THE LADIES’ 1924-1999

A History of the Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto

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Dundurn, Toronto, 1999, 1st/1st.  ISBN 1-55002-312-8.  Hard cover, 144 pages including Club Champions, Presidents, Celebration Committee, and Index.  Green boards with gold design on front board, gold lettering and design on spine.  Binding sound with headbands.  Dust jacket has very light edge and cover wear with a bit of toning.  Book interior clean and unmarked; some spots (possibly glue) along fore-edge of p. 122 (a blank page).  Colour and black & white photos and illustrations.  ‘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 not hold shares or vote on club affairs.  And of course, women’s 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 O’Connor 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.’ (from front flap)

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