Meet Our Co-ordinators

About Our Team

Our CWGI team is made up of many dedicated women who love the game and the league.  Many of our co-ordinators are long-time members.  Some are more recent members. But in all cases, they enjoy meeting and playing. They are a large part of our league’s success. Our CWGI co-ordinators are key. 

As a departure from the traditional bio, we thought it would be fun to ask each of our co-ordininators the following question:  “If you could golf any course in the world what would it be?

Leesa Franklin Golfer/Owner/President. Member since 2021.

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting and/or your interest in joining Canadian Women Golfers Inc. It is indeed a privilege, and a dream of mine, to work at something that brings me such passion and energizes me every day. Golf has always been in my blood, thanks to my father who taught me this game at an early age while playing many hours at the Mississippi Golf Course. I’m entrepreneurial by nature so the opportunity to run CWGI is the best of the best for me at this stage in my life.

“If I could golf any course in the world? It’s a tough call. I would choose Augusta National Golf Course or Pebble Beach. Both are iconic courses with a rich history of golf and each absolutely beautiful and unique”.

18-Hole Co-ordinators

Francoise Poirier
Monday East End

Member since 2000. 

“I can’t think of any place in the world where I would play golf other than in the Outaouais Region with my CWGI golf friends playing a game of ‘Drive for Five’.”

“Je ne vois aucun endroit au monde où je jouerais au golf autre que dans la région de l’Outaouais avec mes amies golfeuses du CWGI jouant une partie de ‘Drive for 5’.”

Sharon Seed
Monday West End

Member since 2017. 

“Augusta National, because it’s where the greatest tournament in the world is held, and to see if I can cross Rae’s Creek, shortest par 3 at 155 yards.  I’d have to play from the same tees as my requested playing partners: Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler and Tony Finau.”

Cindy Kengis

Member since 2021. 

“I would love to golf Cape Kidnappers in Hawke’s Bay New Zealand. The course has stunning views of rugged cliffs leading into the Pacific Ocean. Of course I will need a caddy and let’s face it the Kiwi accent is incredibly fun, which only adds to the experience. Also unlike New Zealand’s neighbour, Australia, there are no animals out to kill you”.

Johanne Boisvert

Member since 2023.

“I’d play at Cypress Point, California, which ranks first in the world’s Top 100 golf courses. Nothing less!
It’s located at the tip of the Monterey Peninsula: just looking at the photos is breathtaking! Unfortunately, only a lucky few will get to play it. I’d like to be one of those lucky ones!”

Linda Hall

Member since 2005.

“If I could play one round of golf anywhere in the world, it would be the old course at St Andrews in Scotland.  It is known as the home of golf. A place where golf has been played for 600+ years.  It would be amazing to walk those fairways, play golf and walk over that iconic stone bridge as so many golfers have done for hundreds of years”.

9-Hole Co-ordinators

Jennifer Caldbick
Pineview & Meadows

Member since 2007. 

“I started by thinking of any course in British Columbia, then I thought Ireland, and then the iconic Pebble Beach where I have been  in person. I settled on Augusta Georgia, home of the Masters. I have walked much of the course twice and watch it on TV yearly. I’d really  enjoy playing it.”

Heather Hannaford
CWGI Merchandise

Member since 2002. 

“Hoping to play again in the future. I am currently recuperating for health reasons but glad to support CWGI in any capacity I am able to provide at the moment.”

Frances Furmankiewicz

Member since 2016. 

“If I could golf anywhere it would be St Andrews in Scotland with my own caddy and golf tutor!”

Kathryne Jessup

Member since 2005.

“If I could play one round of golf anywhere in the world, I would love to play a round of Midnight Sun golf in the Yukon or Northwest Territories. It would be so fun to play at such an unusual time of day in such an exotic location in our own country.”

Judy Harper

Member since 1997.

“ If I could golf anywhere, I would golf at the private club Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club, located to the southwest of Calgary.  I was a volunteer there twice with the Canadian Women’s Open tournament, so I have walked the course, admired the many changes in elevation, but did not have an opportunity to play the course in the past.”

Janice Crossman

Member since 2006.

“It would be Pebble Beach. I’m a high handicapper so some  famous courses are intimidating, but I think I could enjoy playing at Pebble Beach.  If nothing else, the spectacular coastal views would make it memorable.  It would be fun to play a course that has hosted both the U.S. Open and the U.S. Women’s Open.”

Donna Robinson

Member since 2008.

“Torrey Pines along the coast of southern California would be my choice. I used to travel frequently to California for business and later for annual winter getaways, and have visited the course but never played. The idea of hearing the waves while golfing really appeals to me!”

Barb MacInnis
Emerald Links

Member since 2016. 

“I would love to play Cabot Links and/or Cabot Cliffs at the Cabot Resort in Inverness, Cape Breton. Then head down Highway 19 to Glenora Distillery for some whiskey tasting.”

Dianne Stokoe

Member since 2007.

“The lush scenic landscape of Ireland lures me to play a game or two. I would pick Lahinch in County Clare along the Atlantic and near the Cliffs of Moher. Having spent two weeks last fall touring Ireland without my clubs I promised myself that I would return with clubs. A day of golf followed by an evening of pub life  – life is good. Cheers!”

Maureen Draffin
Manderley on the Green

Member since 2007. 

“I’ve always wanted to play the Plantation Course at Kapalua on Maui in Hawaii.  There are two reasons: I have always wanted to go to Hawaii – and I have seen the Kapalua golf course on TV and it looks amazing.  That is my dream trip.”

Janet Booren
The Canadian

Member since 2010. 

“I would play St Andrews in Scotland, primarily to cross the bridge.”  

Gail Daniels

Member since 2016. 

“I would play golf somewhere in the Rockies with a view because mountains are breathtaking and Canada is so beautiful.”

Darlene Poulin

Member since 1998.

“If I could play golf anywhere in the world, it would be Ireland. Some of the courses and scenery are spectacular. Since that is not likely to happen, I will simply continue to enjoy all the courses in and around our own area.”