Golfing ladies all set to tee off for new season – all welcome

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Having been playing around the region’s courses and beyond for more than 40 years, the Border Ladies County Golf Association (BLCGA) is raring to tee off another season.

Launched in 1972/73, the ladies organise a list of competitions in different formats every year, which are open to its members on courses all around the Borders. The highlight for many is the championship played at the prestigious Roxburghe course (courtesy of the duke).

However, in spite of all the successful players, young and old, who are members of BLCGA, the club would like to reiterate that it’s not all about competitions and low handicaps. Every member is welcome, regardless of their handicap.

Squad representative Judith Anderson, who has been a member for more than 25 years, remembers playing in her first match at Hawick as a 14-year-old.

“Back then the team consisted of players such as June Robertson, Patricia Wood, Ann Fleming, Alison Bertram, Sheila Cuthbertson, Aileen Hunter, Venetia Scott and Margaret Davidson, and the association was under the watchful eye of stalwart officials such as Effie Wanless, Cath Wilson, Netta Lawrie and Jenny Cleghorn,” she recalled.

“However, being a member of the Border Ladies is not all about playing for the county team, indeed, any lady with an LGU handicap who is a member of an affiliated golf club can join.

“Golf is a handicap sport and each competition played throughout the season is open to any member of any ability.”

Go to borderladies.blogspot.com for more information on BLCGA