The local golf community is mourning one of its greats.

Former Golf Canada President and Honorary Life Governor Findlay Young of Prince George passed away suddenly October 9, according to the organization.

Young was born in 1928 in Glasgow, Scotland, where he met his wife, Nancy.

They married in 1955 and emigrated to Canada two years later.

Young was a director at B.C. Golf from 1961-99 and was an honorary life director.

He also served as president of the Royal Canadian Golf Association (now Golf Canada) in 1993, and named an honorary life governor.

In total, Young won 53 golf competitions, including 11 PG Golf & Curling Club championships from 1959-1970.

He also recorded eight holes-in-one.

“Always prioritizing junior golf, he successfully mentored many skilled amateurs locally, provincially, and nationally, including captaining the Pacific Northwest and Canadian Junior Teams,” said Don McDermid, GM on behalf of the Prince George Golf and Country Club Board of Directors.

“A lethal wedge player and scratch golfer for many years, Findlay dominated golf in the Northern interior, holding 11 club championships at the Prince George Golf & Country Club, a record that will never be equaled,” he added in the statement.

Among his accomplishments off the course, Young was a director for the Prince George Mohawks senior hockey team for 10 years and inducted into the Prince George Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.