George Chaulk

Athlete, 1998
Harmon Seaside Links

George Chaulk’s main contributions to golf in Newfoundland and Labrador have been as an athlete. In 1967, Mr. Chaulk began working as a caddie in order to shadow great golfers and save enough money to buy his own equipment. Soon after, he began playing the sport himself. He joined the Provincial Junior Team in 1971 and would remain a member in 1973 and 1974. During his time as a junior he won a number of awards including the Wilf Peters Memorial Trophy and two Provincial Junior Championships. In 1974, in order to be challenged, Mr. Chaulk was encouraged to play the June Invitational Amateur Championship and ended up winning the title. As a result of this success, he began participating at the Amateur and Mid-Amateur level. Between 1975 and 1996 he was a member of 13 Provincial Teams, won the Provincial Amateur Championship 5 times (1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1991), and the Provincial Mid-Amateur Championship once (1996). During this time he also won a number of club and interclub tournaments and awards including the West Coast Open Championship (1975, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985), the Captain’s Cup (1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987) and the Alcan Golfer of the Year Award (1972), just to name a few. He has also been very active at his home club of Harmon Seaside Links. He served as golf captain on the executive there in 1980 and 1996 and volunteered to teach juniors and amateurs at the club level. As a result of his many successes, Mr. Chaulk was awarded Stephenville Male Athlete of the Year in 1996.

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