April 30, 2017
Birth: October 5, 1941
Home Town: Barrie, Ontario
Inducted as: Athlete
Inducted for: Golf
Inducted in: 1998
Ron moved to Kingston at the age of one.
Participating in a variety of sports, Ron's greatest achievements have come in golf, where he won more than 125 individual titles, including the City championship eight times, spanning four decades: 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1977, 1979, 1983, and 1994.
Ron began caddying at Cataraqui Golf and Country Club. Given the opportunity to play Ron quickly improved with the support of pro Dick Green.
In 1961, at the age of 19 Ron won his first of eight club championships.
Ron won the Eastern Ontario Championship in 1971 and 1973 and the Eastern Ontario Seniors title in 1996. Through 1997 Ron was a member of Cataraqui's team in St. Lawrence District Golf Association tournaments 34 times. With Ron on the team, Cataraqui won 22 championships and he won six individual titles.
In 1995, Ron and Bob Londry started a junior golf program whose clinics have benefited hundreds of young golfers.
Ron played three years of Junior B hockey with the Kingston Frontenacs. He later coached and served as an executive in both minor hockey and ringette.
For his dedication and commitment to the community's youth, in 1994 the Rotary Club awarded Ron its highest honour by naming him a Paul Harris Fellow.