Northern Ontario Golf Mourns Loss of Legend Bill Morland
It is with great sadness to learn of the passing of Mr. Bill Morland at the age of 90.
Bill was inducted into the Golf Ontario Hall of Fame in 2009 and his impact on the game of golf in Northern Ontario will forever live on.
"Morland can be credited with putting the sport on the map in Northern Ontario. He served as a director for the Northern Golf Association (NGA) for over 40 years and represented the NGA within the Ontario Golf Association." (Golf Ontario)
Twelve Northern Amateur Titles, seven Northern Amateur Better Ball Championships and seven Northern Senior Titles will only reveal a glimpse of Morland's impactful career. A career that remains unprecedented, having won more than eighty tournaments and competed at the Canadian Open a staggering five times.
Morland was instrumental to growing the game in Northern Ontario. Quality of competition in the North quickly grew as visiting golfers relished at the hope of beating the Northern Golf Icon while also promoting the inclusion of golf.
He was also on the North Bay Golf Club directorate for many years, serving as President from 1958 through 1960 and impacted the lives of everyone who was lucky enough to cross his path.
Today, The Bill Morland Invitational hosted by the North Bay Golf & Country Club attracts hundreds of golfers nationwide, giving us a real glimpse of Mr. Morland's impact on the game of golf in Northern Ontario.
The NGA expresses our condolences to the Morland family and the North Bay Golf & Country Club during this time.