Ken Tarling – Class of 2017

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Entering the Hall in the Professional Golfer category is Sandford’s Ken Tarling. Born in Saskatoon, Tarling grew up in the Niagara Peninsula playing at the Twenty Valley G&CC and turned pro in 1982.

Throughout his career, Tarling captured 21 provincial titles (including every major championship at least once), two national titles (2001 PGA of Canada Club Professional Championship and the 2011 PGA of Canada Senior’s Championship), one Canadian Tour win and 12 international victories in eight countries.

Additionally Tarling won the 2011 Australian Legends Tour Order of Merit (one of only 2 Canadians to win a foreign tour money title).

Now at the age of 58, Tarling enters his sixth year as a member competing on the European Senior Tour with his top finish a T8 at the Swiss Senior Open in 2016. Tarling was instrumental in reviving the Canadian Tour in the early 1980’s and served as the President of the Canadian Tour for three years.

He is also a past board member of the PGA of Canada and taught at Humber College in the Professional Golf Management Program. In 2012, he received an Honorary Life Membership from the Canadian Tour.