A FORMER primary school teacher has won her first golf club medal at the age of 93.

Marjorie Curtin scooped her club medal at Carus Green Golf Club having scored a net -2 in the qualifier for England Golf’s Race To Woodhall Spa competition.

Off a Playing Handicap of 34, the Carus Green Golf Club owner shot a gross 104 which included a net-eagle and eight birdies to give her a score of net -70.  

Marjorie, whose golfing idol is the late, great Seve Ballesteros, finished above Janet Ingham on countback and Avril Standing who was one shot back in third – both of whom were over 30 years Marjorie’s junior.

She now has a Handicap Index of 31.3 after her win.

“I was astonished to win,” she said.

“My highlights have to be my hole-in-one at Workington Golf Club as well as being Lady Captain of Kirkby Lonsdale and Casterton Golf Club, as well as playing in the Cecil Leitch League. It’s all been memorable!”

And the golf club owner has no plans to quit playing anytime soon.

She added: “My husband Mike wanted everyone to have access to golf. Now my grandchildren play and it’s great to see their enthusiasm for the sport. What other sport can a 93-year-old play alongside their grandchildren aged eight and nine?

“I’ll keep going for as long as I can. You make lifelong friends and meet people from all over the world, it keeps you fit, healthy and is a great social game.”

“There is always someone to chat to and have coffee and cake with and to go on social outings with."