During this same time he was making a name for himself as a golfer. In 1930, Brydson won the Ontario Open Golf Championship which proved to be his first of many significant golf titles. His first job within the golf industry was Assistant Golf Professional at the Toronto Golf Club under the great George Cumming. Then in 1931 he was named the Head Golf Professional at Mississauga Golf & Country Club and held that post for 40 years. During his time at Mississauga, Brydson was instrumental in bringing the Canadian Open to the club six times in his tenure.
Brydson won his first major national golf title in 1935 when he captured the Millar Trophy. In 1928 Captain Melville Millar of the Islington Golf & Country Club donated the Trophy to the tournament. The event saw the best golf professionals from across the country play in a match play format which was held at the Islington Club for many years. Brydson went on to win the event 3 times (1935, 1942, 1953).
In the early going the Canadian Open was played for theRivermead Trophy (1919-1934). The trophy then became known for the prize given to the Low Canadian at the National Open Championship. Brydson won this distinction five times (1941, 1942, 1946, 1955, 1956) and not to mention his runner up finish didn't count in 1954.
Gordon Brydson Playing Accomplishments
1935 Winner of the Millar Trophy
1942 Winner of the Millar Trophy
1953 Winner of the Millar Trophy
1941 Winner of the Rivermead Trophy
1942 Winner of the Rivermead Trophy
1946 Winner of the Rivermead Trophy
1955 Winner of the Rivermead Trophy
1956 Winner of the Rivermead Trophy
1942 Canadian Professional Golfers Association Champion
1944 Canadian Professional Golfers Association Champion
1948 Canadian Professional Golfers Association Champion
1960 Canadian PGA Senior Champion
1954 Canadian Open Runner-up
1930 Ontario Open Champion
1944 Ontario Open Champion
1941 Quebec Open Champion
1962 Ontario Seniors PGA Champion
1963 Ontario Seniors PGA Champion
1964 Ontario Seniors PGA Champion
1965 Ontario Seniors PGA Champion
1938 Runner-up in the Ontario Open
1941 Runner-up in the Ontario Open
1946 Runner-up in the Ontario Open
1950 Runner-up in the Ontario Open
JIm Kenesky's Final Thoughts
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