James “Jim” Clark

Golf, Markham, Ontario

During his time with the Canadian Open, Jim held the position of Tournament Chair eleven times. These artifacts are from the 2002 Canadian Open, which was the first time that Jim held to position of Tournament Chairman, he recalls:

“The 2002 Canadian Open was held at Angus Glen in Markham and it was the first time that I was the Tournament Chairman. I thought at the time that it would be my only time as the Chair and I cherished every part of it. These mementos from the Winner, John Rollins, are still a very special part of my collection even though I went on the Chair the event 10 additional times.”


Object #
SH2019.2.3; SH2019.2.4; SH2019.2.5

White golf flag (SH2019.2.3) from the 2002 Canadian Open that took place in Markham, Ontario. The winner, John Rollins, signed the flag and it reads, “To: Jim thanks for all your great work!” The photograph (SH2019.2.4) shows Jim standing with John Rollins at Angus Glen. The black box of golf balls (Sh2019.2.5) is a commemorative souvenir from the 2002 Canadian Open.

Flag: 49.5cm (H) x 33cm (W) Photograph: digital file Golf balls in box: x 16.6cm (H) x 6cm (W)

Flag: Nylon Photograph: digital file Golf Balls in Box: cardboard, plastic, rubber


Recognition of past sport accomplishments is inspiring for those who participate in the present and in the future.