GOLF: Russell's relishing captain's challenge

Frilford Heath’s new lady captain Sue Russell, dressed in period costume to commemorate the club’s centenary, drives in

Frilford Heath’s new lady captain Sue Russell, dressed in period costume to commemorate the club’s centenary, drives in

First published 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.

CLUB RESULTS

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).

NORTH OXFORD

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.

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