Hinckley Golf Club

Ladies Committee 2021

Lady President

Judith Cooke

Judith's first passion was hairdressing, but she had a career change in 1993 when she joined her husband in his textile machinery company as a director until 2007.

She took up golf in 2001, joining Hinckley as the obvious choice (her husband had previously been a member for many years).

Within two years at Hinckley, Judith was invited to serve on the committee and she has held various positions throughout her tenure. 

Her other interests include volunteering with the Methodist Church, playing Bridge, painting and gardening.

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01455 823008

Honorary Secretary

Helen Buckingham

An all round sports enthusiast, Helen is a former PE teacher and tennis coach. Outside of the classroom, Helen took up golf in 1996, and was Leicestershire & Rutland County Girls Organiser from 2002 to 2015.

She is the current Leicestershire & Rutland Lady Captains' Golf Association President with her tenure continuing through 2022!

Aside from sport development and playing golf herself, Helen's other interests include walking, gardening and keeping up with her four lively grandsons. 

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01455 291159

Honorary Treasurer

Jayne Eaden

Jayne started playing golf in 1998 when she got too old to run around a hockey pitch and she became a member of HGC in 2003.  

She has recently semi retired from being a Consultant Gastroenterologist in Coventry having sat on the European Board of Gastroenterology, and was awarded the British Society of Gastroenterology Presidents medal in 2018 for services to UK gastroenterology.

When not playing golf she can be found on the Lake District fells, gardening, travelling and enjoying good wine and chocolate. 


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Competitions Secretaries

Sue Smith

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01455 612996

Handicap Secretaries

Elaine Edwards

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07900 220655 

Young Members Representative

Ellie York

Ellie began playing golf at the age of 7 after her Great Grandfather and Father encouraged her to start playing!

She joined Hinckley GC at the age of 16 and since then has won the Leicestershire Ladies County Championships twice and has represented the club and county at regional and national competitions.

Aside from golf, Ellie recently graduated university with a Bachelors Degree in Visual Media with Graphic Design specialism and has utilised her skills to help local PGA professionals rebrand their businesses and academies.

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07875 967511

Press Secretary & Trophies

Ann Bancroft

Ann loves playing golf and remains hopeful that she'll really get the hang of it one day!

She began playing nine years ago at Drayton Park Golf Club before moving to Hinckley Golf Club in January 2018 after moving home to Stoke Golding.

Golf isn't Ann's only sporting persuit, her other interests include table tennis, short tennis, badminton, walking, Zumba and line dancing!

Club Welfare Officer

Annette Cattermole

Annette started playing golf in 1988 after having been inspired by Sandy Lyle winning the US Masters.

Her golf career began at Scraptoft Golf Club and she became a member of Royal Adelaide, South Australia in 2001, while 2003 saw her move to Hinckley Golf Club.

Annette's other interests include fell walking, photography, travel, local choir, and a glass of good wine at the end of the day.  

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Committee Member

Breeda Lester (Past Captain)

Breeda initially took up golf when a badminton injury meant she could no longer play the sport that had previously been her greatest passion. She was totally new to the game, but became a regular player after her retirement from teaching!

Breeda joined the Ladies Committee soon after and greatly enjoys the support and friendship she has found within the section and the wider Club.

Committee Member

Sandra Baum (Past Captain)

Sandra has been at Hinckley Golf Club for over 20 years, and has devoted her time as a committee member of the Club for over eight!

She was Lady Captain in 2017 and 2018 and continues to be an active member of both the Women's and Mixed Sections. 

Committee Member

Moira Gilchrist (Handicaps Assistant)

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