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Gordon B. Taylor

Born: 1909
Died: January 27, 1999
Category: Amateur Golfer & Administrator
Inducted: 1986
Club Affiliations: Mount Bruno Golf Club & Kanawaki Golf Club

Another of Canada’s multi-sport athletes, Gordon B. Taylor excelled at football, basketball, hockey and driving. In fact the talented young Taylor played for the Montreal Royals and was considered a prospective Olympic driver before honing his skills on the golf course. His victory at the 1932 Canadian Amateur was the start of a storied career that eventually led to a vital role in golf administration in this country. Not only did Taylor win the Canadian Seniors’ Championship in his later years, but he also served as president of the RCGA and Canadian Seniors’ Golf Association.

Gordon Baxter Taylor’s Record:

International Teams:

  • 1935 Member of first overseas Canadian Team
  • 1954 Captain of Canadian Team at the first Commonwealth Golf Tournament
  • 1964 Captain of Canadian Team at the Senior Triangular Matches in 1964

National:

  • 1932 Winner of Canadian Amateur Championship
  • 1935 Low Amateur in Canadian Open Championship
  • 1966 Winner of Canadian Senior’s Golf Association Championship
  • 1967 Winner of Canadian Senior’s Golf Association Championship

Provincial:

  • 1934 Winner of Quebec Amateur Championship
  • 1968 Quebec Senior Championship

Other items of note:

  • RCGA Governor from 1950 to 1964
  • RCGA President in 1959
  • RCGA Advisory Governor from 1965 to 1977
  • RCGA Honorary Life Governor since 1978.
  • President of Canadian Seniors Golf Association in 1978 and 1979
  • President of Quebec Golf Association in 1949.
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