Ken Girard

Ken Girard

Ken’s career did not start with golf but with hockey. He was an outstanding right winger with the Toronto Marlies, winning two Memorial Cups in 1955 and 1956. He went on to play seven games with the Toronto Maple Leafs at age 19.  From there he played in the American League, ending up playing for the San Fransisco Seals.  At age 23 he retired from hockey.


  • He has been a member of the PGA of Canada since 1958.
  • Head Professional at Orchard Beach Golf Club 1958-1959.
  • Head Professional at Summit Golf Club 1966-1972.
  • Head Professional at London Hunt Club 1972-1995.

Playing History

  • Winner of Northern PGA , three times, in the 1960’s.
  • Two-time winner of the PGA of Ontario Ontario Senior Championship.
  • Winner of the PGA of Ontario Championship 1968.
  • Winner of the PGA Senior Championship of Canada 1999.


  • Life Member of the PGA.
  • Club Professional of the year.


  • Ran the PGA of Ontario Senior Program for 20 years.
  • Ran the Southwestern PGA program for 25 years.
  • Six of his assistants went on to become Head Professionals.
  • He also played and ran many charitable events