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James Cameron Nelford

Born:
June 28, 1955
Place of Birth: Vancouver, B.C.
Category:
Amateur/Professional Golfer
Inducted:
2013

Vancouver native Jim Nelford had an outstanding amateur career winning the British Columbia Junior in 1973, the British Columbia Amateur in 1975 and back to back Canadian Amateur Championships in 1975 and 1976. He represented Canada on the team that won the 1975 Commonwealth Trophy Tournament. Attending Brigham Young University, Jim was a 2nd Team All American in 1975 and 1976. He also captured the Western Amateur Championship and the French Nations Cup in 1977.

James Cameron Nelford's Record:

International:
  • 1976 All-American, 2nd Team
  • 1975 Winning Commonwealth Team Member
  • 1977 All-American, 2nd Team
  • 1977 Western Amateur Winner
  • 1978-1988 PGA Tour Player: Sea Pines Heritage, 2nd, Bing Crosby Pro-Am, 2nd
  • 1977 French Nations Cup Winner
  • 1978 Cacharel Under 25 Winner
  • 1979, 1980, 1983 World Cup Member
  • 1980 World Cup Winner
  • 1983 Essex International Classic Winner
  • 1990-present Broadcaster – ESPN, TSN, CBC

National:

  • 1973 B.C. High School Champion
  • 1973 B.C. Junior Champion
  • 1974 B.C. Willingdon Cup Team Member (finished 2nd)
  • 1975 B.C. Amateur Champion
  • 1975 Canadian Amateur Champion
  • 1976 Canadian Amateur Champion
  • 1983 B.C. Open Champion

Awards:

  • 1992 Ben Hogan Award, Golf Writers of America 

Other:

  • 1984 Co-Author Season’s in a Golfers Life with Lorne Rubenstein

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