Florence Harvey – Class of 2000

fharveyBorn: 1878 in England and died in 1968

  • Founder and Organizing Secretary of the Canadian Ladies' Golf Union in 1913 (now the Canadian Ladies' Golf Association)
  • Took up golf at the Hamilton club around 1900 and quickly became one of the club's top players.
  • Ontario Ladies' Champion (1904, 1906, 1913-14)
  • Canadian Ladies' Open Champion (1903-04); Runner-Up (1911, 1913)
  • At the 1910 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, Miss Harvey reached the semi-finals and was defeated by fellow Hamiltonian - Dorothy Campbell, who repeated as Champion.
  • In 1918, as a volunteer with the Red Cross she was assigned a post with the Scottish Women's Hospital unit as an ambulance driver attached to the First Serbian Army.
  • In 1920, she partook in the British Ladies' Championship in Newcastle, Ireland.
  • Miss Harvey eventually moved to and settled in South Africa.
  • Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1972