Category: Golfer, professional
Born: February 2, 1915
Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia
Death: December 15, 2005
Tackling professional golf with the same intensity of his amateur days, Stan Leonard’s win at the 1940 PGA of Canada Championship was the first for a golfer from outside central Canada in nearly two decades. Leonard would capture seven more PGA of Canada titles and win the PGA Tour’s Western Open, Greater Greensboro Open and Tournament of Champions.
- 1931 Low amateur Winner of Northwest Open
- 1957 Greater Greensboro Open Champion
- 1958 Tournament of Champions
- 1960 Western Open Champion
- 1952 Northwest Open Champion
- 1960 Canadian Match Play Open Champion
- 1956 Canadian Professional Golfers Match Play Champion (now PGA of Canada)
- Canadian Professional Golfers’ Champion (now PGA of Canada): 1940-1941, 1950-1951, 1954, 1957, 1959, 1961
- Low Canadian professional at the Canadian Open, Rivermead Cup winner: 1945, 1950-1952, 1955, 1958-1960
- British Columbia Amateur Champion: 1932, 1935
- British Columbia Open Champion: 1947, 1949-1950, 1954, 1961
- Alberta Open Champion: 1937, 1939, 1941-1943, 1947, 1949-1950, 1955
- Saskatchewan Open Champion: 1950, 1955
- 1955 Tied for first place in Labatt Open, but lost in an extra hole playoff
- 1945 Runner-up in Alberta Open
Other items of note:
- Member of Canadian Hopkins Trophy team six times.
- Member of Canada Cup team nine times
- Member of British Columbia Willingdon Cup team six times.
- Leonard was posthumously awarded the BC PGA’s Lifetime Award on October 11, 2006.
- Stan Leonard won a total of forty-four tournaments during his career.
Inducted to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1964
Inducted to BC Sports Hall of Fame in 1966
Inducted to BC Golf Hall of Fame in 2001
Inducted to PGA of Canada Hall of Fame in 2014
Photos of Stan Leonard from our collection.
Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf–Banff Springs, 1962 from PGA of Canada on Vimeo.