In the world of golf, one spends many, many hours hitting balls and practicing, generally alone, often into the dark, sometimes in raw weather in an attempt to 'sharpen the game' and prepare for competition. There exists among golfers an inner urge to get better, to improve, and always the belief that tomorrow's score will be better than today's.
Jackie Rosart has paid this price and today stands out as one of Canada's premier golfers of all time, male or female. She has been a prominent Canadian Ladies Amateur golfer for over 55 years and her list of achievements is truly noteworthy.
Jackie was born and raised In Burlington and except for three years when the family moved to Hamilton, remained here her entire life. She has been a member of the Burlington Golf and Country Club since 1954. She has won the Ladies Club Championship at Burlington in every year that she has entered it —33 times since 1955. Currently, at the age of 70, she continues to compete in Provincial, National and International events.
Among her innumerable accomplishments are:
Winner of Ontario Junior Championship
Twice member of Ontario Junior Provincial Team
Runner-up Ontario Amateur Championship
Three time member of Ontario Amateur Provincial Team
Winner of Ontario Amateur Match-Play
Winner of Ontario Senior Championship 1997
Three time Runner-up Ontario Senior Championship
Ten time member of Ontario Provincial Senior Team
Three times the #1 Ranked Senior in Ontario
Twice the #1 Ranked Senior in Canada
Third in the British Senior Championship of 1998
Ten times a U.S. Senior qualifier
Three time winner of Hamilton District Senior Championships
Three time winner of Champion of Champions Tournament
Ten year sponsor of the Hamilton District Junior Competitions
The list goes on but suffice to say that the hours of practice Jackie has committed, coupled with the incredible dedication she has given to her game and the game of golf, exceed that of most competitors and explain why she is one of Canada's all-time best and a deserving Inductee into the Burlington Sports Hall of Fame.