The Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) is pleased to announce that Mrs Jill Edwards MBE has accepted the invitation to become the next President of the LGU and its subsidiary, LGU Championships Limited. The current President, Mrs Maureen Lockett, retires at the Annual General Meeting in February 2011, when Jill’s term of office will commence.
Chairman of the LGU in 1998, Jill brings a wealth of golf knowledge and experience to the role of President. A keen golfer since joining Llanishen Golf Club, Wales, at the age of 13, she played to a high standard, winning the Welsh Girls’ Championship in two successive years and representing her country as a player and Captain on many occasions. She has an enviable record at club level as well, and in 1969 was club champion concurrently at four different golf clubs!
Jill’s interest in golf has extended beyond playing the game she loves, and there are few jobs she hasn’t turned her hand to over the years. On the course, at both national and international level, she has been a selector, team captain, and team manager, while as an administrator she has chaired both the Welsh Ladies’ Golf Union (“WLGU”) and the LGU, and was the GB&I representative on the European Golf Association’s Championship Committee. More recently, she served as President of both the WLGU and Glamorgan Ladies’ County Golf Association, while her outstanding contribution to golf in Wales was recognised in 2006, when she was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Husband Alan and son Huw are delighted at Jill’s nomination as President of the LGU and offer their full support in her term of office.
Jill says “I am pleased and honoured to have been invited to become President of the newly modernised LGU. In these exciting and challenging times for golf, the LGU has an important role to play, not just in delivering national championships and international team matches, but also in guarding the traditions, heritage and independent voice of ladies’ golf built up over almost 120 years of the LGU’s history. I look forward to contributing to the LGU’s ongoing development in the next two years, and also to meeting many of the lady golfers of Great Britain & Ireland at the LGU’s Championships and events”.