Northumberland Ladies County Golf Association celebrates centenary

A year later than planned, the Northumberland Ladies County Golf Association celebrated its centenary with a lunch for 180 guests at the Grand Hotel, Gosforth Park.

One of the county’s most-decorated players – Jenny Lucas (nee Jenny Lee Smith) – spoke at the event, which brought together golfers from the association’s 39 clubs including past county champions and five members of the 1973 winning county team.

The six founding club captains with the commemorative plates

The captains from each of the association’s founding clubs – Alnmouth, Benton Park (now Arcot Hall), Gosforth, Hexham, Tynemouth and Whitley Bay – were presented with a commemorative plates at the lunch, which closed a year of centenary celebrations across the county.

Main image: The 1973 winning county team (l-r) Audrey Pattison, Jenny Lucas, Margaret Pickard, Elaine Elliott and Tina Buck