Last week we were saddened to hear that our district had lost one of our hard working members, Margot Parton.
Margot came to golf later in life as many women do, after playing tennis and had been a member of Anglesea GC for over 30 years. She was quick to improve with her handicap getting down to the low 20’s quite quickly. Margot won 3 Club Championships, 2003, 2005 and 2010 and was Captain at Anglesea 2001 and 2002. She was also a social member at Lorne CC, also making many friends there.
Margot was involved with the SWDLGA, Country Teams both playing and selecting teams. She won the Golf Vic Glenelg Cup, which was a 36 hole event and I’m told that when she arrived home late that evening, she woke her husband Alan to share excitement saying “look at this, I’ve this big tournament”.
Margot was always encouraging of new players and even when she could no longer play the game, she wanted to be involved, speaking to all who passed her while she sat at the 18th tee at Anglesea near her home. Margot was often seen inside the clubhouse on special and Pennant days, greeting many she knew with her familiar smile.
After Margot turned 70, she was affected by Parkinson’s and Macular degenerative disease but still managed to play golf off about 10.
Margot passed away on Thursday March 24 after enjoying a lovely lunch with friends. We send our condolences to Margot’s family and friends at this sad time. Vale Margot Parton.
*Thank you to Ann Stokes (Stokesie) for her memories and assistance with this post*