Anna Hubbard, from Aberystwyth on the west coast of Wales, has been named by the Ladies’ Golf Union as the manager of the Great Britain and Ireland team for the 37th Curtis Cup match against the United States at The Nairn Golf Club, Scotland from 8 to 10 June, 2012.
Anna fills the gap left by the recent death of Sue Turner, also from Wales, and maintains the all-Wales team leadership with Tegwen Matthews, the Team Captain.
“It’s a great honour for me to accept this privileged position of team manager for the Curtis Cup. I shall strive to fulfill the highest standards set by my predecessor, Sue Turner, who will be dearly missed by all,” said Anna.
Anna Hubbard played county standard golf for 25 years and was Mid-Wales county champion three times and runner-up on four other occasions. She has been a member of Borth and Ynyslas Golf Club for 57 years.
“My most memorable golfing experience was acting as theWalesteam manager when Sue Turner was captain and led them to the Women’s Home Internationals title two years in a row – at Wrexham in 2008 andIrvinein 2009,” said Anna.
An all-round sports enthusiast all her life, Anna represented her county at athletics, hockey, netball, badminton and golf and was an athletics under-18 Welsh international for two years.
When not golfing, Anna says she likes “Kayaking, boating, travelling, motor caravanning, walking, managing golf teams and spending fun time with our grand children.”
Anna and her husband Kai once sailed around South America and she has backpacked around South America andNew Zealand.
“I was one of the first women crew members for the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Service, which I enjoyed for over 15 years,” said Anna.
Mary McKenna, who captained the GB and I team at the 2008 and 2010 Curtis Cup matches and played in nine Curtis Cup matches between 1970 and 1986, has accepted an invitation from the LGU to be a team advisor.
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