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Hall of Fame

William "Bill" J. Hryniw - Athlete

Inducted October 22, 2005

William "Bill" Hryniw has been the most successful golfer in provincial and national competition that Newfoundland and Labrador has seen to date. Bill has set a standard for golfers in the province to strive towards in their quest to become the best possible athlete in the sport of golf. Bill burst onto the golfing scene in 1976 when he was asked to join a foursome, a group he has been golfing with for many years. Bill has continued to excel in the sport locally, provincially and on the national level. He joined the Bally Haly Golf Club in 1977 and has accumulated upwards of 50 Bally Haly tournament wins over his career. This Hall of Famer has qualified for 13 amateur teams including 12 in a row from 1976 to 1987. He qualified for 8 mid-amateur teams, including 7 in a row from 1995-2001. In his career, he has won 4 provincial amateur championships, 4 provincial mid-amateur championships, one provincial senior championship, and has been a winner of five provincial amateur team qualifying tournaments. He has been the team leader in 18 of 23 Canadian competitions and has made the cut in 9 national tournaments. Bill was elected into the Newfoundland and Labrador Golf Hall of Fame in 1998 as well as the Bally Haly Golfing Wall of Distinction in 1999. Long time foursome partner Raynor Lambe says "this golfer is most dangerous when the ball is in the middle of a bush or some trees. He has an uncanny ability to beat you from the trees. When you thought you had him beat…in actual fact, he had you beat." Bill's record at tournament play speaks for itself and he was always at his best during these tournaments. He had a great mental capacity to concentrate when it came time to compete. Bill resides with his family in St. John's.

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