Durham’s Christine Pascall has accepted the nomination to become president of England Golf in 2023.
Pascall, who has vast experience of both playing for and captaining her country during a highly successful amateur career, will succeed Lancashire’s Les Wilson as president in 2023.
Speaking about her nomination, Pascall said: “It was a real honour to be nominated as president-elect of England Golf and I was delighted to accept the role. I feel very proud to represent both the men’s and women’s game through this highly prestigious position.
“Golf has been a huge part of my life since I started playing at the age of 11. The various volunteer roles I have held have been just as rewarding as my achievements on the course.
“I am excited for the opportunity to help drive development and progression in English golf, particularly at this important juncture for the sport in a post-pandemic world. I am passionate about making the game accessible for all and nurturing the next generation of golfers.”
She added: “I would like to thank England Golf for giving me this fantastic opportunity. I hope to follow on the great work of past presidents and look forward to starting in April.”
The 66-year-old will bring with her an immense knowledge of the game of golf following a lifelong love affair with the game. A single figure handicap player for over 50 years, Pascall played for England girls in 1972 and then went on to represent the England women’s squad between 1979-81. She also represented Durham with distinction for over 20 years at county level and then enjoyed great success on the management side of the sport.
Pascall spent eight years as an England selector and captained no fewer than 15 different England teams in their quest for success at home and abroad in events such as the Home Internationals and European Team Championships.
A member at Hartlepool Golf Club, Pascall is also hugely skilled in understanding the important role played by clubs and counties in the success of the English amateur game. After serving on many committees over the years, Pascall is currently captain of the Durham County Ladies’ Golf Association and also spent four years as the voting member for Durham on England Golf matters between 2015-2018.