Brooke Henderson dropped a hint about it in Australia last month. The 18 year-old pro mentioned the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club (The Hunt) as one of “home clubs”. Today the historic institution founded in 1908 revealed that they have indeed welcomed both Brooke, and her sister Brittany, to the club as honourary members, as approved by their Board of Directors.
The sisters, both natives of Smiths Falls, Ontario, have been setting the golf world on fire of late. Brooke, a full-time member of the LPGA Tour, and Brittany, a member of the Symetra Tour but currently caddying for her younger sibling, have racked an impressive six top-ten finishes in a row. Five of those have come on the LPGA Tour and one on the Ladies European Tour. It has propelled Brooke to 7th place in the Rolex World Rankings.
This week the team is preparing to play in the first LPGA Major Championship of the year, the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California.
Recently the duo met with Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club President Allan Bulloch who personally welcomed them to The Hunt Club as Honourary Members.
“The Canadian golf community has been following the success of the Henderson sisters with great interest,” Mr. Bulloch remarked. “We are proud to support their success through Honourary membership at The Hunt.”
Brooke and Brittany are excited to play the Hunt Club course and use the Club`s new world class practice facility in preparation for the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, scheduled at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club for August 2017.
“I am so grateful to the Hunt Club Board of Directors for welcoming us as members,” said Brooke Henderson. “I look forward to showcasing the impressive golf course and facilities to everyone on Tour at next year’s Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.”
“I would like to extend our thanks to Allan, Boris and the amazing team at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club for their hospitality,” said Brittany Henderson. “We are so lucky to have membership at such a world-class facility.”
The relationship will also have another element as the Hunt Club intends to partner with both Brooke and Brittany to promote and develop junior golf in Ottawa. No details of those plans were released at this time.
In the meantime, when they have the opportunity, they will work on their skills at the club with 2017 and the CP Canadian Women’s Open in mind.