|Birth: December 14, 1961
|Deceased: February 25, 2019
|Home Town: Kingston
|Inducted as: Builder
|Inducted for: Golf,
|Inducted in: 2023
A superb golfer in his own right, Kevin earned an NCAA scholarship at Furman University, blazing a trail that he would subsequently help dozens of young golfers to reach.
After his university days, Kevin played professionally on both the Canadian and Australian tours before injuries curtailed his playing career. That’s when he turned to coaching as a CPGA teaching professional at the Amherstview, Garrison and Cataraqui golf clubs. More than 25 of his students earned golf scholarships at American universities.
As Kevin’s biggest passion was to get more juniors, especially girls, involved in golf he initiated the Kevin Dickey Junior Girls Invitational Golf Tournament in 2004 where many Canadian LPGA players appeared as guests. He also instituted the Kevin Dickey Junior Girls Golf Initiative in 2006, which has introduced the game to hundreds of young girls.
Kevin designed and equipped “The Dickey Dome” a year-round facility at his home where anyone could get a lesson, practice or enjoy a round of virtual golf with friends.
The Ottawa branch of the CPGA made Kevin “Junior Leader of the Year” in 2006. In 2010 he received the Kiwanis Club of Kingston sports Award for Golf.
Kevin had a profound influence on golfers of all ages and was renowned for his ability to impart a love of the game to his students and helped them understand what it takes to be successful in golf and in life. He was a mentor and true friend to many.