Becoming the captain of a golf club is a big responsibility.
It’s one which many individuals at local clubs have approached with a mix of excitement and trepidation, as they consider the daunting task which lies ahead over the next 12 months.
But one woman who took over her duties without any hint of nerves is Mavis Turner, who recently became lady captain of Longley Park.
This is because Mavis, 78, has been captain of not one, not two, but THREE different golf clubs.
Mavis is well known in Huddersfield golfing circles, as she was lady captain at Crosland Heath in 2003 and Marsden in 2007.
She has now returned to her roots and is heading the ladies’ section at Longley Park, where she learned to play golf after joining as a rookie in the early 1980s.
Mavis, who lives at Brockholes, said: “I don’t think the situation is like it used to be, with lots of ladies queuing up to be captain.
“I am really enjoying being lady captain here at Longley Park, the ladies are lovely; very friendly and helpful.
“I suppose I have been captain so many times because I enjoy it, and like to be involved in what is going on. I will be travelling to all the ladies’ team matches this season and hopefully playing a few holes at each one.
“The worst part of the job is making speeches.
“It is going to be a good season. We have a new greenkeeper who came from Queensbury and is very dedicated. He is working wonders and the course is looking great.
“Another thing which has put some people off from joining is ‘Thrombosis Hill’, but because we cater for disabled golfers, we now have a new path through the woods which is not so steep.”
Longley Park has a small, friendly ladies section and is keen to welcome new players of all abilities as well as complete beginners.
Anybody interested should ring the club on 01484 426932.