Ryston Golf Club shrug off tradition by making Pam captain

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There has been a huge change in tradition at Ryston Park Golf Club with the first appointment of a lady club captain after 84 years.

Pam Taylor has been installed in the role, which has previously been held by men since the club began.

Taylor’s new position also sees her become the first woman in Norfolk to be made club captain.

She first joined Ryston Park in 2007, becoming ladies captain in 2013/14 and serving as club treasurer between 2013-15.

Ryston’s newly-appointed skipper will be supported by Tracy Russell (ladies captain) and Graham Child (seniors captain).

Ann Fletcher is the club’s new secretary while Julie Johnson has been named treasurer.

The tricky Ryston Park course was constructed in 1932 and designed by James Baird.

Every hole on the nine-hole course demands the greatest respect by the accomplished golfer.

Many of the holes are shaped by superb, mature trees which, when in full leaf, provide an additional challenge.

There are also a number of water features on the course and some daunting shots to be played close to the out of bounds, so accuracy as well as good course management is essential.

Ryston Park welcomes new members and currently there is no joining fee.

The ladies meet on Wednesday morning and seniors on a Tuesday and Thursday morning.

Societies and green fee golfers are welcome and these should be booked in advance through the club office.

Peter Lunt, the PGA professional, offers lessons at very reasonable prices and these can be playing lessons, if requested.

The clubhouse offers food and drink.

Often there are social evenings, theme nights with food, golf roll-ups and quiz nights, where non-members are welcome.

The club are also happy to hire out the clubhouse for wakes and private parties, subject to availability.

If you would like further information, please contact the office by phone or email.

Details are available on the club website.