Pat Fletcher with golf trophy

Pat Fletcher was one of the greatest golfers ever to come out of Victoria and Canada. Before he turned the trick at Point Grey in 1954, no Canadian had won the Canadian Open since 1914 and no Canadian has won the Canadian Open since. The Oak Bay High School graduate turned to caddying at the Victoria Club to make some money during the depths of the Depression. That, along with the encouragement of club pro Phil Taylor was the introduction to what became a long and glorious association with the game. Pat won the Canadian PGA in 1952 and was low Canadian at the 1953 Open at Scarborough. Other career highlights included winning the Saskatchewan Open in 1947, 1948 and 1951, the Alberta Open in 1946, the Quebec Spring Open in 1956 and 1957 and he was runner-up in the 1968 CPGA Seniors. Away from competition, Pat was a caddie, club manager, club professional and three-term president of the Canadian Professional Golfers' Association. He was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and the RCGA Sports Hall of Fame.


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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