At one time, four-time LPGA Tour winner Lorie Kane had mixed emotions about being inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame while still playing.
“I’ve always thought of the hall of fame as something that happens at the end of your career, but I do know that in our sport, in golf, it’s a little bit different,” said Kane.
“The LPGA Hall of Fame, first of all, is the toughest hall of fame to get into based on the points system that we have,” she said. “The World Golf Hall of Fame on the men’s side is a voted thing and there are current players that are in that.”
Kane will be teeing it up at the CP Women’s Open this week in Calgary, where she was officially inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame on Tuesday evening and it was the induction of a contemporary from the PGA Tour that influenced her.
“The day that Mike Weir accepted the invitation to the Hall of Fame was the day that I said when they come to me, if my time comes while I’m still playing, I will welcome it,” said Kane, who began to reflect once she got the call from Sandra Post, chair of the hall of fame selection committee.
“I’m not someone who likes to look back, so I’ve had some time since Sandra’s call to look back, and you know, I’m proud of myself,” she said.
“I have accomplished some things that I never thought would have been possible, but I’ll share (Tuesday evening),” she added.
“I will not accept this honor alone. I will accept this honor on behalf of my family, first of all, but all of the corporate support that I’ve had from this country,” she said.
“I think I’ve been one of the most fortunate athletes to have come across in the healthy times of the corporate world, through the trying times of the corporate world, and now to say that I’m with Canadian Pacific, one of the strongest companies in this country with a gentleman who believes in women’s golf, and that’s Mr. Hunter Harrison,” said Kane.
To listen to a conversation Kane had with Hutch when her nomination was first announced, click here.