Richard H. Grimm

Inducted: 1993

Dick Grimm

Category: Builder

Born: April 29, 1923

Deceased: 2014

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Dick Grimm was affectionately known as “Mr. Canadian Open” during his involvement with our national professional championship that lasted from 1965 to 1993. Masterfully coordinating the skills of salesman, promoter, official and fan, Grimm put his heart and soul into making the Canadian Open the great event it is today.

Additional Highlights:

  • 1965 Chairman of the Canadian Open for Mississaugua Golf Club
  • RCGA Canadian Open Chairman: 1970, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981
  • 1974 President of the RCGA
  • 1969 – 1974 RCGA Governor
  • 1975 – present RCGA Honorary Life Governor
  • Director of Professional Tournaments for the RCGA: 1983 – 1993
  • Commissioner of the Canadian Tour: 1993 – 1997

Other items of note:

  • The Golf Journalists Association of Canada awards the Dick Grimm Award yearly to those who have made a significant lifetime contribution to Canadian golf


Inducted to the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in 2000


Photos of Dick Grimm from our collection.