Anna Hubbard appointed Curtis Cup team manager

Anna Hubbard

Anna Hubbard, from Aberystwyth, Wales, has been named by the Ladies’ Golf Union as the manager of the GB&I team for the Curtis Cup match against the United States at Nairn, Scotland, from June 8-10, 2012.

Anna fills the gap left by the recent death of Sue Turner, also from Wales, and maintains the all-Wales team leadership with Tegwen Matthews, the Team Captain.

It's a great honour for me to accept this privileged position of team manager for the Curtis Cup. I shall strive to fulfill the highest standards set by my predecessor, Sue Turner, who will be dearly missed by all," said Anna.

Anna Hubbard played county standard golf for 25 years and was Mid-Wales county champion three times and runner-up on four other occasions. She has been a member of Borth and Ynyslas Golf Club for 57 years.

"My most memorable golfing experience was acting as the Wales team manager when Sue Turner was captain and led them to the Women's Home Internationals title two years in a row – at Wrexham in 2008 and Irvine in 2009," said Anna.

An all-round sports enthusiast all her life, Anna represented her county at athletics, hockey, netball, badminton and golf and was an athletics under-18 Welsh international for two years. She was one of the first women crew members for the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Service.

Mary McKenna, who captained the GB and I team at the 2008 and 2010 Curtis Cup matches and played in nine Curtis Cup matches between 1970 and 1986, has accepted an invitation from the LGU to be a team advisor.