Happy birthday to Prue!


ONE OF THE GREAT ladies of Sussex and English golf celebrated her 90th birthday on May 6th; so very many belated happy returns of the day to Prue Riddiford (pictured above with Ashdown Ladies’ Captain, Janie Champness).

A list of Prue’s golfing triumphs becomes just that, a list and a long one to boot. But to select a very few highlights since joining Ashdown from Walton Heath in 1962, being Sussex champion eight times, Sussex scratch medal winner five times, Sussex veteran ladies champion a further 10 times and twice British senior ladies’ open champion are certainly well worthy of mention.

And if you venture onto the West Course on a weekday it is more than likely that you will catch sight of Prue, out with her faithful dog, Pommie, a golf club in her hand and hitting a few sweetly timed shots just to keep her eye in!

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