Intercollegiate sports in the Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union expanded in the mid-1950s.
For example, the University of Saskatchewan had varsity teams in golf, tennis, curling and figure skating. Though golf was popular with many students, intervarsity golf never had a wide appeal.
Huskie men’s and women’s teams existed from the mid-1950s until the mid-1960s and competed with other western university teams in the fall of each year.
If success is measured in trophies won, the women’s golf teams were the most successful. They held and defended the championship for several years running.
Golf, like tennis, was considered an unseasonable sport and was eventually dropped as an intervarsity sport.
This photo shows the 1959-60 intervarsity champion women’s golf team with the Birks Challenge Trophy.
From left to right: Margot McLure, Jean Leiper (coach) Bonnie Philips and Lynne McDonald, “the winner of the low gross championship score of 88.”