Ken Fulton

Ken Fulton

Ken Fulton was born in Prince Rupert B.C., moving to Winnipeg at an early age.  His parents Fern and Frank Fulton were in the club management business at some of Winnipeg’s finest facilities; (St. Charles C.C., Elmhurst Golf Club and Winnipeg Winter Club).  Living at these facilities gave him the opportunity to learn the game of golf when he was very young.  The fact that his mother’s three brothers Bob, Len and Glen Harvey were golf professionals certainly helped to inspire him.  Ken played on Manitoba Provincial Amateur and Junior teams and was medalist in 1962 Canadian Junior.  His record at these levels led him to receive several golf scholarship offers.  He finally chose Arizona State University.  Ken played four years on the golf team earning many honours and went to the semi-finals in 1963, the 3rd best ranked Amateur tournament in the U.S.; the Trans-Mississippi which was won by George Archer, future Masters winner. Along the way, at age 19, Ken beat two U.S. Walker Cup players, (Gene Andrews and Ed Udergraff).  In 1965 Ken won the Arizona State Amateur.

Ken qualified for the U.S. P.G.A. tour in 1968 and played until 1972.  His best finish was tie for 12th at the 1970 Canadian Open at the Pinegrove Golf Club in Montreal.

 Upon returning home, he chose Toronto as his destination and had an illustrious career as a club professional with 15 years of employment at Scarboro Golf Club, 6 years at Oakdale Golf Club and 5 years as partner/manager at Glen Eagle Golf Club.  During his time at Glen Eagle Ken earned his card to play on the European Senior tour for three years.  He helped develop and start up Baxter Creek Golf Club after retiring and also served as Tournament Director at the PGA of Canada from 2000-2003.

Ken has always been a very busy and committed family man.   He has 5 daughters Stacey, Kari, Erin, Katherine and Jennifer.  He and his wife, Ross raised their children in a beautiful country home in Port Hope for 28 years.  During that time they owned and operated three golf practice facilities, (Fairwood Fairways in Markham, Monday’s Choice in Scarborough and the Ken Fulton Golf Centre located in Ajax which they eventually sold in 2008.

Ken and Ross now live in Waterloo, to be closer to their children/grandchildren.  Their interests include travelling, curling, walking their two black labs and the odd game of golf.

Previous to this wonderful honour Ken was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2008 and named PGA of Ontario Professional of the year in 2004.  Ken is also one of the few Master Professionals in the PGA of Canada.