Entering the Hall in the Professional Golfer category is Sandford’s Ken Tarling. Born in Saskatoon, Tarling grew up in the Niagara Peninsula playing at the Twenty Valley G&CC and turned pro in 1982.
Throughout his career, Tarling captured 21 provincial titles (including every major championship at least once), two national titles (2001 PGA of Canada Club Professional Championship and the 2011 PGA of Canada Senior’s Championship), one Canadian Tour win and 12 international victories in eight countries.
Additionally, Tarling won the 2011 Australian Legends Tour Order of Merit (one of only 2 Canadians to win a foreign tour money title).
Now at the age of 58, Tarling enters his sixth year as a member competing on the European Senior Tour with his top finish a T8 at the Swiss Senior Open in 2016. Tarling was instrumental in reviving the Canadian Tour in the early 1980’s and served as the President of the Canadian Tour for three years.
He is also a past board member of the PGA of Canada and taught at Humber College in the Professional Golf Management Program. In 2012, he received an Honorary Life Membership from the Canadian Tour.
- Canadian Tour (Low qualifier) 1982
- Windsor Classic 1984
- PGA of Ontario Summer Championship 1990
- PGA of Ontario Championship 1992
- PGA of Ontario Fall Championship 1994, 1999
- PGA of Ontario Spring Open 1998
- PGA of Ontario Senior Championship 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
- PGA of Ontario Fall Seniors Championship 2010, 2011, 2013
- PGA of Ontario Senior Spring Open 2016
- PGA of Canada Club Pro 2001
- PGA of Canada Seniors 2011
- South African Open 1985,
- Queensland Classic 1982
- New Zealand Open 1983
- Dunedin (Australia) Open 2011
- Ashburton (Australia) Open 2011
- Mt. Osmond (Australia) Open 2011
- Whyalla (Australia) Open 2011
- Glenleg (Australia) Open 2011
- Riverlakes (Australia) Open 2011
- +100 one-day Pro Am (low Professional) victories.
- Order of Merit (leading money winner) and Rookie of the Year 2011.
- European Senior Tour low qualifier Tour School 2016
- Served as President of the Tour Board for the PGA of Canada, helping to revive the tour
- Board of Directors for the PGA of Canada
- Professor at Humber College PGM.
- Honourary Life Member of the PGA of Canada Tour
Hall of Fame Induction History:
- Ontario Golf Hall of Fame 2017
- PGA of Ontario Hall of Fame 2020
Source: Golf Ontario Hall of Fame