Mario Brisebois has been writing for Tennis Canada for a number of years now. And while his loyal readers know him for his insightful and honest tennis content, not many may be aware that he began his career in the world of golf.
In fact, the Mauricie native began playing golf at the Club de golf Shawinigan, taking part in tournaments in the provincial stage. He was even selected to represent Golf Québec in the prestigious competition for the Williamson Cup held in 1970 at the Aronimink Golf Club, in Philadelphia. This was a huge honour in his region where very few juniors had the opportunity to participate in such high level tournaments. He was event he caddy for none other than Jocelyne Bourassa during her victorious campaign at the Canadian LGPA event in 1973.
Later on, his career as a journalist was taking off and he made the choice to give up his putter in favor of a pen. Throughout his journalistic career, he covered golf, tennis and skiing, but was also very knowledgeable about almost every other sport. Mario always attached a great importance to the support of local athletes, both amateurs and professional. Many Quebec born athletes greatly benefitted from in depth coverage throughout their development. With his warm and energetic character, he earned the respect of numerous athletes over the years.
On Wednesday September 12, 2018, he was inducted into the Québec Golf Hall of Fame. Tennis Canada would like to congratulate Mario for this very well deserved honour!