Alberta Golf mourns the passing of legend Robert L. Wylie
Alberta Golf (Calgary)
Honoured Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Robert L. Wylie (Bob Wylie) passed away Sunday, September 19th. Bob, a member of the Calgary Golf and Country Club, was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1995. He not only represented Canada on numerous international competitions but won 7 Canadian Senior titles and won the Mexico Amateur title in 1960.
As a young up-and-coming player, Bob Wylie tested his mettle on the PGA Tour in 1957 before returning to the amateur ranks where some of his greatest accomplishments were still ahead of him. After being reinstated as an amateur in 1960, Wylie won the first of his five Alberta Amateur Championships and his second Alberta Open. The affable Wylie had attacked senior golf with the same intensity he showed throughout his career, winning four consecutive Senior Golf Championships of Canada from 1985 to 1988.
- Alberta Open Champion: 1956, 1960
- Alberta Amateur Champion: 1960, 1962, 1967-1969
- Alberta Senior’s Champion: 1985-1990, 1994
- 1962 Saskatchewan Open Champion
On July 27th, 2021, Wylie along with fellow Calgary Golf and Country Club member Doug Silverberg were honorary starters for the 2021 Alberta Mens Amateur Championship.
Doug Silverberg (L) & Bob Wylie (R)
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Bob Wylie would have been 92 years old on Saturday, September 25th.