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Murray Carlyle Tucker

Born: November 2, 1922
Place of Birth: Mitchell, Ontario
Died: June 24, 2002
Category: Professional/Builder
Year Inducted: 1999
Club Affiliations: Assistant professional, Mississaugua,1946 -1948
Sunningdale G&CC, professional, 1948 - 1953
Rosedale GC, professional - 1953 - 1965
Board of Trade CC, Director of Golf 1965 - 1989

Mitchell, Ontario native Murray Tucker has served the professional golf industry since 1948 when he became the professional at the Sunningdale Golf and Country Club, in London, Ontario. Although more than proficient at the game, winning many titles throughout his career, Murray's legacy to the game has been his work toward assisting his profession. Writing many of the original manuals and policies, he was particularly responsible for introducing a pension plan for Canadian professionals. Murray was also the first Canadian to earn the degree of 'Master Professional'.

Murray Carlyle Tucker's Record:

National:

  • 1955 Winner of the Millar Trophy
  • 1954 Runner-up for the Millar Trophy
  • 1971 Canadian Professional Golfers' Association Senior Champion
  • CPGA team 1956 at Fort Worth Texas

Provincial:

  • 1958 Ontario PGA Championship
  • Ontario Seniors' PGA Championship - 3 times
  • 1950 Ontario Open Champion
  • 1954 Ontario Open Runner-up
  • 1953 Quebec Open Runner-up

Other items of note:

  • Irving Open Champion - 1949
  • Course Records - Rosedale, Uplands, Box Grove
  • Cobourg, York Downs (old Course) Board of Trade
  • Canada's first Master Professional
  • 1959 - 1960 President of CPGA
  • 1959 & 1962 President of CPGA of Ontario
  • Director of CPGA and CPGA of Ontario more than 20 years
  • Instituted CPGA Pension Plan
  • Designed and wrote numerous employment manuals for the CPGA
  • CPGA Club Professional of the Year

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