John Henrick

Born: March 15th, 1910 in Montreal, Quebec

John Henrick has had a career in golf than spans more than 60 years as a professional, mentor, administrator and outstanding tournament player with victories over seven different decades. Henrick earned his first title in 1948 at the Montreal Athletic Association Pro Am when he was supposed to caddy, but ended up entering and then winning the tournament when another player pulled out. In 1950, working as an assistant professional, Henrick won the Quebec and Canadian Assistants championship, and qualified into the Canadian Open.  In 1952 he won the B&A Bursary Championship, earning all-expense paid sojourn to play on the US PGA Tour for one year, a feat he would repeat again in 1956. In both 1956 and 1957, Henrick won the Rivermeade Trophy as the low Canadian at the Canadian Open, and in 1958 he played on the Carling Cup team that defeated the team from the United States.  While serving as a club pro and General Manager at several clubs in Quebec and Ontario including Gatineau Golf Club, Highland Country Club, Willows Golf Club and Brampton Golf Club , Henrick mentored many young golfers and professionals.  He also captured the 1967 Quebec Open before going on to win three straight Ontario PGA Senior Championships from 1980 to 1982. In 2008, at age 80, he won another Ontario PGA Senior title, making him one of only a handful of golfers to win over seven different decades.

Victories:

  • Montreal Athletic Association Pro Am 1948
  • Quebec Open 1950,1967
  •  Canadian Assistants championship 1950
  • 1952 & 1956 B&A Bursary Championship, earning all-expense paid sojourn to play on the US PGA Tour for one year
  • In both 1956 (finished 4th) and 1957, Henrick won the Rivermead Trophy (low Canadian at the Canadian Open)
  • In 1958, he played on the Carling Cup team that defeated the team from the United States
  • In 2008, at age 80, he won PGA of Ontario Senior making him one of only a handful of golfers to win over seven different decades

Served as the Head Professional:

  •  Gatineau G.C.
  •  Highland C. C.
  •  Willows G. C. 
  •  Brampton G. C.
  •  Osprey Valley G. C.

Hall of Fame Induction History:

  •  Ontario Golf Hall of Fame 2014
  • PGA of Ontario Hall of Fame 2020

Source: Golf  Ontario Hall of Fame