It is with great sadness to learn of the passing of Pam Large aged 90 years and our thoughts are with her daughters Hilary and Sarah and son David, together with their respective families at this very difficult time.
Pam was a member of Coventry Golf Club, playing for Warwickshire Girls at the start of a highly successful career in golf, winning numerous championships and representing the county both as a player and official for over fifty years.
Her first major success came in 1949 when she won the British Girls; Championship at Beaconsfield which earned her selection for the England Girls’ International Team. Pam went on to play for the English Ladies in 1950 against the touring Australian Ladies at Little Aston and that year reached the final of the English Ladies Amateur Championship at Sheringham.
Selected for the Home Internationals in 1951 winning two of her three matches, she achieved the same result the following year during which she won the Warwickshire Ladies Championship, The Midland Counties Championship and the English Ladies Championship at Westward Ho!
Pam continued to represent Warwickshire and played in numerous County Finals including as Captain in 1973 and over a period of 38 years she played 130 matches for the county recording an excellent record of success.
Pam also worked at the top level in golf administration. She was an England Ladies selector in 1973, then became Warwickshire Junior Organiser for six years helping many promising young players fulfil their potential. This led to her appointment as the national administrator for junior coaching in 1980 and in 1981 she was elected Captain of the England team for the Home Internationals, which England won at Burnham and Berrow in 1982.
Pam’s Warwickshire duties also included a second term as Captain in 1990 and in 1993 was appointed County President. Her administrative duties for WLCGA culminated in acting as Warwickshire County Representative from 1994 to 1998 on the ELGA Midlands Committee and Pam’s services to Warwickshire were recognized by being made an Honorary Member of WLCGA.
The following year Pam was Captain of the English Ladies’ Seniors Golf Association, and she took her team to Rome from the European Seniors Championship.
Pam was still playing golf recently at 90 years of age, such was her passion and total dedication to the game. In addition to her amazing golf talent warm and sincere personality shone wherever she went and with everyone she met with a smile that beamed both on and off the course.
Warwickshire will always treasure the special memories of Pam Large with great affection and fondness; she is a great loss to all her golfing friends as well as to her very close and much loved family.