Hall of Fame

The Wascana Hall of Fame is dedicated to the recognition of extraordinary contributions and accomplishment in the game of golf in Saskatchewan. The purpose is to provide role models and icons for upcoming generations of golfers at the Wascana, while setting exemplary standards for them to aspire to.

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Hall of Famers

Dr. Ben Reid

Dr. Ben Reid

"Doctor Ben" as he was affectionately called, was a gentleman's gentleman. An excellent golfer, he was Wascana Club Champion in 1955 and again in 1958. He had many spirited matches with his brother Dr. Bob Reid. As brothers they are listed in the book Waskesiu Golf Course, 1935 – 2010 as "members of the same family who have excelled in the Lobstick tournaments." Dr. Ben won the Waskesiu Men’s Lobstick Amateur Match Play Championship in 1943 and 1949. He also won the Saskatchewan Senior Men’s Championship in 1974. He was a mentor to many younger up and coming members of the club. Dr. Ben was the driving force behind the Wascana Senior Club Championship and for many years personally ran the event. In 1987 participants in the Championship, as a gesture of their gratitude purchased the Dr. Ben Reid trophy to be presented each year to the low gross player (Dr. Ben did not place much value on net scores).

Dr. Ben was the unofficial club historian and his book "A History of the Wascana" chronicled the history of the Wascana until the mid-1980s. He also had a great knowledge of The Rules of Golf and his opinion was always sought with respect to the rules and their interpretation.

An accomplished pianist he would play the piano at the Wascana in his later years, which created a wonderful ambience at the club and was much enjoyed by the members. After his playing days were over he and his wife Lois would often come to the club. They would sit on the bench at the 10th tee, Dr, Ben formally dressed, normally in his green SGA blazer, and would chat with the golfing members as they played through. On occasion Dr. Ben would walk the 10th hole with a foursome and then return to the tee to greet the next foursome. He was made an Honorary Life Member in 1995.

Cecilla Storey

Cecilla Storey

Born in 1909, Storey started golfing when she was 12 or 13 years of age in a cow pasture near her home at Viceroy. She took up the game seriously when she moved to Regina to begin a nursing career at Grey Nuns Hospital, now the Pasqua. She joined the Wascana in 1935, and remained a member until her passing in 2004.

There have been many changes since Storey has been at the club, such as the membership fees. When she joined the Wascana, Storey paid $25 a year. "I just like the Wascana," says Storey, the oldest of 14 children. "I never thought of playing anywhere else."

Storey's commitment to the private 18-hole course was recognized when she was named an Honorary Life Member. She also served as President of the ladies section in 1960 and 1975.

She worked evening shifts as a nurse, which allowed her the daylight hours to golf. She would often head to the course after working the night shift, play 18 holes, and then sleep in the afternoon.

That schedule allowed her to play just about every day.

"My lowest score was 82," Storey said proudly.

Connie Packman

Connie Packman

The actual list of accomplishments that enabled Connie Packman to receive an Honorary Life Membership at the Wascana Country Club is not available. The committee believes, however, that it is suffice to say that, in our formative years, they would have been most significant.

C.H. Stevens

C.H. Stevens

The actual list of accomplishments that enabled C.H. Stevens to receive an Honorary Life Membership at the Wascana Country Club is not available. The committee believes, however, that it is suffice to say that, in our formative years, they would have been most significant.

C.M. Willoughby

C.M. (Morley) Willoughby

C.M. (Morley) Willoughby was one of the early members at the Wascana. He and Bill Houston in 1925 formed Houston Willoughby, the first independent Saskatchewan owned investment dealership. He golfed into his 70s until his knees and back no longer permitted him to play.

His son Ken recalls his father telling him that during the dry years of the 1930s, the fairways were cracked so deeply that you could lose your ball in one of them. Morley once threw his elbow out by hitting too far behind the ball on the hard ground. A great sportsman and an avid hunter, Ken enjoyed pheasant hunting with his dad until Morley was 73. Ken also recalls that Fred Fletcher, the golf pro said of Morley –He is a very nice man, but don’t try to copy his golf swing."

Morley had a great sense of history and was a substantial benefactor to the Wascana.

Dick Bell

Dick Bell

Dick is one of the finest amputee golfers in the Province. He won the U.S. Western Amputee Golfers Association Championship (Southwest Section) on several occasions and was awarded a Life Membership in this Association. His travels to tournaments in Canada and the United States have brought him into contact with some of the world’s best professional golfers. He played with Sam Snead at St. Charles in Winnipeg and beat him on a par 3 with a birdie. He played with Tom Watson in San Diego. He won the Arizona Classic Greyhound Pro – Am playing with Bert Yancey and Bobbie Brue as well as a Pro – Am in Saskatoon in 1976 while playing with Dave Barr. He has an amazing collection of photos as well as newspaper articles recording his achievements.

He and his wife Betty initiated the Dick and Betty Bell Cosmopolitan Golf Classic, which was played at the Wascana for 14 of its 15 years. Over that period it raised over $400,000.00 for the Cosmopolitan Activity Centre. He was primarily responsible for the construction of the old Pro Shop and effected substantial cost savings to the club while maintaining the integrity of the exterior. He has been a keen supporter of the Wascana over an extended period. His favorite memory of the Wascana is his hole-inone, which he made while playing with his brother and his close friend Bill Hicke.

Dr. Doug McAlpine

Dr. Doug McAlpine

Doug learned the game in the harsh conditions of his native land Scotland. It was there that he mastered all the shots necessary to play the game at a high level. He translated these skills into considerable success as a member of WCC. He was WCC club champion in 1969 and won the Saskatchewan Amateur Championship in 1956 and 1958. He represented Saskatchewan on four occasions as a member of the Willingdon Cup team in 1954, 1956, 1958, and 1960. He was a driving force behind acquiring the land that allowed expansion of WCC to include what are now holes one, two, three and four. Doug also served as a Governor of the Royal Canadian Golf Association for ten years. Always a pleasure to play with, his stories about golf were enhanced by his delightful Scottish accent.

Fred Baird

Fred Baird

The actual list of accomplishments that enabled Fred Baird to receive an Honorary Life Membership at the Wascana Country Club is not available. The committee believes, however, that it is suffice tosay that, in our formative years, they would have been most significant.

Fred C. Fletcher

Fred Fletcher

Fred Fletcher was one of Saskatchewan’s original true golf professionals. He was a well-known Golf Professional in Regina during the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. He was the Head Professional of the Wascana Country Club and the former Regina Golf Club, now the Royal Regina Golf Club. He was an excellent player despite weighing around 115 lbs and having a withered leg as a result of childhood polio. He was winner of the Regina Golf Tournament, 1926 city open championship, 1926 South-western Saskatchewan Open Golf Championship, 1927 Sask. Open, 1927 Sask. PGA Championship and 1927 Western Canada Open. He and his wife Daisy had 4 children, appropriately named Par, Stymie, Dormie and Birdie. In 1926 the "Canadian Golfer" mentioned he was a "likeable, unassuming player, entirely free from the affectations which afflict some of the Pros".

Gladys Rideout

Gladys Rideout

Gladys Rideout The actual list of accomplishments that enabled Connie Packman to receive an Honorary Life Membership at the Wascana Country Club is not available. The committee believes, however, that it is suffice to say that, in our formative years, they would have been most significant.

Gordon Beattie

Gordon Beattie

The actual list of accomplishments that enabled Connie Packman to receive an Honorary Life Membership at the Wascana Country Club is not available. The committee believes, however, that it is suffice to say that, in our formative years, they would have been most significant.

Gord Staseson

Gord Staseson

Gord has distinguished himself in any number of areas. He has justifiably been described as Regina’s sports patriarch. A gifted hockey player in his youth he has been a long-time supporter of the Regina Pats. He has served in various capacities for the Saskatchewan Roughriders including President. At the Wascana, he has quite simply been the lifeblood of the Junior program for an extended period of years. He has organized the entire program—tournaments, interclub's, dinners and scholarships. He has been a mentor to all juniors and in addition to teaching them the rules of golf has served as an excellent role model. It is not an exaggeration to say that he created the best junior program in the province, if not in Western Canada. In addition to this he singlehandedly arranged the Wascana’s purchase of the land west of old holes 7 and 7A which provided much needed room for expansion.

Grace MacDonald

Grace MacDonald

The actual list of accomplishments that enabled Grace MacDonald to receive an Honorary Life Membership at the Wascana Country Club is not available. The committee believes, however, that it is suffice to say that, in our formative years, they would have been most significant.

Graham Coulter

Graham Coulter

The actual list of accomplishments that enabled Connie Packman to receive an Honorary Life Membership at the Wascana Country Club is not available. The committee believes, however, that it is suffice to say that, in our formative years, they would have been most significant.

Dr. J.A. Brown

Dr. J.A. Brown

The actual list of accomplishments that enabled Dr. J.A. Brown to receive an Honorary Life Membership at the Wascana Country Club is not available. The committee believes, however, that it is suffice to say that, in our formative years, they would have been most significant.

Jim Kangles

Jim Kangles

Jim was the longest serving Club Captain in the history of the Wascana. He was also a perpetual member of the Sports Committee and groomed many a member of that committee to becoming members of the Board of Directors, some of whom ultimately became club Presidents. For the majority of the years he served as Club Captain, he also served in that capacity on the Board of Directors. Many of the important decisions of the Board were subtly (and sometimes not so subtly) influenced by Jim's opinion. He worked countless hours in his smoke-filled office next to the pro-shop on everything from the various Wascana tournaments and competitions to the sometimes difficult area of handicaps. Under his stewardship, club competitions were full. If the situation arose that a competition might not be full, he would simply pick up the phone and demand that member A or member B enter, thus ensuring a full draw. His work with respect to handicaps was legendary. Anyone winning more than their fair share of competitions would get a friendly summons from Jim and in most such cases the member's handicap would go down a stroke or so. Not to enter a score was regarded as akin to a criminal offence and would be dealt with accordingly.

Jim, along with Keith Rever, were co-chairs of the highly successful CPGA/Transamerica Tournament held at the Wascana in 1992. He also was instrumental in organizing the George Reed Club 34 Pro-Am Tournament held annually at the Wascana in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

Jim also did a great deal of work for the Saskatchewan section of the Canadian Professional Golfers Association including the CPGA Championship held at the Wascana in 1992. The CPGA bestowed upon him its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

John Moerkens

John Moerkens

The actual list of accomplishments that enabled Connie Packman to receive an Honorary Life Membership at the Wascana Country Club is not available. The committee believes, however, that it is suffice to say that, in our formative years, they would have been most significant.

Keith Rever

Keith Rever

Keith first played golf as a member of the Gyro Club located at College and Elphinstone. Later he joined the WCC as a youth and became one of the Club’s premier players. He won the WCC club championship five times. He won the City of Regina championship nine times. Was Saskatchewan Amateur champion in 1959 and again in 1962, and won the Lobstick tournament in 1969. He represented Saskatchewan as a member of the Willingdon Cup team no less than nine times and was a member of the 1964 team when Saskatchewan posted its only victory. Keith combined with Len Harvey to win the Western Canada Peter Jackson Pro-Am championship. Keith served on the Board of Sask. Golf Association from 1962 to 1975 during which he was President for two years. He was also a Governor of The Royal Canadian Golf Association from 1976 to 1985, a member of the executive from 1986 to 1990 and was President in 1989. He chaired the Peter Jackson Sask. Open tournament for five years and was instrumental in establishing the Crown Life Pro-Am Tournament across Canada. Keith became a shareholder of WCC in 1960, and served on the Board for 15 years and was President in 1980. In 1992 he along with Jim Kangles co-chaired the highly successful CPGA Transamerica Life tournament held at the WCC. A rules expert he has officiated at national, provincial and WCC events on numerous occasions. An accomplished golfer, Keith has given back to the game by actively participating in the governance structure at the club, provincial and national levels. Keith was among the first inductees into the recently established Saskatchewan Golf Hall of Fame. He is a member of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

Len Harvey

Len Harvey

Len Harvey Professional Golfer ; In 1967 Len left the position of Head Pro at the Pine Ridge Golf Course in Winnipeg to become Head Professional at the Wascana Country Club. He served in that role until 1980 and during his tenure here did much to inspire excellence in Wascana members. He ran the Pro Shop in a no nonsense manner and impressed on his employees a member first attitude. Len was an excellent instructor and in his own game a master of getting down in two anywhere from within one hundred yards of the pin. He brought honor to WCC, by winning the Saskatchewan Open in 1967 and partnered with Keith Rever to win the Peter Jackson Pro-Am for western Canada. In 1953 and 1954, Len also won the Manitoba Open Golf Championship. He additionally was one of only a few Canadian golfers to represent Canada at the prestigious Canada Cup. Len was a close friend of Canadian golfing legend Moe Norman and Moe visited the Wascana frequently while Len was here. After leaving Regina Len and his brother Glenn established and was the pros at the Apache Golf Course in Mesa. The course today is called Arizona Golf Resorts. Among his peers he was one of the most respected golf professionals in Canada.

Marg Elliot

Marg Elliot

Most remarkably, when Marg was 15 years and two months of age she won the 1936 Saskatchewan Ladies Amateur Championship, which was played at the Wascana. What made the victory even more unique was the fact that it was the first time she ever putted on grass greens. She still holds the record for the youngest golfer ever to win a provincial event. Marg won the Ladies Amateur again in 1938 and 1941. In 1938 in the first round of The Canadian Ladies Open, she defeated British Curtis Cupper, Nan Baird, former Scottish and British champion by the margin of 6 and 4. She won the Wascana Ladies Club Championship nine times in three different decades, more than any other champion. She won numerous other championships including the Ladies Lobstick at Waskesiu six times. She was a member of the Saskatchewan Team which played in the Canadian Senior Ladies Championship at the Wascana in 1981. At one time she had the lowest handicap of any lady in Canada. Wishing to give back to the game, Marg has a history of providing generous financial support to ladies golf in Regina and the Wascana.

Reg Forsyth

Reg Forsyth

Reg was the Assistant Club Captain for many years and worked closely with Club Captain Jim Kangles on the Sports Committee and with respect to club tournaments and competitions. One did not have to be a smoker to have a decent nicotine intake should he be in the Club Captain's office with Reg and Jim present with the door closed. He succeeded Jim as Club Captain and did a marvelous job in this capacity until his untimely death. He served on the Board of Directors for many years and was club President in 1979.

Rhena Reibling

Rhena Reibling

Rhena met her future husband Jakob when she became a member in 1924. She is the mother of Ross, who is included in the "Hall of Fame". She was the Ladies section President in 1946 and 1947. In those years the Ladies held fund raising events such as draws and dinners to buy the furniture, furnishings and fixtures for the club. Her social and golf calendar was very active.

She was the president of the Sask. Ladies Golf Assoc. and played in many city of Regina and Provincial championships. Her proudest accomplishment came when she was the first runner up to Joanne Goulet in her first of many city of Regina golf Championships. Her family has been continuous Wascana Country Club Members since 1924.

Ross Reibling

Ross Reibling

Ross learned the game of golf as a boy while playing at the Gyro Club and later at the Wascana Country Club. He became a shareholder of WCC in 1956 and is today the longest serving member who is still actively golfing. His achievements are many: at WCC he is the only person to have won, the triple-crown that is; the Junior, Scratch and Senior club championships. He won the Senior event three times. Provincially he won the south Saskatchewan Amateur championship and on two occasions represented Saskatchewan as a member of the Willingdon Cup team. He qualified for the nickname boom- boom well before anyone heard of Fred Couples. His prodigious drives made him a contender in every tournament, seldom were his drives surpassed by others. He is probably the only person who has driven the green on our present hole number six, no wonder he has nine holes-in-one to his credit. Ross served as President of the Saskatchewan Golf Association. He also served on the Board of WCC and as President in 1966. Ross is an excellent source of history about WCC. A superb golfer, who has an extraordinary commitment and dedication to the game.

Ted Turner

Ross Reibling

The actual list of accomplishments that enabled Connie Packman to receive an Honorary Life Membership at the Wascana Country Club is not available. The committee believes, however, that it is suffice to say that, in our formative years, they would have been most significant.

Tom McNall

Tom McNall

It is no surprise that Tom has had a great career in golf. Newspaper clippings from the Regina Leader Post over the years have chronicled Tom’s early successes when he won the Bantam Division of the Regina Junior Golf Championships and then proceeded to win the Midget, Juvenile & Junior Divisions.

Tom has won more Wascana Club Championships than any other member. His total is nine and he has won the championship in three different decades, the first in 1983 and the last in 2005. He was a member of the Saskatchewan Willingdon Cup Team in 1979, 1982 and 1986 and a member of the Mid-Amateur Team in 1992. He says, tongue in cheek, that his favorite victory came at the 1980 Regina Autumn Classic over our general manager Greg Dukart (Greg had beaten him in a playoff for the Wascana Club Championship earlier that year). His achievements make him one of the finest golfers to ever play at the Wascana. In addition to his record as a golfer he served on the Board of Directors in 1995. He has been a generous supporter of the club and in particular the senior men’s section and the ladies Chickadee tournament.

Viola Williams

Viola Williams

Viola Williams was born in Belfast, Ireland. The family migrated to Canada and Viola joined the Wascana in the early 1950’s. Viola was known for working tirelessly on the Ladies Golf committees and served as the ladies captain on two occasions and additionally was the Ladies President in 1965 and 1974. Viola could be regularly seen fixing drapes and hanging pictures and beautifying the clubhouse. Her son Derry became an avid golfer and is a member of the club today.