Gary Cowan

Category: Amateur Player

Gary Cowan

Inducted: 1972
Born: October 28, 1938
There are very few accomplishments in amateur golf that have eluded Gary Cowan. His record includes one Canadian Amateur Championship, two U.S. Amateur Championships, low amateur at the Canadian Open and the Master Tournament, and medalist at the World Amateur Team Championship. In international play, he was a fierce competitor, representing Canada nineteen times in tournaments from Brazil to Japan.


  • 1966 United States Amateur Champion
  • 1971 United States Amateur Champion
  • 1964 Low Amateur in Masters
  • 1971 North and South Men’s Amateur Champion


  • 1960 World Amateur Golf Canadian Team Member
  • 1962 World Amateur Golf Canadian Team Member (2nd place)
  • 1962 World Amateur Golf Team Championships Individual Title
  • 1964 World Amateur Golf Canadian Team Member (2nd place)
  • 1965 America’s Cup Canadian Team Member (Winning Team)
  • 1971 New Zealand Centennial Trophy Tournament Canadian Team Member (Winning Team)
  • 1981 Simon Bolivar Trophy Tournament (winner with Doug Roxburgh)


  • 1956 Canadian Junior Boy’s Champion
  • 1961 Canadian Men’s Amateur Champion


  • Ontario Boy’s Junior Champion :1956 
  • Ontario Men’s Amateur Champion: 1964, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984

Other Items of Note:

  • Low Medalist in the World Amateur Team Championships in 1962
  • Participated in 8 Masters from 1962-1973


Inducted to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1967

Inducted to Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in 2000

Canadian Male Amateur of the 20th Century


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