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PGA National Championship executed flawlessly by Ladies’ 
Ladies’ Golf Club hosted for the fourth time the DCM PGA Women’s Championship of Canada July 3-5, 2018. Fifty competitors from across Canada and the US, including three members of Ladies’, played 36-holes in scorching heat. Following a thunderstorm delay for the last few groups, Jessica Porvasnik of Ohio placed first at 4-under-par, 140, and a win of $10,000 plus an exemption into this year’s CP Canadian Women’s Open in Regina August 20-26.

Ladies’ is extremely proud of the three young women representing the host Club. Two intermediate members Elizabeth Tong and Selena Costabile captured top-five 1-over par and T-11 finishes respectively; while the only Junior in the event, Lauren Zaretsky, finished T-34. 

Competitors were very impressed with and appreciative of all aspects of Ladies’ Golf Club including practice facilities, golf course, pro shop, staff, volunteers, and Members who billeted players in their homes. Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto hosted the inaugural DCM PGA Women’s Championship of Canada in 1987. Past champions include five-time winner Lorie Kane, Cathy Sherk, Alena Sharp, Gail Graham, Nancy Harvey, Brooke Henderson and Jessica Shepley.  Read more here.

Ladies’ Golf Club Hosts DCM PGA Women’s Championship of Canada – July 3-5, 2018
Toronto, June 28, 2018 – Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto (Ladies’) is proud to be a four-time host to this year’s DCM PGA Women’s Championship of Canada. Read more here.

Three Ladies’ Members Among Competitors at DCM PGA Women’s Championship July 3-5 2018
Selena Costabile, Symetra Tour Member Elizabeth Tong, and Ladies’ 2017 Club Champion Lauren Zaretsky, will compete in the DCM PGA Women’s Championship July 3-5, 2018. The Club is proud of all three Members and hopes home course advantage will work out for all three. Click here for their bios.

Intermediate Ladies’ Member Wins National WGA Event – March 2017
Ladies’ is proud of Junior Member and Canadian amateur Selena Costabile who shot a final round, even par 70 to win a National Women’s Golf Association event at Dubsdread Golf Course in Orlando March 22, 2017. Selena, who opened with scores of 65 – 69, finished the three-round event at six under par.    
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Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto Recognized for Environmental Excellence – July 2016
Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto recently achieved designation as a ‘Certified Audobon Cooperative Sanctuary’. Ladies’ is one of 56 golf courses in Ontario and 910 worldwide to hold this title. Course superintendent John McLinden, is responsible for initiating the application, and has been recognized for environmental stewardship by Audobon International.

Ladies’ Golf Club is a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property. Close to 100 birds have been sited on the course, native plant species have been introduced, and vital food and habitat for bee and butterfly species are provided by the many gardens and naturalized areas. Click here for more on this achievement.

Media Articles & Features

Thornhill Liberal - Canadian golfer creates female legacy in Thornhill - August 2018

Zoomer TV – Spring 2017 Edition – Things you need to know, featuring Head Teaching Professional Jaime Steedman – May 27, 2017.  Head Teaching Professional Jaime Steedman was featured on the Zoomer TV Spring-2017 show May 27, describing the things you need to know to start golfing for the season. Click here (starting at 8min.40sec. through 14min.10sec. segment) for some tips. for some tips. 

Golf Vacation Insider - Ladies’ Golf Courses: A Rare Golf Trip Treat - March 7, 2017 – Courses: Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto – March 2017

YouTube - Member, Alison Lam, talking about Ada Mackenzie on CHUM FM - July 2016 

Thornhill Liberal/York Region Media Group - THE PRO'S TOUR: Thornhill’s Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto a real gem - July 2016

St-Andrews-on-the-Green #9 Newsletter - Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto - a Sanctuary for Women for more than 90 Years - April, 2016

Golf Canada - THE FIRST LADY - Many know Ada Mackenzie for founding the Ladies' GC of Toronto - Spring 2016

Courses and Travel - Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto has a timeless, Augusta-like feel, but with a looser vibe and roles reversed - December 2014

Thornhill Liberal – Thornhill golfer makes dream come true at LPGA U.S. Open – June 2014

WestJet Magazine – Women rule at Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto – June 27, 2013

The Globe & Mail - How this Canadian chef got invited to cook at golf's Masters tournament - April 8, 2013

Markham Economist & Sun/ - York chefs tee up skills for Masters tournament - April 3, 2013

Canadian Golfer - Course Review: Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto - September 2012

East York Mirror - Golf tourney to support Massey Centre for Women - July 2011

PGA of Canada News - Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto Prepares to Host the Canadian PGA Women's Championship - July 2007

Facts & Background Material


Comments from competitors of DCM PGA Women’s Championship of Canada July 3-5, 2018

“I just wanted to say a huge thanks to the Membership and the Golf Shop staff at Ladies’ for your fantastic hospitality this week! The course was in great shape and the greens were a true challenge!”
- Danielle Mills, Kirkland QC

“I was blown away by your staff and your facility. You guys are trailblazers. Your pro shop is one of a kind and a true game changer. What a fabulous idea to eliminate the counter. A real 21st century feel. So good to see people thinking outside the box! A wonderful departure from the way the golf industry has been operating. Refreshing!”
- Kathleen Robinson, San Francisco California

“Thanks for a great event! The course is a Canadian favourite. The greens were running pure! What a challenging course with tough demanding tee shots. Thanks for preparing everything and making our trip ten times better!!! We appreciate it!”
- Mia Barchetti, Scottsdale Arizona


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