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Florence Harvey

Born: 1878
Place of Birth: Hamilton, Ontario
Died: 1968
Category: Amateur Golfer/Builder
Year Inducted: 1972
Club Affiliations: Hamilton Golf & Country Club

A staunch advocate of women's golf, Florence Harvey founded and held the position of Secretary of the Canadian Ladies Golf Union (now the Canadian Ladies' Golf Association). One of the top players of her day, Harvey won the 1903 and 1904 Canadian Ladies' championship, while capturing the Ontario Ladies Championship on four occasions.

Florence Harvey 's Record:

International:

  • 1910 Semi-Finalist in the Ladies' Championship

National:

  • 1903 Winner of the Canadian Ladies' Championship
  • 1904 Winner of the Canadian Ladies' Championship
  • 1911 Canadian Ladies' Championship runner-up
  • 1913 Canadian Ladies' Championship runner-up

Provincial:

  • Ontario Ladies' Amateur Champion: 1904, 1906, 1913-14 

Other items of note:

  • Founded the Canadian Ladies' Golf Union, now called the Canadian Ladies Golf Association, and served as its first secretary
  • During World War I, Miss Harvey helped women golfers of to raise enough money to purchase an ambulance for use in Serbia

To view images of Florence Harvey from the museum collection, click here.

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