Betty Stanhope Cole
Born: September 21, 1937
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Death:January 27, 2017
Place of Birth: Calgary, Alberta
Golf Club Affiliation: Highlands Golf Club, Edmonton, AB
Ranked as Canada's top woman golfer in 1974 and 1976, Betty Stanhope Cole is among the elite of Canada's female amateurs. Winner of the Canadian Junior Girls', Canadian Ladies' Open Amateur and Canadian Ladies' Close Amateur, Cole represented Canada five times between 1963 and 1976 and played on 25 Alberta interprovincial teams. In 1980, she gave up competitive golf to devote her time to the CLGA.
Betty Stanhope Cole's Record:
- World Amateur Team: 1964, 1974, 1976
- Commonwealth Team: 1971
- 1956 Canadian Junior Girls Champion
- 1957 Canadian Ladies’ Champion
- 1967 Canadian Ladies’ Close Champion
- Winner of Eastern Provinces title in 1964.
- Alberta Junior Girls: 1955-1957
- Alberta Junior Girls runner-up: 1953-1954
- Alberta Ladies’ Amateur Champion: 1957-1959, 1963, 1966-1968, 1972, 1974-1976, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984
- 1988 Winner of sixteen Alberta Ladies titles between 1957 and 1984, and runner-up ten times.
- Winner of Saskatchewan Ladies Championship in 1966.
- Played on five Canadian teams, 1963 to 1976.
- Played in 29 Interprovincials; 25 for Alberta, and 2 for ontario and 2 for Saskatchewan
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