May 27, 2014
By Bob Komsic
The man, who was known as ”Mr. Canadian Open” for helping grow the game in this country, is gone.
Dick Grimm was 91.
He played an instrumental role in growing the tournament and in building Oakville’s Glen Abbey Golf Club.
Between 1965 and 1981, Grimm served as chair of the Open.
He was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1993.
Golf Canada CEO Scott Simmons released a statement, which in part says, ”Dick’s contributions to the game of golf were outstanding and his legacy will forever live on as a leader, a gentleman, a mentor, a supporter of the game and one of the finest ambassadors Canadian golf has ever known.”