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Bob Vokey inducted into Canadian Golf Hall of Fame

Legendary golf club maker Bob Vokey has been officially inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in a ceremony held at the Glen Abbey Golf Club, ahead of this year’s RBC Canadian Open.

Vokey, whose name has become synonymous with excellence in craftsmanship, entered the Hall with fellow Montreal native Judy Darling Evans. Darling Evans was inducted under the player category while Vokey joined as a builder.

Born in Montreal and raised in Verdun, Que., Vokey has become one of the world’s foremost wedge designers and a trusted short game advisor to many of the game’s greatest golfers. His innovative designs have made Titleist Vokey Design wedges the most trusted brand among tour professionals worldwide and with golfers of every age and skill level. Earlier this year, his contributions to the game were honoured with election into the Quebec Hall of Fame.

“I’m truly humbled by this incredible honour,” said Vokey during his acceptance speech. “This is something I would never have dreamed of as a young boy growing up in Verdun, working in my Dad’s machine shop. I’ve never forgotten where I came from, so to see my name on the same list of Canadian golf legends is overwhelming.

“I have always been surrounded by passionate, hardworking people who love the game as much as I do. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity Wally Uihlein (President and CEO, Acushnet Company) and Titleist gave me, and this honour is a reflection on him, as well as everybody else who has allowed me to live out my passion during all my years in golf.”