Ada MacKenzie was a pioneer in women’s golf in Canada, both through her competitive accomplishments and her efforts to encourage young women to play golf. In 1933 she was named Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year by the Canadian Press and later inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1955 and the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1971.
The Ada MacKenzie Award was created as a tribute to her legacy and is awarded annually by Golf Manitoba. It is a club level competition where each club determines their Ada MacKenzie winner based on the lowest Net score of participating female members. Scores are then submitted to Golf Manitoba and a provincial winner is determined.
This year, Golf Manitoba is pleased to recognize Leslie King of the Tuxedo Ladies Group on winning the 2020 Ada MacKenzie award with a net score of 65. From all of us at Golf Manitoba, congratulations Lesley!