Ada Mackenzie First Lady Of Canadian Golf
October 30, 2011 by staff
Ada Mackenzie First Lady Of Canadian Golf, Having experienced first hand the restricted tee-times imposed on women, Ada Mackenzie founded the Ladies Golf Toronto and Tennis Club in 1924. It is the first golf course exclusively for women. CBC Radio Mackenzie says ironically, satisfied, how her club does not allow men – but only as guests. Some highlights in the long Mackenzie golf career include nine Ontario Ladies’ Championship, Canadian Open Championship five ladies and a finalist twice in the Amateur Championship United States Women.
Mackenzie also sets the Ontario Ladies Junior Championship in 1928 in an effort to encourage younger women to play golf. Their efforts do not stop there. Tired of the impossibility of women’s sportswear, Mackenzie started her own line of sportswear for women in 1930.
The first lady of Canadian golf
• Ada Mackenzie was born in Toronto on October 30, 1891.
• He appeared on her golf game for the first time at the age of 13 years as an alternate in groups of four courses of her mother. This marked the first victory of the young Mackenzie of many more to come.
• Mackenzie won the title of the Canadian Ladies Open five times (1919, 1925, 1926, 1933 and 1935) throughout her career. He also claimed the Ladies’ Closed Championship six times and won the Canadian Senior Women’s Championship eight times.
• Mackenzie was a great all-around athlete who excelled in tennis, cricket, lacrosse, swimming, basketball and skating. He was also champion in 1926 Canadian waltz.
• In 1933, Mackenzie enjoyed phenomenal success, claiming wins in all competitions across the country. It was named Female Athlete of the Year result in the Canadian press.
• Mackenzie was dubbed the first lady of Canadian golf, but also was widely known as “the queen of Canadian fans,” and “Captain Ada.”
• Ladies Club Golf Club of Toronto is unique in North America other private golf created by women for women. The course is located in Thornhill, Ontario. Men are allowed to play in the field, but only as guests.
• In 1924, Mackenzie Canadian golfer said, “originated the idea of ??forming a club a few years ago when I was in England. Realizing the opportunities open to English girls to enjoy the game and learn from childhood up , it occurred to me that a club to give our youth a chance … ”
• Mackenzie was installed at the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1971.
• On January 25, 1973, at age 81 after suffering a series of heart attacks, Mackenzie died.
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