Starting in 1909, March 8 has been viewed as a day to honour and celebrate women. Today the date has become known as International Women’s Day.
Saskatchewan and golf have reasons to recognize the day as well, not just today but 365 days a year. Last year Golf Saskatchewan hosted the 100th Saskatchewan Amateur Women’s Championship that Carla Odnokon won. There’s only one, 100th champion.
How can the day not bring to light the accomplishments of perhaps the province’s greatest female golfer, Regina’s Joanne Goulet?
Goulet is one of a dozen women in the Golf Saskatchewan Hall of Fame inducted as individuals. The 1985 and 1990 Saskatchewan Senior Women’s teams that included Goulet are also enshrined.
Goulet joins Gayle Borthwick, Lorie Boyle, Wenda Coley, Barbara Danaher, Margaret Elliot, Nancy Harvey, Dana Kidd, Pat Lawson, Mabel Palko, Geri Street, and Barb Wilson. You can read about all of their accomplishments here.
Golf Saskatchewan also wants to celebrate, and thank our countless women volunteers, board members and staff, not only present but past and future as well.