Murray Tucker

Murray Tucker

Born: November 2, 1922, in Mitchell, Ontario

A PGA of Canada member for 41 years, Murray Tucker was the first person in the history of the Association to earn Master Professional status.

While Tucker’s playing resume is impressive—winning a number of provincial championships and the 1971 PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada—it’s his work with the Association where he made his mark. He was Director of the PGA of Canada and the PGA of Ontario for more than 20 years, instituted the PGA of Canada’s pension plan, completed numerous PGA of Canada employment manuals and was named the PGA of Canada Professional of the Year—an award that now bares his name.


  • Ontario Open 1950
  • PGA of Ontario 1958
  • Millar Match Play 1955
  • PGA of Canada Senior Champion 1977
  • PGA of Ontario Senior Champion


  • PGA of Ontario President 1959 to 1962
  • PGA of Canada  President 1959 to 1960
  • Professional of the Year....
  • First Canadian to earn the category of Master Professional 
  • Established the PGA of Canada Pension Fund
  • Wrote the Employment Standards/Contract Manuals
  • PGA of Ontario   President (1959 – 1962)

Served as the Head Professional: 

  • London Sunningdale G.C.
  •  Rosedale G.C.
  •  Board of Trade C.C.

Hall of Fame Induction History:                 

  •                 Canadian Golf Hall of Fame           1999
  •                 Ontario Golf Hall of Fame               2000
  •                 PGA of Canada Hall of Fame         2014
  •                 PGA of Ontario Hall of Fame        2020

Source: PGA of Canada Hall of Fame / Golf Ontario Hall of Fame /Canadian Golf Hall of Fame