Commemorative PLC Golf prize donated to the Heritage Centre
Old Collegian Peg Randell (1947) recently donated a specially engraved silver spoon which she had won as a player in the winning PLC team at the 55th Women's Inter-School Golf Challenge Cup held in 1984.
Peg played with Margaret Williams in heavy rain at the Commonwealth Club to win the cup for PLC. The College previously last won it in 1958.
This victory was PLC's twelfth win in this long-standing golf competition played by women from Victorian independent schools since its inception in 1929 when PLC had been the first school to win the magnificent silver Georgian trophy.
The competition, which aims to encourage teamwork and to raise money for charity, is possibly Australia's longest running charity golf event. In 1984 it was known as "The Sun Golf Challenge Cup" as it was sponsored by the Herald Sun newspaper. Money raised had supported the Sun Toy Fund since 1954.
In April this year, the Golf Challenge celebrated its 90th year as it was suspended from 1941-46 due to the war. Funds raised on the day now go to the Cottage by the Sea charity which assists disadvantaged children.
Participants really enjoy the competition, the lunch and the presentations and are enthusiastic about continuing the special legacy of this event.
The history of this competition has been well preserved by Alison Davies at http://www.womensinterschoolgolf.com and is fascinating reading.
PLC and the OCA greatly appreciate all that Alison and Cate Monaghan do to enable PLC Old Collegians to continue their participation in this historic golf competition.