North West: Honour bestowed upon Ulverston

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Three members appointed to senior Cumbria roles

Ulverston holds the prestigious honour of having the Cumbria men’s captain, Cumbria ladies captain and Cumbria ladies president as members of their club.

Andrew Edwards, Jackie Murtagh and Mary Rhodes all play their golf at the parkland course and it is the first time the county has seen this situation occur.

Ulverston has a history of county representation, as in 2001 the club became the first in Cumbria to have the men’s county captain and ladies county captain as home players.

Ladies president Rhodes said: “With Ulverston’s long association with the county in hosting various events, it is no surprise that the club has provided five county captains and two county presidents in the last 14 years.

“It is a great honour for the club and I look forward to the continuing support from the other clubs in my two years of office.”

‘It is a great honour for the club’ County ladies captain Murtagh said: “I look forward to the year ahead. In Cumbria we have an exciting future, with so much young talent emerging through our programmes under the expertise of our training officers and professionals.”

Edwards is in his second year as county captain and scored the winning point at Ulverston against Northumberland when the county won the northern leave in 2002 for the first time in its history.

He has also represented the club for 35 years and made over 50 appearances for the county.

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