Maureen Lockett has become Chairman of the Ladies’ Golf Union. She will serve for a period of 12 months.
Mrs Lockett takes over the position following 20 years in golf administration which started in her native Yorkshire where she was County Vice-Captain to Sue Johnson, the current President of the LGU.
She took over as captain in 1982 and after representing Yorkshire in the Northern Division was appointed to the executive committee of the ELGA in 1992 and became its Chairman in 1995.
Since 1995 she has served on the LGU and is the current Chairman of the International Selection Committee.
She is a member of Hallamshire Golf Club where she was Ladies’ Captain in 1985 and then Lady President from 1996 to 1998.
She is married to Brian, a retired teacher, and has two children and three grandchildren while her main interests lie in listening to classical music and in walking in the Derbyshire countryside.
“I am concerned for junior golf,” Mrs Lockett said. “As the average age of members of golf clubs rises dramatically it is essential that clubs give greater encouragement to young golfers and provide better opportunities for girls to take up and then be kept interested in playing golf.”
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