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Hank Mitchell Memorial Trophy

Hank Mitchell
Hank was raised in a house at near 13th and Main and as a teenager made money caddying at Shaughnessy Heights.  He worked for transit driving a tram, streetcar and finally a bus.  He was described by Arv Olsen in Backspin as a humble public course player playing mostly at Langara.  Hank retired at 55 and seriously started senior golfing in 1970.  He was a member of the Club for 50 years and played Langara every day except Sunday.  In 1971 at Caughnawaga, Que. Mitchell won the Canadian Senior Championship.  He also won the B.C. Golf Association Seniors Championship, the B.C. Seniors Association title and the Langara Club Championship in 1971.  He was the first recipient of the current Seniors Championship trophy in 1962.  Hank won this event again in 1968.  In 1985 months before his fatal third heart attack, Mitchell scored his third hole in one, at Langara’s 13th hole and shot his age for the first time (a 70 at Langara).   

The Hank Mitchell trophy and competition is now a two man best ball event held each year in honour of a long time Langara legend.  The event started in 1986 as an individual competition with winners for low gross and low net.  In 2000 the event was reinstated as a best ball 2 ball event.   

Hank Mitchell Memorial
(Two Man Net Best Ball)
Play Format
  • Single round.
  • Two man net best ball.
  • Full handicaps.
  • Choose a partner by any method before teeing off.
  • Partners MUST play together, singles cannot participate.
Event Rules
  • Competitors must play with at least one other member.
  • Play must be during club times.
  • Scorecards must be properly completed and turned in. Scores must be entered into the Book and the computer.
Reminders 
  • Look for the Winter Rules Notice regarding lift-clean-place.
  • Enter all weekly stroke play scores on the Ted Johnston Sheets.   
Event History 
2022 -
2021 -
2020 -
2019 -
2018 - 
2017 - 
2016 –
2015 – Jim McCormack & Wayne Browne
2014 – Kevin McRae & Rod Russell
2013 – Sonny McLaughlin & Clyde Ellis
2012 – Jorma Eksyma & Tom Newton
2011 – Kevin Griffen & Calum Cairns 2010 – Wayne Browne & David House
2009 – Alex Tkach & Clyde Ellis
2008 – Terry MacLeod & Larry Leonard
2007 – Gary Giroux & Henk Brussel
2006 – Ray Lawrence & Bert Levesque
2005 – marshall Wasyliw & Dave Lawson
2004 – Brent Chysyk and Bob Currie
2003 – Gary Giroux and Brian Wilson
2002 – Brent Chysyk and Dan Therrien
2001 – Peter Alpaugh and Rick Binning
2000 – Brian Giroday and Bill Cheavins 1992 – Low gross – Ernie Brown – Low net – Bud Uren
1991 – Low gross – Dick Blaker – Low net – Les Paterson
1990 – Low gross – Gus Brown  – Low net – Lorne Muir
1989 – Low gross – Les Beaven  – Low net – Lloyd Crowder
1988 – Low gross – Stan Leonard – Low net – Walt McAloney
1987 – Low gross – Ernie Canavor – Low net – Walt Bridger
1986 – Low gross – Ernie Canavor – Low net – Stu Paterson