It’s official, Ken Tarling is about to be inducted into the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame and both he (and I) couldn’t be happier.
During a professional career of over 30 years, Ken Tarling has compiled an impressive resume, both on the golf course and off. Most recently, he won the European Senior Tour qualifying school and continues to compete on that tour.
For a closer look at his career accomplishments, click here.
Ken began his winning ways as an amateur with victory in the Ontario Public Links Championship before turning professional in 1981. After winning the Canadian Tour’s Q-school in 1982, he went on to win the Windsor Classic, a popular stop on the tour, two years later in an era in which the talent level was at its peak.
On the Ontario PGA circuit Ken has 20 victories. He and Gordie Brydson are the only two players to win four consecutive Ontario PGA Senior Championships.
In Australia, he is a bit of a folk hero with two regular tour victories, six senior wins and in 2011, he won the Senior Tour Order of Merit and that circuit’s rookie of the year award. He added to his total in 2015 when he won the European Tour School Qualifying by seven strokes.
Listen to what he said after that Q-school victory here.
I have known Ken Tarling for about 30 years. He is an excellent father and fine husband and a very nice guy. He has worked extremely hard to be a champion golfer and deserves the recognition of induction into the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame.
I can hardly wait for the day when I visit Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge, where the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame is located. I will enjoy seeing a plaque honoring Ken’s achievements. To him and his family I send my most sincere congratulations.