Friday, August 23, 2013


Prince Edward County Sports Hall of Fame-2013

Louis C. Garrison


Lou Garrison was born in Cambellford, Ontario on January 31, 1937. A short time later, the family moved to Picton. He attended Mary Street School in Picton, and then Prince Edward Collegiate. He played all sports during those years, but his first love was golf. He started playing at the Picton Golf Club with Fred Purcell as his teacher. After the game, Lou helped out at the family farm, or with his father at the Picton Auction Barn. He won the club championship in Picton three times. He then decided to make a career out of golf. In 1968, he worked as a pro at the Rosedale Golf Club in Toronto with Harold Hambleton. He moved on to Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. He was one of the first golf pros to use video in his instruction.

                                      John Lipson receiving a trophy from Lou Garrison
But it was in 1988, as a pro playing out of the Sutton Creek Golf Club, that he really made his mark. He won the Canadian Seniors Championship, and received an exemption to play in the Senior British Championship at Turnberry in Scotland. Lou fired a 69 on his opening round, and was pleased to see his name on the leader board with Gary Player and other greats of the game. Afterwards, he earned his card to play on the U. S. Men’s Senior Tour.

Lou died in Windsor, June 16, 1992.


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