Gordon Baxter Taylor

Category: Player – Amateur and Builder

Gordon Baxter Taylor

Inducted: 1986

Born: 1909
Died: January 27, 1999

Another of Canada’s multi-sport athletes, Gordon B. Taylor excelled at football, basketball, hockey and driving. In fact the talented young Taylor played for the Montreal Royals and was considered a prospective Olympic driver before honing his skills on the golf course. His victory at the 1932 Canadian Amateur was the start of a storied career that eventually led to a vital role in golf administration in this country. Not only did Taylor win the Canadian Seniors’ Championship in his later years, but he also served as president of the RCGA and Canadian Seniors’ Golf Association.

International Teams:

  • 1935 Member of first overseas Canadian Team
  • 1954 Captain of Canadian Team at the first Commonwealth Golf Tournament
  • 1964 Captain of Canadian Team at the Senior Triangular Matches in 1964


  • 1932 Canadian Amateur Champion
  • 1966 and 1967 Canadian Senior’s Golf Association Champion


  • 1934 Quebec Men’s Amateur Champion
  • 1968 Quebec Senior Men’s Champion

Other items of note:

  • President of Golf Quebec in 1949
  • RCGA Governor from 1950 to 1964
  • RCGA President in 1959
  • RCGA Advisory Governor from 1965 to 1977
  • President of Canadian Seniors Golf Association in 1978 and 1979


Inducted to Quebec Golf Hall of Fame in 1996