Mike Weir

 2005 Inductee

The Person, The Golfer

Anyone who has know Mike Weir for any length of time will know that he's got his priorities figured out.  Avove all else, his family comes first.  His wife Bricia and two daughters Elle and Lili are the most important thing in his life.  Mike knows How fortunate he is to have a loving family that support him in doing what he loves  to do.  Mike enjoys the process of consistently working on his golf swing to be  the best player that he can be and he also loves the process of being the best father and husband he can be.

Mike is very goal oriented and it shows as you look back on his life.  At the age of 11 he started golfing and by the age of 13 he had the vision of playing on the PGA TOUR so firmly planted in his mind that had to get a very serious question answered.  Should he continue playing left handed, which came naturally  to him or should he change to right handed, as there weren't many great left handed golfers out on TOUR.  The only person, in his mind, to as would be the greatest player ever - Jack Nicklaus.  And so he did, and within a very long month, Mr. Nicklaus replied and suggested Mike should stay with his natural swing.  Good advice and wisely taken.

From that point on Mike was very serious about his golf game and practice.  He played various sports but the dream of playing on tour was most prevalent in his mind.  While most of his friends were doing the things young teenage boys did, Mike would be found on the driving range at Huron Oaks practicing for hours and hours under the direction of Steve Bennett, his first pro.  His focus and determination were admirable and needless to say, it paid off.

Mike began college in 1988, after being recruited by 5 different colleges for golf scholarships.  He ended up in Utah at Brigham Young University playing under Coach Tucker.  During his sophomore year at BYU, Mike met his wife-to-be, Bricia, who also attended BYU.  Mike and Bricia were married on April 30, 1994 at St. Michael's Church in Bright's Grove and are now blessed with their two daughters, Elle and Lili.

It is because of their two daughters that Mike and Bricia formed the Mike Weir Foundation on March 1, 2005.  They are well aware of how fortunate they are to have two beautiful and healthy children.  Many children suffer emotionally, physically or educationally and many parents are not able to assist their children in times of need due to their social or economic circumstances.  Mike is at a point in his life where he is able to make a difference in the lives of thoses that are less fortunate than he is.  He has been extremely succesful in his career playing a game he loves to play, and makes an important difference in children's lives through his Foundation.

The first donation through The Mike Weir Foundation was to the Sarnia Lambton Hospital Foundation of $70,000.00 in May of 2004.

Please visit www.themikeweirfoundation.com for more information.



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