Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Dick Grimm has received yet another honour, with his induction last week into the Oakville Sports Hall of Fame in Oakville, Ont.
Grimm, known as “Mr Canadian Open,” for his work on the national championship from 1965 to 1993, attended the ceremony in Oakville with his son Richard and two grandchildren.
As part of the induction, Grimm was presented with a silver plate by former LPGA Tour player and Oakville native Sandra Post, another member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. In typical Grimm fashion, he credited tournament volunteers for their work during his days at the helm of the Canadian Open.
Grimm serves as Open chairman in 1965 at the Missisaugua Golf and Country Club and would later serve as chairman in 1970, ’75, ’77, ’78 and ’79, while serving as president of the Royal Canadian Golf Association in 1974.
After serving as an RCGA governor from 1969-74, Grimm became an honorary life governor in 1975 before serving as the RCGA’s director of professional tournaments from 1983-93. He went on to become Canadian Tour commissioner from 1993-97.