Donald Day Carrick

Inducted: 1997

Don Carrick

Category: Amateur Player

Born: September 18, 1906
Place of Birth: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Death: January 1997

Sports writer Lou Caz has said, « If you look up the word amateur in the dictionary, you will find Donald Carrick’s name. » A two time Canadian Amateur Champion, Carrick also won the US Western Junior Boy’s Championship, two Ontario amateur titles and played for Canada against the British Walker Cup team before retiring from championship golf in 1933 to focus on his family and law practice. Beyond his golf record, Carrick competed in the boxing segment of the 1928 Olympics as well as played varsity football and hockey. Voted runner-up to Lionel Connacher for Male Athlete of the Half Century, Carrick also received the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E) for his service in the Royal Artillery during WWII.


  • 1924 U.S. Western Junior Boys’ Champion
  • Low Amateur Qualifying Round, Western Open – 1924
  • Western Amateur Championship Runner-up – 1926


  • 1925, 1927 Canadian Amateur Champion
  • Low Amateur Canadian Open – 1927
  • Member of Canadian team vs. 1st Walker Cup team (1924)
  • Member of 1st Canadian Team to Britain – 1935


  • 1923 Ontario Junior Boys’ champion
  • 1926, 1933 Ontario Men’s Amateur champion
  • 1934 G.S. Lyon Team champion


  • Ontario Team Interprovincial Championship – 1930

Other Items of Note:

  • Defeated Sandy Somerville in 5 of 7 meets between 1925 – 1927
  • Competed in a number of exhibitions with the likes of Walter Hagen
  • Federal M.P. for Trinity, Toronto Constituency
  • 3-time Intercollegiate Boxing Champion
  • Canadian Light-heavyweight division
  • Amateur Boxing Champion
  • 5th place Boxing, light-heavy weight division, Olympic Games, Amsterdam
  • Runner-up to Lionel Connacher for Canada’s Male Athlete of the Half Century
  • Undefeated in meets with West Point and U.S. Naval Academy
  • All-star Hockey Defence man with Toronto Varsity Blues