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Archibald Archie Skinner

Category

Athlete

Sport

Golf

Hometown

Fredericton

Year Inducted

1977

Sport Ambassador

athlete

Archibald "Archie" Skinner

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

His contributions to New Brunswick golf have been such that he could have been considered as a builder; and his championship record is such that one would assume he was a one-man team. But it is his prowess as an athlete that has earned this native of the home of golf - St. Andrews, Scotland - his place in the Hall of Fame. Winner of two Maritime and nine New Brunswick-Prince Edward Island open tournaments, record holder on our own St. Andrews course (his score of 64 has held up since 1941!), and long-time professional at the Fredericton Golf Club, Archie Skinner is the "complete pro" - a perfectionist in his teaching and organizational talent - and to an even greater degree, in his ability at making a golf ball do his bidding. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 4, 1977.

Quick Facts

  • Won two Maritime championships (1952 and 1960) and nine NB-PEI championships 

  • Was the first round leader at the 1941 Canadian Open 

  • Winner of the 1946 St. Croix Open 

  • Set course records throughout his career, including a 64 at St. Andrews, NB 

  • Instrumental in organizing Maritime Professional Golf Association in 1946