Jacquie Watson – Wins Provincial NET Award
Presentation by Sue Ovans, Cordova Bay
Each year, Provincial Zones run NET Tournaments and submit their winning scorecards to
British Columbia Golf to determine the overall Provincial Winner.
This year, Jacquie Watson was the Provincial Winner, and to the recollection of the Zone
“Old Timers”, this is the first time a Zone 5 player has received this Award.
At the recent 2014 Pacific Northwest Golf Association Player of the Year Awards, Naomi Ko received the award as the top Junior Girl.
2014 was an exceptional year for Naomi winning the B.C. Junior Girls’ Championship and adding top finishes in many events, including a fourth-place finish at the B.C. Women’s Amateur, fourth at the CDN Junior Girls Championship, a runner-up at the AJGA St Louis and 13th in the AJGA Junior Girls’ Championship.
Maureen was competitive in five sports – badminton, swimming, tennis, field hockey and golf. Her athletic career started with her involvement in sport while a student at UBC. There, she competed in badminton, field hockey and swimming and won an unprecedented nine Big Blocks (four badminton, four swimming and one field hockey), a record that held for several years.
Her badminton career alone saw her win seven Club titles, twenty City titles, four Pacific Northwest titles, forty Provincial titles, six National titles and two International titles. She won these titles at the junior, open, senior, masters, grand master and golden master levels.
In 1958, Maureen tore her knee cartilage and took up golf. Since then she has competed in the BC Summer Games, winning four gold and two silver medals. Maureen is a member of Uplands Golf Club.