Kenneth Black

Category: Amateur Golfer

Kenneth Black

Inducted: 1987

Born: July 23, 1912
Place of Birth: Ottawa, Ontario
Died: 1995

The son of David Black, Ken leapt out of his father’s shadow with victories in the three BC Amateurs, two BC Opens and the 1939 Canadian Amateur. His win at the 1936 Vancouver Jubilee Open is one of the great Canadian golf stories. As a 24-year-old amateur, Black was challenging the likes of Byron Nelson and Lawson Little at his home course – Shaughnessy Golf Club. Young Ken came from well back in the field with a final round of nine under par to beat Nelson by three strokes.



1939 Canadian Amateur Champion



British Columbia Amateur Champion: 1933, 1936, 1939



  • First Canadian to win PGA Event – the Vancouver Golden Jubilee in 1936, winning out over Byron Nelson.
  • 1932 British Columbia Open Champion

Other Items of Note:

  • Member of British Columbia’s Willingdon Cup Team eleven times.
  • Member of Canada’s golf team to Britain in 1935


Inducted to BC Sports Hall of Fame in 1966
Inducted to BC Golf Hall of Fame in 2001