George S. Lyon – Class of 2000

glyonBorn: July 27, 1858 in Richmond, Ontario
Died: May 11, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario

  • Canadian Amateur Champion (1898, 1900, 1903, 1905-07, 1912, 1914); Runner-Up (1904, 1910)
  • United States Amateur Championship, Runner-Up (1906)
  • Canadian Open, Runner-Up (1910)
  • Canadian Seniors' Golf Association Champion (1918-23, 1925-26, 1928, 1930); Runner-Up (1924, 1929, (1931-32)
  • North American Seniors' Golf Association Champion (1923, 1930-32)
  • Olympic Gold Medalist for Golf (1904)
  • President, Royal Canadian Golf Association (1923)
  • Joined the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada in 1881 and served through the North-West Rebellion of 1885, first as a Corporal, finally as a Sergeant.
  • Mr. Lyon took up the game of golf at age 37 and within three years of picking up a club, he had become a National Amateur Champion.
  • Helped found the Lambton Golf & Country Club in 1902
  • Inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1955
  • Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1971