Kingston District congratulates Barbara Allan for her upcoming induction into the builders’ category of the Kingston Sports Hall of Fame.
It is no surprise to the many golfers and volunteers of the Kingston District Golf Association that Barbara has earned this honour.
She was Teams Convenor then District Chair of our District before becoming a key player in the Provincial amalgamation of the OLGA and OGA.
Barbara served on the Board of Directors, then President of the Golf Association of Ontario.
Following her term as GAO’s Past President, she continued to the National level as Chair of the Women’s Division of the newly amalgamated CLGA and RCGA which has now become Golf Canada.
As a member of the Governors’ Council, Barbara has served on numerous Golf Canada Committees and is currently Chair of Amateur Championships.
With all these added responsibilities, Barbara has remained a driving force and role model in the local golfing community.
Kingston District is proud indeed to call Barbara one of ours.
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The Kingston Whig-Stangard
Jenny Ellis, a native of New South Wales, Australia, who emigrated to Kingston in 1963, excelled in three sports: tennis, squash and golf, which she only started playing in her 30s.
A rough first outing — a dozen shots needed to get off the first tee at Glen Lawrence — soon gave way to summers of splendid play.
Ellis, now 73, copped the women’s title at her Garrison course six times and for 15 years was a member of the team that represented the city at the Ontario championship.
It was during the latter event, in the late 1980s, that Ellis recorded her first hole-in-one. She carded another last year with a perfect wedge shot on No. 11 at Garrison. That makes — get ready for this — 11 career aces.
Golf she learned in this country. Tennis she knew well from her youth Down Under. The family backyard featured a full-sized court.
She captured the Kingston singles and doubles titles in 1979 and replicated that double-barrel feat six more times in the 1980s.
“I know it’s a short season, but I couldn’t believe how often they played over here,” said the retired physiotherapist. “In Australia, we played once or twice a week. Here they played every day.”
Ellis was the GAO’s 2008 District Volunteer of the Year, she is a past District Coordinator and was involved with the Kingston District Women’s Training Program. She currently volunteers as a Course Rater.
Ellis joins four others who will be honoured on May 1 in Kingston. The other inductees are: George Richardson, Athlete (hockey), Bob Storring, Athlete (fastball), Jack Aldridge, Builder, and Don Dennee, Builder.