June Bagley (née Baker) ran up an impressive list of golfing accomplishments. The daughter of the long-time head professional of the Canoe Club course, she was the first Manitoban golfer to win three championship categories. Bagley won the Manitoba Junior Championship in 1948; followed that up with the provincial Amateur title in 1952 and doubled (1979 & 81) as Manitoba Senior Champion.
While titles are the mark of a champion, longevity of excellence makes for legend. June Bagley won championships and/or played on provincial teams for six consecutive decades (1948-1993)!
She played on five Manitoba Amateur Teams (1952/53/55/56/57) and on nine Senior Provincial Teams (1978/79/80/81/82/85/86/87/93). Of those provincial squads, the team won low net honours at the nationals four times (1953/81/85/93).
June Bagley also won the City & District Championship in 1965.
Golf was always a family affair for June Bagley. In addition to her golf pro father Arthur Baker, she married a sports writer who covered the golf beat for years in Ralph Bagley. She also teamed up with daughter Nancy to capture the Manitoba Ladies Golf Association’s North American Life Mother - Daughter Championship in 1980/81/84/86/87/89.
She also gave back to the game of golf as a volunteer. While a member of the Canoe Club, she served on several committees and served as president of the Ladies’ Section. Her work on the provincial and national scene concentrated on Junior golf, but she also helped as MLGA assistant Tournament Director and Provincial Teams Director.
June Bagley’s career has seen other honours, including a namesake trophy presented by the Canoe Club for “the most improved lady golfer”. When the CLGA published its first top ten Senior Women golfers in the century in 1981, she was eighth.
b. June 25, 1928