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Honoured Member

Charles Murray

Inducted in 2015

Member Details

Date of Birth: 1882
Date of Passing: 1938
Sport: Golf
Member Category: Athlete

Career Highlights

1912

Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association Championship

Honoured Member Charles Murray
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Story

Immigrating with his parents from England when he was six years old, Charles Murray’s talent with a golf club led to his quickly picking up the fundamentals of the sport.  A long-time professional at the Royal Montreal Golf Club, he captured two Canadian Open titles in 1906 and again in 1911. Charles also won the inaugural Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association Championship in 1912 and won the Quebec Open 10 times between 1909 and 1924. Charles spent 10 years as the winter head professional at the Gulf Stream Golf Club in Delray Beach, Florida where he gained a North American reputation as a player and hosted many early professionals in the fledgling PGA circuit. Charles had a reputation for his sportsmanship and courtesy and was highly regarded as a player and golf professional.

Charles also designed the Kanawaki Golf Club and the Montreal Municipal Golf Club-Yellow Course (the first public course in Montreal) with his brother Albert and he and his brother are to this day the only brothers to have each captured Canadian Open championships.  


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