The Gordon Cup was named after J. P. Gordon from Renfrew who donated the first cup in August of 1930. His goal was to promote an intimate association between the golfers of the four clubs who originally made up the tournament: Renfrew, Arnprior, Pembroke and Mississippi. In 1953, an application was made by Deep River but they were not accepted into the tournament until 1981. R. A. Jeffrey of Arnprior was the first Gordon Cup Custodian.
Scope and Content
This fonds contains records provided by Glen Buder of Arnprior - custodian of the Gordon Cup records for many years. The records provide a rich history of the tournament from minutes, lists of participants, photographs, chronologies, excel spreadsheets of individual and team scores, records of acheivments etc. Approximately 1500 electronic files have been transferred to four CD's which cover the following topics:
CD 1 - contains a chronological history of the Gordon Cup from 1930-2012 and minutes of meetings from the same time period.
CD 2 - contains approx. 200 photographs of participants from 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 tournaments
CD 3 - contains a variety of material related to the golf tournament including programs, score cards, tournament masters, mini histories of each club etc.
CD 4 - contains approx 160 images copied from various sources of Gordon Cup winners from 1930 -2012