Brent Franklin

Inducted: 2010

Brent Franklin winning the 1986 Canadian Amateur Champions

Category: Player (Amateur and Professional)

Inducted: 2010
Born: December 16, 1965
Place of Birth: Barrie, Ontario

Success on the golf course came early for Brent Franklin who captured a number of Canada’s premiere golf championships over a six-year span.  In 1983 and 1984, Franklin won the Canadian Junior title.  These victories would bring Franklin’s talent to the forefront, eventually prompting Brigham Young University to recruit Franklin for their golf team.  Over the next three years, Franklin would tie George S. Lyon as the only competitors to win three consecutive Canadian Amateur Championships.  He would also represent Canada on the winning 1986 World Amateur Team with teammates Warren Sye, Jack Kay Jr. and Mark Brewer.  In 1988 – his first year as a professional – Franklin would win the Canadian PGA Championship, defeating veteran tour pro Dave Barr.  The following year, Franklin would also win the Blue Light Pro-Am.  After being struck by a car while jogging in 1990, Franklin continued to play on the Japanese Tour, however, his success on the course would end as he tried to work his way back from the accident.  Although Franklin has retired from competitive golf, his love for the game has brought him to coaching at the University of Colorado.

International Victories:

  • 1986 World Amateur Team Champions (Teammates included Warren Sye, Jack Kay Jr., and Mark Brewer)

National Victories:

  • 1983 – 1984 Canadian Junior Champion
  • 1985 – 1987 Canadian Amateur Champion
  • 1988 PGA of Canada Champion

Provincial Victories:

  • 1983 – 1984 British Columbia Junior Boys Champion
  • 1983 Vancouver and District Junior Champion
  • 1993 Vancouver Match Play Champion
  • 1985 Alberta Amateur Champion

Other Items of Note:

  • 1986 Fresno State Pepsi Golf Classic Champion
  • NCAA All-American with Brigham Young University
  • Numerous top-10 finishes between 1991 and 1996 on the Japanese Tour


1984 British Columbia Junior Athlete-of-the-Year

SCORE Award for Top Male Junior Golfer: 1983 and 1984

1988 Canadian Tour Rookie-of-the-Year

1987 SCORE Award for Top Male Amateur Golfer

Inducted to PGA of Canada Hall of Fame in 2014

Inducted to BC Golf Hall of Fame in 2017


Photos of Brent Franklin from our collection.