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GOLF: Russell's relishing captain's challenge
1:00pm Thursday 24th January 2013 in Sport
Frilford Heath turned back the clock 100 years for the lady captain’s annual drive-in.
Spectators watched in period costume to mark the first of a series of special events to commmerorate the centenary of ladies being formally admitted.
Many of Frilford’s 160 lady members saw Sue Russell raise a specially-made flag to mark the year, before she hit the traditional drive from the first tee on the Red Course.
The new captain has been a member since 1997 and comes from a golfing family in Scotland, who introduced her to the game at Turnberry 40 years ago.
Russell, who plays off 12, said: “I am proud to have been elected lady captain in our centenary year and am very excited about the year ahead.”
Her chosen charity is the Berks, Oxon & Bucks Air Ambulance.
Meanwhile, ROSY, which raises funds for sick and terminally ill children, benefitted by £9,000, the chosen charity of last year’s men’s and ladies’ captains, Chris Allen and Sara Alden.
WYCHWOOD Midweek Stableford: 1 D Stowell 40 (24), 2 R Taylor 36 (15), 3 W Benson 36 (12).
Pro Shop Par Comp: 1 R Fisher +2 (13), 2 D Watton 0 (12), 3 N Smith 0 (1), 4 J Hurren 0 (14).
Kirby Cup: 1 M Brooks 71 (14), 2 J Milhench 72 (10), 3 S Hawtin 73 (8).
Ladies Stableford Millennium Jug No 3 - Silver: 1 J Simmie 24pts. Bronze: 1 M Eynon, 2 J Roberts 27. High bronze: 1 L Watkins 17.