George Cumming – Class of 2000

gcummingBorn: May 20, 1879 in Bridge of Weir, Scotland
Died: March 26, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario

  • Mr. Cumming was Head Professional at the Dumfries and Galloway GC in Scotland as a 16 year-old, a post he served until 1899.
  • Migrated to Canada in 1900
  • Head Professional, Toronto Golf Club (1900-50)
  • Canadian Open Champion (1905); Runner-Up (1906-07, 1909, 1914)
  • Canadian PGA Champion (1914); Runner-Up (1912, 1919, 1924)
  • United States Open Championship - 8th Place (1905)
  • Pioneered the CPGA organization
  • Considered Dean of Canadian Golf Professionals
  • CPGA Captain (1911-13, 1931-32) Vice-Captain (4 times)
  • CPGA Vice-Captain/President (1922-24, 1950)
  • A number of distinguished Professionals apprenticed under Mr. Cumming, they include: Charlie and Albert Murray, Karl Keffer, Frank Freeman, Dick Borthwick, Willie Lamb, Gordon Brydson, Nicol Thompson and his son Lou Cumming.
  • Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1971