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Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

History

Conducted since 1962, the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship has grown to become one of most popular amateur golf events in Canada. In 1995, we introduced the 70 and over Canadian Super Senior division in addition to the existing 55 and over age group.

Calgary’s Bob Wylie has captured seven John Rankin Memorial Trophies since 1985. Nick Weslock, one of Canada’s greatest amateurs of the century, won the event six times between 1973 and 1983. Ray Reid of Edmonton claimed a place in Canada’s golf history by winning the inaugural Super Senior Championship and having his name as the first to be engraved on the Governors Cup in 1995. Graham Cooke is a four-time winner of this event and is the winningest amateur champion in Canada; his resume also includes seven mid-amateur titles.

In 2010, Paul Simson made history by becoming the first person to win the British, U.S. and Canadian senior titles in the same year.

The Senior Championship is played over 72 holes with a cut after 36 holes. The Super Senior Championship is contested concurrently over the first 36 holes of the championship. The Senior Inter-provincial Team Championship, established in 1977, runs concurrently with the first 36 holes of the tournament.

The champion receives an exemption into the United States Golf Association’s Senior Amateur.

Past Champions

∗ = won in a playoff

  • 2018: Brad Exber
  • 2017: Gene Elliot
  • 2016: Michael Mercier
  • 2015: Jack Hall
  • 2014: Doug Roxburgh
  • 2013: David Schultz
  • 2012: Chip Lutz
  • 2011: Chip Lutz
  • 2010: Paul Simson
  • 2009: Graham Cooke
  • 2008: Graham Cooke

  • 2007: David Lane
  • 2006: Peter Howe
  • 2005: Robert Fugere
  • 2004: Dave Webber
  • 2003: André Gagné
  • 2002: Graham Cooke
  • 2001: Graham Cooke
  • 2000: *Bud Bradley
  • 1999: Norman Gray
  • 1998: George Stokes
  • 1997: Patrick Suraj

  • 1996: *Patrick Suraj
  • 1995: Robert Wylie
  • 1994: Doug Silverberg
  • 1993: Robert Wylie
  • 1992: Bill Bosshard
  • 1991: R. Keith Alexander
  • 1990: Bob Wylie
  • 1989: Dick Estey
  • 1988: Bob Wylie
  • 1987: Bob Wylie
  • 1986: Bob Wylie

  • 1985: Bob Wylie
  • 1984: Thomas Hunter
  • 1983: Nick Weslock
  • 1982: Arnold Baker
  • 1981: Nick Weslock
  • 1980: Nick Weslock
  • 1979: Nick Weslock
  • 1978: Herb Carnegie
  • 1977: Herb Carnegie
  • 1976: Edward Ervasti
  • 1975: John S. Poyen

  • 1974: Nick Weslock
  • 1974: Nick Weslock
  • 1973: Nick Weslock
  • 1972: *Merle N. Noyes
  • 1971: Henry Mitchell
  • 1970: Jack Nash
  • 1969: Phil Farley
  • 1968: Phil Farley
  • 1967: Dr. George B. Bigelow
  • 1966: Jack Littler
  • 1965: George. C. Hevenor

  • 1964: George. C. Hevenor
  • 1963: Wm. W. Martin
  • 1962: George. C. Hevenor