Royal Portrush Ladies – a backward glance


“Royal Portrush Ladies: A Backward Glance” offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of women’s golf at Royal Portrush, celebrating the achievements of female players throughout its storied history.

Royal Portrush can well lay claim to being the cradle of ladies golf in Ireland especially as it could count Rhona Adair, Maud Stewart and the Hezlet sisters amongst its membership. Rhona Adair and May Hezlet had won five British Ladies’ Amateur Championship in the nine years between 1899 and 1907. Later Maureen Madill would carry on the tradition by winning the blue riband event in 1979 at Nairn.


The cream pages were to try and give it an antiquated feel. Gold-blocked burgundy boards. No dustwrapper, as issued. There are 198 old photos strewn throughout the book. Beautifully and meticulously produced it is probably one of the more ornate books devoted to women’s golf.

While the book is a celebration of hundred years the author didn’t want to reference that in the title opting for ‘A Backward Glance’.

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Stewart-Moore, Kath


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