C. Ross (Sandy) Somerville

Category: Player – Amateur

Sandy Somerville

Inducted: 1971

Born: 1903
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.


  • 1932 United States Amateur Champion


  • 1926, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1935, 1937 Canadian Amateur Champion
  • 1960 and 1965 Canadian Men’s Senior Champion; co-winner in 1961 and 1966.


  • 1926 Manitoba Amateur Champion

Other Items of Note:

  • In 1950 Sandy Somerville was rated by Canadian Press as Canada’s top golfer of the half century.
  • Impressive record in other sports, (hockey, football and cricket), marks him as one of Canada’s best all-round athletes.
  • In 1953 he served as President of London Hunt & Country Club
  • President of the RCGA (now Golf Canada) in 1957
  • Semi-finalist in British Amateur in 1938.  six times; runner-up 4 times



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.