Category: Player – Amateur
Born: September 28th, 1874
Place of Birth: Saint John, New Brunswick
Died: August 13, 1950
Mabel Thomson was one of the Maritimes’ greatest golfers. Many of her accomplishments on the golf course preceded even the establishment of the Maritime Golf Association. At the national level, Thomson won five Canadian Ladies’ Amateur Championships between 1902 and 1908 and represented Canada on several team matches against the United States and Britain in the early years of the twentieth century.
Thomson’s accomplishments all occurred before the publication of Canada’s first golf periodical in 1915, therefore very little has been written about her. The facts of her Maritime golf record have not been fully established, and might never be, since she was playing in Maritime tournaments before there was a Maritime Golf Association. The New Brunswick Hall of Fame credits her with three wins, in 1905, 1906 and 1911. An article by the Secretary of the Canadian Ladies Golf Union in 1915, credits her with nine.
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Inducted to New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in 1975