Ada Mackenzie

Inducted: 1971

Ada Mackenzie

Category: Amateur Golfer/Builder

Born: October 31, 1891
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario
Death: April 15, 1977

Ada Mackenzie was one of the finest female golfers Canada ever produced. Her championship record features five Canadian Ladies’ Open Championships, and five Canadian Ladies’ Close Championships. Mackenzie was medallist at the U.S. Women’s Amateur in 1927 and semi-finalist in 1932. A true ground-breaker in women’s golf, Mackenzie established the Ladies’ Golf and Tennis Club of Toronto, the only golf club in North America specifically for women.

International:

  • 1937 Bermuda Tournament champion
  • 1958 Bercanus Tournament champion

National:

  • Canadian Ladies’ Amateur Champion: 1919, 1925-1926, 1933, 1935
  • Canadian Ladies’ Close Championship: 1926-1927, 1929, 1931, 1933
  • Canadian Senior Women’s Champion: 1955, 19-60, 1962, 1965

Provincial:

  • Ontario Senior Women’s Champion: 1965, 1969

Other Items of Note:

  • In 1924, Ada founded the Ladies Golf and Tennis Club of Toronto, which is the only golf club on the continent exclusively for women.
  • Medalist and semi-finalist in the 1927 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship
  • Semi-finalist in 1932 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

 

Awards:

1933 Outstanding Athlete of the Year

Inducted to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1955

Inducted to Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in 2000

Resources:

Ladies Golf Club of Toronto

CBC Radio Interview