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Gayle Hitchens Borthwick

Born: December 3, 1944
Place of Birth: Saskatchewan
Category: Amateur Golfer
Inducted: 1997

The daughter of a golf professional, Gayle Borthwick has proven she knows a thing or two about golf over the past 40 years. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Gayle moved to British Columbia as a teen where she wrapped up the provincial title in 1962 and won the Canadian Amateur and the 1994 Canadian Senior, as well as numerous provincial titles. In 1996 Borthwick won her first international solo title, the U.S. Women's Senior Championship. Now a resident of Ontario, Gayle generously donates her time as a volunteer in golf administration and in fundraising.

Gayle Hitchens Borthwick's Record:

International:

  • 1996 United States Senior Women's Champion
  • 1998 United States Senior Women's Champion 
  • 1999 United States Senior Women's Champion
  • 1963 Australian Two-Ball Champion (with Betty Stanhope Cole)

Teams:

  • Commonwealth Team Member: 1963, 1967, 1971
  • World Amateur Team Member: 1966, 1968, 1972, 1992 World Amateur Team Captain: 1994, 1996
  • Captain of Canadian Team to British Amateur: 1980
  • Member of Canadian Team against US: 1993
  • British Amateur Canadian Team Member 1993
  • British Amateur Team Captain 1980
  • BC Women's Team Member 1960-1965, 1967
  • Ontario Women's Team Member 1968 - 1973, 1979, 1983, 1984,1986, 1992-1996 (Winning team - 1970, 1972, 1983, 1984, 1993)
  • Ontario Senior Women's Team Member 1994, 1995

National:

  • 1961 Canadian Junior Girls Champion
  • 1962 Canadian Ladies' Amateur Champion
  • Canadian Ladies' Amateur Championship Runner Up: 1961, 1964, 1966, 1992
  • Canadian Ladies' Mid Amateur Champion: 1992, 1993
  • Canadian Ladies' Senior Champion: 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000
  • Canadian Ladies' Senior Championship Runner Up: 1996, 1997,998, 2006  

Provincial:

  • BC Junior Ladies' Champion: 1959, 1960, 1962
  • BC Ladies' Amateur Champion: 1962, 1963 
  • Ontario Ladies' Amateur Champion: 1992, 1993 
  • Ontario Senior Ladies' Champion: 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 

    Other Items of Note:

    • Ontario Ladies' GA Team Chairman 1981, 1982
    • Mississaugua District Executive 1978, 1979, 1980
    • Ada Mackenzie Foundation Director 9 years, President 1992, 1993
    • Women's Intermediate Golf President 1988, 1989
    • Inducted to BC Golf Hall of Fame in 2003
    • Inducted to Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in 1997
    • Inducted to Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame
    • Score Awards Senior Women's Golfer of the Year: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006
    • Honorary Director of the Golf Association of Ontario (GAO) 

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