18 HOLES & 18 QUESTIONS with George Chaulk of Harmon Seaside Links

At the age of 8 years old, George’s mom took him to a bingo game at the Lions Club in Stephenville at an outside Carnival in 1963. George won the bingo game and could pick any prize he wanted. Of course, he picked a plastic set of golf clubs with a bag and he was hooked. He dug holes in the backyard which upset his dad, but even he gave in after a while.

Through his younger years, he participated in caddy tournaments and won most of them. At age 14 George made his first of many NFLD Provincial Junior Golf teams. Through the years he

has won 104 golf tournaments throughout the island and he is still wanting more. He says he will never quit even at 67. His wife Diane and 3 daughters Deana, Alysha, and Sarah root him on to

victory, and when he does it’s amazing

This year’s Provincial Amateur is in Labrador in July and George is looking for the Super Senior title to add to his impressive list of victories. It’s the last one on his bucket list to complete all 5

titles having won the Junior in 1973, the Amateur in 1978, the Mid Amateur in 1996 and the

Senior in 2017. George says, “There are some great super senior golfers in the province and I’ve got my work cut out for me but with practice comes victories.” Good luck George! He wishes all

golfers good luck in provincials and club tournaments.

1. What is your full name?

George Joseph Chaulk

2. Where were you born

Corner Brook, Newfoundland

3. Where do you live today?

Kippens, Newfoundland

4. What would people be surprised to learn about you?

I’m a Power Engineer, plumber, pipe fitter, and professional fixer-upper. I also teach golf.

5. Are you a member of a golf club and what club?

Harmon Seaside Links, Stephenville, Newfoundland

6. Who do you regularly play golf with?

Ron Cormier, Robert Chaulk and Jonathan Felix

7. What’s the favorite course you have ever played?

Kanawakee in Montreal, Quebec

8. What course would you like to play anywhere in the world?

Augusta National, Georgia. Site of the Masters

9. Where and when did you start golfing?

Harmon Golf and Country Club in Stephenville, Newfoundland. 10 years old

10. Can you (briefly) tell us about your most memorable golf experience.

I shot a 62 at Blomidon with a ball out of bounds on #10.

11. Can you (briefly) tell us about your funniest golf experience.

My wife caddied for me in a tournament and I hit a shot up in a tree. I said, “now what do I do?” She said, “well you put it there, figure it out”.

12. What is your greatest golf accomplishment?

Being inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Golf Hall of Fame in 1996.

13. How do you like to relax?

Woodworking, playing darts, playing pool, and drawing.

14. What is your most treasured golf possession?

My putter ( Greyrock)

15. What is your best quality on the golf course?

Even when I’m having a bad day on the course, I remain a gentleman with my fellow golfers. Getting upset when I can’t get out of a sand trap. I hate sand traps.

16. What 3 professional golfers would you like to join you at a dream dinner party?

Jack Nicklaus, John Rahm and Lee Trevino

17. Have you ever had a hole-in-one?

I’ve had 3 hole in ones: 1972 Harmon #17, 1979 Harmon #17, and 2019 Harmon #5

18. What is your best score ever?

62 with a lost ball in 1981 in Corner Brook at the Labour Day Invitational.