Ottawa Valley Golf Association
Hall of Fame

Bonnie Wolff

Inducted: 2022

Category: Player (Amateur)

Born: 1963

Birthplace: Quebec City
Deceased: June 19, 2018

 

Golf Club Affiliation(s) and Club Championships:

Hammond Golf Club (5)
Cedarhill Golf Club (2)
Carleton Golf & Yacht Club (8 + 3 Senior)

Local Championships:

City & District: 2000/2004/2006-07/2009-10/2016

Senior: 2015

4 Ball with Judy Collins: 1998

Ryder Cup with Erika Godwin: 2014/2016/2017

Mixed with Marc Ffrench: 2012/2016

Tournament of Champions: 1990/1996/2003/2004

Ottawa Citizen Amateur Championship: 2006

Ottawa Sun Scramble with Pam Fraser: 2010

 

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Bonnie’s record as a golfer includes numerous club championships at Hammond (five), Cedarhill (two) and Carleton Golf & Yacht Clubs (eight in a row from 2000-2007, Senior Champion 2014, 2016, 2017) as well as many Invitational wins throughout the Ottawa Valley.

 

As a player in the Women’s Division of the Ottawa Valley Golf Association, Bonnie’s record in tournaments is enviable. Apart from numerous field day and invitational wins, she was the winner of seven City & District Championships, one Senior Championship, one 4 Ball-Better Ball Championship with Judy Collins, two OVGA Mixed Championships (gross, 2012 and 2016) with Marc Ffrench, four Tournament of Champions “A” Class Championships and three Ryder Cup Championships with her Carleton Golf & Yacht Club team-mate Erika Godwin. Bonnie also decided to give back to the Ottawa area golf community when she became a director with the Ottawa Valley Golf Association.

 

Erika Godwin talked about her time with and respect for Bonnie – “Growing up as young female golfer in Ottawa you wanted to be just like Bonnie Wolff. She was positive, kind, encouraging and a legend in the Ottawa golf community. My brother Kyle and I were so lucky to be able to grow up with such a great role model at Carleton Golf and Yacht Club on and off the course. I will always cherish the memories of golfing with her as a partner, teammate and competitor. We won many trophies together and I will be forever grateful we had that time together. Her legacy will live on and she will always be remembered as a legend.”

 

In 2006, Bonnie was the winner of the Ottawa Citizen Amateur Golf Championship and in 2012 she partnered with Rivermead’s Pam Fraser to win the Ottawa Sun Scramble.

 

Modest would be one word to describe Bonnie’s attitude on her golf game. She was not one to brag about her accomplishments after her numerous wins. In her 2006 late summer profile story in Flagstick For Women, a section stands out – “As intensely as she plays, you would expect to see more emotion in her game but as she says, ‘I am a pretty calm person; I don’t spike a lot’, referring to the highs and lows that so many players experience as they deal with the struggles of tournament play.”