Sunday 20 November 2011

An Evening in the Memory of Jean Watson

Belle Robertson and John Watson
John Watson and his family held an evening in memory of his mother Jean Watson who died earlier this year at the age of 88. Approximately 100 guests attended the evening on Saturday 19th November. The guests included former Curtis Cup Players Belle Robertson and Wilma Leburn (Aitken), many D&A Past Captains and members from Douglas Park Golf Club.
John, Susan (Jean's daughter) and D&A and Douglas Park's Elinor Grant all recounted their happy memories.

Jean Watson who had been six times Lady Champion of Douglas Park Golf Club, Douglas Park's Ladies Captain in 1965, D&A County Captain 1973 - 74 and on many occasions a member of the D&A County Team. She was the winner of the West of Scotland Ladies Veteran's Championship in 1974, 1978,1979,1983,and 1984 and finalist in the Scottish Ladies Veterans Championship in 1979. For 30 years she performed the duties of Handicap Secretary to the Ladies Section.
In 1965 Jean won the LGU Gold Medal for Scotland at Gleneagles. She was Captain of the Scottish Ladies' Veteran Golf Association in 1985 and 1986 and Jean played for the Scottish Vets for 10 years between 1976 and 1986.
In recognition of her many playing successes, her service to the Club, and the honour she brought by her membership of the Scottish and National ruling bodies, Jean was elected an Honorary Member in 1979.
To see some photographs from the evening Click on the small thumbnail below

Jean Watson
The video below is of John Watson and Elinor Grant (Bunny) giving their tributes to Jean.
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