ADA MACKENZIE (1891 – 1973)
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Ada Mackenzie was born in Toronto in 1891 She began playing golf at the age of 10, encouraged by her parents who both loved the game. At 27, Ada captured the first of her five Canadian "Open" Amateur Championships and her five Canadian "Closed" Amateur Championships. She won several Toronto Golf Club ladies' championships and was soon acknowledged as one of the best female golfers in North America and England. In 1933 she won every major golf championship in Canada and was named female athlete of the year by the Canadian Press. Ada continued to play well into her senior years, winning eight Canadian Ladies' Senior's Golf Association Championships and the Ontario Seniors title. She played her last competitive game in 1969 at the age of 78. Ada Mackenzie was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1955.
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