Lawrie Kerr with golf trophy

One of Lawrie Kerr's legacies is the pond named in his honour on the 4th hole at Royal Colwood Golf Club. However, it was his phenomenal activity in and around the game that ultimately produced his greater legacies. Lawrie's on-course accomplishments and, later, his dedication promoting the game, will endure for generations. In 60 years of golf he served his club as a caddie to president. And on the way he won an astonishing seven club championships. Those distinctions led to Royal Colwood bestowing on him an honourary life membership in 1995. His exploits as a competitive golfer remain among the most storied in the region. The winner of eight city amateur championships, a pair of senior men's titles as well as the Island Open, B.C. Closed and Amateur titles. The talented golfer also turned his attention to promote the game full time. He took on roles as the Zone rep to BCGA rules chairman and worked tirelessly as a member of tournament host committees to ensure the success of the professional golf events staged annually in the region.


Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.


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