Florence Harvey

Florence Harvey

Category: Amateur Golfer/Builder
Year Inducted: 1972

Born: 1878
Place of Birth: Hamilton, Ontario
Died: 1968

A staunch advocate of women’s golf, Florence Harvey founded and held the position of Secretary of the Canadian Ladies Golf Union (now the Canadian Ladies’ Golf Association). One of the top players of her day, Harvey won the 1903 and 1904 Canadian Ladies’ championship, while capturing the Ontario Ladies Championship on four occasions.


  • 1910 Semi-Finalist in the Ladies’ Championship


  • 1903 Canadian Women’s Amateur Champion
  • 1904 Canadian Women’s Amateur Champion
  • 1911 and 1913 runner-up for the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship


  • 1904, 1906, 1913, 1914 Ontario Women’s Amateur Champion

Other items of note:

  • Founded the Canadian Ladies’ Golf Union (Canadian Ladies Golf Association) and served as its first secretary
  • During World War I, Miss Harvey helped women golfers of to raise enough money to purchase an ambulance for use in Serbia


Inducted to Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in 2000

Inducted to Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame in 2012