2022 Honorary Chair
The Prince Edward Island Open Host Committee, along with PGA TOUR Canada, is pleased to officially announce Mr. Terry Hamilton as the Honorary Chair for the 2022 Prince Edward Island Open tournament. Terry has made many contributions to the golf industry on Prince Edward Island. He is a Life Member of the PGA of Canada after a 50 Year career as a professional.
Born in Quebec, Terry started playing golf at the age of 12 and got his start as a caddie and back shop worker at Lachute Golf Club at the age of 14. He attended the University of Guelph to study Turf Management. In 1970, Terry officially joined the PGA as an assistant professional at Mount Bruno Country Club. He then became Pro/Superintendent at The Hermitage Club in Magog, Quebec before coming to Prince Edward Island to be the head professional at Summerside Golf Club in 1985.
Throughout his career on PEI, Terry has been very involved with Golf PEI and was one of its four (4) founding members. He served as the head pro at Brudenell, Dundarave, and Crowbush courses over a period of 15 years. Terry has also worked with tour events in the capacity of provincial government tournament and events coordinator.
“The announcement of the Prince Edward Island Open returning as a stop on the 2022 Fortinet Cup is exciting news. The event will generate regional tourism and maybe the next Corey Connors will be here!” said Terry Hamilton. “I am pleased to be named the Honorary Chair of this year’s tournament and look forward to a successful event”.
Tournament Director Chris Larsen said: "Terry has had a remarkable career and played a tremendous role in the development of Golf on Prince Edward Island, being one of the four founding members who helped establish Golf PEI as the province’s premier golf destination. Additionally, Terry has served as the head pro at Brudenell, Dundarave, and Crowbush courses over a period of 15 years. We are extremely grateful for Terry's contributions and willingness to serve as the honorary chair for the 2022 Prince Edward Island Open and we look forward to a successful event".
Terry’s favourite part over the course of his lengthy career has been all the people he has had the opportunity to meet and work with in a business that he loves. He is extremely appreciative for all his fellow colleagues, staff, and people who have been a part of his career. Terry is grateful, saying that “There wasn’t a day that I did not enjoy going to work”.
Terry Hamilton is now retired and living in Stratford, PEI. He is married to his wife of 44 years, Marilyn, and has a son, Matthew.