Adrien Bigras (1938 - )
Born in Ste-Dorothée, Québec in 1938, Adrien comes from a family of ten children. At a mere age of only ten years old, he began his career as a caddy at the Islesmere Golf Club, and then at the Laval-sur-le-Lac Golf Club. His talent was noticeable from the beginning. As golf and nature have been his passion, he always appreciated the charming environment of golf courses.
Over the years, his achievements include six victories at the Spring Open, three at the Canadian Championship, seven at the Québec Senior Championship, twelve participations in the Canadian Open, and his victory at the 1965 Québec Open. And not to forget, his participation in the 1962 US Open in Oakmont, PA, for which he had qualified with the lowest score ahead of 2,000 competitors. Throughout his career, Mr. Bigras has won over an exceptional amount of 110 tournaments.
In more history, he was Assistant Professional at the Cardinal Golf Club and at Golf Malborough, before he became Head Professional for eleven years at the Rosemère Golf Club. Later on, his dream came true and he became owner of the Manoir Golf Club. Adrien always was a remarkable ambassador of his profession, and he was a source of inspiration for his peers, and other amateurs.
Picture: André Burgoyne, Golf Québec Co-President, Roger Legault, Hall of Fame Committee Chairman, and Thérèse Dumontet, Golf Québec Co-President, offered a portrait signed by Germain Gratton, the Golf Artist, to Adrien Bigras.
Inducted Members of the Québec Golf Hall of Fame
Graham Cooke (1946 - ) inducted in 2008
Judy Darling-Evans (1937 -) inducted in 1998
Pat Fletcher (1916-1985) inducted in 1998
André Gagné (1944 - ) inducted in 2016
Damien Gauthier (1913 – 1999) inducted in 2000
Christopher Howard Gribbin (1921 - 2012) inducted in 1996
Mary Ann Hayward (1960 -) inducted in 2011
Stanley Horne (1912 - 1995) inducted in 1996
Jules Huot (1908 - 1999) inducted in 1996
The eight Huot brothers - inducted in 1996
Karl Kaspar Keffer (1882-1955) - inducted in 2016
Bill Kerr Sr. (1911 – 1997) inducted in 1997
Albert Henri Murray (1887 - 1974) inducted in 1996
Charles Richard Murray (1882 – 1939) inducted in 1996
Jacques Nols (1945 - ) inducted in 2012