Tom Wormworth has passed on his passion for the game of golf to the young people of Prince Albert and Saskatchewan.
From 1980 to 1993 Tom organized the junior golf program in Prince Albert for golfers aged 18 and under. The program included skill development, rule awareness and guidance concerning golf course demeanour and etiquette. As part of his duties, Tom conducted clinics, competitions and coordinated travel. He also fundraised for the junior golfers to take part in these events.
Countless young people benefited from Tom’s commitment to this program. Some of the better known participants include 1982 provincial champion Kent Adams, 1986 Saskatchewan champion Tim Campbell, four-time provincial junior team member Troy Ewanchyna, 1991 provincial winner Corey Code, 1997 Saskatchewan champion Gordon Brown, and three-time provincial champion David Stewart. This esteemed group also includes daughter Karly Wormworth who was a Team Saskatchewan member and attends North Dakota University on a golf scholarship.
From 1981 to 1989 Tom was the junior golf chairman for the Saskatchewan Golf Association. He coordinated and conducted all provincial championships, and coordinated a junior golf camp in British Columbia for Saskatchewan’s elite. In addition, Tom acted as chairman of the scholarship committee for the Saskatchewan Golf Association’s graduating junior golfers. For the Saskatchewan Summer Games, Tom was the provincial technical liaison for golf.
Also during 1981-89, Tom was the team captain for the Saskatchewan junior men’s golf team which competed at the Canadian championships. Twice the team finished second at the competition. The highlight from this national competition was when Saskatoon’s Jeff Makohon won the Canadian junior juvenile championship.
Bill Taylor, past-president of the Saskatchewan Golf Association, summed up Tom’s character, “Tom led by example and all the kids respected him. He quietly went about his job and he did it real well.”
Tom has also served on the Cooke Municipal Golf Course’s men’s club executive for 27 years. He was co-president of the club for more than 20 years and is recognized by course managing superintendent Danny Jutras as one of the pillars of Cooke.
The Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame is proud to welcome Tom Wormworth in the builder category.
Inducted into the Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.