LISA WALTERS INDUCTED INTO CANADIAN GOLF HALL OF FAME

08/14/2008

Oakville, Ont. (RCGA) – The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) are pleased to welcome Lisa (Young) Walters as the 63rd honoured member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.

Walters’ induction ceremony took place in a familiar setting as the Prince Rupert, B.C. native was inducted at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club following Thursday’s opening round of the 2008 CN Canadian Women’s Open.

“The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame seeks to recognize excellence as golfers, contributors and supporters of the game,” said David Shaw, Chair of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. “Lisa Walters has amassed her own unique golf-related legacy and is fine example of what makes golf the game it is. She has made a tremendous contribution to the game and it is only fitting that as such, she is recognized for her accomplishments.”

Throughout her illustrious playing career, Walters, 48, distinguished herself as one of Canada’s top female professional golfers. Among her many accomplishments, she is a three-time winner on the LPGA Tour (1992-93 Hawaiian Ladies’ Open; 1998 Oldsmobile Classic). Walters’ record on Tour ties her with fellow Hall of Fame member Dawn Coe-Jones for LPGA Tour victories (3). In a career plagued by injury, knee, back, rib, shoulder, and wrist problems ultimately cut short her professional playing career. Prior to turning pro, Walters was a three-time winner of the British Columbia Ladies Amateur Championship (1979-81) and former British Columbia Junior Champion (1977) as well as being named an All-American in 1981 while attending Florida State.

ABOUT THE CANADIAN GOLF HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM
The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame celebrates the outstanding individuals of Canadian golf from players, both amateur and professional, to the builders, architects and others who have been fundamental to the evolution of the game in this country. Operated by the Royal Canadian Golf Association, the Hall of Fame, museum and library are open to visitors to discover more about the game and the inductees. For more information please visit www.cghf.org.

ABOUT THE ROYAL CANADIAN GOLF ASSOCIATION
The Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing 377,000 members at 1,600 clubs across the country. Recognized by Sport Canada as the National Sports Organization (NSO) for golf in this country, the RCGA’s mission is to grow participation in and passion for the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. The RCGA conducts programs and services to help shape the future of golf in Canada. High performance athlete development, CN Future Links, Canada’s national junior golf program, turfgrass and environmental research, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, Rules of Golf and amateur status, handicapping and course rating are only some of the initiatives the association leads for golf in Canada. In addition, the RCGA conducts Canada’s most prestigious golf championships. The RBC Canadian Open and CN Canadian Women’s Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while regional junior and national amateur championships showcase the best in Canadian golf. 

For further information on what the RCGA is doing to support golf in your community please visit www.rcga.org.   
 
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