The Fredericton Golf Club honoured three of its longest standing members at an opening night meet and greet to kick off the 2019 golf season.
Marilyn Brewer, Kathy Meagher, and George Smith all received a distinguished member award during the evening for their contributions to the club and the sport over several decades.
Meagher has been a member of the club for 49 years, and is well-known for her accomplishments on the course, having played on 14 provincial teams, and winning many trophies at the club level including 8 ladies club championships.
Meagher has also been a force behind the scenes having served at the executive level for a number of years at both the club and provincial level.
Brewer has also been a force behind the scenes with decades of experience organizing and promoting the game at the national, provincial and club level. She has been a member of the Fredericton Club for 57 years, famously scoring a hole-in-one in 1963, her second year as a member.
A year after Brewer’s hole in one, the men’s club championship was won by a young George Smith, who had joined the club in the mid to late 1950s.
Smith still famously tees it up almost daily at FGC, and while power carts became more prominent Smith was still walking the course daily well into his 90s.
Known for his sharp wit as much as his longevity Smith wrapped up a short acceptance speech in receiving his award by raising his arms and saying “I’m 96, and I’m still alive.”