Ottawa Valley Golf Association
Hall of Fame
Robert (Bob) Fugere
Category: Player (Amateur)
Birthplace: Terrebonne, Quebec
Golf Club Affiliation(s):
Rivermead (since 1977)
1999 - Canadian Senior Match Play
2005 - Canadian Amateur Senior
2013 - Canadian Amateur Super Senior
1998 - Metropolitan Match Play Invitational
2000 - Quebec Senior
2001 - Quebec Mid-Am
2002 - Quebec Match Play Senior
2000 - Medalist in Regional U.S. Senior Amateur
2002 - Medalist in Regional U.S. Senior Open Qualifier
1995 & 2005 - Score Golf Magazine Senior Player of the Year
1997 - Quebec Golf Association Senior Golfer of the Year
1997 & 1998 - Ottawa Sports Award - Golf
Flagstick Golf Magazine Photo
With his history as a member and coach of Canada’s National Ski Team and his record of local, provincial, national and international achievements in golf, it could be argued that Mr. Robert Fugère is the most accomplished athlete and golfer at the Rivermead Golf Club in Gatineau, Quebec.
Bob Fugère is the only Rivermead member to win a Canadian Golf Championship and he has accomplished this feat three times. His first win was in the Canadian Senior Match Play Championship in 1999 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Bob was also the winner of the Canadian Senior Amateur Championship in 2005 at the Beloeil Golf Club in Beloeil, Quebec and the Super Senior Division of the Canadian Senior Amateur Championship in 2013 held at the Briars Golf Club in Sutton West, Ontario.
Mr. Fugère began playing golf at the age of 16 and has been a member of Rivermead since 1977. With family and business commitments, Bob didn’t play golf in major competitions until the early 1990’s. He averaged at best 10-15 rounds of recreational golf during those early years.
As with a good wine, Bob’s golf game has gotten better with age. Since reaching the half-century mark, he has won the Rivermead Golf Club Championship Ewart Cup six times and the Senior Championship Mayo Cup five times.
The majority of his golf achievements have been made outside the links of his home course. Apart from his National titles in 1999 and 2005, Bob has been a dominant player through the years in the Province of Quebec. In 1997, Bob was named the Senior Golfer of the Year in Quebec. Bob was the winner of the 2000 Senior Amateur, the 2001 Mid-Amateur and the 2002 Senior Match Play Quebec Championships. Bob has also been a member through the years of Quebec’s Mid-Amateur, Amateur (Willington Cup) and Senior Provincial Teams at National competitions.
Bob Fugère is also a member of the Canadian Seniors' Golf Association. In 1997 in their annual competition he won the Lord Shaughnessy Cup as the low gross senior. In 1998, Bob tied for the low medal round in the Devonshire Cup Matches to share the U.S. Seniors' Trophy. From 2004 through 2008, Bob was awarded the Ed Ervasti Trophy for low Super Senior golfer.
Bob Fugere profile information from May, 1999 Edition of Flagstick Golf Magazine / Updated in an interview in 2021