LLoyd Tucker

Lloyd Tucker

Born: March 4th, 1912 in Kitchener, Ontario

Lloyd Tucker was born in Kitchener on March 4, 1912. He became a golf caddy at the age of eight. At fourteen he was the golf pro at Seagram's French River Golf Course. He later became the professional at the Grand River Golf Club and in 1938, at Rockway Golf Club. Twice he was runner-up for the Miller Trophy match play for professionals only. This was a much sought-after title in the 1940s and 1950s. In 1951, the CPGA selected a team to play against the U.S. Ryder Cup team for the Hopkins Trophy. Based on the results of his performance in the Canadian Open that year, he qualified for the team finishing second.

Tucker is known as one of the best teaching professionals in Canada, having developed Gerry Kesselring, Gary Cowan and Moe Norman, all of whom won provincial, Canadian or International titles. In his seventies he continued as a teacher for the Ontario Golf Association junior golf program. Lloyd passed away in 2000.

Career:

  • Runner-up Millar Match Play (twice)
  • A highly regarded teacher who produced over a dozen junior members who became PGA of Canada Professionals plus many who were successful amateur players
  • He also developed Gary Cowan (5 time Canadian Amateur Champion, 4 time Ontario Open champion), Gerry Kesselring (Ontario Open Champion) and Moe Norman (reputed to be the greatest ball striker of all- time)
  • Instructor at the OGA Junior Golf Camps

Served as Head Professional:     

  • French River G.C.
  • Grand River G.C.
  • Rockaway G.C.

 Hall of Fame Induction History:      

  •         Ontario Golf Hall of Fame         2008
  •         PGA of Ontario Hall of Fame   2020

Source: Golf Ontario Hall of Fame