Meanwhile, Dorothy Harrison would like to say 'Thank you' for the cards and good wishes she received following her stay in hospital and on a sad note, we have heard that Linda Boggon has died. Younger members may not have known Linda and her husband Malcolm, they spent most winters in Australia, but they were keen supporters of the Vets in summer! Linda was good enough to play in the British Senior Ladies' Championship with Malcolm as her caddy; he had amazing eyesight, not only spotting Linda's ball but also those of other Durham players who had strayed from the straight and narrow. Both Linda and Malcolm exuded happiness and their big smiles will be missed.
Sadly, two very well known Vets have died recently, Frances Watson and Florence Kinsella. Frances devoted her time mainly to the DCLGA of which she was both Captain and President but was a very generous supporter of our association, she was also the Ladies' secretary at Tyneside for about 20 years! Florence Kinsella moved to St Andrews many years ago but her links wth Durham go back a long way; she played for the County team for many years and was the youngest County Captain in 1963/64, Treasurer from 1968 to 1980 and President from 1981 to 1984. Florence also found time to be the Captain of the Durham Vets in 1988/89 and was President of the North Vets in 1993/94. Both these ladies were from a generation who were dedicated supporters of womens' golf, possibly their contribution is not fully appreciated nowadays but their knowledge, experience and sheer hard work should be remembered. Our sympathy goes to the families of Frances and Florence with a big 'Thank You' for what they have done for golf in Durham.