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A rich history

Competitions & Trophies


The Kanawaki fixture card is well interspersed with competitions each year which are available to both the serious and social golfers. The Club is well endowed with trophies that attest to and perpetuate the memory of those who have shown so much interest in the Club’s welfare over the years. Several of the trophies were inherited from the Outremont Golf Club and are still competed for annually.

It would perhaps be of interest to many to know something of the origin of the main trophies which are displayed in the Trophy Room:

Club Championship Trophy – This very handsome trophy was presented by Mrs. J. Harry Birks in 1949 in memory of her late husband who had been so prominent in the early development of the club. It is awarded annually on a medal play basis.

In 1954 the two plaques on which the names of the winners are inscribed were donated by Donald Stewart.

Try-Davies Cup – Captain Try Davies was the president of the Outremont Golf Club in 1902 and 1903, and as one of its founders was largely responsible for selecting the site. The trophy is played for in scratch match play and a qualifying round is held early in the season to determine the 16 players to be entered in the draw. It was first played in 1903.

Daniels Cup – This trophy was presented in 1934 by Mrs. F.G. Daniels in memory of her husband who had been president of the club in 1925 and 1926 – an important period of expansion and emergence of the club. The cup is put up for competition in scratch match play and is open to members fifty-five years of age and over.

Carson Trophy – Mr. John Carson, a member, felt there was a need for stimulating the interest of the older members who had no chance in competitions for the Daniels Cup, and accordingly in 1953 presented a trophy for play on a handicap match play basis open to members fifty-five years of age and over.

Drummond Cup – This is the most popular of the Club competitions and the one within range of all members. Consequently well over half of the membership enters the competition which starts on opening day and continues through to the end of the season. Matches are played on a handicap basis. The cup was presented by Sir George Drummond KCMG to the Outremont Golf Club in 1903, and the names of golfers at all levels of skill are to be found among the winners.

C.C. "Happy" Fraser Memorial Trophy – This trophy features the putter and ball used by "Happy" Fraser when he won the Canadian Amateur Championship in 1922. It, too, is competed for by a large number of the members in four-ball better ball matches that are very popular.

Rudel Trophy – Mr. Clarence M. Rudel an ardent member who did much for the club during his lifetime, and in his memory his son, Thomas Rudel, presented a trophy for Father and Son competition in a two-ball eighteen hole stroke play.

Tin Hat Trophy – An annual competition and parade of members who have served in any capacity in the armed forces is held at the close of each season. This attractive trophy was first played for in 1935, and is awarded at a special dinner which climaxes the day long outing.

The trophy consists of the service helmet worn by Hugh Millar while serving overseas in the First World War. When first put up for competition it was the winner’s privilege to wear the tin hat during the dinner and ensuing festivities. In 1938, in order to give some permanence to the trophy it was mounted on a plaque by W.A. Clark.

Bill Taylor Executive Cup - Match Play Competition - Open to members sixty years of age and over. To be competed for over the Gold Course. Full handicap differential. Final: 18 holes.

Ogilvy Cup – This Cup was donated by Mrs. Enid Ogilvy in 1982, on behalf of the long standing association with Kanawaki of the Ogilvy family. This Cup is competed for annually by a Parent-Child teams, (other than Father & Son).

Walker Trophy – Mr. & Mrs. Harry Walker donated the Walker Trophy in 1983 for the Mixed Club Championship which is played every year in September.

Gordon B. Taylor Trophy - Presented to the Club in 1999 by the Taylor family; originally an invitational tournament, and later changed to a Kanawaki four ball better ball match play event in three divisions. Teams are selected by a draw.

George M. Dundass Trophy – Donated in 2007 by friends and associates of George M. Dundass, a longstanding member of Kanawaki. This trophy is presented annually to the Senior Men’s Club Champion.

Dulcie Lyle Trophy - Ikawanak - Match Play Competition, 80% of handicap.

Club Championship - Stroke Play by class, three (3) rounds.

Match Play Tournament - Four (4) day competition by class, open to all ladies.

Senior Club Championship - Stroke Play by class (must be 50 years old).

Margie Mussells Trophy - Four ball better ball. Teams of two (2), 80% of handicap.

Pat MacNaull Trophy - Margarita challenge, match play tournament, 80% of handicap.

Captain’s Prize - Open to members fifty years of age and over. Played on gold tees. 80% of handicap competition.

Eclectic – Weekday and Weekend – - Two (2) day full handicap competition, combining better score on each hole for 18 hole total.

Weekday Competitions - Every Tuesday – must sign up – draw done on Monday morning.

Weekend Competitions - Alternate Competitions – must sign up – draw done on Thursday.

Ogilvy Cup - Any parent and child team is eligible, except father and son.

Walker Trophy - Mr. & Mrs. Harry Walker donated this trophy in 1983 for the mixed Club Championship. Alternate shot competition.

Intersectional Teams : “A”, Senior and “B” - Seven (7) of the best lady players are chosen to represent the Club at an Inter-Club competition in the Montreal district. Must have participated in at least Kanawaki Ladies’ competitions.

Ladies’ Invitational Competition - Hosted on a rotational basis by the four founding Clubs: Beaconsfield, Kanawaki, Laval-sur-le-Lac and Royal Montreal. Teams of two, best ball in the qualifying round, followed by match play.

A rich history

Presidents and Club Champions


Year President Club Champion Ladies' President Ladies' Club Champion
1913 J.H. Birks Mrs. J.D. Baile
1914 J.D. Baile Mrs. J.D. Baile
1915 Thos. Drummond Dr. F.J. Tees Mrs. W.G. Ross
1916 D.N.C. Hogg Mrs. W.G. Ross
1917 H.B. MacKenzie Mrs. S.C. Jones
1918 H.B. MacKenzie Mrs. A. Carmen
1919 F.W. Hubbard Mrs. J.D. Baile
1920 H.E. Moles D.V.T. Williams Mrs. J.D. Baile
1921 E. Alexander D.V.T. Williams Mrs. K. Campbell
1922 E. Alexander W. McLuckie Mrs. K. Campbell
1923 W.G. Ross W. McLuckie Mrs. F.A. Stevenson
1924 W.G. Ross W. McLuckie Mrs. K. Campbell
1925 F.G. Daniels Mrs. K. Campbell
1926 F.G. Daniels C.C. Fraser Mrs. C.B. McRitchie
1927 J. Buchanan W. McLuckie Mrs. F.A. Stevenson
1928 E.P. Flintoft W. McLuckie Mrs. H.B. MacNeil
1929 E.P. Flintoft W. McLuckie Mrs. H.B. MacNeil
1930 E.M. McDougall T.G. McAthey Mrs. L.S. Kelly Miss Hope Cushing
1931 E.M. McDougall G.B. Taylor Mrs. L.S. Kelly Miss Doris Taylor
1932 L.W. Barker C.C. Fraser Mrs. L. Cushing Miss Hope Cushing
1933 L.W. Barker G.B. Taylor Mrs. L. Cushing Miss Doris Taylor
1934 D. McK. Ford G.B. Taylor Mrs. C.V. Vaughan Mrs. A.J.D. Wright
1935 D. McK. Ford C.C. Fraser Mrs. C.V. Vaughan Mrs. H.W. Soper
1937 E.E. Lloyd G.B. Taylor Mrs. R.H. Paul Mrs. A.J.D. Wright
1937 E.E. Lloyd G.B. Taylor Mrs. R.H. Paul Mrs. A.J.D. Wright
1936 E.E. Lloyd F.R. Daniels Mrs. R.H. Paul Mrs. H.W. Soper
1937 E.E. Lloyd G.B. Taylor Mrs. R.H. Paul Mrs. A.J.D. Wright
1937 E.E. Lloyd G.B. Taylor Mrs. R.H. Paul Mrs. A.J.D. Wright
1938 C. Sinclair G.B. Taylor Mrs. A. Hurry Mrs. A.J.D. Wright
1939 J.H. Finnie G.B. Taylor Mrs. W.K. Davis Mrs. A.J.D. Wright
1940 J.H. Finnie C.C. Fraser Mrs. A.L. Brown Mrs. G.B. Maughan
1941 F.W. Owen R.L. Scythes Mrs. A.L. Brown Mrs. A.J.D. Wright
1942 F.W. Owen C.C. Fraser Mrs. R.L. Taylor Mrs. J.D. Morrison
1943 C.D. Cowie Harvey Martin Mrs. R.L. Taylor Mrs. Harvey Martin
1944 C.D. Cowie R.L. Scythes Mrs. T.B. Wainwright Mrs. A.J.D. Wright
1945 A.L. Brown C.R. Todd Mrs. T.B. Wainwright Mrs. T.M. Lockwood
1946 A.L. Brown Harvey Martin Mrs. J.B. White Mrs. T.M. Lockwood
1947 R.E. Knight A. B. McEwen Mrs. J.B. White Miss. C.A. Beer
1948 R.E. Knight G.B. Taylor Mrs. T. Carlisle Mrs. T.M. Lockwood
1949 A.B. McEwen G.B. Taylor Mrs. T. Carlisle Mrs. T.M. Lockwood
1950 A.B. McEwen R.B. Spence Mrs. A.J.D. Wright Mrs. A.J.D. Wright
1951 A. Ballantyne G.B. Taylor Mrs. A.J.D. Wright Mrs. H.L. Mussells
1952 A. Ballantyne F.M. Pope Mrs. E.F. Erzinger Miss C.A. Beer
1953 J.G. Fitzpatrick G.B. Taylor Mrs. E.F. Erzinger Mrs. J. Dagenais
1954 J.G. Fitzpatrick G.B. Taylor Mrs. G.B. Taylor Mrs. H.L. Mussells
1955 J.B. White G.B. Taylor Mrs. G.B. Taylor Mrs. H.L. Mussells
1956 J.B. White R.D. Staniforth Mrs. G.B. Maughan Mrs. Robert Lyle
1957 G.B. Taylor G.B. Taylor Mrs. G.B. Maughan Mrs. Robert Lyle
1958 G.B. Taylor P.S. Ross Jr. Mrs. R. Lyle Mrs. Robert Lyle
1959 G.R.W. Owen R.B. Spence Mrs. R. Lyle Mrs. G.R. Patterson
1960 G.R.W. Owen R.B. Spence Mrs. A.D. Ross Mrs. Robert Lyle
1961 F.T. Denis D. Pemberton-Smith Mrs. A.D. Ross Mrs. Robert Lyle
1962 F.T. Denis G.B. Taylor Mrs. R.G. Peers Mrs. Robert Lyle
1963 J.S. Hewson S.J. Turner Mrs. R.G. Peers Mrs. Robert Lyle
1964 J.S. Hewson L.A. Biddie Mrs. C.A. Peachey Mrs. Robert Lyle
1965 N.P. Taylor N.J. Best Mrs. C.A. Peachey Mrs. Robert Lyle
1966 N.P. Taylor S.J. Turner Mrs. A.J. Groleau Mrs. Robert Lyle
1967 N.S. Crerar R.M. Everson Mrs. A.J. Groleau Mrs. Robert Lyle
1968 N.S. Crerar S.J. Turner Mrs. F.T. Denis Mrs. Robert Lyle
1969 D.S. Hart T.D. Moon Mrs. F.T. Denis Mrs. Robert Lyle
1970 D.S. Hart T.D. Moon Mrs. J.D. Dodge Mrs. Robert Lyle
1971 P.F. Dingle C.J.A. Snelling Mrs. J.D. Dodge Mrs. M.G. Johnston
1972 P.F. Dingle Dr. F.A. Kay Mrs. D.L. Lindsay Mrs. M.G. Johnston
1973 A.J. Campbell Dr. F.A. Kay Mrs. D.L. Lindsay Mrs. J.M. Stevens
1974 J.D. Dodge J.P. Ogilvy Mrs. G.H. Merrill Mrs. M.G. Johnston
1975 J.D. Dodge D.W. Brock Mrs. G.H. Merrill Mrs. M.G. Johnston
1976 F.M. Fitzpatrick Guy Charland Mrs. N.F. Macfarlane Mrs. M.G. Johnston
1977 F.M. Fitzpatrick Guy Charland Mrs. N.F. Macfarlane Mrs. H. L. Mussells
1978 M.E. Fee Brian McEwen Mrs. J.D. Mitchell Mrs. Joann Johnston
1979 A.J. Tonkin D.W. Brock Mrs. J.D. Mitchell Mrs. Joanne Rees
1980 A.J. Tonkin Pierre Archambault Mrs. R.W. Pearman Mrs. Claire Richardson
1981 H.G. Walker Pierre Archambault Mrs. R.W. Pearman Mrs. Claire Richardson
1982 H.G. Walker Pierre Archambault Mrs. H.M. Rees Mrs. Claire Richardson
1983 J.P. Ogilvy Pierre Archambault Mrs. H.M. Rees Miss Suzanne Robichaud
1984 J.P. Ogilvy Gordon Hanna Mrs. W.D. Lennox Mrs. Claire Richardson
1985 L.J. Boyle Pierre Archambault Mrs. W.D. Lennox Miss Suzanne Robichaud
1986 L.J. Boyle Pierre Archambault Mrs. W.J. Pretorius Mrs. Claire Richardson
1987 M.D. Johnson Gordon Hanna Mrs. W.J. Pretorius Mrs. Claire Richardson
1988 M.D. Johnson Gordon Hanna Mrs. W.D. Thomas Miss Elizabeth Verge
1989 N.F. Macfarlane William Herb Mrs. W.D. Thomas Miss Suzanne Beauregard
1990 N.F. Macfarlane Pierre Archambault Mrs. D.H. Cohoon
1991 R.L. Ogilvy Claude Dufour Mrs. D.H. Cohoon Miss Catherine Wardlaw
1992 R.L. Ogilvy Pierre Archambault Mrs. H.G. Walker Mrs. Claire Richardson
1993 J.B. Moriarty Louis La Rue Mrs. H.G. Walker Miss Suzanne Beauregard
1994 J.B. Moriarty William Herb Mrs. D.M. Mackay Miss Suzanne Beauregard
1995 R.H. Francis William Herb Mrs. D.M. Mackay Miss Suzanne Robichaud
1996 R.H. Francis Pierre Archambault Mrs. J.P. Ogilvy Miss Suzanne Beauregard
1997 D.H. Brown Jacques Paiement Mrs. J.P. Ogilvy Mrs. Claire Richardson
1998 D.H. Brown William Herb Mrs. T. Savage Miss Suzanne Beauregard
1999 G.H. Eccles Jacques Paiement Mrs. T. Savage Mrs. Claire Richardson
2000 G.H. Eccles Jacques Paiement Mrs. W. J. Lambert Mrs. Debby Brillant
2001 Dennis Bishop Scott Irwin Mrs. W. J. Lambert Mrs. Lindsay Chiarella
2002 Dennis Bishop Nicholas Galbraith Mrs. M. MacMahon Mrs. Debby Brillant
2003 Raymond Huot William Herb Mrs. M. MacMahon Mrs. Véronique Alepin
2004 Raymond Huot Ronnie Khanna Mrs. M. Piotte Mrs. Lindsay Chiarella
2005 Greg Brown Gordon Hanna Mrs. M. Piotte Mrs. Raymonde Germain
2006 Greg Brown Scott Irwin Mrs. S. Robichaud Mrs. Véronique Alepin
2007 Marc Belcourt Scott Irwin Mrs. S. Robichaud Mrs. Raymonde Germain
2008 Marc Belcourt Pierre Archambault Mrs. Gabrielle Houston Mrs. Raymonde Germain
2009 Frank Alessi Jacob Peterson Mrs. Gabrielle Houston Ms. Suzanne Patterson
2010 Frank Alessi Scott Irwin Mrs. Diane Oliver Mrs. Raymonde Germain
2011 Paul Marier Jacob Peterson Mrs. Diane Oliver Miss Dayvi Khanna
2012 Paul Marier Laith Qumsieh Mrs. Sharon Timms Miss Dayvi Khanna
2013 Boris Ozbalt Jacob Peterson Mrs. Sharon Timms Mrs. Raymonde Germain
2014 Boris Ozbalt Jacob Peterson Mrs. Nancy Ryan Miss Alexandra Lévy
2015 Dan Anber Daniel Gosselin Mrs. Nancy Ryan Mrs. Raymonde Germain
2016 Dan Anber Mrs. Elizabeth Verge