Margaret (Sutcliffe) Todd was born in Montreal but lived in Victoria from her early childhood. She started playing golf at age eighteen and joined the Oak Bay Golf Club in 1938. Two years later, she won the first in a string of Victoria & District golf tiles. Margaret did not let marriage and the responsibility of raising three children slow down her golf career. She was six months pregnant when she won her third consecutive BC title.

Margaret held eleven Victoria & District women’s golf titles between 1940-63 and was runner-up another eleven times. She was a nine-time ladies’ champion at the Victoria Golf Club.

Margaret held three consecutive BC Ladies’ Golf championships from 1947-49. She was a member of the BC team for seven years between 1947-57. In 1955, she won the Inter-Provincial Team title.

She qualified for the 1952 Ladies’ US Amateur Championships and won first round match play. She was a semi-finalist in the 1961 Canadian golf championships. She was also a member of four international teams, in 1950, 1953, 1963 as playing captain, and 1972 as non-playing captain. She served as playing captain of the BC senior team that won the BC and Canadian team championship in 1975 and 1976.

Margaret served as chairwoman of various committees for the Vancouver Island Branch of the Canadian Ladies’ Golf Association (CLGA) between 1957-70. She served as general tournament chair for numerous BC championships between 1966-73.

She served two three-year terms (1961-63, 1970-72) on the national executive board of the CLGA. She devised and implemented a “course rating system” to assign more accurate pars and introduced a point system used for the selection of international team members. She served as president of the Vancouver Island Branch of the BC CLGA and second vice-president of BC CLGA from 1964-66.