Golfers throughout the county and beyond will be saddened to learn that Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association Honorary President Mrs Phyllis Wylie passed away on Wednesday 3rd October, just a few weeks after her 101st birthday.

She had the distinction of being the oldest surviving Curtis Cup team player, having played for Great Britain and Ireland against the United States in the fourth Curtis Cup match at Essex County Club, Massachussets in 1938, having been first reserve in attendance for the third Curtis Cup match in 1936 at Gleneagles.

Amongst her many golfing successes, she was English women’s amateur champion as Phil Wade in 1934 and 1936 and was Hampshire county champion in 1933, 1935, 1937 and 1938, playing regularly in international matches against France from 1934 until 1949.