Jack McLaughlin

Jack McLaughlin

Category: Builder

Born: December 31, 1933
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario
January 23, 1991

Jack McLaughlin was a Canadian club professional whose career began in 1953 at Scarboro Golf & Country Club. He later served at Cedar Brae Golf & Country Club and Bayview Golf & Country Club as Head PGA of Canada Professional. In 1974, Jack relocated to Vancouver’s Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club where he served until his passing in 1991.


  • 1953-1956 Apprentice CPGA Professional, Scarboro G.C, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1956-1961 Head CPGA Professional, Cedar Brae G.C, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1961-1974 Head CPGA Professional, Bayview G.C, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1974-1991 CPGA Director of Golf, Shaughnessy G.C Vancouver, BC

National Achievements:

  • 1958-1962 Director, CPGA of Ontario
  • 1963 President, CPGA of Ontario
  • 1960-1972 Education Chairman, National CPGA
  • 1975 Director, CPGA of B.C.
  • 1976 President, CPGA of B.C.
  • 1984 Director, National CPGA
  • 1984 Education Chairman, National CPGA
  • 1985-1989 Chairman, CPGA National Teaching Committee
  • 1985-1988 Chairman, CPGA National Junior Committee
  • 1997-1981 Head Coach, UBC Thunderbirds Golf Team
  • 1987-1991 Founder, Jack McLaughlin Golf School for Golf Professionals
  • Introduced the “Junior Junior” program for ages 4-11 through CPGA that clubs could implement

International Achievements:

  • 1973 – First CPGA Professional invited to teach USPGA Business School
  • Founder McLaughlin Golf Corporation – Golf Management Company in Europe and Canada/Golf Merchandise Wholesale Distributor in Canada and US
  • 1988-1991 Head Coach, Canadian Ladies National Team that competed internationally
  • Coach of Canadian professional and amateurs that competed internationally including: Lorie Kane, Ray Stewart and Brent Franklin


  • 1985 CPGA National Club Professional of the year
  • 1985 Score Magazine Club Professional of the year
  • 2003 CPGA Junior Promoter of the year renamed “Jack McLaughlin Junior
  • Leader of the Year Award”, given annually to the CPGA Member best promoting junior golf
  • 2007 British Columbia PGA Lifetime Achievement Award
  • British Columbia PGA Pro Junior Event renamed “Jack McLaughlin Memorial Pro Junior”
  • Inducted to PGA of Canada Hall of Fame in 2014