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David L. Black

 

Born: September 15, 1883

Place of Birth: Troon, Scotland
Died: 1974

Place of Death: Vancouver, British Columbia
Category: Professional Golfer
Year Inducted: 1972
Club Affiliations: Professional at Outremont, GC, Montreal (1905 -1908), Ranleigh Golf Club, Montreal (1908), Rivermead Golf Club, Hull, PQ (1911 - 1920), Shaughnessy Heights Golf Club, Vancouver (1920 - 1945)

David Black and several of his brothers immigrated to North America to become golf professionals in 1905. “Wee Davie” served as a professional for more than a decade in Montreal and Ottawa before settling at Vancouver’s Shaughnessy Heights in 1920. Black was a fine player, winning four CPGA Championships and finishing runner-up in the 1911 Canadian Open. The difficulty and expense of travelling from British Columbia is believed to have hindered his chances at winning the open or further CPGA titles.

Davey Black’s Record:

National:

  • 1911 Runner - Up Canadian Open Championship
  • 1913 Winner Canadian Professional Golfers' Association Championship
  • 1919 Winner Canadian Professional Golfers' Association Championship
  • 1920 Winner Canadian Professional Golfers' Association Championship
  • 1921 Winner Canadian Professional Golfers' Association Championship
  • 1924 Winner Washington State Open Championship

Provincial:

  • 1928 Winner British Columbia Open Championship
  • 1930 Winner British Columbia Open Championship
  • 1929 Pacific North West Open Championship

Other Items of Note:

  • In 1923 David caddied at Shaughnessy Heights for Warren G. Harding, President of the United States.
  • David Black retired in 1945

Other Links related to David Black:

David Black BC Golf Hall of Fame Profile

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