Don Sinclair

Association Builder / Club Professional


  • One of the founders of the Maritime Professional Golfers’ Association
  • Golf Professional at The Riverside Country Club from 1946-1978
  • 1956 PGA Atlantic Zone Champion
  • Leader in establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession
  • The personification of what a “pro” should be
  • Always put his members first
  • Played in the Canadian Open at age 17
  • Canadian Assistant Professional Champion
  • Won the NB –PEI Open in 1950
  • Runner up in the Maritime Open in 1953, 1954 and 1955
  • Served in the Canadian Army
  • “A gentleman, a friend and a great professional … Admired, respected and fondly remembered by all those who knew him”
  • More of a club pro than a professional player
  • Instrumental in changing the image of the golf professionals in this part of Canada
  • Ralph Costello wrote … “His name is Don Sinclair and you’ll like him.” Followed up by … I was wrong of course The Riverside members didn’t learn to like Don Sinclair … they learned to love him.”