Wendy drives into office

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LAST Thursdsay saw Wendy Green drive into office as Lady Captain at Whalley Golf Club.

Despite the bitterly cold weather there was an exceptional turnout for Green.

The competition of the day was a Stableford over nine holes.

Before the shotgun start at noo,n all the players joined Wendy on the first tee for the annual group photograph.

Although the photograph shows the Lady Captain driving off, at the moment she is unable to play as she is recovering from a broken arm.

This did not prevent her though from hitting a glorious opening shot straight down the middle of the first fairway, before stepping aside to allow Viv Birtwell to continue her round.

Green is determined to get back to full strength and play alongside her friends when she has gained the all clear from her consultant .

An avid bridge player, she joined the club with her husband many years ago, and her chosen charity for the year is Pendleside Hospice.

Green is looking forward to a busy year with a variety of social events alongside competitions.

She is pictured preparing to drive-in as Lady Captain, with, immediately behind her, from left, Lorna Slinger (President of Whalley Golf Club), Sally Blenkinship (Lady Captain-Elect) and members of the club (s).

The runners-up on the day with 37 points were Shirley Palich, Iris Sherry, Anne Prior OBE and Margaret Calvert.

The winning team, with 40 points, were Jean Sanderson, Maureen Board, Frances Gierat and Maggie Harvey.

All prizes were donated and presented by the Lady Captain, who also treated all the players and invited guests to afternoon tea after the competition.

Ann Pollard, past Lady Captain, gave thanks to Green, on behalf of all ladies for a very pleasant afternoon.