Celebrating 100 years of women’s golf in Durham

The Durham Ladies County Golf Association will mark its centenary in 2022 with championships at its founding clubs and a Centenary Luncheon to finish off the celebrations in October.

Formed in 1922 by 14 member clubs, today the association administers women’s golf at 41 clubs with more than 1,600 members.

The 13 remaining founding clubs will host the association’s events in 2022 – starting with the Spring Meeting at Seaham on April 27. This year’s DCLGA Championship will take place at Seaton Carew May 27-29 while a new one-off event, the President’s Waltz, will be held at South Shields on June 13. 

The year of celebrations will be rounded off with the Centenary Luncheon at Hardwick Hall Hotel, where Jenny Lucas (nee Lee Smith) will be the guest speaker. Tickets are £27.50, email centenarylunch@durhamladiesgolf.org.uk for more information and to book a place.

Diana Elsy, Durham Ladies County Golf Association president, said: “I hope 2022 will be an exciting year, filled with celebrations at clubs all across our county. To have the opportunity to celebrate our centenary with our biggest events at our founding clubs will be fantastic, and we’ll mark each occasion with a one-off memento for the winners. On a personal note, the new President’s Waltz event at my home club, South Shields, will be a highlight. Our luncheon will also be a tremendous occasion, when we hope to be joined by many of our past champions, captains, presidents, and those who’ve played in our teams and events, to celebrate women’s golf in Durham.”

For more information visit vwww.durhamladiesgolf.org.uk