Born and raised in Winnipeg, George honed his early playing skills at the St. Charles Golf Club. George moved to Toronto in 1958 and soon thereafter joined the professional staff at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club. With the support and benevolence of a group of Oakdale members, George launched his PGA Tour career.
George’s passing due to lung cancer gave rise in 1989 to the inaugural George Knudson Oakdale Pro-Am. Celebrating its 29th year, this annual event has raised an astounding $5.5 million for cancer research.
Proceeds from the George Knudson Oakdale Pro-Am are split between the Israel Cancer Research Fund and The Sinai Health Foundation in Toronto.
2018 Tournament Committee
Chair: Moni Lustig
Committee: Izzie Abrams, Michael Albert, Robert Harlang, Michael Kerzner, Robert (Butch) Mandel, Elliot Medoff, Edward Schwartz, Fred Steiner, Roan Vollmer, Jack Winberg, Michael Zeldin
Israel Cancer Research Fund: Jennifer Ouaknine
Sinai Health Foundation: Rebecca Joy
Founded in 1926, Oakdale Golf & Country Club is widely recognized as one of Canada’s finest private golf and country clubs. Oakdale’s membership community enjoys a world class 27 hole championship golf course, beautiful clubhouse and exquisite dining facilities. Oakdale’s Stanley Thompson designed golf course provides a timeless setting that allows members to share their passion for golf with friends, family and guests. Inside the clubhouse, members are welcomed into a friendly atmosphere with casual and elegant dining prepared by an outstanding culinary team. As a community, Oakdale is committed to respecting its social responsibilities, charitable obligations and tradition of excellence.
- Social Responsability
- Charitable Obligations
- Tradition of Excellence