Spring 2013 Golf Quiz

 

Spring 2013 Golf Quiz

By Mark Kearney and Randy Ray

Mark Kearney of London, Ont. and Randy Ray of Ottawa are the authors of nine books about Canada, with best-seller sales of more than 50,000. Their Web site is: www.triviaguys.com

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Get in the swing to make the cut

April is here and with it thoughts of hitting the links and attempting to shave a few strokes off our scores once we haul the clubs out of the basement.

To get you into the spirit of a fresh season of golf, we’ve teed up a quiz to test your knowledge of Canadian golf history. As some of the world’s greats begin rattling off birdies and eagles at this weekend’s Masters tournament in Augusta, Georgia, take a swing at some of these puzzlers and see if you can score well enough to make the cut.

1. John H. Oke captured the first Canadian Open in 1904.  How much did he win?

a)  no money, just a trophy b) $20 and pocket watch  c) $60   d) $100

2. Sherri Turner is one of only two LPGA players with two career double-eagles.  The other is a Canadian. Is it:

a) Lorie Kane  b) Dawn Coe-Jones  c) Gail Graham  d) Sandra Post

3. True or false.  Pat Fletcher, who on the Canadian Open in 1954 at the Vancouver Point Grey Golf Club, was the last Canadian-born player to win the championship.

4.  In 1932, Sandy Somerville of London, Ont. became the first Canadian to win the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship.  But he was also the first golfer to do this at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia.

a)    score a hole in one   b) complete 18 holes at the first Masters  c)  be disqualified  d) play a round without a caddy

5.  George S. Lyon of Toronto is the only man to ever win a gold medal in golf at the Olympics.  True or false.

6.  In 1977, the Glen Abbey Golf Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus, hosted the Canadian Open for the first time.  Who won the tournament that year?

a)  Lee Trevino  b) Tom Watson c) Tom Weiskopf  d) Lanny Wadkins

7.  Name at least one of the two Canadian golfers who teamed up to win the World Cup of Golf in Rome in 1968 – the first time Canadians ever won the event.

8.  When Bob Panasiuk of Windsor, Ont. played the Canadian Open in 1957, he became the youngest player ever to make the cut at a PGA event.  How old was he?

a)  12  b) 15  c) 17  d) 19

9.  The Links O’Tay Golf & Country Club is the oldest golf course on a permanent site in Canada. Where is it located?

a)  Windsor, N.S.  b)  Fredericton, N.B  c) Pointe Claire, Que.  d) Perth, Ont.

10. When Canada’s Mike Weir won the Masters, he was the first left-hander to win a major tournament.  True or false?

Answers:

1.  c) $60

2.  b) Coe-Jones, of Campbell River, British Columbia recorded the second double-eagle of her career in 1993.

3.  False. Fletcher was a Canadian citizen but was a native of England. Karl Keffer of Tottenham, Ontario was the last Canadian-born player to win the tournament back in 1914.

4.  a) he scored an ace at the first Masters in 1934.

5.  True, at the 1904 Olympics.  Legend has it that the 46-year-old Canadian walked on his hands from the 18th hole to the clubhouse to celebrate.

6.  a) Trevino.

7.  George Knudson and Al Balding.

8.  b) 15 years old.

9.  d) Perth.  It was originally nine holes and then expanded to 18.

10. False.  Bob Charles of New Zealand, also a lefty, won the British Open in 1963.

Randy Ray and Mark Kearney are the authors of nine books about Canada, including The Big Book of Canadian Trivia. For more trivia, visit their Web site at: www.triviaguys.com

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