A Brief History


The Association started life in 1967 as the Former Lady Captains Association. It was the brainchild of Mrs Bette Poyser of Chippenham who suggested that ex Captains of Wiltshire Clubs meet once a year for an informal game of golf, followed by tea at each club in rotation, arrangements being made by the ‘host club’. Eventually members felt that some matches should be arranged with neighbouring Counties and that the Association should be run on more formal lines with a constitution and an Annual General Meeting to finish the year.

At the 1978 A.G.M., a Constitution was drawn up with a Captain, Vice Captain and one representative from each club. A Secretary / Treasurer was added in 1980 and each club has a copy of the Constitution as it is today.

Since the beginning, ladies from all the Wiltshire Clubs have contributed a lot of time and effort to the successful and smooth running of the group. Members enjoy great times in the matches, meeting new friends and catching up with old ones. We now play matches against six different Counties and also one against Wiltshire Men’s Past Captains. There is a game after the representatives' meeting in March, the Peggy Mackenzie Trophy is played for in August and, after the A.G.M. in October, there is the Autumn Greensomes.

At present we have approximately 180 members representing twenty Wiltshire Clubs and a good time is had by all.