Saturday, November 15, 2008

Helen Paget


Represented the Royal Ottawa Golf Club at the inaugural match of the Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto on August 23, 1926 against Ada Mackenzie, founder of the Ladies’ Golf Club.

In the early 20th century, it wasn’t easy for female golfers to get access to tee times and practice facilities. Ada Mackenzie was a talented young golfer from Toronto who found a solution: she created a women’s golf club!

The Ladies’s Golf Club of Toronto is North America’s only remaining private golf club established by women for women.

As for the Royal Ottawa Golf Club, it is one of the oldest golf clubs outside of Britain; it was founded in the spring of 1891.

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