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The Ladies 1924-1999: A History of the Ladies Golf Club of Toronto Tom OConnor

The Ladies 1924-1999: A History of the Ladies Golf Club of Toronto

Tom OConnor

Published January 1st 1999
ISBN : 9781550023121
Hardcover
144 pages
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When the Ladies Golf Club of Toronto began in 1924, some provinces had not even granted women the right to vote. Most married golfers were social members of their husbands clubs and single women rarely held memberships. Women club members could notMoreWhen the Ladies Golf Club of Toronto began in 1924, some provinces had not even granted women the right to vote. Most married golfers were social members of their husbands clubs and single women rarely held memberships. Women club members could not hold shares or vote on club affairs. And of course, womens playing times were limited.Women golfers in the Toronto area were fortunate that these conditions were unacceptable to Ada Mackenzie. Although she worked in a bank and played golf on weekends, she had already won the Canadian Ladies Open, in 1919.Tim OConnor tells how Ada enlisted the support of some extraordinary women, and men, to help realize the dream of a club run by women for women. The Ladies pays tribute to Ada and to those wonderful people who guided the club through its financial vicissitudes and a world war to reach its proud 75th anniversary in 1999.