Halldorson, 49, was born in Winnipeg and turned professional in 1971 before joining the Canadian Tour two years later. The former Canadian Tour president has been one of the most recognized Canadians on the world golfing stage during a PGA Tour career that spanned nearly two decades, highlighted by wins at the 1986 Deposit Guaranty Classic and the 1980 Pensacola Open. His resume also includes World Cup victories for Canada in 1985 (with Dave Barr) and 1980 (with Jim Nelford). The seven-time Canadian Tour winner also captured CPGA Player of the Year honors in 1981 and 1982.
'I am thrilled to be singled out for this honour,' said Halldorson. 'It's a special opportunity that few people receive and I'm proud to have my career recognized in this way.'
Robbie Robinson was an apprentice with Canada's most renowned golf course architect, Stanley Thompson. Working for Thompson, Robinson was involved in building several of Canada's signature courses, including Capilano (B.C.), Cape Breton Highlands (N.S.) and St. George's (Ont.). Robinson's own designs include Brudenell (P.E.I.) and Credit Valley (Ont.). In total he designed, re-designed or expanded more than 100 courses worldwide. However, Robinson's greatest contribution to the sport was his involvement in the turfgrass industry. His commitment to this area led to his appointment as Director of the Green Section for the Royal Canadian Golf Association from 1949 to 1968. Born in St. Amadee, Que. in 1907, Robinson passed away in 1989.
Halldorson and Robinson will be officially inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame at separate ceremonies. Dates and times will be announced shortly.
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