Longtime British Columbia Captain Harry White Passes

The Junior America’s Cup is mourning the passing of Harry White, the longtime British Columbia Junior America’s Cup team captain, and the founder of the Junior Linkster Golf Tour in B.C. White died on January 2nd in Vancouver following a lengthy illness, he was 72.

Harry was one of the founding members of the Junior America’s Cup and was at the 1st event in 1972 which was held at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Club and Monterey Peninsula Country Club. He had attended every Junior America’s Cup except two over the last 45 years.

Harry dedicated his life to golf and opened up an avenue for young people to learn the joy of the game by organizing and running golf tournaments that were challenging, fun and taught golf etiquette and good sportsmanship.

“Harry was a guiding light for the Junior America’s Cup”, said Tom Cunningham, Executive Director of the Junior America’s Cup “and he will be truly missed not only for his dedication to the game but his warm and friendly personality. “

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