Murray Carlyle Tucker

Category: Professional/Builder

Murray Tucker

Year Inducted: 1999

Born: November 2, 1922
Place of Birth: Mitchell, Ontario
Died: June 24, 2002

Mitchell, Ontario native Murray Tucker has served the professional golf industry since 1948 when he became the professional at the Sunningdale Golf and Country Club, in London, Ontario. Although more than proficient at the game, winning many titles throughout his career, Murray’s legacy to the game has been his work toward assisting his profession. Writing many of the original manuals and policies, he was particularly responsible for introducing a pension plan for Canadian professionals. Murray was also the first Canadian to earn the degree of ‘Master Professional’.

Assistant Professional, Mississaugua G&CC ,1946 -1948
Professional, Sunningdale G&CC, 1948 – 1953
Professional, Rosedale GC, 1953 – 1965
Director of Golf, Board of Trade CC, 1965 – 1989


  • 1955 Millar Trophy winner
  • 1971 PGA of Canada Senior Champion


  • 1958 PGA of Ontario Champion
  • Ontario Seniors’ PGA Championship – 3 times
  • 1950 Ontario Open Champion

Other items of note:

  • 1949 Irving Open Champion
  • Course Records – Rosedale, Uplands, Box Grove, Cobourg, York Downs (old Course) Board of Trade
  • Canada’s first Master Professional
  • 1959 – 1960 President of PGA of Canada
  • 1959 & 1962 President of PGA of Ontario
  • Director of PGA of Canada and PGA of Ontario more than 20 years
  • Instituted PGA of Canada Pension Plan
  • Designed and wrote numerous employment manuals for the PGA of Canada
  • PGA of Canada Club Professional of the Year


Inducted to PGA of Canada Hall of Fame in 2014


Photos of Murray Tucker from our collection.