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Four new members are being inducted into the Golf Association of Ontario’s (GAO’s) Golf Hall of Fame to recognize extraordinary contributions and accomplishments.

The ceremony will take place on May 7 at the Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ont., where Earl Fritz, John Henrick, Bob Weeks, and Dorothy Campbell Hurd Howe will become the 65th to 68th members.

Executive director of the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA), Fritz founded the organization in 1993 by creating a development program that focused on all aspects of the sport, including camps, clinics, and competitive events for all ages.

Henrick’s golf career spans more than 60 years as a professional, mentor, administrator, and tournament player with victories over seven decades. He earned his first title in 1948 at the Montréal Athletic Association Pro Am; in 2008, he won an Ontario PGA senior title, at the age of 80.

Weeks has been involved in golf for more than 25 years through ScoreGolf Magazine and ScoreGolf TV on TSN. A prominent golf journalist, Weeks has covered golf events worldwide and has written for Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, Golfweek, The Globe and Mail, and Maclean’s.

Born in 1883 in North Berwick, Scotland, Howe was known as golf’s ‘first international female star.’ She captured her final U.S. Amateur title at age 41, becoming the oldest winner of the championship and also earning the record for the longest gap between wins (15 years). Howe passed away in 1946 at the age of 61, and was posthumously inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1978 and the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1991.

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