Oakville, Ont. (RCGA) – The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and the Royal Canadian
Golf Association (RCGA) are pleased to welcome Lisa (Young) Walters as the 63rd
honoured member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.
ceremony took place in a familiar setting as the Prince Rupert, B.C. native was
inducted at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club following Thursday’s opening round of
the 2008 CN Canadian Women’s Open.
“The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame seeks
to recognize excellence as golfers, contributors and supporters of the game,”
said David Shaw, Chair of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. “Lisa Walters has
amassed her own unique golf-related legacy and is fine example of what makes
golf the game it is. She has made a tremendous contribution to the game and it
is only fitting that as such, she is recognized for her
Throughout her illustrious playing career, Walters, 48,
distinguished herself as one of Canada’s top female professional golfers. Among
her many accomplishments, she is a three-time winner on the LPGA Tour (1992-93
Hawaiian Ladies’ Open; 1998 Oldsmobile Classic). Walters’ record on Tour ties
her with fellow Hall of Fame member Dawn Coe-Jones for LPGA Tour victories (3).
In a career plagued by injury, knee, back, rib, shoulder, and wrist problems
ultimately cut short her professional playing career. Prior to turning pro,
Walters was a three-time winner of the British Columbia Ladies Amateur
Championship (1979-81) and former British Columbia Junior Champion (1977) as
well as being named an All-American in 1981 while attending Florida State.
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Hall of Fame celebrates the outstanding individuals of Canadian golf from
players, both amateur and professional, to the builders, architects and others
who have been fundamental to the evolution of the game in this country. Operated
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of golf in Canada, representing 377,000 members at 1,600 clubs across the
country. Recognized by Sport Canada as the National Sports Organization (NSO)
for golf in this country, the RCGA’s mission is to grow participation in and
passion for the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game.
The RCGA conducts programs and services to help shape the future of golf in
Canada. High performance athlete development, CN Future Links, Canada’s national
junior golf program, turfgrass and environmental research, the Canadian Golf
Hall of Fame and Museum, Rules of Golf and amateur status, handicapping and
course rating are only some of the initiatives the association leads for golf in
Canada. In addition, the RCGA conducts Canada’s most prestigious golf
championships. The RBC Canadian Open and CN Canadian Women’s Open attract the
best professional golfers in the world, while regional junior and national
amateur championships showcase the best in Canadian golf.
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