David L. Black

Category: Professional Golfer

Davie Black

Year Inducted: 1972

Born: September 15, 1883

Place of Birth: Troon, Scotland
Died: 1974

Club Affiliations: Professional at Outremont, GC, Montreal (1905 -1908), Ranleigh Golf Club, Montreal (1908), Rivermead Golf Club, Hull (1911 – 1920), Shaughnessy Heights Golf Club, Vancouver (1920 – 1945)

David Black and several of his brothers immigrated to North America to become golf professionals in 1905. “Wee Davie” served as a professional for more than a decade in Montreal and Ottawa before settling at Vancouver’s Shaughnessy Heights in 1920. Black was a fine player, winning four CPGA Championships and finishing runner-up in the 1911 Canadian Open. The difficulty and expense of travelling from British Columbia is believed to have hindered his chances at winning the open or further CPGA titles.


  • 1911 Runner-up Canadian Open
  • 1913 PGA of Canada Champion
  • 1919 PGA of Canada Champion
  • 1920 PGA of Canada Champion
  • 1921 PGA of Canada Champion
  • 1924 Washington State Open Championship


  • 1928 British Columbia Open Champion
  • 1930 British Columbia Open Champion
  • 1929 Pacific North West Open Champion

Other Items of Note:

  • In 1923 David caddied at Shaughnessy Heights for Warren G. Harding, President of the United States.
  • David Black retired in 1945


Inducted to BC Golf Hall of Fame in 2001

Inducted to PGA of Canada Hall of Fame in 2014