Philip Farley

Category: Amateur Player

Phil Farley

Inducted: 1979
Born: March 12, 1912
Place of Birth: Toronto, ON
Died: April 10, 1974


Phil Farley was a dominant force on the Canadian golf scene for more than three decades as a player and capable administrator. He captured the Ontario Junior in 1930 on his way to an impressive record that saw him win the Ontario Amateur six times, the Ontario Open twice and finish as the low amateur five times in the Canadian Open. Runner-up in the Canadian Amateur on three occasions, Farley captured the National Senior Championship in 1968 and 1969. He was president of the OGA (now Golf Ontario) in 1949 and President of the RCGA (now Golf Canada) in 1967.


  • Canadian Senior Men’s Golf Association Champion: 1967, 1972
  • Canadian Senior Men’s Amateur Champion 1968, 1969


  • 1930 Ontario Junior Boys Champion
  • Ontario Amateur Champion: 1931, 1934, 1940, 1942-1946, 1948  
  • Ontario Open Champion: 1942, 1945 
  • 1937 Quebec Amateur Champion
  • Won the George S. Lyon Team Championship on Scarboro Golf Club’s team: 1940-1942, 1944, 1950, 1953 
  • Ontario Senior Champion: 1963-1964, 1966 
  • Member of Ontario ‘s Willingdon Cup team twelve times
  • Member of Quebec ‘s Willingdon Cup team three times
  • Won the Ontario Best Ball Championship with Phil Brownlee

Other Items of Note:

  • Three-time semi finalist at Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship (1937, 1949, 1951)
  • President of the Ontario Golf Association in 1949
  • Canadian Open Low Amateur: 1931, 1934, 1937-1938, 1941
  • From 1950 to time of his death he was a member of the RCGA Board of Governors
  • President of the Royal Canadian Golf Association in 1967


Inducted to Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in 2000


Photos of Phil Farley from our collection