Mario Brisebois (1953- )
Brisebois - inducted in 2018
of the Mauricie area, in Québec and Canada
Native to the Mauricie area, Mario stood out from the crowd during his years as a junior at the Club de golf Shawinigan and on the provincial stage. As a matter of fact, he was selected to represent Golf Québec, formerly known as the Québec Golf Association (QGA), in the prestigious competition for the Williamson Cup held in 1970 at the Aronimink Golf Club, in Philadelphia. This was a huge honour in his region where very few juniors had the opportunity to participate in such high level tournaments.
Later on, his studies and budding career as a journalist at Le Journal de Montréal kept him too busy to participate in sporting events. As a result, he stopped competing in amateur golf tournaments. Fortunately, Mario’s love for the game of golf continued. In 1973, he had the best seat in the house to witness Jocelyne Bourassa’s triumph at the Canadian LPGA event, La Canadienne, held at the Montréal Municipal Golf Club. And rightly so, as he was nothing less than the official caddy of the legendary competitor, also a Shawinigan native, in this historic championship.
Throughout his career as a journalist, Mario dedicated his time to covering golf, tennis and skiing. He always made a point to understand every aspect of the sport he was writing about. For this reason, he was honoured in 1985 as Best Journalist by Tennis Québec and was inducted in the Laurentian Ski Hall of Fame in 2003.
Mario always attached great importance to supporting Québec’s hopefuls. Many athletes, both amateurs and professionals, benefited from exceptional media coverage throughout their athletic development. A warm, cheerful and energetic character, he always promoted sports with extraordinary generosity throughout the province and in Canada. His work and leadership have earned him the recognition and respect of athletes and the entire industry.
Québec, more specifically, we are grateful for Mario, who along with a group of
colleagues created the Pierre-Nadon Prize in 2005. Every year, the recipient of
this honour is a person who has contributed in an exceptional way to the
development and promotion of golf in Québec.
Inducted Members of the Québec Golf Hall of Fame
Jocelyne Bourassa (1947 - 2021) inducted in 1996
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
Robert "Bob" Vokey (1939 - ) inducted in 2017