Famous Burlingtonians

Barb Bunkowsky - Professional Golfer

Bunkowsky family moved from Toronto when the family bought two farms on Cedar Springs Road and built Burlington Springs Golf and Country Club.  She began playing at age 10 and began entering tournaments at age 15.  She received a scholarship to Palm Beach Junior College in Florida and twice earned all-American status there and also at Florida State.  She won the 1984 Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Classic LPGA Tour event, came second in the Ontario Amateur Championship and won the Ontario Match Play Championship. She played in 4 Canadian Amateur Championships, finishing 4th twice, 7th once and 10th once. Bunkowsky joined the Legends Women’s Senior Tour in 2004.  She teaches The First Tee golf program in Florida.  Bunkowsky was inducted into the  Florida State University Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Burlington Sport Hall of Fame in 2017. 

I love coming home to Burlington. It reminds me of great golf courses, moral and family values, and friends I have made over these years.  I love going downtown Burlington on the water to walk and visit the quaint downtown.  There is little traffic (which being in a big city you see a lot) so this is what I love when coming back home.

Come Home 2 Burlington - Sport Hall of Fame Induction 2017