Golf pioneer Mauriel Rogers has been immortalized as one of the “Winning Women” of St. Charles Country Club in the book One Hundred Years At St. Charles Country Club. She occupies a prominent place there and in women’s golf in Manitoba. Born in 1904 and often referred to as Mrs. John Rogers, Mauriel Rogers was the first Manitoban to win the Canadian Ladies Golf Union Open Championship in 1937 on her home course at St. Charles. Only two other women from St. Charles have won national titles since then.
Rogers also won Manitoba Amateur championship titles in 1932 and in 1938. In September of 1938, Rogers was the reigning Canadian Open champion when she defeated fellow St. Charles player Barbara Northwood at Pine Ridge to win her second provincial title.
In his book Manitoba Links, A Kaleidoscopic History of Golf, author J. Alan Hackett suggests that “her golfing excellence may have been due in part to her instructor, golf professional Charlie Reith” from the Assiniboine Golf Club. In 1981, 44 years after winning her Canadian title, Rogers attended the Canadian Ladies Golf Association championship that was again held at St. Charles. Mauriel Rogers died in March 2001 at the age of 97 years.
d. March, 2001