Oldest female golfer in England up for ‘Bravest Britain’ award is ‘Chessy’ from Doncaster

Irene ‘Chessy’ Chesterton from Doncaster has reached the final ten selection stage in the Amplifon awards for Brave Britons 2022 active agers category.

By Lauren Kelly
Friday, 29th July 2022, 9:37 am
Updated Friday, 29th July 2022, 9:38 am

After having celebrated her 101st birthday in August last year Chessy still enjoys a spot of golf and often puts in cards to maintain her 45 handicaps occasionally playing nine holes.

Her name decorates all of the ladies’ honours boards at Doncaster Town Moor Golf Club which she joined in 1960 after moving to the area from London with her late husband George.

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Irene reached the selection stage out of about 50 nominations chosen by the public from around the UK.

Falklands War hero Simon Weston chairs the judging panel and BBC TV and radio presenter Rachel Burden will make the awards.

Four finalists will be selected in each category and the winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 11.

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