Whether Graham Cooke will be remembered as an outstanding golfer or an outstanding golf course architect is up to each individual, but both aspects of his contribution to the game will be remembered when he is inducted into the Quebec Golf Hall of Fame.
“Graham’s accomplishments are truly remarkable,” said Roger H. Legault, president of the Golf Quebec Hall of Fame selection committee. “This is a man that is respected by all and has literally devoted his life to the world of golf.”
Cooke joined the Summerlea Golf and Country Club at the age of 19 and has remained a member ever since. The four-time Quebec Amateur champion has won over 50 amateur titles at the provincial, national and international levels, including the 2006 Quebec Senior Amateur.
Cooke has represented Quebec 27 times in Willingdon Cup competition and played on Canadian national teams seven times. Last week, he won his third Canadian Senior title in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Other national titles include the 1980 and 2001 Canadian Amateur and he has won the Canadian Mid-Amateur title on seven occasions.
Cooke obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture at Michigan State in 1972, before starting his own golf course design company in 1973.
Since then, Graham Cooke and Associates has designed and overseen construction of over 100 golf courses. He has also provided golf course and renovation services for over 600 clients
around the world.