2019 MDLGA President

Linda England, (pictured) from Pike Fold Golf Club, has a long and enjoyable experience in golf and now relishing the challenge of being the President of the Manchester and District Ladies Golf Association, one of the biggest golf organisations of its kind in the country in 2019.

Linda served on the MDLGA committee from 2012-2014 and was the Bunty Booth competition secretary for 2015-2018. Linda said "I was shocked but honoured when asked to be president. I am the first member of Pike Fold to become President of the M&DLGA and I must thank the club for supporting my appointment. I will do my utmost to ensure that the traditions of the association are upheld and be deserving of the honour."

"I took up golf almost 30 years ago and am so glad I did. There are not many sports that you can play as an OAP and the fresh air, exercise and friendships made through this wonderful game all provide positive health benefits. The sport does need to attract younger members however, and I am pleased to report that the M&DLGA hold raffles throughout the year to support junior girls’ golf in Lancashire and Cheshire. Hopefully these girls will provide us with the next generation of lady golfers.

 

Linda England

 

"Over the years I have been Competition and Handicap secretaries and was Lady Captain of Pike Fold in 2014 and Lady President in 2015. I have won numerous board prizes and trophies but I consider the greatest achievements to be my three club championship wins.

"I love match play and that is why I am so thrilled that the Bell Cup final will be played at my home club, Pike Fold on Friday 30 August. What an honour it is for the club to host the final matches in this prestigious knock-out competition. I am sure it will be a closely fought contest and cannot wait for the drama to unfold and watch the winning putts drop to decide matches and the eventual victors.

"MDLGA member clubs provide us with a fine selection of golf courses for our competitions and 2019 sees us at Haydock Park GC on June 7 for the Bunty Booth final, Prestbury GC on July 5 for the Challenge Cup/Lloyd Jones Scratch Trophy, Bolton Lostock GC on August 9 for a Team Event and Ashton-in-Makerfield GC on September 13 for a 4BBB Stableford competition and I would encourage all the lady members of the MDLGA clubs- well over 80- to check out the website www.mdlga.co.uk and enter our competitions in 2019 where they will be made most welcome."

 

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