Allan George Balding – Class of 2000

abaldingBorn: April 29, 1924 in Toronto, Ontario

  • Turned Professional in 1950
  • Club Affiliations: Oakdale G&CC, Credit Valley G&CC, Islington GC
  • CPGA Champion (1955-56, 1963, 1970)
  • CPGA (Millar Trophy) Champion (1952, 1954, 1958, 1961)
  • Mexican Open Champion (1963)
  • Teamed with George Knudson to lead Canada to victory at the World Cup in 1963. Mr. Balding claimed the Individual title.
  • Joined the PGA Tour in 1952
  • First Canadian to win a tour event. PGA Tour victories include:
  • Mayfair Open (1955); Miami Beach Open (1957); West Palm Beach Open (1957); Havana Invitational (1957).
  • Quebec Open Champion (1952).
  • Ontario Open Runner-Up (1954).
  • Ontario Athlete of the Year (1955, 1957).
  • Inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1969.
  • Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1985.