Betty Stanhope-Cole Passes Away
Jan 30, 2017
I was very saddened to learn yesterday of the passing of Betty Stanhope-Cole of Edmonton, a member of both the Canadian and Alberta Golf Hall-of-Fame. For you younger people reading this, Betty was one of the best female Canadian golfers EVER, period, end of sentence. She won everything in Edmonton, Alberta, and Canada that there was to win, and she did so many times over. Her ability and desire to compete are legendary in Alberta golf circles. A lifetime member of Highlands GC in Edmonton, Betty was also a longtime friend of my mom's when she played a lot of golf with Betty at the Highlands, and I have no doubt that Betty's passion for playing golf the right way, and by the Rules, was passed on to my mother and then to me as I grew up. So, when I give you a ruling on the Tour, you can thank Betty! LOL Betty was also a longtime volunteer with Alberta Golf, lending her talents to the game with her time and energy. Betty is a legend in golf in Canada and she will be missed.