Date posted: 20 January 2020, 2:41pm
On the occasion of the 12th Annual General Meeting of the Irish Ladies Golf Union on Saturday 18th January 2020 Pauline Martin was added to the list of Life Honorary Members of the ILGU.
Pauline Martin began her golfing life in Killiney Golf Club in the 1960’s and moved to Woodbrook Golf Club in the 1970’s so as to have the opportunity to play competitive weekend golf. Her handicap quickly reduced to single figures and she became a regular player on the Woodbrook Senior Cup Team as well as entering all the Scratch Cups around the country.
In the 1990’s Pauline captained two successful Leinster Women’s Interprovincial Teams and in 2003 was the captain of the first Irish Women’s Senior International Team where the matches were played at Wittington Barracks. She again captained the 2004 Senior Women’s Team when the matches were played in Killkeel Golf Club.
In addition to a busy golfing life, Pauline had an extremely successful career in banking with AIB. In the 1980’s she made headline news when she was appointed as the first ever female Bank Manager in Ireland.
Pauline served on, what was then known as the Irish ILGU Council, and over many years contributed to the game as a Rules Official and a Leinster and Irish Selector.
‘Throughout her golfing career Pauline has always supported and encouraged women and girls to develop their potential in golf. Most importantly she encouraged enjoyment of the game and the making of new friendships,’ commented President McCaw. ‘To this day you will regularly see her on the course, albeit as a spectator, with binoculars in hand, staunchly supporting GB&I, Irish, Woodbrook and Killiney Teams playing all over the country and sometimes beyond.’
‘We are very proud of all our Honorary Life Members and Past Presidents,’ said President McCaw. ‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for being, as it were, “on call” and for their willingness to sharing their experiences and sound knowledge.’