Claude Pattemore – Class of 2000

cpattemoreBorn: 1927 in Athens, Ontario

  • Ontario Blind Golfers' Champion (14 times between 1952-1972)
  • Canadian Blind Golfers' Champion (12 times between 1952-1972)
  • U.S. Blind Golfers' Champion (1963)
  • International Blind Golfers' Champion (1963)
  • After losing his sight in 1948 in a dynamite explosion, Mr. Pattemore took up golf in 1951 and attributes his success to Clair Chinery, Professional at Chedoke Golf Club in Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Mr. Pattemore has devoted much of his life to encouraging the newly blind to challenge their new and foreign world.
  • Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1996