Bob Vokey In­ducted Into Cana­dian Golf Hall Of Fame

Leg­endary Titleist wedge maker be­comes 79th mem­ber in cer­e­mony at RBC Cana­dian Open

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Leg­endary golf club maker Bob Vokey was of­fi­cially in­ducted into the Cana­dian Golf Hall of Fame in a cer­e­mony held at the Glen Abbey Golf Club, home of this year’s RBC Cana­dian Open.

Vokey, whose name has be­come syn­ony­mous with ex­cel­lence in crafts­man­ship, en­tered the Hall with fel­low Mon­treal na­tive Judy Dar­ling Evans. Dar­ling Evans was in­ducted un­der the player cat­e­gory while

Vokey joined as a builder. With their in­duc­tions, the Que­bec duo be­came the 78th and 79th hon­oured mem­bers of the Cana­dian Golf Hall of Fame.

Born in Mon­treal and raised in Ver­dun, Que., Vokey has be­come one of the world’s fore­most wedge de­sign­ers and a trusted short game ad­vi­sor to many of the game’s great­est golfers. His in­no­va­tive de­signs have made Titleist Vokey De­sign wedges the most trusted brand among tour pro­fes­sion­als world­wide and with golfers of ev­ery age and skill level. Ear­lier this year, his con­tri­bu­tions to the game were hon­oured with elec­tion into the Que­bec Hall of Fame.

“I’m truly hum­bled by this in­cred­i­ble hon­our,” said Vokey dur­ing his ac­cep­tance speech. “This is some­thing I would never have dreamed of as a young boy grow­ing up in Ver­dun, work­ing in my Dad’s ma­chine shop. I’ve never for­got­ten where I came from, so to see my name on the same list of Cana­dian golf leg­ends is over­whelm­ing. I have al­ways been sur­rounded by pas­sion­ate, hard­work­ing peo­ple who love the game as much as I do. I sin­cerely ap­pre­ci­ate the op­por­tu­nity Wally Uih­lein (Pres­i­dent and CEO, Acush­net Com­pany) and Titleist gave me, and this hon­our is a re­flec­tion on him, as well as ev­ery­body else who has al­lowed me to live out my pas­sion dur­ing all my years in golf.”

Uih­lein in­tro­duced Vokey at the in­duc­tion cer­e­mony, “Any­body who knows ‘The Voke’ can agree that our lives have been en­riched by his en­ergy, by his en­thu­si­asm and by his pas­sion for his craft,” said Uih­lein. “For the past 20 years, one name has been syn­ony­mous with golf wedges world­wide, and that name is Bob Vokey. The golf in­dus­try has a long his­tory of in­ven­tors, crafts­men and artists, but nowhere has a per­sonal touch been more pro­nounced across any equip­ment cat­e­gory than by Bob in wedges.”

Bob Vokey (Cana­dian Golf Hall of Fame In­duc­tion)

Bob Vokey and Aaron Dill

Vokey De­sign SM6

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