Today, November 12th, Dawn Coe Jones lost her battle with bone cancer at age 56. A sad day for Canadian women’s golf, and particularly for those of us on Vancouver Island who knew, watched and cheered with pride at Dawn’s successes on the LPGA.
Friends of Dawn’s and volunteers will remember Dawn attending the Girls’ Junior Americas Cup held at Royal Colwood Golf Club in 2004. We knew Dawn would be making her annual visit to Lake Cowichan and asked if she would be our guest speaker for the Championship. A few of us had some concern that the girls wouldn’t relate to Dawn as her LPGA career was winding down, but after her amusing, down-to-earth and inspiring talk to the juniors, our fears were set aside. In fact the girls swarmed her with questions and request for autographs and had to be asked to return to their seats so dinner could be served. Dawn was a true supporter of junior golf throughout her career and retirement.
Our deepest condolences to Dawn’s family, friends and fans. We share in this time of grief but also share in the love and memories of Dawn Coe Jones RIP
DAWN’S CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Lake Cowichan Centennial Hall
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18TH
In lieu of cards and flowers, donations to McDonald House
Our congratulations to Naomi Ko on the announcement of being named Women’s Player of the Year by the PNGA.
Naomi finished her freshman season last spring as a member of the North Carolina State women’s golf team with a T5 at the Women’s ACC Conference Championship and followed that up in early May earning medalist honours at the US Women’s Open Qualifier at the PNGA owned Home Course in Dupont, WA. Naomi secured a spot in July’s LPGA Cambia Portland Classic Open by winning the Cambia Portland Classic Amateur Open in early June before heading across country to compete in the Porter Cup, one week later, where she finished T7. At the 115th PNGA Women’s Amateur in late July, Naomi took home medalist honours and finished as runner-up to Princess Superal. Naomi capped her impressive year on the Canadian amateur circuit finishing T7 at the Canadian Women’s Amateur and then winning the Canadian Junior Girls’ Championship before heading to Mexico to compete for Team Canada in the World Amateur Team Championship where she finished T6. Naomi is also a member of the Canadian National Team. In 2014, she was named the PNGA Junior Girls’ Player of the Year.
A surprise presentation to Katy Haynes of Metchosin Golf Club on winning the 2016 Provincial Net Tournament tray as presented by Zone Chair, Bonnie Fung, at the recent Zone 5 Annual General Meeting. This is a three-peat for the Zone.
Katy also took home a lovely desktop clock which she no doubt set for an early wake-up call the next morning to start her trip to India. Happy Travels.
An enthusiastic group attended the Zone Annual General Meeting, October 24th at Gorge Vale Golf Club.