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Honoured Member

JULES HUOT

Inducted in 1978

Member Details

Date of Birth: January 7, 1908
Place of Birth: Boischatel, Quebec
Date of Passing: February 2, 1999
Sport: Golf
Member Category: Athlete

Career Highlights

1934

CPGA championship

1937

General Brock Open

1939
CPGA championship
1946
CPGA championship
Honoured Member JULES HUOT
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Story

It can be tough to find space to play when you're one of 13 children, but it helps to have the Royal Quebec Golf Club nearby. Growing up in a large family in Boischatel, Quebec, Jules Huot became the best-known of a family of golfers and an important contributor to the growth of the sport in Quebec. Huot's long and successful career as a tournament golfer stretched from the 1930s to the 1950s. His biggest victory, however, came at the 1937 General Brock Open in Fonthill, Ontario. There he bested golf legends such as Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson to become the first Canadian to win a tournament sanctioned by the United States Professional Golfers' Association (the forerunner of today's PGA). He achieved success in Canada, the United States, and on the international stage. Huot won numerous tournaments in Quebec and captured the CPGA championship in 1934, 1939, and 1946, a tournament in which he was also runner-up on four occasions. He was also twice the low Canadian pro at the Canadian Open (1931, 1935) and the Labatt Open (1953, 1954). He played in three Master's tournaments, including the first-ever event in Augusta, Georgia. Huot also represented Canada in international matches, four times in the Hopkins Cup and at the 1954 Canada Cup (which is now the World Cup). Huot continued to make contributions to the sport he loved following his competitive career. He served as president of the CPGA in 1939 and 1946 and was later president of the Quebec PGA from 1967-68. He was head professional at Montreal's Le Club Laval sur le-Lac for 25 years until his retirement in 1970. Huot's desire to pass his knowledge on inspired him to write an instructional book Le Golf which was reprinted numerous times.


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