Betty Stanhope-Cole

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Betty Stanhope-Cole
Personal information
Born (1937-09-21)September 21, 1937
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Died January 27, 2017(2017-01-27) (aged 79)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nationality  Canada
Status Amateur

Betty Stanhope-Cole (September 21, 1937 – January 27, 2017) was a Canadian amateur golfer. She is a member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.

Early life[edit]

Stanhope-Cole was born in Calgary and moved to Edmonton in her teen years. In her younger years, she played tennis. She was taught how to golf by Edmonton golf pros Alex Olynyk and Henry Martell.[1]


In 1974 and 1976, she was ranked as the top women's golfer in Canada.[2] She was Canadian Junior Girls champion in 1956, Canadian Women's Amateur champion in 1957, and Canadian Ladies' Close champion in 1967. She has also been a member of the Canadian Commonwealth Golf Team (1963, 1971) and Canadian World Team (1964, 1974, and 1976). In 1980, she was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Stanhope-Cole is also a former curler, having won three Alberta championships as skip.[3]


Betty Stanhope-Cole Park in Edmonton is named for her.[4]


Stanhope-Cole died of cancer in Edmonton on January 27, 2017.[5]


  1. ^ Thompson, Brendan. "Betty Stanhope-Cole and the mystery of the missing plaque". Edmonton City As Museum Project. Retrieved July 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Betty Stanhope-Cole's Hall of Fame Profile". Golf Canada. Retrieved July 28, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Betty Stanhope-Cole profile". Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved July 28, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Betty Stanhope-Cole Obituary". Edmonton Journal. January 31, 2017. 
  5. ^ Stock, Curtis (January 30, 2017). "Canadian golfing great Betty Stanhope-Cole, who 'hated to lose more than she liked to win,' dead at 79". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved July 28, 2017.