Pam Langford - Indooroopilly
Pam has been a member of Indooroopilly since 1957. At that time golf was still considered an older person's game and as a teenager at the Indooroopilly Golf Club she was a rare breed.
Her parents were A Grade golfers in the club (her mother being Club Champion in 1949) and Pam was given every encouragement.
Pam remembers she was in awe of Miss Gertrude McLeod who was the then President of the Queensland Ladies Golf Union (QLGU) and a member of Indooroopilly.
Miss McLeod made sure that young golfers like Pam knew how to behave both on and off the golf course.
Pam won her first Club Championship at the age of 18 and, with Gail Corry, represented Queensland and won the first Junior Interstate series to be held in Australia,
Later Gail and Pam donated the Junior Jug, a matchplay event between the 7 districts of Queensland, to commemorate their win. Pam's lowest handicap was 5.
She continued to represent Queensland, as well as getting married and having a son.
She represented Indooroopilly at Pennants for many years, and remembers the wonderful Club spirit providing the backbone of our Pennant teams and being the envy of other metropolitan clubs.
Almost twenty years of golf administration culminated in Pam being President of the QLGU in 1996. During her time with QLGU Pam was State Captain 5 times and Captain of the Queensland Junior Jug Team several times.
Although her mother caddied for her in her early years, Pam has very fond memories of Vesta Trobe who was her support through many tough matches.
Another of her earliest memories is of being called to the tee by Bunny Wing and other members of the ladies committee from the terrace at St Lucia. She recalls that the members bar was "out of bounds" for the Associates and that she would have liked to have had her 21st birthday party (in 1961) at the Club but the men's committee would not permit it.
Pam won the Club Championship 10 times and the Foursomes Championship 5 times.