Maurice (Moe) Proulx
Year Inducted: 1998
Maurice “Moe” Proulx didn’t have to go far to find a golf instructor. His father, Dick, was a two-time Cornwall Golf and Country Club Champion.
Moe will follow his late father into the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame – Dick was inducted into the hockey category.
The younger Proulx, who played for the Cornwall Royals of the Central Junior Hockey League, started playing golf as a junior member at Cornwall Golf and Country Club, where he learned the fine points of the game by caddying for his dad.
While playing at Summerheights Golf Links from the mid 1960s to 1983, Moe won the club Championship eight times, taking the title five consecutive times from 1978 to 1982.
A move to Aylmer, Quebec saw him become a member of the Chaudiere Golf Club in 1984. He won club Championships in 1986, 1990, and 1992.
Since 1994, he has played at the Gatineau Golf Club, where he won back-to-back club Championships in 1996 and 1997. He holds the course record, a 65.
The five Championships entitled him to play in the Ottawa Valley Golf Association Tournaments of Champions. He won the title Champion of Champions in 1990, and again in 1997.
Moe has shot three holes-in-one, one each at Summerheights, Chaudiere, and Gatineau. He has qualified to play in the Alexander of Tunis, the Duke of Kent, and the Quebec Amateur Championships.
In 1990, Moe and his wife Jean won the Cornwall Open mixed Championship. The Proulx team has won the local Air Canada competition four times, giving them the privilege of playing in the regional competition in Montreal.