THE great esteem in which former Windermere Golf Club lady captain Maureen Pennington was held has been reflected with the presentation to the club of a memorial trophy in her name.

Maureen, known to most people as 'Penny,' who died earlier this year aged 98, was a prominent and hugely respected member of the club, was lady captain in 1983 and won multiple trophies during her many years playing there as well as serving the club in various capacities off the course.

And now her legacy will live on in the shape of the magnificent Penny Pennington Trophy, which will be awarded annually to ‘the best golfer on Lady Captain’s Day’.

Her great nephew Charles Marshall said he wanted an appropriate trophy to mark Penny's memory and found the striking silver trophy on an ebony base, which he has had specially engraved

The trophy was won this year by Susie Hart by virtue of winning the 18 Hole Stableford Competition played on Lady Captain’s Day 2019, and it was presented to her by Mr Marshall.

"My great aunt’s hatched arms are also engraved upon the trophy," said Mr Marshall.

"She was proud of her Pennington forebears, various of whom served as high sheriffs or lords lieutenant of Cumberland and Westmorland."