Inductee Profile

Bonnie Kay

shof-2013-Bonnie_Kay“Golf has been an incredible life gift for me. It has allowed me to enter the exciting world of the competitive spirit, develop the most special friendships and taught me countless life lessons.”

Born in the Bronx, Bonnie Kay was introduced to golf as a teenager. At Cornell University, she took the sport more seriously when she began playing golf with her future husband, Mike.

At age 21, she won her first Club Championship at Pine Hollow Country Club on Long Island. After moving to Philadelphia, she won four others at Radnor Valley and Green Valley Country Clubs. In 2012, she won the Senior Championship at Ibis CC in West Palm Beach, Florida. She also qualified to play in two USGA Mid-Amateur Women’s tournaments, traveling to Tulsa, Oklahoma and Atlantic City to compete.

A Philadelphia area competitor in golf tournaments for over 40 years, Kay has won the Women’s Stroke Play Championship and the Mixed Pair Championship.

As a proud player in two Maccabiah Games in Israel, she won a team Silver in 1985 and a team Gold in 1997. She was chosen to represent Philadelphia women twice in the annual Griscom Cup competition with the best women golfers from Boston and New York. Philadelphia won each match. She has been a member of the Philadelphia Cricket Club’s Women’s First Team…winners of the Philadelphia Cup in 2009 and 2010.

She has served on the Executive Committee of Women’s Golfers Give Back which raises funds for Girls Golf Programs in the Philadelphia area.

As a Consulting Psychologist to Fortune 500 corporations, city and state agencies and private family owned companies; Kay says that many of her best business conversations are the ones that took place on the golf course. “I always felt that it was the combination of my Ph.D and my single digit handicap that made it possible for me to make a difference to high powered leaders. Something about sharing a game of golf is magical in creating relationships and coming up with solutions that you can’t get in the office.”

Kay now takes the game south for the winter and enjoys the same excitement as always on the first tee and can still pull off the great shots.