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Elaine looking to enjoy her new role at Prestbury

ELAINE Fawkes (pictured) has enjoyed over 30 years as a member of Prestbury Golf Club, with playing success and official positions within the club structure.

Now she is looking forward to being the Lady President at her beloved club and hoping like the rest of golfers in the region that golf can soon return to action with a busy and exciting year ahead.

Elaine said: “My husband Mike and I moved to Prestbury 36 years ago and bought a house overlooking Prestbury golf course.

Mike, being a keen golfer joined the golf club and I had played tennis, netball and squash but never golf.

“After a few years of watching the golfers in action over the fence and going to the club for social functions I decided that I would like to join them.

“Then I was hooked! I met Linda Buckley who took me under her wing and we ended up making a very useful foursomes pair enjoying success as winners of the ladies foursomes knock out and in the Daily Mail Foursomes knock out we reached the final at Royal Porthcawl.

“I also won the club’s mixed foursomes knockout with Mike, two years running.

“I served on the ladies committee and was honoured when asked to be Lady Captain in 2011. I had a really great year and would like to thank the ladies section for their support in making it so.

“We have a super ladies section and senior ladies section who both enjoy their competitive golf and also fun and social events. The mixed section is also very enjoyable with competitions always filled up with lots of fun and social golf.

“We are lucky to be playing such a challenging and well kept golf course – In the top 100 in England!

“I’m looking forward to my year as Lady President supporting Lady Captain, the ladies committee and the club especially with the revised Centenary celebrations that are planned- A lot to look forward to!!”

Photos & copy courtesy Geoff Garnett