RINGWAY stalwart Judith Wainwright has been involved and very active in golf both with her club and the Cheshire County Ladies' Golf Association on and off the course since she joined 50 years ago.

She is currently in her second year as the president of the Cheshire CLGA and now she may be unique in the country as she has become the first lady to become the president of Ringway Golf Club in their 109-year history, as well as being the county president.

At Ringway, Wainwright served on the ladies' committee for two years and was lady captain in 1985.

She was lady secretary in the mid 1990s for three years and also served on the club council for five years, including two as the chairman.

Her best handicap was seven and she has always been a good golfer at club level.

Wainwright was the East Cheshire secretary for four years in the 1980s and then became involved in the CCLGA where she was on the committee for three years and a county selector for three years in the 1990s, as well as being county captain in 2000.

She has also been a member of Hale GC since 1971 and said: “I am thrilled to bits to become the first-ever lady to be the Ringway president and it promises to be a very busy but enjoyable time at club and county level.”