Glenda Ricketts

June 1954 - July 2007

Glenda was born in Jabalpur, India where her father was stationed in the army, the family then moved back to the UK when she was 5 years old and settled in Tunbridge Wells.

In 1989 she took up golf with her husband John and joined Holtye Golf Club; among the many highlights in her golfing career was that she was part of the winning team in 1995 which won the Kathleen Rider Foursomes, quite an achievement for such a small club!

In 1996 she became Lady Captain at Holtye and also won the club championship. In the same year she was elected to serve on the SCLGA Committee where she held various offices until 2001.

Late in 1997 Glenda joined Nevill Golf Club where she won many trophies and was the ladies club champion 3 times, the most recent being in 2006 whilst she was undergoing chemotherapy.  During her time at Nevill GC she become the SCLGA County Captain, which was a position she undertook with the same drive and ambition which encompassed her life!  She was still County Captain, with a handicap of 9 at the time of her untimely death in July 2007.

Her husband, John, donated the Glenda Ricketts Salvers in 2008 and the County hosts an annual charity event at Nevill GC every October in her memory, with all monies raised sent to Breast Cancer Now.