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Richard Zokol

Birthdate: August 21, 1958
Place of birth: Kitimat, British Columbia
Category: Professional Golfer
Club Affiliation: Marine Drive Golf Club & Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club
Inducted: 2011

Richard Zokol was one of Canada’s staple players, during his 22-year active playing campaign, on the PGA Tour during the 1980s, 1990s and into the early 2000s. Richard took great pleasure in discovering the physical & psychological aspects of the game while winning over $2-million in combined earnings and playing in 412 PGA Tour and 53 Nationwide Tour events.  

International:
  • Won 1980 International Champions Tournament - Individual Title; (Morocco)
  • Won 1981 NCAA Team Championship Brigham Young University
  • Won 1984 Utah State Open
  • Won 1992 Deposit Guarantee Classic (PGA Tour)
  • Won 1992 Greater Milwaukee Open (PGA Tour)
National:
  • Won 1981 Canadian Amateur Championship
  • Won 1982 British Columbia Open
  • Won 2001 Canadian PGA Championship (Nationwide Tour)
National & Provincial Teams:
  • 1977 - 1981 Brigham Young University  
  • 1980 World Amateur Team (Canada)
  • 1980 Willingdon Cup  (BC)
  • 1980 International Champions (Canada)
  • 1981 2nd Team All-American (NCAA)
  • 1985 - 1987, 1992, 1993 Dunhill Cup Team (Canada)
  • 1992, 1993 World Cup Team (Canada)
Other Items of Note:
  • Played in 26 Canadian Open Championships
  • Co-hosted Acura World of Golf (13 years)
  • Score Award: Male Playing Professional of the Year 1992 & 1993
  • Holds a USGA 9-hole record in US Opens at Pebble Beach (30 on front nine in final round of 2000 US Open)
  • 2009 - inducted into Golf Hall of Fame of British Columbia
  • 2009-1981 BYU Golf Team inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame - Brigham Young University
  • Golf course architecture: Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club designed by Whitman/Zokol/Suny - won 2009 Best New Course in Canada - Golf Digest & ScoreGolf publications
  • Founder & Chairman of Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club
Publications:
  • SwingFree: 3 Simple Steps to Better Golf   1999     
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