Nancy Latimer has deservedly been made a life member of the Timaru Golf Club.
She joined the club in 1974 and has been actively involved in all areas of the club for 38 years.
For the majority of that time, Latimer has held roles of responsibility and leadership.
Prior to its amalgamation with the men's club, Latimer held every position on the Timaru Ladies Golf Club Committee including president, club captain, handicapper, house and trophy buyer, a total of 16 years of reliable, capable and hardworking service.
The Timaru Golf Club then put Latimer's name forward to the Aorangi Golf Association and she was duly elected as junior vice president then senior president, working for the region for nine years.
She then became one of the three selectors for the South Canterbury representative team and was further elected as the non-playing captain and manager for five years.
After that Latimer returned to the Timaru Club and undertook the finance role for the women, which she has executed for the past nine years and from which she only recently resigned .
Along with June Mitchell, Latimer was instrumental in creating the triangular and flagpole garden which today enhances the building and course.
She has been involved with secondary school coaching and helping the juniors as well as helping the 9-holers and various new members.
These days Latimer still plays a good round of 18 holes and keeps the archives up to date.
Spokesperson Cath Preen said Latimer loves sport and has worked tirelessly for golf, the club and the region. "It is a well-deserved honour to become a life member of Timaru Golf Club."
- The Timaru Herald