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Jack Ellis
Phil Gofton
Johnny Johnston
Stan Leonard
George Norgan
Marilyn Palmer
Barbara Renwick
Doug Roxburgh
Richard Zokol

Richard Zokol

Dick Zokol achieved the status of a Marine Drive Club Legend in the fall of 2001. Since joining the Club as a Junior in 1970, Dick was destined to be a golf champion. Since he was a young boy, Marine Drive has had a profound effect on Dick. Having grown up only a medium iron shot from the premises, Dick spent more time hanging around the Club than anywhere else in his younger years. "I was a caddy. I picked balls on the range. I cleaned clubs in the backshop. I was a busboy. I'm really proud to say I scrubbed out every toilet at Marine Drive Golf Club," he says with a chuckle. He relates fond memories of the days when Alvie Thompson ran the Pro Shop, when Doug Roxburgh ("the golfer I admire the most, no questions") was reeling off BC and Canadian Amateur championships, when he chipped and putted late into the soft summer nights with pals Kevin Hayward, Russ Jordan, Kelly Murray and Peter Radiuk. "Marine Drive has shaped me. It has made me who I am today," he says. "I can't tell you how tremendously grateful I am for having been made a Club Legend. There's a special spirit at Marine Drive that's unique in Canada."

Dick Zokol began his PGA Tour career in 1981 after captaining the Brigham Young University golf team to the NCAA Championship. He joined the PGA Tour that year and became one of Canada’s pre-eminent professional golfers. He won the British Columbia Open in 1982 and the Utah State Open in 1984. In 1992, Dick was at the pinnacle of his game with two PGA Tour victories: the Deposit Guaranty Classic and the Greater Milwaukee Open. His achievements were recognized in the 1992-1993 season as Score Award crowned Dick the Canadian Male Professional Golfer of the year award. After a break from playing a “full-schedule” of golf competition from 1995-1998 before reenacting his “full-schedule” of golf competition in 1999 by playing a combination of both Nike and PGA Tour events. Dick is a founding Steering Committee member of the PGA Tour’s Air Canada Championship and has been a part of the event as a volunteer since its inception in 1995.

During his hiatus from a “full schedule” of golf, Dick was the “Director of Golf” for Eaglequest Golf Centers Inc. Eaglequest Golf Centers was founded in 1996 to acquire, develop and operate community golf centers across North America. Eaglequest quickly became the second largest golf center consolidator in North America before it merged with Family Golf Center Inc. in 1998.

On October 22, 2009, Dick, who rose from the junior ranks at Marine Drive Golf Club to become one of this country's top touring pros, will be inducted into the British Columbia Golf Hall of Fame.

Career Highlights:

  • Canadian Tour Victories: 1982 BC Open
  • International Victories: 1992 Greater Milwaukee Open (PGA Tour); 1992 Deposit Guaranty Classic (PGA Tour); 1984 Utah State Open
  • National Teams: World Cup 1993, 1992; Dunhill Cup 1993, 1992, 1987, 1986, 1985
  • Other Achievements: 1993 T2 Infiniti Canadian TPC; 1990 2nd Chattanooga Classic; 1998 2nd Hawaiian Open; 1987 T3 Deposit Guaranty Classic, T7 Canadian Open; 1984 won Utah State Open; 1981 won Canadian Amateur Championships; NCAA Champion Team Member