History of Society

1964 – to date

By Joan Rothschild

Joan Rothschild

"In January 1964, I was invited to the Kent Lady Captains Society luncheon in Maidstone. On my way home, in a blizzard and stuck in a traffic jam in Oxted. I thought if Kent can have a society why can’t Surrey."

I phoned Molly Gourlay, our County President, and put the suggestion forward. Her answer was "Get on with it." I contacted four friends of mine, all very successful past Captains of their clubs, and invited them to lunch and we decided to go ahead. It would be called the Surrey Lady Captains Society.

Two meetings a year - Spring and Autumn - limited to 120 players. 36 holes Stableford foursomes - that was the norm in those days!. Entry forms would be printed and sent out to all Lady Captains of clubs in Surrey. The entry fee would be £1.00 and the membership limited to 250. By July it was full, with a waiting list.

The inaugural meeting was held at Kingswood Golf Club in October 1964. 120 ladies played and the fee was £2.10 shillings a head, inclusive of a three course luncheon, afternoon tea and staff gratuities.

We are still a very active and friendly society. Long may it continue.

In Memory - July 1920 - October 2010