Heskin takes helm of Ladies’ Golf Union

ANN HESKIN has been nominated president-elect of the Irish Ladies’ Golf Union. She will take over the presidency from Ita Butler in 2005.

Mrs Heskin has served in every capacity both as a player and administrator and assumes the highest office at a time of change and progress in the ILGU.

Born in Cork where she still lives, she played for Munster in the inaugural interpro championship in 1964 and continued through to 1984.

That term included Munster’s first win in the championship in 1980. She followed her sister, Oonagh (Fitzpatrick), onto the Irish International team in 1969, although they never played on the same team together. Her final match for Ireland was in 1977.

Although she is a member of Douglas, Cork, Lahinch and Killarney golf clubs, her home club is Douglas, where she won eight All-Ireland Senior Cup Medals.

She is also a five-time winner of the Munster Ladies’ Championship. Ann is a Council Member of the Ladies’ Golf Union at St Andrews from which she retires at the end of this term.

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