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Golf Canada – HAMILTON, Ont. — On Tuesday, June 4 at 11:00 a.m. ET at Hamilton Golf and Country Club, PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan will be on hand to take part in the RBC Hall of Fame Day celebration as part of the 2019 RBC Canadian Open.

Monahan, who has led the PGA TOUR since January 2017, will join 17 honoured members of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame at an outdoor public event to officially celebrate the newest inductees—two-time Canadian Amateur champion and PGA Champions Tour winner Rod Spittle and accomplish college golf coach Herb Page as the 82nd and 83rd honoured members of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.

Monahan will participate in the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame public induction celebration which will take place which will take place at the performance stage in The Hamilton Fare Way at Hamilton Golf and Country Club. Immediately following the outdoor celebration, Monahan will be available for media opportunities. 

What:
RBC Hall of Fame Day and Canadian Golf Hall of Fame Induction Celebration featuring PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan. Two-time Canadian Amateur champion and PGA Champions Tour winner Rod Spittle as well as accomplish college golf coach Herb Page to be inducted as the 82nd and 83rd honoured members of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.

When: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
11:00 a.m. ET

Where: 
Hamilton Golf & Country Club
Location – performance stage at The Hamilton Fare Way

Honoured Members of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame attending RBC Hall of Fame Day:

Graham Cooke (2010) – renowned course designer has won seven Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championships, four Canadian Men’s Senior titles and four Quebec Amateur Championships.

Gary Cowan (1972) – former Canadian Men’s Amateur champion, two-time US Amateur champion, 10-time Ontario Amateur champion and eight-time Masters participant was named Canadian Male Amateur of the Century in 2000. 

Judy Darling Evans (2017) – two-time Canadian Women’s Amateur champion and six-time Quebec Amateur champion; has also won a Canadian Junior Girls’ title and three Quebec Junior Championships. 

Wilf Homenuik (2005) – accomplished amateur and professional career includes eight professional tour victories, 12 provincial titles and four PGA of Canada victories.

Jim Nelford (2013) – two-time Canadian Amateur champion is a past winner of the B.C. Junior, B.C. Amateur and B.C. Open Championships.

Bob Panasik (2005) – two-time PGA of Canada Championship winner has won numerous provincial events as well as three Canadian PGA Seniors Championships and two Super Senior Championships.

Sandra Post (1988) – eight-time LPGA Tour winner and current Chair of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame Selection Committee, was the first Canadian to win a Major and the first Canadian to win multiple Tour events in the same season. 

Stephen Ross (2011) – longtime former Executive Director of the Royal Canadian Golf Association (now Golf Canada) and internationally accomplished Rules Official was a driving force behind the growth of the Canadian Open. 

Doug Roxburgh (1990) – four-time Canadian Amateur champion has won a record 13 B.C. Amateur Championship titles

Lorne Rubenstein (2007) – renowned golf journalist and celebrated author of 14 books was named the recipient of the 2018 PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism.

Cathy Sherk (1995) – two-time Canadian Women’s Amateur Champion, former US Women’s Amateur champion and three-time winner of the PGA of Canada Women’s Championship

Marlene Streit (1971) – Canada’s only World Golf Hall of Fame member and 11-time winner of the Canadian Ladies Open Championship is the only golfer to have won the Canadian, United States, British and Australian Amateur Championships. 

Warren Sye (2016) – two-time Canadian Men’s Amateur champion, five-time winner of the Ontario Men’s Amateur member of the Canadian team that won the 1986 World Amateur Team Championship.

Bob Vokey (2017) – one of the world’s foremost wedge designers and trusted short game advisor to many of the modern game’s greatest golfers. 

Bob Weeks (2016) – accomplished journalist and golf broadcaster was the longtime editor of ScoreGolf magazine and a driving force behind the growth of ScoreGolf’s print, digital and television properties. 

Mike Weir (2009) – eight-time PGA TOUR winner and 2003 Masters champion spent over 110 weeks in the top-10 of the official world golf rankings between 2001 and 2005.

Dick Zokol (2011) – two-time PGA TOUR champion and former Canadian Men’s Amateur champion has also won on both the Canadian Tour and Nationwide Tour.

MEDIA NOTES:

• A media availability with PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan will take place following the RBC Hall of Fame Day outdoor ceremony. 

• Media interested in attending the RBC Hall of Fame Day celebration on Tuesday, June 4 at 11:00 a.m. must register for media credentials to get onsite at the RBC Canadian Open. 

• Spectators interested in attending the onsite celebration and induction ceremony on can find directions and parking information here.

Following the outdoor induction ceremony, Monahan and attending members of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame will participate in a gala luncheon—the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame Induction Celebration—taking place inside the clubhouse at Hamilton Golf and Country Club. Individual tickets and full tables are sold out. In addition, a silent auction—open online to the public—will be taking place in conjunction with the RBC Hall of Fame Day celebration with all proceeds going to the Golf Canada Foundation in support of Canadian golf heritage.

Contact:

Dan Pino
Director, Corporate Communications
Golf Canada
Cell: 416-434-5525
dpino@golfcanada.ca