was plagued with muscular problems and had to curtail his golfing activities.

Allan George Balding's Record:


International:

  • 1955 Mayfair Open
  • 1957 Miami Beach Open
  • 1957 West Palm Beach Open
  • 1957 Havana Invitational
  • 1963 Mexican Open Champion
  • 1968 World Cup Championship Winners (with team member George Knudson)
  • 1968 Individual Title World Cup Championship

National:

  • Canadian Professional Golfers Association Champion: 1955, 1956, 1963, 1970 
  • Winner of the Millar Trophy: 1952, 1954, 1958, 1961 
  • Canadian Professional Golfers Association Senior Champion: 2000 

Other Items of Note:

  • Chosen Ontario Athlete of the Year in 1955 and 1957.
  • Elected to the Canada Sports Hall of Fame in 1968.

Other Websties in relation to Allan George Balding:

Allan Balding Canada's Sports Hall of Fame Profile
Allan Balding PGA Stats
Allan Balding Ontario Golf Hall of Fame Profile
Allan Balding Wikipedia Profile
Allan Balding Mississauga Sports Council Profile

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