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Dick Grimm, influential golf executive who spurred sport's growth in Canada, dies at 91

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TORONTO - Dick Grimm, a golf executive who helped grow the sport in Canada, has died. He was 91.

Golf Canada says he died Monday.

Grimm played a key role in building Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario, and retaining Jack Nicklaus as the course architect.

Between 1965 and 1981, Grimm was chairman of the Canadian Open eight times. In 1983, he became director of professional tournaments for the Royal Canadian Golf Association, now Golf Canada. He held that position until 1993 when he became the Canadian Tour's commissioner. That year he was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1993.

A memorial service is Friday in Thornhill, Ontario.

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