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Ladies Dignatories & Committees

The ladies section is run by the following dignatories and committees who meet regularly to discuss matters concerning the Ladies section, including upcoming competitions, handicaps, fundraising events and fun & social events. They are represented on the main Board of Directors by the current Lady Captain and any other elected directors from the ladies section.

The current ladies dignatories (Lady Captain [LC], Past Lady Captain [Past LC], Lady Vice Captain [LVC] and Lady President [LP]) and the members of the various ladies committees are shown below along with some information about them and what they do.

Lady Captain

Fiona Mairs

I am very proud and honoured to have been announced as Lady Captain for 2024, taking over the reigns from Carole, an extremely tough act to follow! I joined the club 30 years ago in 1994, with my husband Colin joining 4 years later after I encouraged him to take up the sport.

My chosen charity as Lady Captain is St. Catherine’s Hospice, which is a local charity and is very close to my family’s heart. As a family we have supported this charity for over 40 years, and I promised to my Mum that if I ever became Lady Captain I would choose it as my charity. Unfortunately, Mum isn’t around to witness this as she passed away in 2012 and spent the last 2 weeks of her life in the hospice. I am organising many fundraising events over the year and m y ‘piece de resistance’ for the year will be a tandem skydive on Friday 6th September. I definitely can’t remember any other Lady Captain throwing themselves out of a plane for charity! Here’s to a great golfing year in 2024”

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The Lady Captain is responsible for running the Ladies Section along with an elected committee and officers. 
The Ladies' Captain would usually take the chair at committee meetings and at the annual general meeting of the ladies section. 

Past Lady Captain

Carole Todd

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who supported my 2023 charity fund raising activities for Meningitis Now. We have raised an amazing £5412.61 and had a lots of fun in the process, with activities including Elena Wren’s dance class, a garden party and plant swap, a walk in the Ribble Valley, cake decorating, Donna Gadsby’s crocheting pumpkins workshop, Xmas door wreath making and of course Jimbo’s quiz nights.

I would also like to thank the Directors for supporting my Lady Captain’s Charity Open where we had 100 ladies from other clubs coming to play at Ashton and Lea. The money has been raised in memory of my niece, Donna Heyes, who died of Meningitis at the age of 25 with a 1 year old baby. This was obviously devastating for the whole family.

The Meningitis Now Charity are so impressed with our efforts that their publicity department has contacted me. They want to write a blog of all our activities and post it on their website.

The Past Lady Captain provides support and guidance to the current the Lady Captain and is also an active member of the Ladies Committee.

Lady Vice Captain

Anne Graham

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The Lady Vice Captain supports the Lady Captain in all capacities

Lady President

Pat Horn

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Lady President term of office is between 2 and 3 years and must have held previous position of Lady Captain in the Past


Ladies Committee

LC, LVC, LP, Past LC,
Jane Cooper, Janet Ollerenshaw,
Jacqui Bennett, Judith Calvert,
Helen Smith, June Deveney


Ladies committee responsibilities; 

  • Meeting on a monthly schedule

  • Support and encourage Women's golf

  • Distribute general information where required

Handicaps Committee

Helen Smith
Janet Ollernshaw

Handicaps committee responsibilities;

  • Weekly women’s competitions

  • Honour board events 

  • Interclub competitions 

  • Women’s Gala/Charity/Open days 

  • The setting of the syllabus and playing conditions for women’s golf within the club

G.I.G.L. Committee


LC, LVC, Carole Todd,
Angela Hayes, Sue Mercer, 
Elena Wren, Davinia Barton,
Katherine Reynolds


Get Into Golf Ladies committee respnsibilities;

  • Implementing and supporting England Golf Ladies programme for new or recently returned ladies into the game of golf. 

  • The four stage approach for the programme can be found under the Ladies news section - To find out more  Click Here



Please contact Chris Wren (cbwren@googlemail.com) if you want to add or change anything to this page





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