Martell, Henry - 1968

Martell, Henry - 1968


Henry Martell

Golf Athlete, Edmonton

Inducted in 1968

Henry Martell gained prominence in golf in 1934 when he captured the Edmonton City Open. He then went on to win the Edmonton City Amateur thirteen times, and the Alberta Amateur nine times. He won the Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario Open Championships and the Canadian Amateur Championship in 1946. Henry Martell turned professional in 1948 and won three more national titles including the Canadian Professional Golfers' Association and the Canadian Professional Golf Association Senior Championship. He represented Canada in several International tournaments during his golf career.

Henry Martell

1968 Golf Athlete, Edmonton

Since Induction

Henry won the CPGA Seniors championship in 1971. He was the head professional at the Highlands Golf Club in Edmonton from 1947 to 1979.

Halls of Fame:

1979 - Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame

1982 - Canadian Golf Hall of Fame

2005 - Alberta Golf Hall of Fame

2014 - Professional Golfers Association of Canada Hall of Fame

Other recognitions:

2002 - Henry Martell Park was dedicated in Edmonton. It is located between 65 ST and 66 ST.

(6415 - Ada Boulevard NW - Approved June 26, 2002). (note: the plaque has wrong death date)

Of note:

· teacher to Betty Stanhope-Cole

· Voted "Canada's Golfer of the Year" in 1939.

Born:  March 16, 1913 at Edmonton, Alberta.

Passed away:June 12, 1984

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