Reporter Weeks recognized with Hall of Fame induction

Jason Malloy
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Family has Island roots

Renowned golf journalist Bob Weeks can trace his introduction to the sport to the Strathgartney Highlands Golf Course.

Weeks was visiting family on the Island when a ferry strike left his father looking for something to do with his 11-year-old son.

The answer was a round of golf.

While Weeks doesn't recall how the round went, he does remember the early instructions from his father.

"You hit this ball and try and get it to the hole. And I said 'And you try and stop me?" Weeks said. "I thought it was kind of like hockey."

Weeks soon learned the ins and outs of the sport and has made a living covering it.

"It's been remarkable. It's been fun and I am looking forward to keeping going," said the golf analyst and senior reporter for TSN.

The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 was announced on Tuesday and includes Weeks, Charlottetown's Lorie Kane and two-time Canadian men's amateur champion Warren Sye of London, Ont.

CLICK HERE FOR A STORY ON KANE.

Weeks has strong family roots to the Island, dating back five generations. His great grandfather was a founding member of the Charlottetown Golf Club, which became the Belvedere club.

Weeks, who has covered more than 60 major golf championships and hundreds of top Canadian and international events, admitted to being uncomfortable being the one answering the questions during Tuesday's conference call. Traditionally he is the one posing them.

Weeks began his career in golf media with SCOREGolf in 1987 and rose to the position of editorial director in 2012, overseeing all content at the media company.

In 2009, he was ranked sixth on the National Post's list of the most influential people in Canadian golf.

"I still never thought I would end up in the golf hall of fame because I know it's a pretty exclusive place," Weeks said.

"For as long as this Hall of Fame is open and going I will probably be the worst golfer ever inducted."

It is shaping up to be quite the week for Weeks as he is being inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame tonight.

Organizations: Strathgartney Highlands Golf Course, Canadian Golf Hall, Charlottetown Golf Club National Post

Geographic location: Iceland, Charlottetown, London, Ont.

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