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Encyclopedia > Cathy Sherk

Cathy Sherk (born June 17, 1950 in Bencroft, Ontario) is an Canadian golf champion. She won the 1977 Canadian Women's Amateur Golf Championship and was runner-up to Beth Daniel at the United States Women's Amateur Golf Championship. The following year her performances earned her the 1978 No.1 World ranking by Golf Digest and she was named co-winner of the Velma Springstead Trophy as her country's outstanding female athlete. That year she successfully defended her Canadian championship and won the United States Women's Amateur Golf Championship, the North and South Women's Amateur Golf Championship and earned silver medal honors as a member of the Canadian team at the 1978 World Amateur Golf Team Championships. June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English Flower White trillium Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 4th 1... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a sport where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Beth Daniel (born October 14, 1956 in Charleston, South Carolina) is a professional golfer. ... The U.S. Womens Amateur is the leading golf tournament in the United States for female amateur golfers. ... Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine published by Advance Publications in the United States. ... The Velma Springstead Trophy is an award presented annually to Canadas outstanding female athlete. ... The North and South Womens Amateur Golf Championship is an annual golf tournament held since 1903 at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina. ... The International Golf Federation is an organisation which, despite its grand title, occupies only a small place in the structure of golf. ...

In 1979 Cathy Sherk turned professional and joined the LPGA Tour where she finished the season in third place for Rookie-of-the-Year honors behind Beth Daniel. Married with a son and wanting to spend time with her family, she continued playing on the LPGA on a limited basis until 1983, her best finish coming at the American/Defender WRAL Classic when she was runner-up. In Canada she was the 1986, 1987 and 1990 Women's CPGA champion. Active as a teacher of young golfers, she ran the Ontario Junior Girls Golf Camp and was National Coach of the Canadian Ladies Golf Association from 1995-1999. In 1995 she was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... Beth Daniel (born October 14, 1956 in Charleston, South Carolina) is a professional golfer. ... Canadian Golf Hall of Fame is the hall of fame for Canadian golfers. ...



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