Jane Tough, a former Scotland girl international golfer and one of Angus county's leading players in her prime, has been appointed managing secretary of Edzell Golf Club stepping up from the role of assistant club secretary.

She succeeds Andrew Turnbull who is standing down after three years in the post to pursue interests in higher education.

In addition to her experience in the club office, Jane is also a highly accomplished player, having taken the game up at the age of 12 and become a Scotland girl international in her teens. She has always been a member of Brechin and Edzell golf clubs and currently is women's champion at both clubs - having won the Brechin title 13 times over the years and the Edzell title on nine occasions.

Mrs Tough, whose husband Gary has a +2 handicap and has also played for Angus at county level, said modestly: "My handicap did reach +1 but that was on the old system! I did win the Angus Ladies County Championship and I was also runner-up on many occasions.

"The highlight would have been winning the North of Scotland Ladies Championship when it was played over the Carnoustie Championship Course many years ago. Nowadays I play mostly club golf and some local mixed opens with my husband, and we are hoping that our 11 year old daughter, Sarah, who has just got her first handicap, will continue to progress too."

Jane added: “I am delighted to take on the role of Managing Secretary at Edzell Golf Club. We have lots of exciting plans for the year ahead and I look forward to serving the membership in my new job.”

Carol Webster, wife of Edzell Golf Club professional Alastair, will support Jane as assistant secretary.

In further Edzell GC changes, David Speed takes on the club captaincy from Ron Caithness and former club secretary, Ian Farquhar, is returning to take on the vice-captain's badge of office. David Johnston and Nick Yates are newly elected to the committee and Trevor Spry replaces David Speed in the match and handicap secretary's position.

Photograph: Jane Tough (left) and Carol Webster


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