Graham Cooke – Class of 2012

graham_cookeGraham Cooke is both a standout amateur golfer and renowned golf course architect, making significant impacts in both fields within Canada and internationally. After earning the Ontario Junior Boys’ title in 1965, Cooke attended Michigan State University where he earned the 1969 Big Ten championship title with his team and was an All-American in 1971. After graduating with a degree in landscape architecture, he later apprenticed with golf course architect Howard Watson before starting his own firm, all while continuing a successful amateur golf career that includes the record for the most national events won by a male amateur. He is a six-time Canadian Mid-Amateur champion, four-time Canadian Senior Men’s champion, two-time Canadian Amateur runner-up and two-time Canadian Senior Men’s runner-up. In Quebec where he is currently based, he has earned four Quebec Amateur championship titles, two Quebec Senior titles and was the winner of the inaugural competition named in his honour, the “Graham Cooke Cup.” As the President of Graham Cooke & Associates, he has designed and overseen the construction of over 100 golf courses and has provided golf course design and renovation services for over 600 clients located around the world.