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Findlay Young (1998)

Golf Coach,Builder/Administrator

As a player, coach and administrator, Findlay Young has been involved in Prince George sports for parts of the last five decades. Winner of 53 golf competitions between 1957 and 1997, Young's playing career included 11 Prince George Golf and Curling Club championships between 1959 and 1970. He also won the Simon Fraser Open twice (1960 and 1962) and was low amateur in 1971. He was five-time B.C. Golf Association zone champion between 1959 and 1968 and brought home a Cariboo Open trophy four times, including a team championship in 1966. He was also the zone senior champion in 1993 and runner up in 1990.

Young's involvement in sport also extended into the boardroom. An honourary life director of the B.C. Golf Association and an honourary life governor of the Royal Canadian Golf Association, he earned those titles through decades of service to the provincial and national golf organizations. He was a director of the BCGA from 1961 to 1999 and a governor of the RCGA from 1979 to 1995. Young was RCGA president in 1993. His involvement with the RCGA also included being a captain with the Canadian team at the Pacific Rim and world amateur tournaments in 1992 and 1993.

Young was involved at the local level as well. He coached minor soccer in Prince George, was president of the Prince George Golf and Curling Club and held a directorship with the Prince George Mohawks senior hockey team from 1959 to 1969.

Active in sports for most of his life, Young has made a huge impression on sports in Prince George, British Columbia and Canada. He is a deserving inductee into the Prince George Sports Hall of Fame.


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