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Ladies History

Ladies History

Historic Milestones

Although ladies had played golf in Hong Kong as far back as the 19th century, and were playing in competition at The Royal Hong Kong Golf Club since the late 1920s, it was not until 1932 that ladies were allowed to become monthly subscribers.

In November, 1946, it was decided that wives and lady relatives of members could play at Fanling on payment of the pre-war subscription by the member, and that other ladies could play with a member on payment of a green fee of HK$1.

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The Hong Kong Golf Club has one of the largest ladies’ sections of any club in Hong Kong. There are currently more than 550 lady players with handicaps (the maximum is 36), of whom about 80 play competition golf regularly on Tuesdays, which is also known as the Ladies’ Day. The Fanling season for the Ladies Section runs from September to May and the Deep Water Bay Season runs through the summer months. The Ladies’ Section organises more than 80 competitions for its members, with a regular turnout of between 60 and 80 ladies.

1921

A motion to admit ladies to the Club is overwhelmingly rejected at the Annual General Meeting.


1927

A motion to charge all lady players a monthly subscription of HK$2 fails but finally passes five years later.


1933

At the Annual General Meeting, Mr Stanley Dodwell asked whether courteous representations could be made to the Ladies’ Section in regard to the wearing of shorts. After discoursing on his inability to keep his eye on the ball while playing in the presence of shorts-clad ladies, he went on to say that, “nothing but official action, tactfully, but firmly taken, will save us from the widespread and indiscriminate adoption of this disturbingly scanty, unbecoming and unladylike mode of attire”.


1946

It was decided that wives and lady relatives of members could play at Fanling on payment of the pre-war subscription by the member, and that other ladies could play with a member on payment of a green fee of HK$1.


1947

The first post-war meeting of the Club’s Ladies’ Section is held at the Helena May Institute, the first post-war Ladies’ Day at Fanling is staged, and five sterling silver trophies – the Railway Cup, Taggart Cup, Ross Cup, Championship Cup and Glover Cup, held by the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, are recovered. The latter three trophies are still played for today, while the Railway Cup and the Ross Cup have been replaced by the Nancy Ling Trophy and the Joyce Green Trophy respectively.


1956

The Ladies’ Section assumes responsibility for the running of the annual Club Ball, originally known as ‘The Golfer’s Dance.’ They continue to organize the Ball until 1987, when the Club takes over and runs it with the ladies’ assistance.

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Past Captains

2011 - 2020

2011 - Mrs. E.J. Wu
2012 - Mrs. E.J. Wu
2013 - Mrs. A.R. Hamilton
2014 - Mrs. A.R. Hamilton
2015 - Mrs. D.M.K. Lam
2016 - Mrs. D.M.K. Lam
2017 - Mrs. J.K. Ball
2018 - Mrs. J.K. Ball
2019 - Mrs. T. Cheng
2020 - Mrs. T. Cheng

2001 - 2010

2001 - Mrs. E.W.O. Cheung
2002 - Mrs. S. Cheng
2003 - Mrs. D.T.K. Wong
2004 - Mrs. D.T.K. Wong
2005 - Mrs. M.N. Hadaway
2006 - Mrs. M.N. Hadaway
2007 - Mrs. K.L. Ho
2008 - Mrs. K.L. Ho
2009 - Mrs. E.J. Evans
2010 - Mrs. E.J. Evans

1991 - 2000

1991 - Mrs. R.T.H. Chow
1992 - Mrs. R.H. Semken
1993 - Mrs. E.K.T. Khoe
1994 - Mrs. R.A. Denton-Cox
1995 - Mrs. M. Nagaya
1996 - Mrs. D.T. Chang
1997 - Mrs. A.K.S. Cheng
1998 - Mrs. J. Mailer
1999 - Mrs. S.T.S. Wong
2000 - Mrs. H.H.N. Lo

1981 - 1990

1981 - Mrs. W.P.K. Ling
1982 - Mrs. J.C. Bartley
1983 - Mrs. B. Green
1984 - Mrs. G. Hindhaugh
1985 - Mrs. R.H.N. Ho
1986 - Mrs. R.H.T. Cox
1987 - Mrs. I.L. Whittle
1988 - Mrs. W. Boller
1989 - Mrs. H. Bryson
1990 - Mrs. J. Haggarty

1971 - 1980

1971 - Mrs. D.G. Neal
1972 - Mrs. W.A. Park
1973 - Mrs. G.M. Macwhinnie
1974 - Mrs. W. Elrick
1975 - Mrs. J.D. Hirst
1976 - Mrs. H.H. Murdoch
1977 - Mrs. T. Kitamura
1978 - Mrs. J. Lyons
1979 - Miss D. Handyside
1980 - Mrs. W.A.M. Smith

1961 - 1970

1961 - Mrs. J.D. Clague
1962 - Mrs. H.W.E. Heath
1963 - Mrs. J. Wai
1964 - Mrs. R.C. Gairdner
1965 - Mrs. J.R. Leitch
1966 - Mrs. G.W. Vaughn
1967 - Mrs. L.F. Stokes
1968 - Mrs. J.A. Cheetham
1969 - Mrs. A.W. Dawson-Grove
1970 - Mrs. C.D. St. Q. Fletcher

1951 - 1960

1951 - Mrs. A.S. Adamson
1952 - Mrs. K.S. Robertson
1953 - Mrs. R.R. Coombs
1954 - Mrs. A.S. Mitchell
1955 - Mrs. L. Goldman
1956 - Mrs. J. Connell Brown
1957 - Mrs. F.G. Harrison
1958 - Mrs. W.P. Birthwhistle
1959 - Mrs. P.F.F. Watkinson
1960 - Mrs. R. Firkins

1941 - 1950

1941 - Mrs. Mackintosh
1948 - Mrs. W.N.A. Smalley
1949 - Mrs. I.W. Shewan
1950 - Mrs. F.D. Hunter

1930 - 1940

1934 - Mrs. P.S. Cassidy
1935 - Mrs. T.S. Whyte Smith
1936 - Mrs. A.K. Mackenzie
1937 - Mrs. D.J. Gilmore
1938 - Lady MacGregor
1939 - Mrs. R.E. Lindsell
1940 - Mrs. I.W. Shewan