Weir's induction ceremony one of a kind

Mike Weir will be inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame on Saturday night. (REUTERS/Jessica...

Mike Weir will be inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame on Saturday night. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi)

Dave Paul, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:33 AM ET

Mike Weir is bringing some souvenirs back to his hometown for his Canadian Golf Hall of Fame induction Saturday at Huron Oaks.

And, he’s leaving them behind for an extra day, so that everyone has a chance to see them.

Weir’s PGA trophy collection, which has been on display at the Golf Hall of Fame for much of the year, will be at Huron Oaks for Saturday’s induction ceremony.

And the display will be left up, in the gymnasium at Huron Oaks, for the general public to come and view it on Sunday, between 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

There is no admission charge.

Head pro Steve Bennett says it's something that shouldn’t be missed.

“It’s a chance of a lifetime,” said Bennett. “You’re never going to get another opportunity to see these trophies — especially the Masters trophy.

“When they leave here, they’re going back to Mike’s house and that’s where they’ll stay."

Bennett says Weir “never forgot about home” and he’s not surprised he chose Huron Oaks as the site for his Hall of Fame ceremony.

In a teleconference call with national media on Wednesday, Weir said that although he lives in Utah, he is still proudly Canadian. One of the proudest moments of his career, he said, came in 2007 when he was able to represent Canada at the Presidents Cup in Montreal.

“I had pushed for a long time to get it to come here,” said Weir.

Saturday’s gala will be hosted by Bob Weeks of SCOREgolf and Weir’s lifelong friend, chef Alastair McKay, will once again be called upon to prepare the food.


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