Cathy Sherk

Category: Player – Amateur

Cathy Sherk

Inducted: 1995

Born: June 17,1950
Place of Birth: Bancroft, Ontario

An inspiration to female golfers throughout Canada, Cathy Sherk has complemented her impressive amateur and professional career with a dedication to teaching the game to up-and-coming young amateurs. As an amateur, Sherk captured her second Canadian Amateur, the U.S. Amateur and medalist honors at the World Amateur in 1978, leading Golf Digest to name her the world’s #1 Women’s Amateur. Since retiring from professional play, Cathy enjoys being a part-time golf instructor in her hometown of Niagara Falls, Ontario.


  • 1978 United States Amateur Champion (Runner-up in 1977)
  • 1978 North/South Ladies Amateur Champion
  • 1978 World Amateur Team Championships – Low Individual

International Teams:

  • 1978 World Amateur Team – Low Individual


  • 1977 – 1978 Canadian Women’s Amateur Champion
  • 1988, 1990, 1991 PGA of Canada Women’s Champion


  • 1976 Ontario Women’s Match-Play Championship
  • 1978 Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship

Other Items of Note:

  • Professional coordinator for the Ontario Junior Girls Camp (1986 – 1998)
  • Player Director – du Maurier Ltd. Series (1990 – 1992)
  • Canadian Ladies Golf Association Advisor/Coach (1994-1998)


1978 Ontario Athlete of the Year

1978 Women’s Amateur Golfer by Golf Digest

1978 Canadian Female Athlete of the Year (co-winner)

Inducted to the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in 2000
Inducted to PGA of Canada Hall of Fame in 2014


Photos of Cathy Sherk from our collection.