Category: Player – Professional
Birthdate: August 21, 1958
Place of birth: Kitimat, British Columbia
Richard “Dick” Zokol’s playing career is highlighted by successes as an amateur, collegiate and professional golfer; member of Canada’s 1980 World Amateur Team; and winner of the 1981 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. Born in Kitimat, BC but grew up in Vancouver, Richard joined the Marine Drive Golf Club as a junior member in 1970. Richard “walked-on” to the Brigham Young University Golf Team in 1977 then captained BYU to the 1981 NCAA Championship (Division I) at Stanford University. He would turn professional later that year and it wasn’t long before he claimed his first professional victory, the 1982 British Columbia Open. Zokol spent 22 years competing on the PGA TOUR and has two career victories – the 1992 Greater Milwaukee Open and the 1992 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic. Other professional victories include the 1984 Utah Open as well as the 2001 Canadian PGA Championship. Zokol represented Canada at the World Cup (1992 and 1993) and was a member of the Dunhill Cup Team (1985-1987 and 1992-1993). During his amateur and professional career, Zokol competed in 26 Canadian Opens.
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Other Items of Note:
SCORE Award Male Playing Professional of the Year 1992 and 1993
Inducted to BC Golf Hall of Fame in 2009
Inducted to Brigham Young University Athletic Hall of Fame (1981 Golf Team) in 2009
Inducted to PGA of Canada Hall of Fame in 2014
Photos of Richard Zokol from our collection.