Alexander Dennistoun (1821 - 1895)

 

Alexander Dennistoun (1821 - 1895) inducted in 2020

Originally from Dumbartonshire, Scotland, Alexander Dennistoun was a member of several prestigious clubs, including St Andrews, Glasgow, Liverpool and Musselburgh, before arriving in Canada. He first settled in Peterborough before moving permanently to Montréal, making his home on McTavish Street. He founded the Montreal Golf Club in 1873, and was its first President and Captain from 1873 to 1881. In 1884, permission was granted by Queen Victoria to use the “Royal” prefix, and the club became The Royal Montreal Golf Club.

Despite being a skilled golfer who won many titles, he was better known for his organizational skills, dynamism, and inspiration. He is, without a doubt, the founding father of organized golf in North America. He was elected, and will be inducted this year, into the Québec Golf Hall of Fame as a builder.

(McCord Museum reference for Alexander Dennistoun's photograph)

Inducted Members of the Québec Golf Hall of Fame

Pierre Archambault (1944 - ) inducted in 2017
Gordon Baxter Taylor (1909 - 1999) inducted in 1996
Adrien Bigras (1938 - ) inducted in 2005
Jack Bissegger (1932-2009) inducted in 2019
Jocelyne Bourassa (1947 -) inducted in 1996
Mario Brisebois (1953 -) inducted in 2018
Mary Lee Cobick (1970 -   ) inducted in 2020
Graham Cooke (1946 - ) inducted in 2008
Judy Darling-Evans (1937 -) inducted in 1998
Alexander Dennistoun (1821-1895) inducted in 2020
Doran "Duke" Doucet (1947 -  ) inducted in 2020
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
Debbie Savoy Morel (1953 -...) inducted in 2017
Daniel Talbot (1953-…) inducted in 2019
Robert "Bob" Vokey (1939 - ) - inducted in 2017