MEMBERS of Sandiway Golf Club will be familiar with Alison Green.

Having taken an active role at the club over her 15 years of membership, she has now been appointed as the Cheshire Ladies Golf Association’s first ever welfare officer.

With a background in child protection and safeguarding, she hopes to bring that knowledge and experience to golf in Cheshire, supporting county training, competitions and inter-county matches and as a point of contact for Cheshire golf clubs for advice and guidance.

“Whilst golf clubs have had junior organisers supporting players as a matter of course, due to high profile cases which exposed a lack of due process in other sports around safeguarding, the governing body has set a series of requirements to ensure that safeguarding receives its proper attention across the sport,” she said.

“One of these requirements is that each golf club and each county must have a Welfare Officer, to act as an impartial contact in the event that any player, parent or indeed anyone reports an incident or has any concern about a player under 18 or adult at risk.

“I began golf at Sandiway 15 years ago and have been a member there ever since.

“Along with friends from golf, I play at other clubs in Open competitions and at invitation of members of other clubs.

“I have represented Sandiway in shield matches and in the Daily Mail National Foursomes competition.

“My most recent accolade is that last year my partner and I won the Cheshire Senior Ladies Pairs BetterBall event at Wallasey Golf Club on a rare day in sun and without wind against stiff competition.

“I am currently treasurer for the ladies at Sandiway and also sit on the social committee.”