Gary Bowerman

Gary Bowerman – Inducted 1987

Born in Picton, Ontario, Gary moved to Belleville in 1951 and began playing golf at the Bay of Quinte Country Club at the age of 13. He was Junior Champion on several occasions, and Senior Men’s Club Champion in 1962. He holds the course record of 65 at the Bay of Quinte Country Club. He left Belleville in 1963, and turned professional, beginning as an assistant pro at the Islington Golf Club. In 1965 and 1966, he won the Ontario Assistant’s Championship, and in 1967 and 1976 won the Bay of Quinte Festival Pro Tournament. Gary qualified for the Canadian Open seven times, finishing as the low Canadian in 1970. In 1969, he qualified for the U.S. professional tour. His professional victories include the Pro-Am Yuma, Arizona Open in 1971, and the British Columbia Open in 1973, the year in which he was the leading money winner on the Canadian Tour. Gary later became associate professional at the Weston Golf Club in Toronto, a position he held until his untimely death in 1977 at the age of 35.

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