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Ada Mackenzie

Born: October 31, 1891
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario
Death: 1973
Place of Death: Toronto, ON
Inducted: 1971
Category: Amateur Golfer/Builder

Ada Mackenzie was one of the finest female golfers Canada ever produced. Her championship record features five Canadian Ladies’ Open Championships, and five Canadian Ladies’ Close Championships. Mackenzie was medallist at the U.S. Women’s Amateur in 1927 and semi-finalist in 1932. A true ground-breaker in women’s golf, Mackenzie established the Ladies’ Golf and Tennis Club of Toronto, the only golf club in North America specifically for women.

Ada Mackenzie's Record:

International:

  • Medalist and semi-finalist in the 1927 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship
  • Semi-finalist in 1932 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship  
  • 1937 Bermuda Tournament champion
  • 1958 Bercanus Tournament champion

    National:

    • Canadian Ladies' Amateur Champion: 1919, 1925-1926, 1933, 1935
    • Canadian Ladies' Close Championship: 1926-1927, 1929, 1931, 1933
    • Canadian Senior Women's Champion: 1955, 19-60, 1962, 1965

    Provincial:

    • Ontario Senior Women's Champion: 1965, 1969

    Other Items of Note:

    • Ada Mackenzie was named Outstanding Athlete of the Year in 1933.
    • In 1924, Ada founded the Ladies Golf and Tennis Club of Toronto, which is the only golf club on the continent exclusively for women.

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