Date: April 04, 2011

Margaret Worms – Golf NSW 50 yr Honour Roll

The Singleton Argus – 1 April 2011 IN recognition of more than 60 years involvement with golf in Singleton, Margaret Worms has been included on The Golf NSW Honour Roll. The honour roll was only established in 2007 and aims to honour members who have made a significant contribution through many years of service to women’s golf in New South Wales. Singleton Golf Club Ladies Committee member Chris Wright nominated Margaret for the honour roll and was delighted to be able to announce her acceptance during last week s ladies golf presentation after the usual Wednesday competition. While a little embarrassed at the sudden attention, Margaret was clearly a perfect candidate for the honour shared by only a dozen or so other women in the state. In the nomination, Mrs Wright described Margaret as inspirational, timeless, a treasure and beloved Singleton member. Margaret s family moved to Singleton from Ganmain in 1950 and among the first steps her father, Roger Wood, took was to have his family become members of Singleton Golf Club. Margaret, then a young teenager, began her connection with a club she continues to support today. It is interesting to note that Margaret s grandfather, Dr William Wood, designed Branxton Golf Course which was opened back in 1921 and fascinating to think Margaret would eventually have such a strong connection to a neighbouring golf club in the Hunter Valley. Over the past 61 years Margaret has been a very keen golfer and an avid supporter of the local club and women&aposs golf at both a social and competitive level. Margaret met her husband, Kaye though golf. Kaye s family also had a strong connection with the club with his father Lewis Worms involved in the design and construction of the existing golf clubhouse and taking on the role of club president when that club was built in 1955 and holding that role to 1957. Kaye s mother, Enid, was also active in the club and on the course for many years. In fact Margaret s mother, Edna Wood, and Enid Worms were members of the Singleton ladies first winning pennants team back in 1950. Margaret has held many positions on the ladies committee from secretary, handicapper and veteran s captain. On turning 50 she took on the role of veterans delegate and held that position consecutively for the following 24 years. Margaret played pennants for 25 years with a personal best handicap of 15 and now, at age 77, Margaret continues to play a competitive game. At the 2010 presentation Margaret won the Veterans Cup. While her contribution is no doubt valued by the club, Margaret is quick to play down this recent recognition. I am just doing something I enjoy, Margaret said this week. If I was around and was in a position to help with the cards or anything that needed doing, I d do it, I really don t think I have done anything special, Margaret said. She says her longevity with the sport can also be attributed to the type of game golf is in that it caters for all ages and abilities. And it is a sport she will continue to play and enjoy for many years to come. Her own dad didn t hang up his sticks until well into his eighties and with Margaret s quiet, but competitive nature, she ll make sure that record is broken. Margaret s achievements are now listed on the NSW Women&aposs Golf website and she will be presented with a certificate in the near future.