In our 125th year it is appropriate to recognise the contribution of one of our longest standing members.
Sheila Cuthbertson was born in Peebles and brought up on Jedderfield Farm. In her early years she played the holes next to the farm and joined the club 61 years ago whilst still at school.
Sheila has dominated ladies golf in Peebles and the Borders, winning countless trophies and championships locally and nationally including the Daily Mail Mixed Foursomes in which she partnered another club stalwart – Kenny Allan.
Sheila enjoyed a remarkable 20th Ladies Club Championship win this season, winning in every decade from the 1960’s and has won the South of Scotland Ladies Champion on three occasions. Sheila’s most recent success was in a four man team with her grandson Gregor Wells, and two other junior members, Eden and Braden Collins. They “lapped the field” in the Odd Shaped Ball Texas Scramble with an incredible net 55…possibly a sign of things to come!
Sheila’s playing achievements are unparalleled locally, but this is not the limit of her commitment to the club. She was also Ladies Captain in 2002-03 and maintains her broader involvement in the club as a member of the volunteer gardening team who keep the clubhouse surrounds looking so smart.
Club committees have always reserved honorary membership of the club for those who have contributed at the highest level. In this case the level of success and contribution over the years is undoubted and we're delighted to announce the award of Honorary Membership of Peebles Golf Club to Sheila Cuthbertson.
Congratulations Sheila...a very well deserved achievement!