Ottawa Valley Golf Association
Hall of Fame

Alison Murdoch

 

Inducted: 2021

Category: Player (Amateur)

 

Born: 1949

Birthplace: Ottawa

 

Golf Club Affiliation(s):

Larrimac, Royal Ottawa & Victoria Golf Clubs

 

Canadian Championships:

2002, 2004, 2005, 2007 - Canadian Senior Ladies' Amateur

2010, 2011, 2013 - Canadian Super Senior Ladies' Amateur

 

Provincial Championships:

1967 - Quebec Junior Girls

2001, 2003, 2005 - 2009, 2012 - BC Zone 5 Women's Amateur

2005, 2009 - BC Senior Women

2005, 2011 - PNGA Senior Women

2006, 2008 - PNGA Mid-Am Women

2010, 2012 - Alberta Senior Women

 

International Championships:

2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 - Irish Senior Women's

2007 - British Senior Women's

2010, 2014 - Washington State Senior Women's

2010 - Washington State Champion of Champions

2016 - Washington State Women's Mid-Am

 

Local Championships:

1977, 1987, 1993, 1994, 1996 - Ottawa Ladies' City & District

1997 - Ottawa Ladies' Match Play

1984, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998 - Ottawa Ladies' Tournament of Club Champions

 

Halls of Fame:

2009 - BC Golf Hall of Fame

2013 - Canadian Golf Hall of Fame

2013 - Pacific NW Golf (PNGA) Hall of Fame

2018 - Victoria, B.C. Sports Hall of Fame

 

Awards:

2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012 - PNGA Senior Woman / Year

 

Picture from PNGA Hall of Fame Ceremony
Alison Murdoch profile information from 2005 Spring Edition of Flagstick Golf Magazine

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Alison Murdoch is a known quantity in Canadian Amateur golf circles.  Her record speaks for itself. When Alison is in the field of a tournament, other players need to take notice.  Winning ways established early in her golfing career means she will always be a force to reckon with.  Fortunately for her competitors, the quality of her play is matched by an equally winning personality making her a popular companion on the links, whether being played at a social or competitive level.  She just loves the game of golf, and it shows.

    

Although she loves her new locale of Victoria, B.C., Alison has many pleasant recollections of life and golf in the National Capital area.  She spent her summers at various cottages in the vicinity of Chelsea, Quebec, playing golf and tennis, swimming and boating.  “First and foremost, I remember growing up with the game at Larrimac Golf Club in Chelsea.  Junior day was the highlight of the week.  We played golf, ate the lunch brought from home with a soft drink (a real treat) from the machine at the club and then played more golf.”  As a junior, Alison collected most of Larrimac’s hardware, participated in CLGA – Ottawa District events and eventually won the Quebec Junior Girl’s Championship in 1967. 

 

After her junior years, Alison continued a very successful amateur golf career including numerous club championships at both Larrimac and Royal Ottawa Golf Clubs.

 

There are not many guarantees in elite amateur golf but Alison Murdoch can lean on one fact:  Golfers and friends on all sides of the country swell with pride when that “girl from Larrimac” takes on the golfing world and wins time and time again, achieving the success she so richly deserves.