Kirsty picks up hat-trick of trophies

Lady Captain Jean Walker, left, and Kirsty O'Connor (s)
Lady Captain Jean Walker, left, and Kirsty O'Connor (s)

Kirsty O’Connor collected the Club Championship, Briercliffe Trophy and Margaret West Trophy at Nelson Golf Club’s ladies’ presentation on Friday.

A repeated winner of the Club Championship at Marsden Heights, Kirsty was Welsh Ladies’ Closed Championship winner – for which she qualified through father Neil – in 2008.

The same year, she represented Wales in the European Team Championships.

A long-time Lancashire county player, Kirsty enjoyed a four-year golf scholarship at Ball State University in Indiana, which was followed by a spell as an assistant coach at Akron University in Ohio, while she completed a Masters in education.

And she returned to Nelson to claim a hat-trick of trophy wins over the 2015 season.

With winter now upon us, the achievements of 2015 were remembered, with the trophies presented by Lady Captain Jean Walker.

The evening was extremely well-attended, and it was an opportunity for everyone to dress up for the occasion and enjoy an excellent meal!

Roll of honour

Kirsty O’Connor – Club Championship, Briercliffe Trophy and Margaret West Trophy.

Janet Kelly – Ladies’ Trophy, Sportsman’s Trophy and Alison Short Trophy.

Pauline Burrows – Woodward Cup, Marshall Cup and Grandmere’s Trophy.

Linda Lee – Jubilee Trophy and Best Reduction in Handicap.

Penny Stanworth – Centenary Trophy.

Ann Dugdale – Cystic Fibrosis Trophy.

Sheila Birchall – Joan Allen Senior’s Trophy.

Pam Pickles – Past Captain’s Trophy.

Linda Smith – Joyce Crabtree Trophy.

Janet Thomason – Higher Handicap Trophy.

Sandra Driver and Sophie Potter – Ladies’ Doubles Trophy.

l With the season over, Nelson ladies are now just meeting on a Thursday morning at 10-30 a.m. for casual golf.

The club is still offering trial membership for both men and ladies.

All who are interested should contact business manager Richard Lees on 01282 611834, and choose Option 2.

l Nelson Golf Club’s next event is their Children’s Christmas Party on Sunday, December 6th.

The event, which takes place between 3-30 and 5-30 p.m., is for members’ families only.

A magician will provide the entertainment, and Father Christmas will be bringing each child a gift.

If you are interested, please put your name on the list in the foyer of the club.