Golf club to celebrate a leg­end

Rutherglen Reformer - - CAMBUSLANG -

A Ruther­glen golf club is set to celebrate the life of one of the pioneers of Scot­tish golf.

Yso­bel Greenlees was the founder of the West of Scot­land Ladies In­ter Club League, which this year is cel­e­brat­ing it’s 75th An­niver­sary.

Cathkin Braes are the cur­rent de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons, hav­ing been one of the orig­i­nal 28 clubs who con­test what has be­come known as “The Greenlees”.

To mark the spe­cial an­niver­sary, Cath­cart Castle Golf Club are host­ing a spe­cial Greenlees An­niver­sary Tri Am on Satur­day, Septem­ber 19.

That will be fol­lowed by the Greenlees Prize­giv­ing Lunch on Oc­to­ber 20 and the AGM on Novem­ber 178.

Jean Smith, Ladies Hand­i­cap Sec­re­tary at Cath­cart, said: “Mrs Greenlees’ pur­pose in start­ing the league was to give club play­ers, es­pe­cially the younger ones, greater ex­pe­ri­ence in play­ing com­pet­i­tive match­play golf.” Born in Glas­gow in 1902, Yso­bel learned her golf at Prest­wick St Ni­cholas, and be­came Club Cham­pion at age 25.

She be­came West of Scot­land Cham­pion in 1932.

She also rep­re­sented Bri­tain at in­ter­na­tional level and was known as a vi­va­cious, pow­er­ful golfer.” She died in 1996.

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