Dawn Coe-Jones to Be Inducted into Canadian Golf Hall of Fame


The Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) announced today that B.C. golfer Dawn Coe-Jones will be the newest member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.
Coe-Jones has had an outstanding professional career that includes three victories on the LPGA Tour over 18 years and more than $2.8 million in career earnings. The native of Campbell River, B.C. was an amateur star as well, scoring back-to-back wins in the B.C Junior in 1978 and 1979 and the B.C. Amateur in 1982 and 1983. She capped her 1983 season with the Canadian Amateur title and the honour of being named NCAA All American for her accomplishments at Lamar University.
'I was totally caught off guard,' said Coe-Jones. 'In fact, I had to make sure someone wasn't playing a trick on me! I am just thrilled and proud to be included in such good company. It's quite an honour and I am honestly delighted.'
Now a resident of Florida, Coe-Jones has pared down her competitive schedule in recent years to allow more time with her family. She remains active in the B.C golf scene, however, and conducts a junior tournament at her home course at Honeymoon Bay each year. West coast golf fans will have the opportunity to see her in action this summer as Canada's only LPGA Tour event returns to British Columbia. Vancouver's Point Grey Golf & Country Club hosts the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open from July 7-13, 2003 and Coe-Jones plans to attend.
Coe-Jones joins the likes of Jocelyne Bourassa, Sandra Post and Cathy Sherk in the select group of Canadian female professionals named to the Hall of Fame. A ceremony to mark her induction will be held at a later date.
Operated by the RCGA, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum is located at Glen Abbey Golf Course in Oakville, Ontario. The Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding individuals in Canadian golf history, from players both amateur and professional, to the builders, architects and others who have been fundamental to the evolution of the game in this country.
The museum is currently undergoing renovations but will be reopening in the summer of 2003 in time to add Dawn Coe-Jones' image to the 56 other honoured members of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. The newly expanded museum will include more hands-on opportunities while maintaining its unique feel. The museum also maintains an extensive archives and library on the game and serves as the primary resource for information on the game of golf in Canada.