Category: Player – Amateur
Place of Birth: London, Ontario
Died: May 17, 1991
Sandy Somerville’s victory in the 1932 U.S. Amateur, a first for a foreign golfer, served notice that Canada was indeed a force on the international golf scene. Between 1926 and 1937, Somerville captured six Canadian Amateurs and was a finalist on four other occasions, a record of excellence that may never be equaled. A gentleman golfer throughout his lifetime, Somerville served as president of the RCGA in 1957.
Other Items of Note:
Inducted to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1955
Inducted to Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in 2000
Photos of Sandy from the collection.