2017 Honoured Members

Terry More - Athlete

Known as an intense competitor throughout his career, Terry More demonstrated sustained excellence by winning golf championships for over 40 years as a junior, amateur and senior.  Whether the format was stroke play or match play, More was in his element.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1947, More became a member of Southwood Golf & Country Club in 1957 and developed proficiency in the game quickly.  In 1964, he won his first provincial championship, the Manitoba Junior, at his home course.  His fine play in the summer of 1964 continued when he played himself into the semi-final round of the 1964 Canadian Junior.  More followed up that performance by being a quarter-finalist in the 1965 Canadian Junior.

More won the 1967 Manitoba Amateur Championship and earned a place on five Manitoba Willingdon Cup Teams (1972, 1978, 1979, 1981 and 1982).  He was the winner of four Harold Eidsvig Memorial Trophies (1976, 1977, 1978 and 1981) emblematic of being the low amateur in the Manitoba Open.  Many of these accomplishments took place when More was a member of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club from 1975 until 1991.

More played great in the 1978 Manitoba Open, not only winning the low amateur but also placing second overall for the championship.  For these accomplishments, More was named Manitoba Golfer of the Year in 1978.

More did not slow down when he became a senior, winning four consecutive Manitoba Rural Senior Championships (2004 - 2007) as a member of Quarry Oaks Golf Course.  He placed second in the 2003 Manitoba Senior Championship and was a member of the Manitoba Senior Team in 2004.

Other golf achievements included four City of Winnipeg Municipal Championships and two runner - up finishes in the Manitoba Match Play Championship.

Terry and his son Peter More are the only father - son duo to each win both the Manitoba Junior and Amateur Championships.

Terry More is an inductee into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame and Museum Inc., October 2, 2017.

Pat Piper - Athlete

Although she was born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1941, Pat Piper’s long and distinguished golfing career had a distinct Manitoba focus.

She was living in Yorkton, Saskatchewan when she won the Saskatchewan Junior Womens’ Championship in 1957 and 1959 and was the runner - up in 1958.  She was a member of the Saskatchewan Junior Team in 1957 and the Saskatchewan Amateur Teams in 1958 and 1959.   In addition, she won four consecutive Saskatchewan Northeastern Championships, 1956 to 1959.

Piper still had junior eligibility and won the Manitoba Junior Womens’ Championship in 1961 playing as a member of Rossmere Country Club.  She was also a member of the Manitoba Junior team that year and together with Marion Lawrence they were the national runners-up at the Canadian Junior in the team competition.

Piper was runner-up in the 1961 and 1964 Manitoba Amateur Championship ironically both times to her sister, Marg Homenuik, who herself has been an Honoured Member of the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame since 2004.  She was a member of the Manitoba Womens’ Amateur Teams in 1960, 1961 and 1973.

She was runner - up in the City and District Championship in 1962 and 1963.

Senior golf presented another opportunity to excel and in 1994, Piper won the Manitoba Senior Womens’ Championship playing out of John Blumberg Golf Course. She was on four consecutive Manitoba Senior Teams (1991 through 1994).

In 1992, Piper was the runner - up in the Canadian Senior Womens’ Championship and the low Canadian.  In part for this accomplishment she was a finalist for the Amateur Golfer of the Year Award in Manitoba in 1992.  As well, that year Score Magazine ranked her 7th among Senior Women Golfers in Canada.

Piper was inducted into the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.

Pat Piper is an inductee into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame and Museum Inc., October 2, 2017.

Joe Tachan - Builder/Athlete

Variously called the “pint-sized pro”, the “mighty - mite from Elmhurst”, “Joe the pro”, the “debonair Elmhurst pro” or the “dapper little pro from Elmhurst”, there is no doubt that Joe Tachan had a big impact on golf in Manitoba.

Born in 1914 in Springfield, Manitoba, he first picked up a golf club at age 7 and began to golf and caddie at Elmhurst Golf and Country Club in 1931.  According to the rules of amateur status in place at that time, Tachan could not compete in amateur golf events because he had accepted money to caddie after the age of 18.  But for these rules, it is likely that Tachan’s name would be found in the list of past Manitoba amateur golf champions.

Tachan left Manitoba in 1939 but was persuaded to return in 1943 to work at Elmhurst.  The years of the Second World War were difficult times for golf clubs and Tachan and others are credited with guiding Elmhurst through this period.  In 1945, Tachan became the golf professional at Elmhurst, a position that he would hold until 1963.

Tachan won three Manitoba Opens - in 1946, 1951 and 1957.  He also won the Western Manitoba Open in 1946.

His prominence on the local golf scene resulted in him joining Allan Boes and Harold Eidsvig, both Honoured Members of the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame, in an exhibition match in August, 1947 at Niakwa against four - time British Open Champion Bobby Locke.  Alas, Locke prevailed over the best ball of the three Manitoba golfers 2 and 1 before a gallery of approximately 3,000 spectators.

Tachan is credited with developing the games of a number of champion golfers including Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame Honoured members Jim Doyle, Marg Homenuik, Wilf Homenuik and Tachan’s wife, Anne Tachan. Doyle, who won the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship in 1968, said after that win that: “Joe Tachan has taught me more about golf than any other guy.”

He passed away on August 4, 1989.

Joe Tachan is an inductee into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame and Museum Inc., October 2, 2017.

1962 Womens' Amateur Team National Champs

In all the years that inter-provincial golf championships had been contested at Canadian national golf championships, no Manitoba provincial team had ever won such an event - that is, until the 1962 Manitoba Womens’ Amateur Team.  Like other smaller provinces with a shorter playing season, Manitoba is always challenged to win national golf team championships and it is a rare and significant accomplishment when it is done.

The team consisted of four exceptional golfers:  Marg Homenuik of Rossmere Country Club who was the reigning Manitoba Amateur Champion, having defended her first Amateur Championship in 1961.  Homenuik became an Honoured Member of the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame in 2004.  Heather Telfer (nee Lawrence) of Niakwa Country Club who had won the Manitoba Junior Championship in 1959 and 1960.  Merlene Netterfield of Niakwa Country Club who became an Honoured Member of the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame in 2004.  Anne Tachan of Elmhurst Golf and Country Club who became an inaugural Honoured Member of the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame in 2003.

The championship was conducted over 36 holes at Southwood Golf and Country Club with Netterfield being the low individual golfer during the team competition.  Manitoba had an impressive 10 stroke margin of victory over second place British Columbia.

The 1962 Canadian Ladies’ Golf Association Amateur Team Champions is an inductee into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame and Museum Inc., October 2, 2017.

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