|Ashburnham ladies golf centenary event a big hit|
|News - Sports News|
|Wednesday, 17 October 2012 11:09|
By Robert Lloyd
An evening with Maureen Madill, the BBC golf commentator, was a hit with the ladies of the Ashburnham Golf Club in Pembrey.
The professional golf coach was the guest speaker at a special dinner to celebrate 100 years of ladies golf at 'The Ash'.
"The evening was great fun and enjoyed by all," said club captain Iris Jacob.
"More than 150 guests attended the celebration dinner at the Parc y Scarlets stadium in Llanelli.
"It was great to see so many past members of the club and so many of our current members celebrating a milestone in the history of Ashburnham Golf Club."
Guest speaker Madill was born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. She won the British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship in 1979 and the British Ladies Amateur Stroke Play Championship in 1980. She represented Great Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup in 1980 and coached the team between 1998 and 2004.
Madill turned professional in 1986 and played on the Ladies European Tour until 1996 where she had limited success, recording two runner-up finishes - the 1989 Woolmark Matchplay Championship and the 1990 Haninge Open.
Picture - Top table guests: left to right, Margaret Richards, lady vice-president, Olwen Davies, lady president, Maureen Madill, guest speaker, Lady captain Iris Jacob, Ann Walker, vice-captain, and Louise Fleet, Golfing Union of Wales.