Two Legendary Canadian PGA Members Inducted into Ontario Golf Hall of Fame

Two Legendary Canadian PGA Members Inducted into Ontario Golf Hall of Fame

Two legendary Canadian PGA Members Inducted into Ontario Golf Hall of Fame


ACTON, ON (May 9, 2008) - The Golf Association of Ontario announced the induction of two Canadian PGA Members into the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame this week. Lloyd Tucker and Lex Robson were honoured Wednesday night in a memorable ceremony at Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge for their outstanding dedication and commitment to golf in 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.


Lex Robson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on February 7, 1898. He was the CPGA Match Play champion and winner of the Millar Trophy on six occasion during the 1930s (1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936 & 1939) and runner up in 1943. He was the CPGA champion in 1932 and the Canadian Open runner up in 1933. He won the Ontario Open in 1935 and was runner up in 1927, 1930, 1934. Due to his remarkable play he received an invitation to play in the inaugural Masters tournament at Augusta National in 1934 but unfortunately was unable to attend.

He secured his first head professional position at Weston G&CC in 1926. He also spent time as head pro at Islington and Lakeview in the 1930s before moving to Kawartha G&CC in 1940. He remained the head pro at Kawartha for 25 years, wrapping up his career in 1964. Lex passed away in 1976. 

The Canadian PGA would like to congratulate both Lloyd and Lex on this outstanding achievement.

About the CPGA

Established in 1911, the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association is a non-profit association comprised of approximately 3,500 golf professionals across the country with a mandate to promote and advance the game of golf, serving the needs of both its membership and the golf public through professional and junior golf development programs and high-calibre competitive events. The National Office is located in Acton, Ontario with nine Zone Offices across the country. For more information, visit

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Erica Duffy
Communications Coordinator
Canadian PGA
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