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Betty Stanhope-Cole

Golf, Curling Athlete - Inducted 1980

Betty Stanhope-Cole is one of Canada's premier golfers and curlers. She has won over 29 Edmonton city golf titles and 13 Provincial Championships. In 1956, she won the Canadian Junior crown and in 1957 she won the Canadian Ladies' Open. She has been a provincial team member in 25 Canadian Championships. She was a member of the Canadian Commonwealth Team in both 1963 and 1971 and of the Canadian World Team in 1964, 1974, and 1976.

Betty Stanhope-Cole skipped three Alberta Championship Curling Teams. Her team placed second in the 1978 Lassie and has won 13 zones and Edmonton Championships.

After Induction

Throughout Betty's sports career, she was one of Canada's most prolific female amateur golfers and a national level curler. She won a combined 60 City, Provincial and national championships. Betty continued to play golf after her induction in 1980. She won four more Alberta Golf Ladies Amateur Championships (1980, 1982, 1984, 1988) – for a record setting total of 17, and three Alberta Senior Championships. She was the No. 1 ranked amateur senior in Canada in 1989. In 1981, Betty devoted her time to the Canadian Ladies Golf Association where she served as the rules director. Later, she served with the Alberta Golf Association (now Alberta Golf) as Player Development Director, Rules Director, Zone Chair, and as a Tournament Committee member. She also took on a mentorship role for young elite golfers at Alberta’s development camps. Betty was also inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame (1991), Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame (1993), and the Alberta Golf Hall of Fame (2005). On September 18, 2011, the City of Edmonton named a park in the Highlands community in her name. Betty passed away on January 27, 2017 at the age of 79.