Ottawa Valley Golf Association
Hall of Fame
Margaret (Margie) Masters
Category: Player (Amateur)
Birthplace: Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia
Ottawa Golf Club Affiliation:
Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club
1964 - Canadian Ladies Amateur
1951, 1952, 1953, 1954 - Victorian Junior Girls
1953 - Australian Amateur Girls
1956 - New Zealand Amateur
1957 - South Africa Amateur
1957, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963 - Victorian Women's Amateur
1958 - Australian Women's Amateur
1958 - Australian Foursomes
1960 - New Zealand Stroke Play
1967 - LPGA Quality Chek'd Classic
1965 - LPGA Rookie of the Year
Halls of Fame:
Woodlands Golf Club Hall of Fame (2007)
Victorian Golf Hall of Fame (2013)
Miss Margaret Masters came to Canada in 1964 after an outstanding amateur golf career in Australia and joined the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club. Eddie McCabe announced her arrival in his Ottawa Journal article on May 23rd titled "Aussie Golf Star Margaret Masters Takes Membership at Hunt Club".
In local events in 1964, Margaret won the 36-hole invitational at the Seigniory Club, the Ladies Invitational at the Toronto Ladies Golf Club and an Ottawa District ladies field day held at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club. Records also show that in July, 1964 she was the winner in the first two rounds of the Ontario Women's Amateur and later in August, she qualified for the United States Women's Amateur. The feather in her cap in 1964 was her Canadian Ladies' Amateur Championship 1 up win over her friend Miss Gayle Hitchens at the Calgary Golf & Country Club in Calgary, Alberta.
In 1965, while still a member of the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, Margaret turned professional and earned her LPGA Membership. In her first year on tour she finished 13th on the tour in scoring average, 16th on the money list and she was named the LPGA Rookie of the Year.
Margaret remained on the LPGA Tour until the end of the 1979 season and her only official win occurred in 1967 at the Quality Chek'd Classic. She remained in America and spent many years after her tour career as a golf instructor in Michigan.
Margaret Masters is now residing in Tucson, Arizona in her retirement years.