Thomas Tommy Stewart

Catégorie

Athlete

Sport

Golf

Ville natale

St. Stephen

Année d'intronisation

1980

Ambassadeur Sportif

athlete

Thomas “Tommy" Stewart

MEMBRE HONORÉ

Biographie

The decade of the 1970s will surely be recorded in the history books as that period when people of all ages turned from spectating to active participation in a wide variety of sport and physical recreation activities. In this respect, Tommy Stewart was at least twenty-five years ahead of the times. This native of Denhead of Monikie, Scotland, started "chasing" a golf ball around the courses of his world early in life - and continued to do so until his death. Although golf fans recall most often his six-stroke victory over trick-shot artist Joe Kirkwood and, as well, the length and accuracy of his long-iron shots, his greatest achievements include New Brunswick-Prince Edward Island Amateur Championships, his membership on five Willingdon Cup teams, and his record string of seven Maritime Seniors Golf Championships. Scotland's loss - he left at the age of 12 - became St. Stephen's, New Brunswick's, and Canadian golf's gain for more than half a century. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 7, 1980

Faits rapides

  • Won NB-PEI Amateur title in 1951 and tied for second in 1946 and 1956 

  • Winner of the Southern NB Tournament in 1952 

  • Member of the NB-PEI Willingdon Cup teams in 1947, 1949 and 1952 

  • Won the Maritime Senior title (1969-74, 1976) 

  • Won the NB Senior title in 1977